God’s sacred energy powers our lives

All things considered, I believe that I grew up with a relatively healthy concept of God.

Vatican forum calls for church, world to heed women's voices

VATICAN CITY – Women and men from around the globe gathered for an event inside Vatican City that celebrated and encouraged the need for women's voices to be heard in the church and in the world.

Pope Francis has some ideas on how to fix the priest shortage

VATICAN CITY – In a newly-released interview Pope Francis discussed the shortage of vocations to the priesthood, saying the first response must be prayer. He also mentioned working with youth, the low birthrate, and the ordination of married men.

In blunt talk at the Vatican, activist nun blasts ‘male power’

VATICAN CITY – Catholic activist Sister Simone Campbell has suggested that senior clergy at the Vatican are more preoccupied with power than confronting issues that affect the faithful, like clerical sexual abuse.

Pope Francis: Do you read the Bible as often as you check your phone?

VATICAN CITY – On the first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis said if we want to fight against the temptation of sin, we must be familiar with the Word of God – treating the Bible more like how we treat our cellphone.

A new generation of Benedict XVI scholars is on the rise in Rome

ROME, Italy – The theological legacy of Benedict XVI continues, four years after his pontificate came to an end.

Pope Francis' latest prayer video spotlights Christian persecution

VATICAN CITY – In his prayer video for March, Pope Francis prays for persecuted Christians, asking for the prayers and aid of the whole Church toward those mistreated on the basis of their beliefs.

Our challenge is to put total trust in God

Second Sunday of Lent, March 12 (Year A) Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm 33; 2 Timothy 1:8b-10; Matthew 17:1-9

When we depart on a journey, preparations and planning are the order of the day.

Papal academies: Bigger threat to planet is greed, not population growth

VATICAN CITY – Increasing threats against biodiversity, unsustainable use of the earth's resources and accelerated extinction rates are driven more by overconsumption and unjust wealth distribution than by the number of people on the planet, a Vatican workshop concluded.

Daily Lenten to-do list helps in Easter preparations

The season of Lent is all about preparing, which means there are plenty of to-do lists for Catholics as they count down the days to Easter Sunday and the Resurrection.