News/World and Nation
Updated: September 3rd, 2015
Contemplate, give thanks, protect: Pope Francis prays for creation
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Thursday, 03 September 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Leading prayers for the safeguarding of creation, Pope Francis prayed that people would learn to contemplate God in the beauty of the universe, give thanks and protect all life. During an evening celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the pope prayed ...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 02 September 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In an extraordinary gesture for the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has extended to priests worldwide the authority to absolve women for the sin of abortion and has decreed the full validity during the year of the sacrament of confe...
Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis joined Austrian church leaders in praying for the 71 refugees found dead in an abandoned truck near Vienna and he condemned the smuggling of migrants as an offense "against the whole human family." Reciting the Ang...
BARBARA J. FRASER Catholic News Service
Monday, 31 August 2015
QUITO, Ecuador (CNS) -- Carlos Leon and Carmen Barrera thought the worst was over when they escaped the death threats in Colombia. Caught between a gang of extortionists and the owner of the property where he was working as a construction foreman, t...
CAROL ZIMMERMANN Catholic News Service
Sunday, 30 August 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Just as one Catholic school does not reflect all of them, there isn't one religious education program Pope Francis could visit while he is in the United States that would represent the variety of faith formation programs in church...
MARK PATTISON Catholic News Service
Saturday, 29 August 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Even after a half-century of election law that was intended to settle the question of who is eligible to vote in the United States, contentious issues remain on who gets that right...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Thursday, 27 August 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Parents who juggle packed work and family schedules deserve a Nobel Prize in mathematics for doing something not even the most brilliant scientists can do: They pack 48 hours of ...
RICHARD MEEK Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
BATON ROUGE, La. (CNS) -- Ten years later the memories still linger for Carol Spruell, as if they happened yesterday but perhaps were a lifetime ago. She remembers the chaos, despair, uncertainty and...
PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Two federal appeals courts acted Aug. 21 in cases related to the contraceptive mandate for employee health insurance. One court said the Little Sisters of the Poor and fellow plai...
Catholic News Service
Monday, 24 August 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- More than a month before Pope Francis was scheduled to arrive in the United States, his ride landed on U.S. shores. "A Jeep Wrangler will be used as the popemobile in the USA (l...