Pennsylvanians remember Flight 93 passengers who perished 15 years ago

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (CNS) -- Fifteen years after United Flight 93 crashed in an open field in southern Pennsylvania, a small group of Catholics quietly gathered in the stillness of the site to remember the people who sacrificed their lives so that others might live.

Ads distort Catholic teaching on sanctity of life, says state conference

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — The Minnesota Catholic Conference declared that a national advertising campaign to restore federal tax funds for abortions "woefully misrepresents the noble Catholic social justice tradition."

Jesus suffers with all, pope says after confirming sick teen

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a brief outdoor ceremony, Pope Francis administered the sacrament of confirmation to 16-year-old Giuseppe Chiolo, who had come to the Vatican by ambulance from Florence.