The author of the Letter to the Hebrews wrote, "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and...
First-grader Angelina Wuerz, dressed as St. Angela, giggles as she and her classmates at St. Patrick School in Smithtown, N.Y., process from the school to an All Saints' Day Mass in the parish church Nov. 1, 2019. There are many ways children can celebrate All Saints’ Day, from dressing up as a saint, to watching a movie about a saint or reading a book or comic book about the lives of the saints. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)
In this 2018 file photo, peace activists hold a Catholic prayer service of repentance near the White House for the use of nuclear weapons on Japan during World War II. As the encyclical "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship” concludes, Pope Francis prays that God will "inspire in us a dream of renewed encounter, dialogue, justice and peace." (CNS photo by Tyler Orsburn)
Pope Francis, in his new encyclical "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship," explores what it means to be a good neighbor.
Katelyn Vandenhandel, 13, a student at St. Nicholas School in Freedom, Wis., passes a collection basket during Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Nicholas Church Feb. 26, 2020. To implement the teaching of Pope Francis’ new encyclical "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship," use your resources to support those in need. (CNS photo by Sam Lucero/ The Compass)