Nation/World

Nation/World

Martyred Priest ‘Always Served Those Most in Need’

By Tony Gutierrez Catholic News Service OKLAHOMA CITY – Wearing a red and black traditional Guatemalan shirt that had belonged to martyred U.S. priest Father Stanley...

Pope: Superficiality, Hypocrisy Cause Division Between Heart and Mind

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – The wisdom of the church fathers regarding the interior life of the person, often split between...

‘Papal’ Lamborghini Gift to be Auctioned off for Charity

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – While a Lamborghini would make a stylish popemobile, Pope Francis has decided to auction off the...

Four-year Encuentro Process Begins in the U.S.

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- In Spanish, the word “encuentro” means encounter and in the modern church in the U.S., it refers to...

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...

Church Supports Indians on Nationwide Strike

  NEW DELHI (CNS) -- The Catholic Church in India supported some 150 million workers on a nationwide strike that shut down factories, banks, traffic...

God Excludes no one From His Love; Offers Mercy, not Hate, Pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Jesus brought humanity God’s merciful, saving love, not hatred and animosity, Pope Francis said. “Jesus makes visible a...

Laity Must Have Role in Fighting Clericalism, Vatican Official Says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Clericalism has led to a distorted view of authority that has contributed to the problems of...

Pew Survey of Mideast Muslims: Religion less Central to those in Israel

JERUSALEM (CNS) – While a majority of Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa say religion is “very important,” religion tends to be...

Pope: Live Your Faith During Lent, Perform Works of Mercy

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Lent is a time of conversion and a time to deepen one’s faith, demonstrating and sharing it through...