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A priest hears a confession (CNS)

“Mercy Works: Practical Love for the 21st Century” is a must-read

Children at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles watch a broadcast of Pope Francis as he celebrates Mass and the canonization of Junipero Serra in Washington  (CNS photo/Lucy Nicholson, Reuters)

Disney has nothing on our churches

Rosaries, prayer cards and scapulars are a great means of occupying a restive infant

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz,  the rapporteur of Circulus Anglicus 'A' (CNS)

The full report of Circulus Anglicus ‘A’

Francis has given  'missionaries of mercy'  the authority to pardon 'even those sins reserved to the Holy See' (CNS)

Archbishop Fisichella unveils official prayer, logo, and calendar of events for

Newly married couples kneel as Pope Francis celebrates the marriage rite for 20 couples during a Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday (CNS)

The Turning argues that parents who want to instil traditional values in their children can’t do so alone

Mgr Marcus Stock, Bishop-elect of Leeds (Mazur)

Mgr Marcus Stock appointed Bishop of Leeds

‘I am overwhelmed at the trust which the Holy Father has placed in me,’ says bishop-elect.

Pope Francis referred to the Synod on Marriage and Family at the canonisation ceremony (PA)

Pope Francis’s homily yesterday seemed to be an insight into the upcoming Synod on Marriage and Family

Pope Francis (CNS)

Radiating an absorption in the Gospel with unabashed simplicity is the Pope’s gift

Pope Francis with Vinicio Riva

The Pope’s embracing of a disfigured man in Rome encapsulates the example he wishes to set for the world