Nation/World

Nation/World

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...

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:...

Catholic Leaders: Pope’s Call for Mercy in Americas Reinforces Their Work

By Ezra Fieser Catholic News Service BOGOTA, Colombia  – Pope Francis' call for Catholics throughout the Americas “to treat one another with mercy" should reinforce the...

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...

Pope says he left U.S. Praying for, Impressed by its People

By Cindy Wooden ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- As the American Airlines plane taking him to Rome from Philadelphia took off, Pope...

Agency’s Aid Efforts Ongoing in Haiti Nearly Six Months After Hurricane

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CNS) -- In the nearly six months since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, a Florida-based Catholic agency said its relief efforts have...

Curiosity can Lead to Dangerous Paths, Pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Although a healthy curiosity can lead to new discoveries, too much curiosity can open the door...

Mercy Friday: Pope Surprises Students Rehearsing After School

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Continuing his occasional series of “Mercy Friday” visits, Pope Francis surprised the students at a school renamed...

Holy Spirit Offers Gifts That Should Be Cherished, Pope Says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis asked Catholics to recognize and be thankful for the undeserved gift of the Holy Spirit...

Humility Not About Being Polite, but Accepting Humiliation, Pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Like a sprout, humility needs to be nourished so that the Holy Spirit may grow within...