Pope Francis

Hillary Clinton at the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City, Oct. 20, 2016 (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz).
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 14, 2017
Mrs. Clinton writes that a TED Talk given by Pope Francis earlier this year helped her move beyond anger following her unexpected loss to Donald Trump.
Activists of the collective Yellow Safety Jacket take part in an anti-euthanasia protest on Feb. 11, 2014, in Brussels. A group of psychiatric care centers run by a Catholic religious order in Belgium has announced it will permit doctors to undertake the euthanasia of "nonterminal" mentally ill patients on its premises. (CNS photo/Julien Warnand, EPA)
Politics & Society News
Belgian religious order defies orders from Rome, setting up a confrontation over doctrine.
A train carries coal near Ravenna, Ky., in this 2014 file photo. Catholic groups are developing a new tool to rank countries' work in human and environmental development. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society News
The "Laudato Si" Observatory will attempt to measure how countries are living up to the famous Papal encyclical on the environment.
Pope Francis greets people near the Talitha Qum homeless shelter in Cartagena, Colombia, Sept. 10. The pope cut his head in the popemobile when it braked suddenly. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellSeptember 14, 2017
“I believe that we who want peace are in the majority, even if it is imperfect.”
Traditional Latin Mass being celebrated. (Wikipedia Commons) 
Faith News
Pope Francis' absence was widely noted as tensions over the liturgy continue within the Church.
Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was released on Sept. 12 after having been kidnapped 18 months ago in Yemen, is anointed by Pope Francis during a Sept. 13 meeting at the Vatican. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Politics & Society News
Catholic Priest Tom Uzhunnalil met with Pope Francis a day after his release from captivity.