Venerable Solanus Casey: the priest who answered the doorbell

Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) — Venerable Solanus Casey, a Capuchin priest from Wisconsin, was humble before all else, said the postulator of his cause for sainthood.

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to the poor outside St Peter's Square

Rome, Italy (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis on Thursday made an unannounced visit to a small makeshift medical center in front of St. Peter's Square where poor and homeless people are receiving free treatment ahead of this weekend's World Day for the Poor.

Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope Francis said.