Nation/World

Nation/World

Pope Asks for Warm Hearts to Help Homeless Deal with the Cold

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Looking out over St. Peter’s Square where icicles hung from usually bubbling fountains, Pope Francis prayed for...

Pope Offers New Beatitudes for Saints of a New Age

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service MALMO, Sweden – The saints are blessed because they were faithful and meek and cared for others, Pope Francis said. At...

Catholic, Lutheran Leaders Shaken by Reports of Harvesting of Body Parts from Abortions

  ST. LOUIS (CNS) -- Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis and the Rev. Matthew C. Harrison, president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, said...

Pope: Vocations Require Prayers, Open Doors, Big Hearts, Busy Hands

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – While God is the one calling people to a vocation, clergy and religious have to cooperate by...

Five Bishops Named to ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Implementation Working Group

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The chairmen of five USCCB committees have been appointed to an informal working group on the implementation of Pope Francis’ recent...

Supporting Equal Rights for all Must Include Right to Life, says Bishop

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- One of the country’s top African-American Christian leaders and head of fifth largest Protestant denomination in U.S. urged more than...

Kenya’s Bishops say More Must be Done to Stop Corruption

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) – Kenya’s Catholic bishops urged the government to intensify its efforts to eliminate corruption in the country. The bishops said “the...

Indian Couples Frustrated as Missionaries of Charity Stop Adoptions

KOLKATA, India (CNS) – Seventeen-month-old Anirban Mukherjee playfully touches his mother’s face with his fingers at Shishu Bhavan, the Missionaries of Charity children’s home....

Reconciliation With God, Others is Key to Peace, Pope Says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – For peace in the family, community and nation, people need to recognize their faults and...

Pope Recognizes Martyrdom of Oklahoma Priest Killed in Guatemala

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him...