God's Word on Sunday: We cannot separate light from darkness

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 17 (Year C) Malachi 4:1-2; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19

The wicked and arrogant will be burned up with fire! 

Motherhood, feminism and the Bible

What motherhood means ought to be obvious. We all have mothers. We all know mothers. Some of us are mothers. What is there to explain?

Pope Francis meets Salvation Army CEO: Spread God's love through service

VATICAN CITY -- Loving acts of service and charity not only help build up the Kingdom of God, they attract and influence others, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis expected to address new arms race during Japan trip

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis' top aide made no secret of what will be on the pope's mind when he visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, Nov. 24: "the total elimination of nuclear weapons."

Pope Francis restructures Brazilian dioceses following synod proposal

VATICAN CITY -- Following a proposal made during the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis restructured several dioceses in the Brazilian Amazon to better address the needs of local Catholics.

Pope Francis prays for people killed in ethnic, religious clashes in Ethiopia

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis prayed for those killed during violent protests in Ethiopia, which left dozens of people dead.

Austrian man claims he threw 'Pachamama' statues into the Tiber

VATICAN CITY (CNA) -- In a video uploaded on YouTube Nov. 4, a young man from Austria claims that he was one of the two men who took five controversial statues from a church near the Vatican and threw them into the Tiber River.

God's Word on Sunday: Knowing God makes us truly alive

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 10 (Year C) 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 7, 9-14; Psalm 17; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5; Luke 20:27-38

What are we willing to suffer for our faith or for a matter of principle and conscience? 

'Humanae Vitae' scholar is new vice president of JPII institute

ROME -- Msgr. Gilfredo Marengo, a theologian who led important research on the drafting of St. Paul VI's "Humanae Vitae," has been appointed vice president of Rome's Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences.

Pray for the dead, gain indulgences for them, cardinal urges Catholics

VATICAN CITY -- The early November feasts of All Saints and All Souls are reminders that God's church exists both on earth and in heaven and that all the faithful, living and dead, can and should pray for each other, a top Vatican official wrote.