Nation/World

Nation/World

Head of Italian Bishops says new law Equates Marriage, Civil Unions

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – In recognizing civil unions of heterosexual and homosexual couples, the Italian government has equated those unions to marriage, said the...

U.S. Bishops, Other Catholic Groups Back Conscience Protection Bill

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and 32 other organizations have signed a joint letter of support for the...

Colombian Youths Must Teach Elders to Forgive, to Move on

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service BOGOTA, Colombia – As Colombia strives to build a lasting peace, the country’s elders need the encouragement and insistence of...

Fatima Seers Become Church’s Youngest Non-Martyred Saints

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service FATIMA, Portugal – Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children...

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...

Church and Society must Learn from Families

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Society and the church have much to learn from the family and, in fact, the bond between the church and...

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...

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...

College Presidents Appeal to Homeland Security for Meeting on ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Worried about the fate of some of their students, more than 65 college presidents representing U.S. Catholic institutions asked for a...

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...