MIAMI (CNS) -- Pope Francis sent a letter of condolence to the family a
Steven Sotloff, the second U.S. journalist slain this summer by ISIS,
also known as Islamic State.
"His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic
death of your son and brother, Steven Joel, and he ...
SAN DIEGO (CNS) -- Bishop Cirilo B. Flores of San Diego died Sept. 6 of complications from prostate cancer. He was 66.
On Sept. 4, Bishop Flores had been transferred from the cancer center of
the University of Southern California to Nazareth House in San Diego
for hospice care.
The bishop's prostate cancer ...
JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Gazans are frustrated that, despite all the sacrifice
and loss of life, nothing has changed for them, except perhaps having
more fishing rights, said a Catholic aid official.
"Clearly there is anger felt, (but) people are cautious who they speak
to and keep (their opinions) to themselves," said Sami ...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The canonization cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen
has been suspended indefinitely, according to a statement issued Sept. 3
by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, where the archbishop was born.
The suspension was announced "with immense sadness," the diocese said.
"The process to verify a possible miracle attributed to Sheen ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis said Christians should boast about
only two things: that they are sinners and they have been saved by Jesus
It's useless to brag about formal education and degrees because they
don't have the power to transform people into credible Christian
witnesses, the pope said; only ...
NEW YORK (CNS) -- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said he
continues to support the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee after
it lifted a ban prohibiting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
groups from marching openly in the annual event.
The cardinal, who will be the grand marshal of the ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (CNS) -- Sister Mary T. Clark, a member of the Religious of
the Sacred Heart who was an expert on St. Augustine, died Sept. 1 at
Teresian House in Albany. She was 100.
A funeral Mass was to be celebrated Sept. 6 at the Teresian House chapel.
Sister Clark, born Oct. ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Iraqi Christians are true and courageous witnesses
of Christ's message of hope, forgiveness and love, Pope Francis said.
"The church suffers with you and is proud of you, proud to have children
like you," he said Sept. 3, in a greeting to Arabic-speaking pilgrims,
especially those from Iraq.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' choice of Albania as the destination
of his first international trip in Europe reflects his trademark
pastoral approach: Head to the peripheries, bring healing to the
But his Sept. 21 visit to the poor, Muslim-majority nation also will
highlight, to a world increasingly torn apart ...
Catholic organizations in the United States have launched public appeals to fund assistance to Christians and other religious minorities displaced in Iraq and Syria.
As Pope Francis' plane was cruising through Chinese airspace in mid-August en route to his first visit to the Far East, 20 Chinese priests and nuns were assembling halfway around the globe at a retreat house in the United States, preparing to begin a week of quiet prayer and reflection.