News/World and Nation
Updated: December 18th, 2014
Pope Francis credited for urging U.S., Cuba to normalize relations
DENNIS SADOWSKI Catholic News Service
Thursday, 18 December 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis personally appealed to President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro this year to encourage both leaders to normalize diplomatic relations, a senior Obama administration official said. Speaking on background, the official told reporters Dec. 17 that the pop...
Thursday, 18 December 2014
LEVITTOWN, Pa. (CNS) -- The figures vary slightly from one study to another, but it's clear that millions of Americans who had no health insurance in 2013 now have at least some coverage. With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Afforda...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- During the process of the apostolic visitation of communities of U.S. religious women, a shift in tone took place. The Vatican's final report on the visitation, released Dec. 16, made observations, not accusations. Instead of g...
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS)—A massive, detailed Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious ended with a call to the women themselves to continue discerning how best to live the Gospel in fidelity to their orders' founding ideals wh...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- No saint was ever known for having a "funeral face," Pope Francis said; the joy of knowing one is loved by God and saved by Christ must be seen at least in a sense of peace, if not a smile. Celebrating the third Sunday of Adven...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Monday, 15 December 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Preceded by a procession of flags from the nations of the Americas and the recitation of the rosary in Spanish, Pope Francis and thousands of Catholics from across the Atlantic c...
BARBARA J. FRASER Catholic News Service
Sunday, 14 December 2014
LIMA, Peru (CNS) -- Latin American church leaders apologized for historical complicity with colonial atrocities in the Amazon and called for a church with an "Amazonian face" in a pastoral letter issu...
DENNIS SADOWSKI Catholic News Service
Saturday, 13 December 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- When a Vatican official suggested that Pope Francis was contemplating an encyclical on the environment a year ago, he signaled that climate change and environmental degradation wer...
SIMONE ORENDAIN Catholic News Service
Thursday, 11 December 2014
MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- Initial assessments by Catholic emergency responders showed significant damage to coastal areas of an island province in the east-central Philippines, where a powerful typ...
CHAZ MUTH Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
VIENNA (CNS) -- Pope Francis called on world leaders, activists and people of faith to pull together to rid the world of the threat of nuclear weapons. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican's perman...