Make persecution 'difficult for others to ignore,' cardinal says

WASHINGTON (CNS) — With religious persecution against Christians on the rise worldwide, it is important for other Christians to stand in solidarity with them, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington.

Be men and women of life, Pope Francis says Easter Monday

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — On Easter Monday, Pope Francis stressed that Christ’s resurrection calls each of us to bring the message of Easter – a message of hope and life – to the world.

At 'mother of all vigils,' U.S. Church welcomes thousands of new Catholics

WASHINGTON (CNS) — During what the Roman Missal describes as the "mother of all vigils," the U.S. Catholic Church welcomed thousands of new Catholics at the Easter Vigil April 15 in churches big and small across the country.