Jesus suffers with all, pope says after confirming sick teen

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a brief outdoor ceremony, Pope Francis administered the sacrament of confirmation to 16-year-old Giuseppe Chiolo, who had come to the Vatican by ambulance from Florence.


Pope praises bishops' guidelines on helping divorced, remarried couples

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis thanked a group of bishops in Argentina for providing their priests with concrete guidelines for implementing the section of his apostolic exhortation on the family about circumstances in which divorced and civilly remarried couples might eventually be allowed to receive Communion.


God specializes in second chances, NCCW convention hears

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — At an early age, Judy Hehr suffered sexual abuse. As a senior in high school, she lost her mother without warning to a heart attack. She spiraled into drug and alcohol addiction, battled an eating disorder, "broke every commandment," and contemplated suicide.