Archbishop, 97, says he thinks church is growing secretly in North Korea

Korean nuns

SEOUL, South Korea (CNS) — One of South Korea's most senior clergymen says he believes the Catholic Church in communist North Korea is growing, although Catholics live in hiding and endure persecution.

Faith, fortitude, martyrdom, miracles: Pope will recognize 10 new saints

Blessed Titus Brandsma

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After a long pandemic pause, Pope Francis is scheduled to celebrate a Mass May 15 for the canonization of 10 men and women: five from Italy, three from France, one from India and one from the Netherlands.

Eucharistic preachers, including two from diocese, seek to inspire the faithful to encounter Jesus

Father Pedro Martinez at consecration

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Priests soon will be fanning out to dioceses across the country to inspire deeper reflection on the gift of the Eucharist to the Church.