Visalia Catholics Think Big, and It’s a Wonderful Thing

It’s Christmas, and there’s no room at any of your town’s existing inns. You can’t open additional inns because you’re already running short of innkeepers. What to do? People in Visalia — who have a spirit rare in any season — might suggest building a bigge...
Photo of Pope Francis praying for the victims of the Kerala floods in St. Peter's Square

Pope on Sex Abuse: ‘We Showed No Care for the Little Ones’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world Monday condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up. He demanded accountability but offered no indication of how he plans to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatic...