News/World and Nation
Updated: July 28th, 2014
Text said to evacuate, but Gaza parish staff had nowhere to go
JUDITH SUDILOVSKY, Catholic News Service
Thursday, 31 July 2014
JERUSALEM (CNS)—When the staff at the lone Catholic parish in the Gaza Strip received text warnings to evacuate the premises, they had nowhere to go. Father Raed Abusahlia, president of Caritas Jerusalem who has been in contact with the parish priest, told Catholic News Service that Father Jorge ...
CAROL GLATZ, Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis' secret recipe for happiness. In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly "Viva" July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing gr...
MARK PATTISON Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President Barack Obama's executive order of July 21 has installed workplace rules forbidding the firing of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people by the federal government and federal contractors -- a key provision in the...
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS)—His voice breaking with emotion, Giovanni Traettino, a Pentecostal pastor in southern Italy and longtime friend of Pope Francis, welcomed the pope, "my beloved brother," to his partially built church in Caserta. Pope Francis sai...
Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Obama administration has filed a brief with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver indicating it plans to develop an alternative for Catholic and other religious nonprofit employers to opt out of providing federally ...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Monday, 28 July 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Meeting a Sudanese woman who risked execution for not renouncing her Catholic faith, Pope Francis thanked Meriam Ibrahim for her steadfast witness to Christ. The pope spent 30 m...
Catholic News Service
Sunday, 27 July 2014
MIAMI (CNS) -- A Florida county judge's ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry "represents another salvo in the 'culture wars' that ultimately seek to redefine the institution of marriage ...
NANCY WIECHEC Catholic News Service
Saturday, 26 July 2014
FARGO, N.D. (CNS) -- Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year, even though the Philadelphia...
PAUL JEFFREY Catholic News Service
Thursday, 24 July 2014
MELBOURNE, Australia (CNS) -- Catholics gathered for the 20th International AIDS Conference worry that medical advances against the HIV pandemic are leading to decreased attention and less funding for...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As the last Iraqi Christians in Mosul fled the city, Pope Francis urgently called for prayers, dialogue and peace. "Violence isn't overcome with violence. Violence is conquered ...