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


Priest's prayer reminds GOP convention of importance of all human life

CLEVELAND (CNS) -- When Msgr. Kieran Harrington delivered the invocation on the opening night of the Republican National Convention, it wasn't just a coincidence that he ended up on the same stage where high-scale politics would dominate for four days.


Pope offers to help, meet families following massacre in Nice

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis offered his help to the people of Nice in a surprise phone call following a deadly attack during Bastille Day celebrations, said the head of an association of Italians living in France.