Nation/World

Nation/World

Time of Mercy: Holy Doors Close, but Mission of Mercy Continues

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- The Year of Mercy brought more than 20 million pilgrims to Rome, but for Pope Francis, the...

God has a Weakness for Humble Hearts, Pope says at Audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – While the prayer of a proud person isn’t strong enough to reach God’s heart, the...

Look at Your Own Sins Before Judging Others, Pope says at Audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Christians must look to their own sins and failings and not fall into the temptation of...

Pope: Missionaries of Charity Killed in Yemen are ‘Martyrs of Charity’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The four Missionaries of Charity murdered March 4 in Yemen “are the martyrs of today,” Pope Francis said. “They gave...

Foot-Washing Ritual not Limited to Men, Vatican says in New Decree

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Following a request by Pope Francis, the Vatican issued a decree specifying that the Holy Thursday...

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...

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...

Dominican Nuns Keep Hope Alive Among Displaced in Northern Iraq

  By Paul Jeffrey Catholic News Service IRBIL, Iraq (CNS) -- When the Islamic State group rolled across Iraq's Ninevah Plain in 2014, tens of thousands...

Indian Couples Frustrated as Missionaries of Charity Stop Adoptions

KOLKATA, India (CNS) – Seventeen-month-old Anirban Mukherjee playfully touches his mother’s face with his fingers at Shishu Bhavan, the Missionaries of Charity children’s home....

Pope Francis Arrives in U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis introduced himself to President Barack Obama and all people of the United States as a "son of an immigrant...