The face of evil is all around us

We tend to be naïve about evil, at least as to what it looks like in everyday life.

  • By Fr. Ron Rolheiser

    Pope Francis: Time is running out to fix economy, protect the Earth, help the poor

    VATICAN CITY - The predominant global economic system is "unsustainable," particularly in its impact on the environment, Pope Francis said.

    • By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

      In case related to abuse at minor seminary, two priests face trial at Vatican

      VATICAN CITY - Two priests connected to a minor seminary located at the Vatican will appear before a Vatican criminal court Oct. 14 on charges related to the alleged sexual abuse of students at the seminary.

      • By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

        Mary Marrocco: Superstition has no place in life of faith

        A contemporary government official, in a high-profile speech, once enthused about the benefits and powers of science.

        • By Mary Marrocco

          Pope praises women's consultation group at Council for Culture

          VATICAN CITY - Four years after the Pontifical Council for Culture instituted a Permanent Women's Consultation Group to bring women's experiences and voices to the council's deliberations, Pope Francis noted that they represent a "novelty" at the Holy See.

          • By Catholic News Service

            Eventual coronavirus vaccine should belong to everyone, Pope says

            VATICAN CITY - An eventual vaccine for COVID-19 would belong to the world and should not be hoarded greedily by countries hosting the lab or labs that develop it, Pope Francis said.

            • By Catholic News Service

              Cardinal Farrell to lead commission determining confidential contracts

              VATICAN CITY - Continuing his efforts to ensure financial transparency and accountability, Pope Francis named Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life to lead a commission that determines which economic activities remain confidential.

                God's Word on Sunday: God’s gracious care for us never wavers

                28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 11 (Year A) Isaiah 25:6-10a; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-14

                The fullness of God’s blessing is often portrayed in the Scriptures as a sumptuous feast.

                • By Fr. Scott Lewis, S.J

                  Pope Francis signs new encyclical in Assisi

                  VATICAN CITY -- Bringing the Vatican official in charge of translations with him, Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship," at the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi, source of the document's title and inspiration.

                  • By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

                    Pope Francis releases apostolic letter on Sacred Scripture

                    VATICAN CITY -- In an apostolic letter dedicated to Sacred Scripture, Pope Francis said that even today, Christians can learn new things from the countless translations of the Bible that exist.

                      Vatican proposes renewal of agreement with China on bishops' appointments

                      VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican has proposed to the Chinese government that they extend an agreement signed in 2018 regarding the appointment of bishops, Vatican Media reported.

                      • By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service