Nation/World

Nation/World

Vatican Official Urges Support for Mideast Christians on Good Friday

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Christians in the Middle East, particularly those who have been forced from their homes by violence and persecution, need the...

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...

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...

Bruised, not Broken: Pope Encourages Colombians to Pursue Peace

CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) – Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to...

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...

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...

Therapy Dog Brings Joy, Stress Relief to Students at Catholic School

By Mike May Catholic News Service OMAHA, Neb. – Every Wednesday morning, Bo roams the halls at Saint James-Seton School in Omaha. He’s a golden retriever/labrador...

Don’t Judge Sinners Who Want to Repent, Help Them Come Home

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- On the eve of sending off “missionaries of mercy” to all corners of the globe, Pope Francis...

Oregon Catholic father of Four Killed trying to Protect Fellow Passengers

By Ed Langlois Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. – On a crowded Portland commuter train May 26, a selfless Catholic father of four stepped forward to...

Pope: Jesus Amazed because He was Humble, Helpful, not a Hypocrite

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Jesus astonished people with the way he taught and interacted with others because he wasn’t aloof, domineering or hypocritical, Pope...