News/World and Nation
Updated: February 19th, 2015
Pope's 'Mexicanization' comments not meant to offend, Vatican says
DAVID AGREN Catholic News Service
Saturday, 28 February 2015
SALTILLO, Mexico (CNS) -- A private email from Pope Francis to a personal friend was never meant to offend Mexican sensibilities, the Vatican said in a statement after the message -- which suggested Mexico was synonymous with drugs and violence -- was made public. In a note to Mexico's ambassador t...
DENNIS SADOWSKI Catholic News Service
Thursday, 26 February 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic organizations welcomed President Barack Obama's Feb. 24 veto of a bill approving an oil pipeline through the country's midsection, saying that it allows more opportunity to consider moral questions about the environment a...
NATE MADDEN Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Two-month-old Gabriel Caicedo is one of 78 children who have been saved by a new medical protocol being used to reverse the effects of the RU-486 abortion regimen in its early stages. The baby is "the light of our life," said his...
ANTO AKKARA Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
NEW DELHI (CNS) -- A Jesuit priest kidnapped in Afghanistan and held for eight months told reporters "God has saved me," but he said he did not want to discuss details of his captivity. Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar, 47, kidnapped June 2 in Afghan...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Monday, 23 February 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis urged Ukraine's Catholic bishops to focus on the social and human tragedies unfolding in their country and avoid politicizing their role as church leaders. He asked bishops from the nation's Eastern- and Latin-rite...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Sunday, 22 February 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Don't use peer pressure, greed or laziness as an excuse to chase after false gods and become a wildly successful failure, Pope Francis said. Slow down, reflect and choose the pa...
Joette
Saturday, 21 February 2015
LA PATRONA, Mexico (CNS) -- Norma Romero Vasquez watched a freight train roll by her residence on a recent Saturday, and she checked to see if any migrants were perched on top. "There's one," she yel...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Thursday, 19 February 2015
ROME (CNS) -- Lent is a journey of purification and penance, a movement that should bring one tearfully back to the loving arms of the merciful Father, Pope Francis said at an Ash Wednesday Mass that ...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christianity is not a set of prohibitions, but a "project for life" that can lead to true happiness in building better relationships and a better world, Pope Francis told Catholi...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In a Valentine's Day ceremony to create 20 new cardinals, Pope Francis offered a meditation on Christian love and, especially, what it means for those who guide and minister in t...