Christians must make history, never be prophets of doom, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must put their mark on history, transforming the world every day driven by the joy of proclaiming God's love, Pope Francis said.

Pretending to be a saint sickens, corrupts the soul, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The root of all evil lies in greed, pride and vanity, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.

Despite drop in poverty, advocates say much work remains to lift up poor

WASHINGTON (CNS) — While 3.5 million fewer Americans were living in poverty and the median household income grew 5.2 percent in 2015, advocates maintain there's much more work ahead to help the country's 43.1 million poor in their struggles to obtain affordable housing, feed their families, and find well-paying jobs.