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.


Christ's victory over death proclaims a second chance for all, pope says

Pope with Gospels

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Easter liturgies — with the fire, sharing of light from the paschal candle, the renewal of baptismal promises and the proclamation that Jesus has risen — assure people that it is never too late to start again, Pope Francis said.