Nation/World

Nation/World

Church Supports Indians on Nationwide Strike

  NEW DELHI (CNS) -- The Catholic Church in India supported some 150 million workers on a nationwide strike that shut down factories, banks, traffic...

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...

Pope to Celebrate Mass, Welcome Homeless on Pilgrimage to Rome

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis will welcome several thousand homeless and vulnerable people from all over Europe when they make a pilgrimage to...

Religious Freedom is Being Challenged in Fundamental Ways

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Religious freedom is being challenged in fundamental ways, according to speakers at a panel discussion on "Religious Liberty and the Future:...

Americans Grow Warmer Toward Religious Groups, Pew Study Finds

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- Americans are feeling more positive toward various religious groups than they did less than three years ago. While Americans still...

Just One Smile From a Loving Family can Warm Coldest World, Pope says

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The smile and love of a family can light up the world, bringing warmth and hope to communities that have...

Pope names Arizona Jesuit head of Church Jurisdiction in Kyrgyzstan

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named a 54-year-old Arizona-born Jesuit to be the new head of the church’s Apostolic Administration of Kyrgyzstan....

Don’t Worry how it’s Spent, Always Give Homeless a Handout, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – People who don’t give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food...

Death Penalty Limbo: Supreme Court, States Give Laws Another Look

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON  -- The death penalty in the United States is repeatedly getting hit by the pause button -- which doesn’t...

Martyred Priest ‘Always Served Those Most in Need’

By Tony Gutierrez Catholic News Service OKLAHOMA CITY – Wearing a red and black traditional Guatemalan shirt that had belonged to martyred U.S. priest Father Stanley...