For Peace in Colombia, Teens Work with Higher Power

Gabriel Rentaria was 7 years old when he started using a gun. Never to kill, he said, just to scare people. But he saw people – enemies and friends – fall dead “in my face,” he recalled.

Council of Cardinals Expresses ‘Full Solidarity’ with Holy Father

Members of Pope Francis’ international Council of Cardinals expressed “full solidarity” with him in the midst of questions about his handling of the clerical sexual abuse scandal and said the Vatican is planning a response to allegations made against him by a former nuncio.

European Bishops Show Support for Pope Francis

Bishops in several European countries issued statements urging Catholics to support Pope Francis in response to a former papal nuncio’s demand for his resignation.

Pope to Bishops: When Satan Attacks, Pray

Bishops must remember, particularly when under attack, that their role is to pray, be humble in knowing God chose them and remain close to the people, Pope Francis said in a morning homily Sept. 11.

Pope Advises Teachers They Need to Build Parents’ Trust

Without respectfully collaborating with teachers and schools, parents will risk being on their own when it comes to educating their children and be at a greater disadvantage for facing the challenges emerging from today’s culture, mass media and technology, Pope Francis said.

Companions on Camino Move From Brokenness to Brotherhood

Mark Peredo knew he had to do something drastic. His 27-day, 600-mile walking pilgrimage across the Camino in France and Spain in late 2016, left him with a lingering combination of anger and brokenness.

Church Has Key Role in Colombian Reconciliation

A year after Pope Francis urged Colombians to build unity and a nation for all after more than half a century of conflict, the country’s Catholic Church continues to play a key role in the quest for reconciliation.