News/World and Nation
Updated: April 26th, 2015
Pope to visit Cuba first before heading to United States in September
CAROL GLATZ and CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Sunday, 26 April 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will visit Cuba in September before his trip to the United States. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, told reporters April 22 that the pope has "received and accepted the invitation from the civil authorities and bishops of Cuba" and has decided t...
Catholic News Service
Saturday, 25 April 2015
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (CNS) -- Ethiopia's Catholic bishops condemned "in unambiguous terms" the execution of 30 Ethiopian Christian migrants in Libya. "These Ethiopian martyrs who were butchered on the coast and desert of Libya were not politicians,...
Catholic News Service
Thursday, 23 April 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Marking the celebration of Earth Day, Pope Francis asked that everyone recognize the earth as God's gift to protect and cultivate, sharing the world's natural resources. May the way people treat the earth "not be guided by gree...
ELLIOT WILLIAMS Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- With the participation of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is hosting a summit, "Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity," at the Vatican April 28. The focus of the workshop, with more than 60 ...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The poor, migrants in search of a better life and the unemployed want what all human beings want: life, dignity and a chance to earn a decent living, Pope Francis said in several speeches urging compassion and assistance by both...
MARK PATTISON Catholic News Service
Monday, 20 April 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- It was nearly 25 years ago, on July 26, 1990, that the Americans With Disabilities Act passed by Congress was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. So what has changed, a...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Sunday, 19 April 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican approved new statutes and bylaws for the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious, ending a seven-year process of investigating the group and engaging in dialogu...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Saturday, 18 April 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- From Easter to Pentecost -- and especially during the Marian month of May -- Catholics recite the "Regina Coeli" prayer "with the emotion of children who are happy because their ...
NATE MADDEN Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Laypeople are meant to be "out on the frontlines" of using media in the new evangelization, said a speaker at an April 13 panel discussion at The Catholic University of America in ...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Mercy is what makes God perfect and all-powerful, Pope Francis said in his document officially proclaiming the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy. "If God limited himsel...