News/World and Nation
Updated: October 19th, 2014
Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the 'great helmsman' of Vatican II
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 and founder of the synod, as well as a "humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his churc...
PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service
Monday, 20 October 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Supreme Court Oct. 14 blocked a Texas law that had meant all but seven of the state's abortion clinics were closed because they failed to meet new standards. The block will remain in effect while the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...
Catholic News Service
Sunday, 19 October 2014
DALLAS (CNS) -- During an Oct. 13 Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Fort Worth, the pastor, Father Jim Khoi asked for prayers for Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who grew up in the parish and is now in the news as the first person known to have contract...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Sunday, 19 October 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family must put greater focus on the beauty of the Christian vision of marriage and not let an approach of "welcoming" and mercy override the church's duty to call people to turn away fr...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Saturday, 18 October 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Faith is not about appearances and superficially following the laws with a heart that resists detaching itself from greed and evil, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. God wants to see a faith that inspires action and is "wo...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA, Catholic News Service
Friday, 17 October 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Cardinal George Pell said working-group reports from the Synod of Bishops on the family finally give a true picture of the assembly's views, counteracting what he characterized as...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA Catholic News Service
Thursday, 16 October 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In official reports of the closed-door talks at the Synod of Bishops on the family, an emerging theme has been the call for a new kind of language more appropriate for pastoral c...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The official midterm report from the Synod of Bishops, which uses strikingly conciliatory language toward divorced and remarried Catholics, cohabitating couples and same-sex unio...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In strikingly conciliatory language on situations contrary to Catholic teaching, an official midterm report from the Synod of Bishops on the family emphasized calls for greater a...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Monday, 13 October 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The church needs to find better ways to show how the Gospel message is a way of life meant to bring great joy to couples and families, and is not a burdensome set of rules aimed ...