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On first Friday of Lent, pope speaks on nature of true fasting
Pope Francis criticized those who practice fasting as a mere ritual, rather than as a sacrifice representative of a religion of love.
Archdiocese announces dates for 2015 public display of Shroud of Turin
The Archdiocese of Turin, custodian of the Shroud of Turin, has announced that the shroud, venerated by many as the burial cloth of Christ, will be on public display April 19-June 24, 2015.
Use Lent to shed apathy to sin, poverty, indifference to God, pope says
Lent is a time to shed lazy, un-Christian habits and snap out of one's apathy toward people harmed by violence, poverty and not having God in their lives, Pope Francis said during his weekly general audience on Ash Wednesday.
Uganda's bishops reviewing country's anti-gay law, says church official
Uganda's Catholic bishops have begun reviewing a text of the country's new anti-gay law in order to come up with "an educated" response, said a senior church official.
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