Nation/World

Nation/World

Just One Smile From a Loving Family can Warm Coldest World, Pope says

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The smile and love of a family can light up the world, bringing warmth and hope to communities that have...

Serra’s legacy complicated by practices, conflicts of his time

By Nancy Wiechec and Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif.  -- People with ties to the California mission system see the canonization of its founder...

Blessed Serra – Missionary ‘On Fire’ Heeding Christ’s Call

By Nancy Wiechec Catholic News Service SAN FRANCISCO -- To Andrew Galvan, Blessed Junipero Serra is a stalwart of faith and mission worthy of the title...

Catholic High School Teachers Eager to Dive into Papal Encyclical

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) -- Father Ryan High School theology teacher Brent Fernandez grows a garden at home, raises chickens, and rides his bicycle to...

Cuban Church Officials say they need Pope Francis, ‘Missionary of Mercy’

WASHINGTON -- Ever since Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba was announced, Cuban church officials have billed him as the “missionary of mercy.” And it’s...

Divorced and Remarried are Not Excommunicated, Pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY  -- Catholics who have divorced and are civilly remarried “are not, in fact, excommunicated -- they are not...

Arriving in Bolivia, pope insists on church’s role in public life

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service LA PAZ, Bolivia (CNS) -- Praising Bolivia's efforts to include all its citizens in the country's economic, political and social...