Pope issues rules to help contemplative women be beacons for world

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In an effort to help contemplative women religious renew their life and mission in the Church and the world, Pope Francis issued a series of new rulings dealing with formation, assets, prayer life, authority, and autonomy.


In keynote, Courage's executive director focuses on sacrifice of chastity

WASHINGTON (CNS) — At the opening of the annual conference of a Catholic apostolate to those with same-sex attraction, attendees were reminded not to post photos from the event on social media and not even, while visiting the campus of The Catholic University of America, to announce to others why they were there, other than to attend a conference.


Liturgical music crucial to grace, participation, says Texas cardinal

HOUSTON (CNS) -- Leading some 1,500 pastoral musicians in song, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston reminded attendees of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians 39th annual convention to "lean on the everlasting arms" of God in their music ministries