News
Updated: March 5th, 2015
Contemplating confession
BY CHERIE SPINO, Chronicle Writer
Friday, 06 March 2015
It’s not comfortable to admit your faults in front of another person, let alone your parish priest. The sacrament of reconciliation is a gift, says Father Mark Herzog, pastor of Oregon St. Ignatius. Unfortunately, it’s a gift that most Catholics don’t unwrap. Three-fourths of Cath...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Thursday, 05 March 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Seeing the elderly only as a burden "is ugly. It's a sin," Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience. "We must reawaken our collective sense of gratitude, appreciation and hospitality, helping the elderly know they are a...
DOUG WELLER and CHERYL LANG Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
SALINA, Kan. (CNS) -- For the Horinek family in far western Kansas, the potential to pass down the farm to the next generation is a blessing, said Tony Horinek. He and his wife, Anita, have farmed west of Colby since 1981. Now son Aaron, his wife, E...
DALE GAVLAK Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) -- Christians in the Middle East welcomed the release of nearly 20 Assyrian Christians abducted by Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria, but expressed concern that more than 200 others remained in captivity. "I can confi...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Monday, 02 March 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their lives during Lent, Pope Francis offered some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance. After a brief explanation of why p...
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Monday, 02 March 2015
NORTH CANTON—Catholic high school students across the country are invited to participate in the third annual Walsh University Catholic Schools Week photo contest. Catholic schools have a rich, ...
JONATHAN LUXMOORE Catholic News Service
Sunday, 01 March 2015
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) -- Catholic officials in Latvia are trying to stay out of the region's ideological war with neighboring Russia. "Latvia is home to a large Russian population and there are Russia...
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Sunday, 01 March 2015
TOLEDO—"Pursuing Holiness" is the title of the third daylong Toledo Men's Conference March 14 at the Seagate Convention Center in downtown Toledo. The conference is open to adult men inte...
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 M...
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 t...