WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Cardinal William W. Baum, the archbishop of
Washington from 1973 to 1980, died July 23 at the age of 88 after a long
illness. He was a cardinal for 39 years -- the longest such tenure in
U.S. church history.
Cardinal Baum witnessed history from the Second Vatican Council ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Returning to the Vatican in the midst of a heat
wave after an eight-day, three-country trip to South America, Pope
Francis took the kind of vacation he said he prefers: what has become
known as a "staycation."
With the exception of a July 21 meeting with a group ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After decades of world leaders trying to set
global goals to address climate change and extreme poverty, city mayors
gathered at the Vatican to pledge they will take real action and lead
the fight on their streets.
Pope Francis told the mayors that they were important because they ...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Readers of the Bible may recall the passage in
Chapter 4 of Luke that presages the start of Jesus' public ministry, in
which Jesus said, in part: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because
he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He ...
LAFAYETTE, La. (CNS) -- Bishop Michael Jarrell of Lafayette offered
prayers and sympathy to the victims of a multiplex cinema shooting July
23 in Lafayette in which two were killed and nine wounded.
"On behalf of the Catholic faithful in the Diocese of Lafayette, we
offer our deepest sympathies to the families ...