Hardened hearts can turn believers into atheists, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Not listening to God's voice can distance Christians from Him and lead them instead to seek solace in worldly idols that offer only doubt and confusion, Pope Francis said.

U.S. bishops push for universal, pro-life health care

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — The bill drafted to replace the Affordable Care Act has good pro-life measures but still presents “grave challenges” that must be remedied, said one leading bishop in a March 17 letter to House members.

Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one of its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma.