News/World and Nation
Updated: September 23rd, 2014
Pope, in Albania, says killing in God's name is sacrilege
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
TIRANA, Albania (CNS) -- Killing in the name of God is sacrilege, and religious leaders must denounce the use of faith to justify violence and oppression, Pope Francis said during a one-day visit to Albania. In a world "where an authentic religious spirit is being perverted and where religious diff...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA Catholic News Service
Monday, 22 September 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will not open until Oct. 5, but some of its most prominent members are already publicly debating what is bound to be one of its most controversial topics: the eligibility of divor...
SARAH MCCARTHY, Catholic News Service
Sunday, 21 September 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A medical missionary worker who is an Ebola survivor said Sept. 16 that the U.S. government can do its part to address the Ebola crisis by increasing its financial support for humanitarian organizations that are already working on...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Saturday, 20 September 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Tuck the Gospel in your pocket and put on your walking shoes to share Christ's love, peace and joy with the world, Pope Francis said. It is the Holy Spirit who inspires Christians to "overcome every obstacle, to conquer the tem...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA Catholic News Service
Thursday, 18 September 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September 2015 will serve as a forum for debating issues on the agenda for the world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican the following month, said the two archbishops responsible for ...
FRANCIS X. ROCCA Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Presiding over the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis celebrated marriage as the union of a man and woman playing complementary roles during their common...
JUDITH SUDILOVSKY Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
JERUSALEM (CNS) -- U.S. bishops visiting the Holy Land said an on-the-ground tour and briefing about the situation in East Jerusalem heightened their awareness of the settlement issue in the divided c...
JOHN SHAUGHNESSY, Catholic News Service
Monday, 15 September 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- The emotion poured out of Bryan Neale when he learned that the dream he had pursued for 25 years had finally come true. The National Football League informed Neale earlier this ...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Sunday, 14 September 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christians are called to help those who have nothing to give and love those who don't love back, Pope Francis said. Salvation and changing the world for the better require "doin...
EZRA FIESER Catholic News Service
Saturday, 13 September 2014
 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) -- Poverty, violence and changing social norms are causing the disintegration of the family structure across Latin America, church workers in the region s...