Michigan sisters sing at National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony

WASHINGTON (CNS) — To hear the voices of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist —from Michigan in Washington, the best bet was to listen to them sing at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse outside the White House late Nov. 28.


Free Catholic school tuition offered to kids displaced by Camp Fire

Sacramento, Calif. (CNA) — After 17 days of scorching more than 150,000 acres in northern California, the Camp Fire — one of the state’s deadliest and most destructive wildfires on record — has finally been contained.


Consumerism is the enemy of generosity, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The desire to spend vast amounts on shopping and needless extravagances can prevent Christians from being generous with others, Pope Francis said.