IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Deacons are called to be servants who set aside their own self-serving plans and are generous with their lives, Pope Francis said. A servant “is not a slave to his own agenda,” but rather always is prepared for the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Immediately after the Supreme Court sent the contraceptive case back to the lower courts May 16, some called the decision a punt — the football analogy of sending the ball back to the other team — or in

IMAGE: CNS photo/Lucy Nicholson, Reuters By WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said in a May 25 statement that a planned increase in federal immigration raids is “yet another depressing sign of the failed state of American immigration policy.” The raids were announced in mid-May. Archbishop

By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To follow the path of Christ means to serve the poor and the downtrodden while not turning Christian virtues simply into ideas and humanitarian endeavors, Pope Francis said. “In them, you touch and serve the flesh of Christ and grow in union

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