Pope: Jesus' compassion is a call to service, not a vague sentiment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus' compassion toward people in need is not a vague sentiment, but a calling for Christians to bring that same compassion to others, Pope Francis said.

Amid Louisiana floods, victims become helpers

BATON ROUGE, La. (CNA/EWTN News) — In southern Louisiana, the flooding is perhaps unprecedented. And the local Catholic Charities is stepping up to help, even as its own staff is affected by the disasters.

Violence in Milwaukee unrest 'a self-inflicted wound,' says archbishop

MILWAUKEE (CNS) — Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee called the violence that broke out in the city as part of protests over the fatal police shooting of an African-American man "a self-inflicted wound."