Religious brother uses gifts as liturgical artist to heal wounds of racism

Brother McGrath poses with his artwork

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — As the nation continues to grapple with the issue of racism, an acclaimed liturgical artist and retreat leader is using his gifts to foster healing and justice.

Show grandparents, the elderly that you care, pope tells young people

Grandparents interact with their grandchildren through a window

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called on young people to reach out to their grandparents or the elderly who may be lonely or on their own.

Vatican releases guide on how leaders must handle abuse allegations

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how bishops, religious superiors, and canon lawyers are supposed to handle accusations of alleged abuse by clerics against minors.