Nation/World

Nation/World

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...

Foot-Washing Ritual not Limited to Men, Vatican says in New Decree

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Following a request by Pope Francis, the Vatican issued a decree specifying that the Holy Thursday...

Tens of thousands rally at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- Tens of thousands of people rallied in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza Jan. 23 and then walked down Market Street...

Catholic Agency on Front Lines Helping Flint Residents with Water Crisis

FLINT, Mich. (CNS) -- Following the discovery of lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water, relief organizations have been working day and night...

Religious Freedom is Being Challenged in Fundamental Ways

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Religious freedom is being challenged in fundamental ways, according to speakers at a panel discussion on "Religious Liberty and the Future:...

English Cardinal Warns Teachers Against Islamic State Recruitment

MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- It can take just one month to turn a disenfranchised teenage Catholic student into fanatical Islamic terrorist, an English cardinal...

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...

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...

Faithfulness in Mercy is God’s Way of Being, Pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- God’s mercy is constant and limitless; he is faithful in his mercy for his children, even...

Pope phones theologian for favor: to prepare him, Curia for Easter

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis phoned a noted Italian theologian to ask him for a “favor” to help him and Vatican officials prepare...