• In honor of Black Catholic History Month, the Diocese of Rochester will host special rosary services in November to commemorate the people and events important to Catholics of African...

    <p>Mary Wingo performs on the first night of the Black Catholic Revival at Immaculate Conception Church Nov. 11, 2015. </p>

    Mary Wingo performs on the first night of the Black Catholic Revival at Immaculate Conception Church Nov. 11, 2015.

  • College Catholic student centers and a Catholic university named after the upcoming saint, Blessed John Henry Newman plan to celebrate his Oct. 13 canonization.

    A statue of Blessed John Henry Newman is seen Feb. 5, 2018, on the campus of Newman University in Wichita, Kan.

    A statue of Blessed John Henry Newman is seen Feb. 5, 2018, on the campus of Newman University in Wichita, Kan. (CNS photo courtesy Newman University)

  • 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)