'God is happiness' and world needs more happiness, says Colombian priest

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) -- Father John Montoya assured those present at the opening Mass for a two-day Hispanic charismatic congress in Sioux City that they all could be prophets for the Lord.

Little Sisters provincial accepts highest award from Knights of Columbus

TORONTO (CNS) — The Little Sisters who fought the big system heard the cheers, held back tears, and accepted the Gaudium et Spes Award from the Knights of Columbus at the Knights' annual gala "States Dinner" in Toronto.

Pope names six women, six men to panel to study women deacons

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has appointed six men and six women to a commission to study the issue of women deacons, particularly their ministry in the early Church.