WASHINGTON (CNS) -- San Francisco's archbishop said the recent
"senseless killing" of a young woman in that city allegedly by a man in
the U.S. illegally is "a horrible tragedy" but should not be used to
push for policies that "punish all immigrants."
"This horrible tragedy has ignited a national conversation about ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- A broad digital media project to coincide with
Pope Francis' visit this fall to the United States aims to recruit and
interact with young people, particularly those who do not think of
themselves as religious.
These "nones," as researchers have called them, are especially found
among the millennial ...
JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Christians in the Middle East are facing difficulties
ranging from "bad" to "less bad," said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of
While describing the condition of the Palestinians in the West Bank as
"bad," he said their situation is better than the challenges faced by
Christians in Syria and ...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) -- The first traces of preparation for Pope
Francis' historic U.S. visit this September could be said to have
started in Milan, Italy, in 2012.
In closing the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families held there
that year, Pope Benedict XVI announced that the 2015 gathering would
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named three auxiliary bishops for
the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and accepted the resignation of Auxiliary
Bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson, 75.
The changes were announced July 21 in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
The pope appointed two priests from Los ...
MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- When the Islamic State overran the Iraqi
town of Qaraqosh last August, one of the priests there jumped into his
car and joined the exodus of Christians on the road east in the hope of
reaching the safety of Kurdish-controlled territory.
Little did Father Bashar Kthea, a Syriac ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (CNS) -- Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, one of four
Marines killed July 16 by a shooter in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was "an
overall awesome guy," said a classmate from the Marine's 1994 graduating
class of Cathedral High School in Springfield.
"He was fun-loving and a joy to be around," said Tim ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A good pastor always sees what people are going
through, feels compassion and then nourishes them with God's Word, Pope
Seeing and being moved to pity "have always been associated with Jesus,"
the Good Shepherd, he said July 19 before reciting the Angelus with
visitors gathered ...
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (CNS) -- Fawzi Abu Jame'a had finally finished
building his family's dream home just eight months before the beginning
of the war between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic party that governs
Gaza. Unable to work because of diabetes, Jame'a had borrowed money from
friends to buy the ...
"Our plan was to complete the first phase of relief work by the end of ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (CNS) -- An outpouring of sympathy and prayer washed over Tennessee for the victims of the July 16 shootings that left four Marines and the shooter dead.
Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville, whose diocese includes Chattanooga, encouraged all Catholics and people of faith to participate in a community prayer ...
MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- Bishops across Mexico expressed incredulity with the escape of the country's most notorious inmate and said it showed the complicity of public officials with drug cartels and the depth of corruption in the country.
Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman slipped out of a maximum-security prison -- ...
SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- A video released July 14 appears to show a top Planned Parenthood official discussing the sale of parts of aborted babies for research, including discussing ways the abortion procedure can be altered to preserve specifically requested body parts.
The nearly nine-minute edited video -- filmed undercover and produced ...
JERUSALEM (CNS) -- UNESCO declared Bethany Beyond the Jordan, on the eastern side of the Jordan River, as a World Heritage site and the location of Jesus' baptism.
"The decision is logical. The Eastern side is where all the Byzantine antiquities and churches are located," said Franciscan Father Eugenio Alliata, professor of ...
DENVER (CNS) -- The Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious entities are not substantially burdened by procedures set out by the federal government by which they can avoid a requirement to provide contraceptive coverage in health insurance, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled July 14.
In a lengthy ...