Pope encourages young people to be the critical conscience of society

pope with youth and painting

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told young people that, with Jesus, people can find the courage to swim against the current, to be free and authentic, and to stand up for their dreams and ideals of truth, love, justice and peace.

U.S. bishops focus on Communion, synodality, finances in fall assembly

bishops listen

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops, gathered for the first time in person since 2019, discussed the highly anticipated statement on the Eucharist without the heated discussion it stirred up in their previous meeting.

Communion statement aims to 'retrieve and revive' understanding

stained glass of Eucharist

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops approved their statement on the Eucharist with 222 "yes" votes Nov. 17, the second of two days of public sessions during their Nov. 15-18 fall general assembly.