Faith is bolstered by prayer, not money, power, media, pope says

crucifix with pope in background

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Without prayer, everything crumbles and any initiatives for church reform will just be proposals by some group and not the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said.

Loving the church, student with Down syndrome becomes Catholic at Easter

Jessica Rutherford

CHANTILLY, Va. (CNS) — The chapel is the centerpiece of the new St. Paul VI Catholic High School campus 32 miles from the nation's capital.

Saints accompany, intercede for Christians in prayer, pope says

Pope Francis

THE VATICAN — Christians are never alone in prayer but instead are accompanied by myriad saints who protect them and seek God's intercession, Pope Francis said.