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.

Pope washes feet of 12 prison inmates at Holy Thursday Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a gesture of service toward  marginalized people, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 inmates, including three women and a man who is converting from Islam to Catholicism.

Love Jesus in all who suffer, pope says on Palm Sunday

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus does not ask that people only contemplate his image, but that they also recognize and love Him concretely in all people who suffer like He did, Pope Francis said.