Nation/World

Nation/World

Contemplate, Give Thanks, Protect: Pope Francis Prays for Creation

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Leading prayers for the safeguarding of creation, Pope Francis prayed that people would learn to contemplate God in the beauty...

U.S. Church Prepares for 2018 Encuentro in Fort Worth

BALTIMORE (CNS) – The Catholic Church in the United States is gearing up for the fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry, to be held...

Iowa Caucuses, Lawmakers Getting Payday Lending Issue on their Radar

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Payday lending, an issue that has resonated in states with big cities, is now getting on the radar in largely rural...

London Cardinal Calls For Prayers For Victims of Westminster Attack

LONDON (CNS) – Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called...

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...

Bishops at fall Assembly Approve USCCB Priorities, Plans for 2017-2020

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) -- The U.S. bishops Nov. 17 overwhelmingly approved priorities and strategic plans for the U.S. Conference of Catholic...

A little bit Country: Pope Looks at the Nitty-Gritty of Family Life

  By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis’ hymn to love and family life is more like a country song than a Disney...

New Marist Poll Shows Americans Strongly Support Abortion Restrictions

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A few days before the annual March for Life, a new national poll indicated shifting public attitudes, crossing party labels, in...

Pope-Patriarch Meeting Historic, Observers say, but Substance is Key

(Editor’s note: The Pope was traveling to Cuba at the time of publication. See the March 1 issue of The Valley Catholic for more...

Pope says human trafficking is an international responsibility

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Police chiefs and bishops are called to work together to assist the victims of human trafficking and help them find...