Trust Jesus; know heaven is your destiny, pope says

Pope Francis looks out window

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Just as Jesus told the disciples, "Do not let your hearts be troubled," he says the same thing to his followers today amid "the dramas of life," Pope Francis said.

Catholic women reflect on pregnancy, childbirth during the pandemic

Jennifer Ratigan with baby

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — At 8 a.m. on Easter, two days before giving birth, Jennifer Ratigan pulled into a hospital parking lot and waited for a physician's assistant — donning full protective garb, including a face mask and shield — to reach through a rolled-down window to swab her nose for a COVID-19 test.

Sainthood cause for Dorothy Day picking up steam in U.S.

Dorothy Day

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The sainthood cause for Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, believes it could have all of the documentation prepared at some point next year to send to the Vatican Congregation for Saints' Causes.