News/World and Nation
Updated: July 28th, 2015
Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts' decision to allow openly gay leaders
MARK PATTISON Catholic News Service
Thursday, 30 July 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The top leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting have made an uneasy peace with the Boy Scouts of America's decision July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the national level. The Boy Scouts' decision does not affect deci...
ABBEY JAROMA Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
A new Gallup poll shows that the favorability rating for the pontiff among U.S. respondents is now about 59 percent, down from 76 percent in early 2014 and close to the 58 percent rating Americans gave him when he was elected pope in March 2013. Six...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day to be held in Krakow, Poland, launching the opening of registration. Accompanied by two Polish teenagers who wore World Youth Day 2016 T-shirts, the pope had to ...
Catholic News Service
Monday, 27 July 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- San Francisco's archbishop said the recent "senseless killing" of a young woman in that city allegedly by a man in the U.S. illegally is "a horrible tragedy" but should not be used to push for policies that "punish all immigrants....
Catholic News Service
Sunday, 26 July 2015
LAFAYETTE, La. (CNS) -- Bishop Michael Jarrell of Lafayette offered prayers and sympathy to the victims of a multiplex cinema shooting July 23 in Lafayette in which two were killed and nine wounded. "On behalf of the Catholic faithful in the Diocese...
ABBEY JAROMA Catholic News Service
Saturday, 25 July 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Amid an outcry from members of the GOP demanding answers to questions raised by a video of a Planned Parenthood physician talking about preserving fetal organs and tissue for resea...
TOM TRACY Catholic News Service
Thursday, 23 July 2015
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) -- The first traces of preparation for Pope Francis' historic U.S. visit this September could be said to have started in Milan, Italy, in 2012. In closing the Vatican-spon...
ANTO AKKARA Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNS) -- Like thousands of Nepalese homeowners, Sobha Laksmi Maharjan lost her residence in the devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal April 25. But she remains busy and cheerful at...
PAUL JEFFREY Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (CNS) -- Fawzi Abu Jame'a had finally finished building his family's dream home just eight months before the beginning of the war between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic party th...
Monday, 20 July 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Human trafficking illustrates Pope Francis' lament that "we live in 'throwaway culture,' in which people are discarded as quickly and easily as an old, worn out shoe," a bishop tol...