Pope: Reflections on mercy may be over, but compassion must live on

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Year of Mercy and its series of papal reflections may be over, but compassion and acts of mercy must continue and become a part of everyone's daily lives, Pope Francis said.

Papal Advent advice: Don't be dominated by material things

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — The season of Advent is a reminder to us to open our horizons and have concern for more than just material things, the pope said Sunday during his Angelus address.

HHS contraceptive mandate in limbo awaiting action by new administration

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers that challenged the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act have been cautiously breathing a sigh of relief since the presidential election.