Pope declares special Sunday each year dedicated to word of God

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To help the Church grow in love and faithful witness to God, Pope Francis has declared the third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be dedicated to the word of God.


A day of visiting the unwelcome, and a call to give them hope

Bishop Brendan J. Cahill of Victoria, Texas, receives the gifts during Mass at St. Pius X Church in El Paso Sept. 24, 2019. The Mass was part of a pastoral encounter by U.S. bishops with migrants at the border Sept. 23-27.

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (CNS) — Up until July, 30-year-old Ingrid had a successful career as a pharmacist in her native Nicaragua. 


Texas parish keeps 'unshakable' faith after Imelda hits Houston, Beaumont

A car passes through a flooded street Sept. 19, 2019, as Tropical Storm Imelda hits Houston as seen in this screen grab obtained from social media video.

KINGWOOD, Texas (CNS) — 135 days later, St. Martha Catholic School flooded again.