LE MARS, Iowa (CNS) -- A young parishioner in the Diocese of Sioux City recently had the chance to meet Pope Francis.
The circumstances of that meeting make it all the more powerful and unique. Kylie Hayworth, a parishioner at All Saints Parish in Le Mars, chose to visit the pope as ...
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 himself to only justice, he would cease to be God, and
would instead be like human beings who ask merely that the ...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The World Bank and global faith leaders are joining
together to end extreme poverty around the world by 2030.
The effort brings together the influential faith community with a major
U.S.-based institution that has committed billions of dollars to
development work and can leverage billions more from private sector ...
DESTREHAN, La. (CNS) -- The prayerful protection of Mary has been
showered upon Pope Francis 1 million times over, thanks to students and
their friends at St. Charles Borromeo School in the New Orleans
On Holy Thursday, April 2, just before the start of the school's monthly
rosary, religion teacher Lisa ...
HAVANA (CNS) -- Sitting outside the church where she was baptized,
65-year-old Clementina Torres recalls the time when anyone who publicly
admitted being a Catholic in Cuba faced a host of problems. It could
mean not getting into the "right" university or program, being taunted
by classmates or isolated by neighbors, ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) -- "Bullying" can be a testy topic for which few agree on any single definition, let alone the best way to respond once it happens in or around the classroom.
Still, no fewer than six presenters at an annual convention for Catholic educators took on the problems and ...
BOSTON (CNS) -- As the trial of Boston Marathon bombing defendant
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went to the jury April 6, the Catholic bishops of
Massachusetts released a statement reiterating the church's teaching on
the death penalty.
The Catholic Church opposes the death penalty except "if this is the
only possible way of effectively ...
Most recently Editor-in-Chief and Publisher at Paraclete Press, Sweeney will lead the Franciscan Media editorial ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Children are never a "mistake" and no sacrifice is
too great for an adult to make so that children can feel their worth,
Pope Francis said.
During his weekly general audience in a chilly, but sunny St. Peter's
Square April 8, the pope continued his series of talks ...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Quoting Pope Francis and the Rev. Martin Luther King
Jr. at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, President Barack Obama
observed that the celebration of Easter puts other concerns into
"With humility and with awe, we give thanks to the extraordinary
sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our savior," Obama ...
NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) -- The president of the Kenyan bishops' conference
called on Easter worshippers to commit themselves to praying for peace
and security in their homeland after militants attacked a college campus
Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi also condemned the April 2 attack by the
Somalia-based al-Shabaab militants at ...
WHEN MOST PEOPLE hear the name Mike
Krzyzewski (pronounced Sha-SHEF-ski),
they immediately think of basketball—
and with good reason. He
has coached Duke University’s men’s
basketball team for the past 26 years.
His teams have won three national
titles and made 10 Final Four appearances
in the NCAA tournament. He has been
named Coach of the Year 12 times.
But the ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- To enter Christ's empty tomb like the disciples
and see that he has risen, Christians today also must "bend down," Pope
Francis said in his Easter message.
"Love has triumphed over hatred. Life has conquered death. Light has
dispelled the darkness," he told tens of thousands of rain-drenched ...
During his general audience April 1, he also recalled the "true martyrs" ...
Many of those who knew her well speak of how she enveloped those around her with love, encouragement and positive energy, no matter if they were a lifelong friend or someone she just met.
March 30 marked 25 years since ...