Catholic leaders call for prayers, help after massive Beirut blasts

AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Lebanese were reeling after a massive explosion at Beirut’s port destroyed homes, businesses, and livelihoods across the capital, and Catholic leaders immediately took action and called for international support.

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.