Catholic Extension honors Texas first lady with Spirit of Francis Award

HOUSTON (CNS) Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott "has lived and embodied the important lesson of faith, a faith that she learned from her parents and immigrant grandparents," Catholic Extension president Father Jack Wall said Jan. 28 at a ceremony to honor Abbot.

Pope: Like expectant moms, live in joyful expectation of embracing God

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Christian hope isn't about believing in something that may or may not come true, like hoping tomorrow's weather will be pleasant, Pope Francis said.

You are called to be leaven, pope tells consecrated men, women

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Everyone, but especially consecrated men and women, Pope Francis said Thursday, are called to be leaven in the world, bringing Christ to the people — even when it seems like the work goes unnoticed, or there is another who would do a better job.