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Papal assailant Agca released from Turkish prison

By John Thavis VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981 was released Jan. 18 from a Turkish prison. Mehmet Ali Agca, […]

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Caritas communications officer blogs experiences in Haiti

By Joeun Lee VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Amid the chaos and rubble, survivors of the Haiti earthquake sing and pray together, showing unity in times of devastation, said Michelle Hough, […]

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Catholic agencies around world rush aid to Haitian earthquake victims

By Dennis Sadowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services has been asked by the Vatican to coordinate the church’s relief and recovery efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The Pontifical Council […]

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CRS distributes food from Haitian warehouses, Dominican Republic

By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although getting basic supplies such as food and water to the hundreds of thousands left homeless by Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake has been a […]

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Photos from March for Life, Washington D.C.

Click here for photos from the Wednesday, Jan. 13, Mass of Installation for Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades. Click here for photos from the March for Life trips to Washington, D.C.

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God constantly calls saints to renew the church, pope says

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At every moment of Christian history, God raises up saints to renew and reform the church, Pope Benedict XVI said. “To renew the […]

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`Avatar' gets mixed review by Vatican newspaper

By John Thavis VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The movie “Avatar” got a mixed review from the Vatican newspaper, which praised the “magic” of its high-tech, sci-fi imagery but said the […]

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Pope prays for victims of Haiti quake; archbishop's body found

By John Thavis VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI prayed for victims of a massive earthquake in Haiti and urged the international community to provide generous assistance to the […]

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Copy of the Web stream of Vespers and Installation Mass

Click here for a copy of the live stream of the Solemn Vespers Service Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew Cathedral. Click here for a copy of the […]

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St. Mother Theodore statue blessed on cathedral grounds

By Tim Johnson FORT WAYNE — St. Mother Theodore Guérin was honored on Jan. 6 with the blessing of a statue placed in the location where the Catholic school she […]