NEW YORK (CNS) — In "The Two Popes" (Netflix), their glossy but highly speculative account of supposedly real events, screenwriter Anthony McCarten and director Fernando Meirelles ill-advisedly try to extol Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce) by trashing retired Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins).
Mexico City, Mexico (CNA) — Just inside the entrance to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City is a small area with a bas-relief sculpture of the Virgin Mary on display, designed especially for the blind to encounter Our Lady.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic faithful across the United States are being invited to pray for Pope Francis as he celebrates 50 years as a priest.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Thanks to the courage of a teenage birth mother and the work of Catholic Charities of Tennessee, St. Henry parishioner Matt Davis received the greatest of all gifts: the gift of life, and a loving adoptive family.
FORT WORTH — “Doubly blessed.” That’s how Father Christopher Stainbrook feels 10 years after the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus changed his life.
WICHITA FALLS — Our Lady Queen of Peace parishioners in Wichita Falls, joined by many faithful of the Northwest Deanery, felt the Advent invitation to slow down and spend time with the Lord during the Mass on Dec. 8 that initiated 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration in honor of the Fort Worth Diocese’s 50th Anniversary.
It sounds cranky, gloomy, even angry. Christianity teaches that we human beings can’t help making a huge mess of things.
On the Feast of Our Lady of Loreto we bring our focus to the Santa Casa or Holy House of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the site of the conception of Jesus Christ.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mary, conceived without sin, is a "masterpiece" who reflects "the beauty of God who is all love, grace and self-giving," Pope Francis said on the feast of the Immaculate Conception.
COLLEYVILLE — The last time Stephanie Levinson Curry spoke to her dad, she was a new mother caring for a four-month-old baby who wouldn’t sleep at night.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican unveiled the Nativity scene and lit the Christmas tree with energy-saving lights in St. Peter's Square during a late afternoon ceremony Dec. 5.
FORT WORTH — Ever wonder about the oil paintings that hang in the vestibules of St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth or admired the radiant beauty of the rose window on the building’s east façade?
PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria said Vatican officials have told him that the upcoming beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been postponed.
KELLER — One attendee of Dom Alcuin Reid's Nov. 20 appearance at Keller's St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church summed up Reid's presentation as “an important reminder of what we need to be doing.”
NAGASAKI, Japan (CNS) -- While the world knows Nagasaki as the site of a U.S. atomic bomb blast, for the Catholic Church it is also the site of one of the fiercest campaigns of anti-Christian persecution.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CNA) — In an interview earlier this month, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville urged that U.S. immigration law be respected, but that the law also consider the reality facing immigrants.
IOWA CITY (CNA) — A Catholic medical research institute has claimed some successes in providing alternatives to research that harvest cells from human embryos — but it says such research needs more resources to complete.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Both the filmmakers and the central voice cast of the much-loved 2013 original are reunited in "Frozen II" (Disney). They deliver an exuberant animated musical adventure that's suitable for a wide demographic.
SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) — When 19-year-old Nicholas Peters of San Carlos understood that his life would not be a long one, he decided to spend the days that might be left to him ministering to the forgotten and the hopeless on the streets of San Francisco.
BANGKOK (CNS) — Calling migration "one of the principal moral issues" facing humanity today, Pope Francis thanked the government and people of Thailand for the way they've welcomed migrants and refugees, but he urged greater efforts to protect migrants and poor Thais from human trafficking.
Christmas is still weeks away, and already we're exhausted.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Jeannie Gaffigan didn't initially set out to write a book about having her brain tumor removed.
The American bishops met in Baltimore Nov. 11-13 for their annual fall general assembly.