Knights of Columbus urges U.S. Catholics to pray novena ahead of election

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — The Knights of Columbus is urging its members and other U.S. Catholics to pray a novena from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, the eve of Election Day.

True Christian charity is more than just making donations, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While donation campaigns and charitable contributions for the needy are important, true Christian charity involves a more personal touch, Pope Francis said.

Pope canonizes seven saints who 'fought the good fight of faith'

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The seven new saints of the Church were holy not because of their own efforts but because of "the Lord who triumphs in them and with them," Pope Francis said.