News/World and Nation
Updated: October 27th, 2014
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Saturday, 01 November 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The way Christians behave can either help and inspire others, or turn them away from ever following Jesus, Pope Francis said. "How many times we've heard in our neighborhoods, 'Oh that person over there always goes to church, but he badmouths everyone, skins them alive.' What ...
ANGELA CAVE Catholic News Service
Thursday, 30 October 2014
ALBANY, N.Y. (CNS) -- Entire families navigate their smartphones while sharing meals at restaurants. Students text in class. Parents take phone calls at their children's sporting events and plays. It's no surprise that cellphones affect even church....
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The family is under attack now more than ever because of today's culture of division that wants to break from and be free of all everlasting bonds and forms of solidarity, Pope Francis said. "Talking about problems of the famil...
Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
BETHESDA, Md. (CNS) -- Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who was the first person known to have contracted the Ebola virus in the United States, thanked God, her family and her medical team for her recovery Oct. 24. Pham held a news conference in Bethesda a...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA Catholic News Service
Monday, 27 October 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and denounced what he called a "penal populism" that promises to solve society's problems by punishing crime instead of pursuing social justice...
MARIE MISCHEL Catholic News Service
Sunday, 26 October 2014
SALT LAKE CITY (CNS) -- One hundred years ago, Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore endorsed the work of the Girl Scouts and their relationship with the Catholic Church. That relationship remains vibr...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Saturday, 25 October 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Although prayers and meetings with Orthodox leaders dominate the schedule of Pope Francis' Nov. 28-30 trip to Turkey, he also will meet government leaders and visit Istanbul's Bl...
Catholic News Service
Thursday, 23 October 2014
UNITED NATIONS (CNS) -- Millions of the world's children today are victims of armed conflict, pornography and sexual trafficking, and still more "are denied the most fundamental right to life," said t...
BRONWEN DACHS Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) -- A Liberian bishop unable to attend the Synod of Bishops on the family has urged his fellow bishops to use their influence to help West African families in their enormo...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA, Catholic News Service
Monday, 20 October 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope as the "great helmsman" of the Second Vatican Council a...