News/World and Nation
Updated: November 22nd, 2014
'Thrilled' at news of papal visit, Philadelphia Catholics thinking big
MATTHEW GAMBINO Catholic News Service
Sunday, 23 November 2014
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- After the historic announcement by Pope Francis that he will visit Philadelphia next September, the reality of the challenges and joys of the event is sinking in for planners, civic officials and ordinary Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It will be a "once-in-a-li...
PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service
Saturday, 22 November 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- As millions of immigrants celebrate the possibility of protection from deportation under a new Obama administration plan, among those who cannot take advantage of it will be the 68,445 families and 68,541 unaccompanied minors who ...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Friday, 21 November 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- All Christians are called to holiness and to take even little steps each day to be more loving and more Christ-like, Pope Francis said. "Some think that holiness is closing your eyes and making the face of a plastic statue, but...
JONATHAN LUXMOORE Catholic News Service
Thursday, 20 November 2014
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) -- Czech government officials and former dissidents marking the 25th anniversary of their country's "Velvet Revolution" gathered with church leaders in Prague's St. Vitus Cathedral Nov. 15. The church leaders include a man, now ...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis called for preserving the family as an institution based on marriage between a man and a woman, which he said is not a political cause but a matter of "human ecology." "The complementarity of man and woman ... is a...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis said he would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, making it the first confirmed stop on what is expected to be a more extensive papal ...
DAVID AGREN Catholic News Service
Monday, 17 November 2014
MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- The Mexican bishops' conference issued an impassioned plea for peace and an end to the bloodshed in a country consumed with the crisis of 43 teacher trainees allegedly captured by...
CAROL ZIMMERMANN Catholic News Service
Sunday, 16 November 2014
BALTIMORE (CNS) -- For three and a half years, members of several U.S. bishops' committees have been trying to pinpoint what Catholics in the pew are thinking and why they accept or reject church teac...
Catholic News Service
Saturday, 15 November 2014
BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Though there were no actions on the U.S. bishops' agenda in Baltimore dealing with immigration, poverty and other public policy issues, the president of their conference said Nov. 1...
PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service
Saturday, 15 November 2014
BALTIMORE (CNS) -- National attention may have turned away from the summer's big story of tens of thousands of Central American children and families crossing the U.S. border, but the Diocese of Brown...

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