• As a mother, the Lord has asked me to do many difficult things. None more so, however, than returning five of my children to his embrace only shortly after they were received into our...

    A woman lights a candle during the St. Gianna's Hope Memorial Mass for Infant Loss at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston.

    A woman lights a candle during the St. Gianna's Hope Memorial Mass for Infant Loss at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston. (CNS photo by James Ramos/Texas Catholic Herald)

  • In October, the U.S. church will celebrate Respect Life Month, under the theme, "Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life."

    A woman holds a baby in 2016 at a maternity home in Riverside, N.J., one of six pro-life maternity homes in the Good Counsel network. (CNS photo by Jeffrey Bruno)

    A woman holds a baby in 2016 at a maternity home in Riverside, N.J., one of six pro-life maternity homes in the Good Counsel network. (CNS photo by Jeffrey Bruno)

  • There are moments in my life I don't understand. Moments where I knew God cared for me in a way I just can't explain away.

    An angel statue is pictured at a grave during dusk at a cemetery in the western Austrian village of Absam Oct. 30. (CNS photo by Dominic Ebenbichler)

    An angel statue is pictured at a grave during dusk at a cemetery in the western Austrian village of Absam Oct. 30 (CNS photo by Dominic Ebenbichler)

  • St. John Paul II greets the World Youth Day crowd in Czestochowa, Poland, in 1992. St. John Paul wrote that "respect for the objective rights of the worker ... must constitute the adequate and fundamental criterion for shaping the whole economy." (CNS file photo)

    St. John Paul II greets the World Youth Day crowd in Czestochowa, Poland, in 1992. St. John Paul wrote that "respect for the objective rights of the worker ... must constitute the adequate and fundamental criterion for shaping the whole economy." (CNS file photo)

    Aug 02, 2019
  • A boy is comforted during a session of Partners Around Loss through Support, or PALS, at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School in Eagan, Minn. (CNS photo by Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit)

    A boy is comforted during a session of Partners Around Loss through Support, or PALS, at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School in Eagan, Minn. (CNS photo by Dave Hrbacek/The Catholic Spirit)

    Jul 26, 2019
  • A woman prays in front of a niche holding the cremated remains of her late husband at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2014. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

    A woman prays in front of a niche holding the cremated remains of her late husband at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2014. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

    Jul 24, 2019
  • Worshippers carry an image of Mary and the Christ Child during the annual pilgrimage of Asian and Pacific Island Catholics at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington May 4, 2019. (CNS courtesy Archdiocese of Washington)

    Worshippers carry an image of Mary and the Christ Child during the annual pilgrimage of Asian and Pacific Island Catholics at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington May 4, 2019. (CNS courtesy Archdiocese of Washington)

    Jul 18, 2019
  • Asian and Pacific Island pilgrims gather at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington for the annual Marian pilgrimage May 6, 2017. (CNS photo by Rhina Guidos)

    Asian and Pacific Island pilgrims gather at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington for the annual Marian pilgrimage May 6, 2017. (CNS photo by Rhina Guidos)

    Jul 18, 2019
  • Alexandria Capuzzi smiles as she enjoys learning about the Mass at Sts. Simon and Jude Parish religious education program in West Chester, Pa.(CNS photo by Sts. Simon and Jude Parish)

    Alexandria Capuzzi smiles as she enjoys learning about the Mass at Sts. Simon and Jude Parish religious education program in West Chester, Pa.(CNS photo by Sts. Simon and Jude Parish)

    Jul 11, 2019

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