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The Pope celebrates a Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Pontiff says ‘the Lord always chooses His way to enter into our lives’

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone: concerned about American democracy (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Archbishop says ruling on California’s marriage act undermines the law

Pope Francis delivers his speech in St Peter's Square at his weekly general audience (Photo: PA)

I am just like each of you, says Pontiff at general audience

Gov Andrew Cuomo proposed the Women's Equality Act (Photo: CNS)

Decision a “remarkable victory for unborn children,” says New York State Catholic Conference

Pope Francis celebrating Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae  (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff makes plea during morning Mass homily

Pope Francis has hailed the example of St John the Baptist (AP)

Pope urges Church to imitate courageous witness of St John the Baptist

Bishop Nicolas Brouwet of Tarbes and Lourdes talks to Francois Hollande during an emergency trip to Lourdes (Photo: CNS)

Grotto likely to be reopened in a few days but some churches and prayer rooms to remain closed

Cardinal Timothy Dolan  (CNS)

Bishops want Obama administration to ensure religious freedom is protected

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Christians are able to address God directly as ‘Father’, says Pontiff

A tyre floats past the flooded grotto of Lourdes (AP)

Official says the water is still rising after heavy rain and unseasonal snowfall