Don't rush through silence at Mass, pope says at general audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The silence that precedes the opening prayer at Mass is an opportunity for Christians to commend to God the fate of the church and the world, Pope Francis said.


USCCB president: 'Active love' needed to further Rev. King's legacy

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The federal holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is "an important time to recommit ourselves to the Gospel message he preached," said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, who is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.


How an abortion clinic became a medical center for the poor

Manassas, Virginia (CNA/EWTN News) — Three years ago, a medical office in Manassas, Virginia was one of the area’s largest abortion clinics. Today, it is a free medical clinic for the poor, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.