Pope: God sent his son to show mercy to sinners, not punish them

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God did not send his son into the world to cast off the wicked but to offer them a path to conversion through mercy and love, Pope Francis said.

Bishops to struggling families: we’re with you

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — The Church stands with struggling families amidst poverty, unemployment, and opioid abuse in America, said Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami in a Labor Day message from the U.S. bishops.

St. Teresa reliquary reflects her life, her works, priest says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At every canonization ceremony, people connected to the new saint carry to the altar a relic — often a bone shard from the new saint’s body. The relic presented at the Mass for St. Teresa of Kolkata was a few drops of her blood.