BOSTON (CNS) -- The parents of Martin Richard, the youngest victim
killed in the Boston Marathon bombings two years ago, are asking that
the death penalty be taken "off the table" for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
On April 8, Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts related to the
attack that killed three ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of
Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, who was
convicted in 2012 on one misdemeanor count of failing to report
suspected child abuse.
The Vatican announced the bishop's resignation April 21, specifying it
was under the terms of the ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Military tanks, oil derricks and cancer cells are
among the contemporary depictions of the afflictions prefigured by the
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in a fine-art edition of the Book of
Revelation given to Pope Francis.
The last of the seven-volumes that comprise The St. John's Bible was ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has considered the possibility of
visiting Cuba in September--before or after his trip to the United
States--but discussions with Cuban authorities are so preliminary that
the idea cannot be considered more than a hypothesis, the Vatican said.
"Contacts with the Cuban authorities are still in too ...
CHICAGO (CNS) -- Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of
Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died
April 17 at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was
His successor in Chicago, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, called Cardinal
George "a man of peace, ...
CARLE PLACE, N.Y. (CNS) -- Paul Cartier, an organist at Our Lady of Hope
Church in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, finds himself in sports
heaven at this time of the year.
In addition to his parish duties, Cartier plays the organ for Major
League Baseball’s New York Yankees and the National ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- With the participation of U.N. Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is hosting a summit,
"Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity," at the Vatican April 28.
The focus of the workshop, with more than 60 environmental experts
invited, will be the moral dimensions of climate change and ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The question of accountability for bishops and religious superiors who fail to follow through on protecting minors from abuse was "put on the table" during the latest meeting between Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals, said the Vatican spokesman.
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi said the ...
DALLAS (CNS) -- Even after becoming the toast of the sports world, golfer Jordan Spieth, a 21-year-old Dallas Jesuit graduate, remained humble and down-to-earth as he worked the crowds at Augusta, handled the media, and bantered with morning and late night talk show hosts after his historic win.
That's no surprise ...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (CNS) -- Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford visited
tornado-damaged neighborhoods in Rochelle after praying with residents
at an evening Mass at St. Patrick Church April 11.
According to the National Weather Service, eight tornadoes hit northern and central Illinois April 9. A massive tornado, measuring EF4, touched down near ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Four lay members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors met with one of Pope Francis' top cardinal advisers at the Vatican April 12 to voice their concerns about the appointment of a Chilean bishop, accused of covering up for an abusive priest.
The four ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Pope Francis said atrocities from the past have to be recognized -- not hidden or denied -- for true reconciliation and healing to come to the world.
However, Turkey's top government officials criticized the pope's use of the term ...