Did you know Mother Teresa experienced visions of Jesus?

VATICAN CITY – Even her friend of more than 30 years, Father Sebastian Vazhakala, did not know Mother Teresa had conversations with and visions of Jesus before forming the Missionaries of Charity.

Special Olympians show world that 'every person is a gift,' Pope says

VATICAN CITY – The athletes of the Special Olympics witness to the world the beauty and value of every human life and the joy that comes from reaching a goal with the encouragement and support of others, Pope Francis said.

Comfort knowing God has our back

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 26 (Year A) Isaiah 49:14-15; Psalm 62; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 6:24-34

One of the most painful burdens for people to bear is the feeling that they are forgotten or do not matter.

It is our duty to welcome the stranger

In the Hebrew Scriptures, that part of the Bible we call the Old Testament, we find a strong religious challenge to always welcome the stranger, the foreigner.

Catholic theologian urges closer ties with Russian Orthodox

OXFORD, England – A prominent Catholic ecumenist has urged a better understanding of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Diocesan phase of Fatima visionary's sainthood cause completed

VATICAN CITY – The Diocese of Coimbra concluded its phase of the sainthood cause of Carmelite Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917.

Complete collection of Fr. Freita's columns on prayer and praying

This is the completely collection of Fr. Frank Freita's four-part series of columns about prayer and praying that originally appeard in the print edition of The Catholic Register.

Pope Francis seeks forgiveness from clergy sex abuse victims

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has condemned clerical sex abuse as an “absolute monstrosity” and asked victims and their families for forgiveness on behalf of the Catholic Church.

Celebrating marriage: Newlyweds look to Pope for blessings, strength

VATICAN CITY – Each week dozens of newlyweds, dressed again in their wedding gowns and tuxedoes, come to the Vatican to receive a special papal blessing as they begin their lives together.

17th century Samurai martyr beatified in Japan

TOKYO, Japan – A 17th century Catholic Samurai and martyr was beatified during a Mass in ‎Osaka, Japan on Tuesday.

Health care is not a business, but a service to life, says Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY – A nation's health-care system cannot be run simply as a business because human lives are at stake, Pope Francis said.