Obedience is response to God's love, not a condition for it, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Obedience to God's commandments must be the response to his limitless love, but it is not a condition for his love and for the salvation he offers through Jesus, Pope Francis said.

'Mutts' comic strip features a week's worth of quotes from Pope Francis

WASHINGTON (CNS) --Those uninterested in the news coverage of Pope Francis' U.S. visit might have ditched the front page and turned to other sections of the newspaper for a break.

What meeting Pope Francis was like for elementary students in Harlem

NEW YORK CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Students and community members in East Harlem were moved, sometimes to tears, by Pope Francis’ words and example during his visit to the New York neighborhood.

Six families to receive Gospel of Luke from pope at Philadelphia Mass

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Riad Sargi and his family are glad to know that Pope Francis has not forgotten the suffering of the people of Syria.

A pious friar becomes Saint Junípero Serra

WASHINGTON -- Even for a bustling metropolis like Washington, D.C., used to massing vast throngs at innumerable city-wide gatherings, this was unique. In the past the U.S. capital had welcomed victorious new presidents, beribboned military heroes, and record-shattering athletes. But at this spectacle the crowd focused on a humble Franciscan friar, Junípero Serra, who had simply answered God’s call to preach the Gospel.