News/World and Nation
Updated: August 20th, 2014
St. Louis archbishop urges prayers for peace to calm chaos in streets
Catholic News Service
Thursday, 21 August 2014
ST. LOUIS (CNS) -- Residents of Ferguson "are struggling to find peace in the chaos" that has followed the shooting death of an unarmed teen by a police officer and "as people of Christ, we are struggling to find direction in the unrest," said Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis. "We are all ...
Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The president of the U.S. bishops' conference Aug. 19 asked Catholic bishops across the country to take up a special collection for humanitarian needs and pastoral support for Christians and other victims of violence in the Middle...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM SEOUL, South Korea (CNS) -- Pope Francis said the use of force can be justified to stop "unjust aggressors" such as Islamic State militants in northeastern Iraq, but he declined to endorse U.S. military airstrikes against...
DALE GAVLAK Catholic News Service
Monday, 18 August 2014
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) -- A senior Catholic aid official said humanitarian agencies are "trying to pick up the pieces" of Gaza's badly destroyed infrastructure, desperately hoping that the declared truce between Israel and the militant Hamas will hold. ...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA Catholic News Service
Sunday, 17 August 2014
SEOUL, South Korea (CNS) -- Pope Francis warned South Korea's Catholic bishops not to let their country's "prosperous, yet increasingly secularized and materialistic society" distract the church from its essential duty to evangelize. Since the end o...
DAVID AGREN Catholic News Service
Saturday, 16 August 2014
JUJUTLA, El Salvador (CNS) -- Oralia Lopez had a brother leave for the United States in 2013. He had given up on eking out a living in El Salvador's coffee country, where a fungus known as coffee rust...
TOM TRACY, Catholic News Service
Friday, 15 August 2014
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) -- After 35 years of providing counseling and a Catholic outreach to families with a loved one who died by suicide, Father Charles Rubey has consulted on more than his shar...
DOREEN ABI RAAD, Catholic News Service
Friday, 15 August 2014
BEIRUT (CNS) -- The memory of that brutal June evening in his home near Mosul, Iraq, brought 48-year-old Joseph, now a refugee in Lebanon, to tears. "These people know no limits of humanity, decency,...
DAMIAN AVEVOR Catholic News Service
Thursday, 14 August 2014
ACCRA, Ghana (CNS) -- As the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency in West Africa, Ghana's bishops urged their government to be extra vigilant in screening people...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis condemned the actions of Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying that persecuting Christians and other minorities "seriously offends God and seriously offends humani...