News/World and Nation
Updated: January 26th, 2015
Church in Central African Republic readies plans for papal visit
JONATHAN LUXMOORE Catholic News Service
Monday, 26 January 2015
OXFORD, England (CNS) -- Pope Francis plans to visit the Central African Republic late this year in an effort to end two years of intercommunal violence, the vice president of the country's bishops' conference confirmed. Bishop Nestor-Desire Nongo Aziagbia of Bossangoa told Catholic News Service Ja...
KATIE SCOTT, Catholic News Service
Sunday, 25 January 2015
ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) -- When Felicia and Ethan Carr began searching for a high school for their eldest son, they wanted a school with a top-notch college preparatory program. But the Carrs, who are Baptist, sought something else as well. ...
NATE MADDEN Catholic News Service
Saturday, 24 January 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- On a chilly and cloudy morning on the National Mall in Washington, crowds gathered Jan. 22 for the annual March for Life, this year marking the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion ...
MARK PATTISON Catholic News Service
Friday, 23 January 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Evoking a phrase long associated with the civil rights movement, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston told an overflow crowd in Washington that "we shall overcome" in the fight against abortion. Quoting Pope Francis in his homily ...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Thursday, 22 January 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Families who have lots of children do not cause poverty, Pope Francis said. The main culprit is "an economic system that has removed the human person from its focus and has placed the god of money" as its priority instead, he s...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
ROME (CNS) -- Underlining the failure of the Nigerian government to stop the violent rampage of Boko Haram, a Catholic bishop has called for Western military intervention. The Muslim militant group's...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- Pope Francis told a crowd of an estimated 6 million gathered in a Manila park to protect the family "against insidious attacks and programs contrary to all that we hold tr...
STEVE EUVINO Catholic News Service
Monday, 19 January 2015
GARY, Ind. (CNS) -- For young Jaymee Dixon, the tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Holy Angels Cathedral "means a lot. It feels great to be a black person doing something." Dixon, 15, is a...
DENNIS SADOWSKI Catholic News Service
Sunday, 18 January 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- It's not just the candidates-in-waiting, pundits and political donors who have the 2016 election on their minds. More than 100 Christian faith leaders are anticipating the campaig...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Saturday, 17 January 2015
MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- The Gospel has the power to transform society, ensuring justice and care for the poor, but that can happen only if Christians -- beginning with the church's ministers -- a...