• VATICAN CITY — More than 2 million people RSVP’d to a recent social media invitation to “storm” Area 51 in Nevada, in the hope of discovering whether alien life or spacecraft may be...

    <p>Jesuit Father Jos&#0233; Funes (left), then-director of the Vatican Observatory, speaks at a press conference on astrobiology at the Vatican in 2009.  </p>

    Jesuit Father José Funes (left), then-director of the Vatican Observatory, speaks at a press conference on astrobiology at the Vatican in 2009. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

  • The Lullaby Project is helping parents who are experiencing significant life crises bond with their children through the creation of personal lullabies.

    A child claps during the Lullaby Project Song Circle at Siena House in the Bronx section of New York City Dec. 17, 2018.

    A child claps during the Lullaby Project Song Circle at Siena House in the Bronx section of New York City Dec. 17, 2018. (CNS photo by Fadi Kheir, courtesy Carnegie Hall)

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