Nation/World

Nation/World

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...

Supreme Court rules Florida’s death penalty system unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 12 said the state of Florida’s death penalty system is unconstitutional because it allows judges, rather...

Prayers of the faithful, not clergy, can make miracles happen

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The prayers of the faithful, not the pope, bishops, priests or nuns, have the power to make miracles happen in...

El Paso Mass Scrapped, but not Papal Mass Across Border

EL PASO, Texas (CNS) -- The Diocese of El Paso has scrapped plans for a border Mass that would have taken place at the...

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:...

The Pope and COP21

By Anthony Strawa Chair of the Catholic Green Initiative In June, Pope Francis released his historic encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” that highlighted human-induced climate change and its...

Laudato Si and Climate Change Efforts

A grassroots volunteer group: Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Silicon Valley Chapter (CCL) held a forum at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on November 11. It was...