Nation/World

Nation/World

Supreme Court rules Florida’s death penalty system unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 12 said the state of Florida’s death penalty system is unconstitutional because it allows judges, rather...

Prayers of the faithful, not clergy, can make miracles happen

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The prayers of the faithful, not the pope, bishops, priests or nuns, have the power to make miracles happen in...

El Paso Mass Scrapped, but not Papal Mass Across Border

EL PASO, Texas (CNS) -- The Diocese of El Paso has scrapped plans for a border Mass that would have taken place at the...

Holy Year is a Reminder to Put Mercy Before Judgment

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY  -- On a cloudy, damp morning, Pope Francis’ voice echoed in the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica:...

The Pope and COP21

By Anthony Strawa Chair of the Catholic Green Initiative In June, Pope Francis released his historic encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” that highlighted human-induced climate change and its...

Laudato Si and Climate Change Efforts

A grassroots volunteer group: Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Silicon Valley Chapter (CCL) held a forum at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on November 11. It was...

Attendees at Vigil Pray for Shooting Victims, Healing in Community

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CNS) -- Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral was dark as men and women of different faiths walked down the center...

Maronite Patriarch, Visiting Syria, Urges Christians to hold onto Faith

TARTUS, Syria (CNS) - Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, visiting Syria, urged Christians to hold onto their faith. “Withstand with your faith and values, hold...

Resettlement Officials Call for Admission of Syrian Refugees to U.S.

RYE, N.Y. (CNS) -- Fear of Syrian refugees entering the United States in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris is misplaced and antithetical...

Pray for peace, weep for world at war

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "Jesus wept." Pope Francis opened his morning homily with those words as he spoke about the wars and violence engulfing...