Black pro-life leaders hold rally outside Planned Parenthood in D.C.

WASHINGTON (CNS) – African-Americans make up just under 13 percent of the U.S. population, but "they represent over 30 percent of all abortions," said Alveda King, an evangelist and director of Civil Rights for the Unborn.

Baby Jesus reminds us of painful plight of migrants, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Christmas tree and Nativity scene are symbols of God's love and hope, reminding us to contemplate the beauty of creation and welcome the marginalized, Pope Francis said.

Amid the darkness, hold fast to light of hope, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christian hope is not the same as being optimistic about the future, but it is knowing that whatever dark or frightening things are going on in one's life, God is there offering protection and light, Pope Francis said.