• 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)

  • An Advent wreath is pictured in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican. Psalm 72 proclaims that "justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace forever."

    An Advent wreath is pictured in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican. Psalm 72 proclaims that "justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace forever."

    Nov 30, 2019
  • A lit candle is seen on an Advent wreath. Advent, a season of joyful expectation before Christmas, begins Dec. 1 this year. The Advent wreath, with a candle marking each week of the season, is a traditional symbol of the liturgical period.

    A lit candle is seen on an Advent wreath. Advent, a season of joyful expectation before Christmas, begins Dec. 1 this year. The Advent wreath, with a candle marking each week of the season, is a traditional symbol of the liturgical period. (CNS photo by Lisa Johnston/St Louis Review)

    Nov 27, 2019
  • A detail of a stained-glass window from St. Edward's Church in Seattle shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph on their flight into Egypt.

    A detail of a stained-glass window from St. Edward's Church in Seattle shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph on their flight into Egypt. (CNS photo by Crosiers)

    Nov 26, 2019
  • Using ingredients from close to home seems appropriate for the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Using ingredients from close to home seems appropriate for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are grateful for the abundance and love surrounding us. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated Nov. 28 this year. (CNS photo by Nancy Wiechec)

    Nov 18, 2019
  • Volunteer Dee Poteet opens a new box of dessert shells to distribute to clients at the Catholic-run Indianapolis food pantry operated by the Indianapolis Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

    Volunteer Dee Poteet opens a new box of dessert shells to distribute to clients at the Catholic-run Indianapolis food pantry operated by the Indianapolis Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. (CNS photo by Katie Rutter)

    Nov 18, 2019
  • Pope Paul VI makes his way past bishops during a session of the Second Vatican Council in 1964. The First and Second Vatican councils each expressed great esteem for Scripture.

    Pope Paul VI makes his way past bishops during a session of the Second Vatican Council in 1964. The First and Second Vatican councils each expressed great esteem for Scripture. (CNS file photo)

    Nov 14, 2019

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