more important prize than a gold medal is up for grabs at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro: a chance to experience solidarity and contribute to the realization that all people are members of one human family, Pope Francis said.
In a world traumatized by war, young people gathered for World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, gave strong signs of hope and brotherhood, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis warned Poland’s Catholic bishops that an increasingly secularized and de-Christianized culture leaves people orphaned, being vaguely spiritual without Christ or his church.
The body of a Kansas seminarian who drowned after rescuing a woman in the Arkansas River has been found.
The pope set up the commission at the request of the International Union of Superiors General, the organization for the leaders of women’s religious orders around the world.
Panama, which will host World Youth Day in 2019, is a small country, but the head of its bishops’ conference has no doubts the church will be able to organize the event.
BATON ROUGE, La. (CNS) — At almost 4 years old, Caroline Hoffman is battling something no child should ever have to worry about: cancer. Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, Caroline, who lives in Virginia, has endured many months of treatments at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge. But while her extended […]
With political discourse taking a turn for the nasty(er) as the U.S. presidential elections draw near, are youth disillusioned by the inflammatory, insulting remarks that have come to define this year’s race?
How can young people prepare for the next World Youth Day, Pope Francis asks? Remember the past, be courageous in the present, and have hope for the future.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — About 1,300 young adults gathered in the nation’s capital for prayer, catechesis, fellowship, and a taste of Polish culture, an event designed for those who could not attend World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. Krakow in the Capital was celebrated on the campus of The Catholic University of America July 30, coinciding […]
Take risks and do not let life’s obstacles get in the way of encountering the true joy and life that Jesus can give, Pope Francis told more than 1 million young people.
KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) — Pope Francis has a “stomach of iron” and considers the German Richard Wagner his favorite composer, said young Catholics who lunched privately with him July 30 during World Youth Day. Thirteen World Youth Day organizers from a dozen countries shared the meal at the cardinal’s residence. They were chosen by lottery […]