Youth athletes from San Jose Tinian posed with Bishop Ryan as they were crowned overall champion for the second straight year at the conclusion of the 2nd Annual Sports Fest last Saturday.
Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square July 15 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Fabio Frustaci, EPA)
Jesuit Father Robert J. Spitzer, former president of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., is currently president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith and the Spitzer Center in Garden Grove, Calif. The priest has launched a new catechetical website, CredibleCatholic.com, to help stem the decline of faith. The site offers 20 downloadable modules to equip learners with evidence-based arguments for core Christian beliefs. (CNS photo/courtesy Father Spitzer)
Pilgrims take pictures as Pope Francis leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square July 8 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Riccardo Antimani, EPA)
The former St. Catherine of Siena Church in Charlestown, Mass., which was closed in 2008, now has a Dollar Tree store in what was once the lower church. The Vatican is organizing a conference in November to help dioceses avoid the issue of deconsecrated, repurposed churches being used in inappropriate ways. (CNS photo/Gregory L. Tracy, The Pilot)
Italian journalist Paolo Ruffini has been appointed as head of the Vatican's Dicastery for Communication. Ruffini, who headed the television and radio network of the Italian bishops, will be the first layperson to head such a high-level Vatican dicastery. He is pictured in an undated photo provided by TV2000. (CNS photo/courtesy TV2000)