Nation/World

Nation/World

Pope, Coptic Patriarch Honor Martyrs, Urge Unity for Peace

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service CAIRO – Placing flowers, lighting a candle and praying at the site where dozens of Coptic Orthodox Christians were killed...

Pope Asks Children to Promise Jesus They Will Never Be Bullies

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME – Pope Francis asked 45,000 children preparing for confirmation to promise Jesus they would never engage in bullying. Turning stern...

Four-year Encuentro Process Begins in the U.S.

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- In Spanish, the word “encuentro” means encounter and in the modern church in the U.S., it refers to...

Spread Hope, Preach Christ, Don’t Worry About Numbers, Pope says

ROME (CNS) – Visiting Milan, the center of Italian fashion and finance, Pope Francis spent the morning with the poor and those who minister...

London Cardinal Calls For Prayers For Victims of Westminster Attack

LONDON (CNS) – Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called...

Archdiocese Announces Beatification Date for Oklahoma Priest

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American...

Priests and Marriage: Pope’s response not so new after all

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY  -- While Pope Francis’ recent comments on the subject of married priests made headlines around the world,...

Pope: Conversion Doesn’t Happen Through Magic, but Concrete Actions

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY  -- Conversion doesn’t come from the wave of a magic wand, but from learning to do good...

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...

Pope: Lent Breathes Life into World Asphyxiated by Sin

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service ROME – Lent is a time to receive God’s breath of life, a breath that saves humanity from suffocating...