• 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.

    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)

  • The social encyclical Pope Francis released in...

     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.

    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.

    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)

  • Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wis., uses sacred chrism oil to trace a cross on the forehead of Alma Karina Ruiz during the sacrament of confirmation at St. Joseph Church in Wautoma, Wis.

    Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wis., uses sacred chrism oil to trace a cross on the forehead of Alma Karina Ruiz during the sacrament of confirmation at St. Joseph Church in Wautoma, Wis. To cooperate with the Holy Spirit, we pray to understand the meaning of God's message for us in the life we live. (CNS photo by Sam Lucero/The Compass)

    Jan 16, 2020
  • A taxi drives past Madison Square Garden in New York City.

    A taxi drives past Madison Square Garden in New York City. (CNS photo by Gregory Shemitz)

    Jan 10, 2020
  • A family prays during Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Parenthood unfolds over decades, traversing a course that is alternately joyful and confounding, replete with moments to celebrate or lament.

    A family prays during Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Parenthood unfolds over decades, traversing a course that is alternately joyful and confounding, replete with moments to celebrate or lament. (CNS photo by Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic Standard)

    Jan 10, 2020
  • Young men dressed as the Three Kings present the gifts during a Spanish-language Mass on the feast of the Epiphany at St. John of God Church in Central Islip, N.Y.

    Young men dressed as the Three Kings present the gifts during a Spanish-language Mass on the feast of the Epiphany at St. John of God Church in Central Islip, N.Y. Each Epiphany, we hear about the visit from the three Wise Men from afar, bearing royalty-worthy gifts. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

    Jan 03, 2020
  • This is an image of Italian artist Andrea Mantegna's 15th-century painting "Adoration of the Magi."

    This is an image of Italian artist Andrea Mantegna's 15th-century painting "Adoration of the Magi." "We saw his star at its rising, and have come to do him homage," explain the wise ones. (CNS photo courtesy The J. Paul Getty Museum)

    Jan 02, 2020
  • Members of the choir sing during the annual Christmas concert at St. Malachy's Church -- The Actors' Chapel in New York.

    Members of the choir sing during the annual Christmas concert at St. Malachy's Church -- The Actors' Chapel in New York. (CNS photo by Gregory Schmitz)

    Dec 19, 2019

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