Nation/World

Nation/World

Death Penalty Limbo: Supreme Court, States Give Laws Another Look

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON  -- The death penalty in the United States is repeatedly getting hit by the pause button -- which doesn’t...

Murdered Nuns Recalled for Their Generosity, Service in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (CNS) – The deaths of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill demand justice, but not revenge, Franciscan Father Greg Plata said...

Americans Grow Warmer Toward Religious Groups, Pew Study Finds

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- Americans are feeling more positive toward various religious groups than they did less than three years ago. While Americans still...

Pope tells Women Religious Vatican will Study Women Deacons

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis told the heads of women’s religious orders from around the world that he would set...

Indiana Town Embodies Santa Claus and his Spirit of Love, Peace, Joy

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (CNS) – Belief in that iconic Christmas figure, the rotund merry man with a bag full of presents, inspires thousands of...

Families Must Forgive and Not ‘End The Day in War,’ Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The secret to healing wounds among family members is to “not end the day in war” and to forgive one...

Summer Camp Memories Inspire Engineer to Fund Uganda Education Center

COLUMBIA, S.C. (CNS) -- As a young child growing up in Dillon, South Carolina, Frank Hursey was secluded from much of the world beyond...

Pope: Get a Spiritual EKG to Make Sure Heart Pulsates with Holy Spirit

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Never speak, act or make a decision without first listening to the Holy Spirit, who moves, troubles...

Knights on Bikes Ride Motorcycles to Take Faith on the Road

OIL CITY, Pa. (CNS) – Don’t let the black leather biker vests fool you. Robert Burneisen, Matt Goreczny and Chris Wolfgong wear theirs for...

Pope Asks for Warm Hearts to Help Homeless Deal with the Cold

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Looking out over St. Peter’s Square where icicles hung from usually bubbling fountains, Pope Francis prayed for...