News/World and Nation
Updated: February 11th, 2016
Cookies, sombrero and a shoe shine: Even reporters give pope gifts
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Friday, 12 February 2016
ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO HAVANA (CNS)—Making his 12th trip abroad, Pope Francis was accustomed to collecting interview requests, notes and gifts from the journalists who travel on the plane with him. But his flight to Cuba Feb. 12 had a unique moment. Noel Diaz, who lives in Los Angeles and...
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
Thursday, 11 February 2016
WASHINGTON (CNS)—What do a new social media campaign, a new fundraiser and new features for a popular app have in common? Launched by different Catholic organizations for Lent, the three efforts aim to help Catholics enrich their Lenten prayer...
CAROL GLATZ, Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Pope Francis named Msgr. Peter B. Wells, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the next papal nuncio to South Africa and Botswana. The longtime deputy chief of staff at the Vatican's Secretariat of State will be ordained archbisho...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 09 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis is scheduled to have more than two hours alone with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in Cuba in addition to signing a declaration with the patriarch before flying on to Mexico for a Feb. 12-17 visit. The...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Monday, 08 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After almost three decades of tense Catholic-Russian Orthodox relations, Pope Francis will meet Patriarch Kirill of Moscow Feb. 12 in Cuba on the pope's way to Mexico. It will be the first-ever meeting of a pope and Moscow patr...
JUNNO AROCHO ESTEVES Catholic News Service
Sunday, 07 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Tomorrow's priests and bishops must be good pastors and not just good scholars, said the secretary of seminaries at the Congregation for Clergy. "The vocation is meant to be lived, not to be argued about, hypothesized over or t...
SUEANN HOWELL Catholic News Service
Saturday, 06 February 2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers, the team going up against the Denver Broncos in the Feb. 7 Super Bowl, credits his parents and his Catholic faith for making a positive impact on his NFL career and his...
JUNNO AROCHO ESTEVES Catholic News Service
Thursday, 04 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In a video message one week before his apostolic visit, Pope Francis asked the people of Mexico for some time alone during his visit to pray before the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. "I would like to ask -- as a favor from you...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 03 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- An encounter with Jesus changes people's lives, and that should be especially noticeable in those who are consecrated completely to serving God, the church and others, Pope Franc...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Respond to the crisis of vocations with intensified prayer, not despair or a lax admissions process, Pope Francis told women and men religious. He said he is tempted to lose hop...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Monday, 01 February 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Diversity in the Catholic Church springs from its reality as a communion of different people with different gifts, and a collegial approach to facing challenges ensures that thos...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Sunday, 31 January 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Praying for a loved one's health and healing, tenderly caring for them and asking very human questions about why people suffer are experiences Christians, Muslims and Jews all sh...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Sunday, 31 January 2016
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- More than 1,000 "missionaries of mercy" from all over the world will receive a special mandate from Pope Francis to preach and teach about God's mercy, said Archbishop Rino Fisic...