Nation/World

Nation/World

Catholic Leaders, Groups Urge all Americans to Confront ‘Sin of Racism’

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – The Franciscan Action Network (FAN) called on all Americans, “especially ourselves and those who have benefited from white privilege,”...

Pilgrims Journey to Former Pennsylvania Coal Town to Offer Marian prayer

CENTRALIA, Pa. (CNS) -- Only a few structures still stand in this nearly abandoned borough 62 miles northeast of Harrisburg. Even fewer are visible...

Women Religious Advised to Stop Focusing on Dwindling Numbers

By Soli Salgado Catholic News Service ORLANDO, Fla. – Sister Mary Pellegrino, outgoing president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, urged participants at the group’s...

Franciscans in Holy Land Sow Peace, Fraternity, Respect, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Franciscans assisting the Christian minority and caring for the churches and shrines in the Holy Land are “ambassadors” of...

Pope names Arizona Jesuit head of Church Jurisdiction in Kyrgyzstan

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named a 54-year-old Arizona-born Jesuit to be the new head of the church’s Apostolic Administration of Kyrgyzstan....

Mass is a Time of Silence and Prayer, not Idle Chitchat, Pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope...

Church is Always in Need of Repair, Reform, Pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Although the church is built upon a strong foundation, it is always in need of being...

‘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...

Respect, Don’t Just Tolerate Other Religions, Vatican Officials say

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Peace and harmony will not result from members of different religions simply tolerating each other; respect and appreciation of customs...

Saint John Paul Gave his Life ‘Completely to God through Mary’ says Priest

NEW YORK (CNS) – Saint John Paul II “looked at the world with Mary’s eyes and saw man in need of mercy,” the postulator...