New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred, selfishness, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Whether the new year will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope Francis said.


Vatican speaks out on unapproved bishop ordinations in China

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — After the recent unauthorized ordination of bishops in China, which falls just ahead of a major meeting for Chinese Catholic representatives, the Vatican has issued a statement reaffirming their position on the matter.


FOCUS chaplain says young people gathered to grow in faith is awe-inspiring

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a couple of short weeks, more than 12,500 people, mostly college students, plan to descend on San Antonio for the Jan. 3-7 SEEK2017 conference of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students.