News/World and Nation
Updated: May 6th, 2015
Pope says parents must not exclude themselves from children's lives
LAURA IERACI Catholic News Service
Thursday, 21 May 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Parents must not exclude themselves from their children's lives and, despite what some "experts" may say, they must take an active role in their children's education, said Pope Francis during his general audience in St. Peter's Square May 20. "It's time for fathers and mothers...
Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
ST. MEINRAD, Ind. (CNS) -- A funeral Mass will be celebrated May 21 at St. Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad for Benedictine Father Cyprian Davis, who died May 18 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. He was 84. Father Davis wrote six books, including "The...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Declaring four 19th-century women religious saints, Pope Francis said they are models for all Christians of how faith, nourished in prayer, is expressed concretely in acts of charity and the promotion of unity. The new saints, ...
DENNIS SADOWSKI Catholic News Service
Monday, 18 May 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said the organization is pleased to be "going on with our normal life, so to speak," now that the Vatican's mandate to reform the group has concluded. Sister Sharon Ho...
LOU BALDWIN Catholic News Service
Sunday, 17 May 2015
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- The wailing of sirens called Father Tom Higgins from his parish rectory and Sisters Linda Lukiewski and Julie Sertsch from their convent to the scene of the Amtrak train derailment the evening of May 12. At about 9:30 p.m., the...
Saturday, 16 May 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Are frozen embryos human beings worthy of dignity and respect or are they property subject to contractual obligations? That is the legal question surrounding the dispute between a...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The powerful of the earth will face God's judgment and will be asked to account for how they cared for the poor and how they cared for the environment so that it could produce fo...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Peace takes hard work and must be built one person at a time working each day by forgiving others, ending injustice and stopping greed, Pope Francis told elementary school childr...
CINDY WOODEN Catholic News Service
Monday, 11 May 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' July 5-12 visit to Latin America will not take him to his native Argentina, but it will put him closely in touch with his Jesuit roots and with one of the main char...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Sunday, 10 May 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Never let practice and competition get in the way of going to Mass, studying for school, being with friends and helping the poor, Pope Francis told an Italian sports association....