VATICAN CITY – Going to Confession isn't like heading off to be tortured or punished, nor is it like going to the dry cleaners to get out a stain, Pope Francis said in a morning Mass homily.
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A woman prays at the casket of Auxiliary Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera in observance of the 15th anniversary of his murder before it is moved to a new crypt at the cathedral in Guatemala City April 25.
Marianist Brother Richard Joyal, who was murdered in Haiti after withdrawing money at an ATM in late April, was a dedicated missionary who had worked in trying circumstances around the world.
WINNIPEG - Chemin Neuf, an international Catholic community, has put down roots here thanks to the Missionary Oblate Sisters of St. Boniface's gift of its former residence.
Without the civilization of love, there will be no civilization at all, said Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley in his homily at a Mass offered for the repose of the souls of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombings and aftermath.
The new leader of the Edmonton Diocesan Council of the Catholic Women's League plans to encourage recruitment and to reach out to rural members.
LEDUC – Human trafficking is increasingly turning into a domestic activity with as many as 15,000 people becoming victims every year in Canada.
For almost half a century, Richard Wray has been transforming lives by preparing couples for marriage and making them better parents.
Every 30 minutes in Afghanistan, a woman dies in childbirth. As well, one in three women experience physical, psychological or sexual abuse, and forced marriages are common.
EDMONTON - Father Lee Kenyon, the Canadian head of ex-Anglicans who have become Roman Catholic, made his first visit to the Edmonton community April 15.