News/World and Nation
Updated: April 14th, 2014
 Jesus 'knows what you are going through,' Cardinal Dolan tells inmates
BETH GRIFFIN, Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
FALLSBURG, N.Y. (CNS) -- At an upbeat Mass in a maximum security prison, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said Holy Week resonates with inmates, who can relate to Jesus' arrest, captivity and trial. Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York speaks with inmate Gary McGurk after celebrating Mass Apr...
PATRICIA ZAPOR, Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- An Easter prayer breakfast at the White House April 14 started on a somber note as President Barack Obama acknowledged the deaths the day before of three people who were killed by a gunman at two Jewish facilities in Overland Park...
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Monday, 14 April 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Preceded by young people and clergy waving tall palm branches, Pope Francis began his Holy Week liturgies by encouraging people to ask themselves which personality in the Gospel accounts of Jesus' passion, death and resurrection...
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Sunday, 13 April 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests -- large in number, but not in proportion to the total -- have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they've done with the sexual abuse of children," ...
CAROL GLATZ, Catholic News Service
Saturday, 12 April 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Meeting four victims of human trafficking, dozens of religious sisters and senior police chiefs from 20 countries, Pope Francis praised their coordinated efforts to fight against a "crime against humanity." Cardinal...
CAROL ZIMMERMANN, Catholic News Service
Friday, 11 April 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Responding to concerns about Catholic involvement with Girl Scouts, a U.S. bishops' committee released key points from its dialogue with Girl Scout leaders outlining major concerns...
CAROL GLATZ, Catholic News Service
Thursday, 10 April 2014
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People can choose either to tackle life's challenges with the loving and wise heart of God or be driven by their own passions and interests, Pope Francis said. Pope ...
DENNIS SADOWSKI, Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 09 April 2014
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Healing and reconciliation continue 20 years after Rwanda's 100 days of genocide, making the central African nation a strong example for troubled states to emulate, international o...
JONATHAN LUXMOORE, Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 08 April 2014
OXFORD, England (CNS) -- A Ukrainian Catholic bishop warned his church could lose its legal status in Crimea under Russian rule and pledged to use "all possible means in the international arena" to de...
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Monday, 07 April 2014
ROME (CNS) -- A 75-year-old Dutch Jesuit who refused to leave war-torn Syria, instead staying in Homs to help the poor and homeless, was beaten by armed men and killed with two bullets to the head, ac...