News/World and Nation
Updated: March 19th, 2015
Imitate Jesus' humility and service, pope says at Palm Sunday Mass
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- From modern-day martyrs to those who quietly care for the sick or elderly, Pope Francis remembered all those who "sacrifice themselves daily," following Jesus in serving others and giving witness to the Gospel. In overcoming the daily temptations of power and pride, the pope s...
JONATHAN LUXMOORE Catholic News Service
Monday, 30 March 2015
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) -- A new airport, improved road and rail links, a fleet of dream buses and "Youth Bible" are among features projected for the Catholic Church's 14th international celebration of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, in 2016. "It's ...
Catholic News Service
Sunday, 29 March 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome Pope Francis to the White House Sept. 23. "During the visit, the president and the pope will continue the dialogue, which they began during the president's visit t...
KATIE SCOTT, Catholic News Service
Saturday, 28 March 2015
ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) -- A mother and daughter from Virginia who perished in the French Alps plane crash were remembered by fellow Catholic parishioners as "wonderful people" who were active members of Sacred Heart Church in Manassas. Yvonne Selke an...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Thursday, 26 March 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- No matter how weary, wounded or sinful a family has become, the church will always do everything to try to help family members heal, convert and reconcile with the Lord, Pope Francis said. The pope called on everyone to pray ea...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The number of Catholics in the world and the number of priests and permanent deacons rose slightly in 2013, while the number of men and women in religious orders declined, accord...
NATE MADDEN Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The number of Catholic marriages in the United States is at its lowest point since 1965. Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate keeps records of Cat...
BETH GRIFFIN Catholic News Service
Monday, 23 March 2015
UNITED NATIONS (CNS) -- As he opened a March 18 forum on Women Promoting Human Dignity, Archbishop Bernardito Auza said that "in the education of the heart, women are the world's professors." The Hol...
LAURA IERACI Catholic News Service
Sunday, 22 March 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis came out squarely against the death penalty once again, calling it "unacceptable" regardless of the seriousness of the crime of the condemned. Pope Francis met with...
Catholic News Service
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Responding to editors' requests for a regular sampling of current commentary from around the Catholic press, here is an editorial titled " Toward a church that is poor and for the poor," published in ...