Nation/World

Nation/World

Pope Will Create 14 New Cardinals in June

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 28, giving the red cardinal’s hat to...

Pope to Canonize Blesseds Paul VI, Oscar Romero in Rome October 14

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will declare Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others saints October 14 at the...

Pope, Patriarch Call for Ethical Intervention in Economy

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople called on Christians to work together to build a...

Carmelite Brother Embraces Homelessness to Minister to People On Streets

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – From just looking at Brother Michael Ignatius, one wouldn’t suspect it. But the 61-year-old Carmelite is homeless. For several months,...

Mercy Friday: Pope Surprises Students Rehearsing After School

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Continuing his occasional series of “Mercy Friday” visits, Pope Francis surprised the students at a school renamed...

Holy Spirit Offers Gifts That Should Be Cherished, Pope Says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis asked Catholics to recognize and be thankful for the undeserved gift of the Holy Spirit...

Cardinal Bo Among Faith Leaders Pledging to back Myanmar Peace Efforts

BANGKOK (CNS) – Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, has joined other faith leaders in declaring their commitment to peace initiatives in the strife-torn...

With Faith as Connecting Force, Hispanics get Ready to Enrich U.S. Church

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (CNS) – Unity in Christ and respect for everyone’s gifts, cultures and traditions lead Catholics to share the faith as a stronger...

Historians’ Approval Moves Father Tolton’s Sainthood Cause Forward

By Joyce Duriga Catholic News Service CHICAGO – The canonization cause of Father Augustus Tolton received important approval from the Vatican’s historical consultants earlier this year,...

Parishes Grow Only When People Are Welcomed, Heard, Pope Says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME – After months of study and discussion, the parishes of the Diocese of Rome have recognized “a general and...