Walking through the new St. Francis de Sales Hospital, Dr. Wilfrid Cadet surveys a nearly empty pharmacy and points to where storage units, desks and work stations will be located.
He's just waiting for the materials to arrive.
With an April 1 opening date looming, Cadet, the hospital's chief operating officer, knows the ...
The 21 Coptic Christians who were beheaded by Islamic State militants died as martyrs, invoking the name of Jesus, said an Egyptian Catholic bishop.
In line with Pope Francis' assertion at morning Mass Feb. 17, Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina of Giza told the Fides news agency that the "diabolical" video of the ...
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia praised the announcement by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Feb. 13 that he is granting a reprieve for death-row inmate Terrence Williams, who was scheduled to be executed March 4.
In a memo, Wolf said he would extend the reprieve to each of the 186 inmates on ...
In a Valentine's Day ceremony to create 20 new cardinals, Pope Francis offered a meditation on Christian love and, especially, what it means for those who guide and minister in the church.
"The greater our responsibility in serving the church, the more our hearts must expand according to the measure of the ...
The economy is a human creation, not a god, so humans have the responsibility to manage the economy in a way that benefits the most people, said Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, president of Caritas Internationalis.
"The economy is not a god. We have to have the courage to put it in ...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- On a gray and overcast morning in Washington, just a
short walk from Capitol Hill, construction work began on a museum
intended to promote engagement, education and discussion of the Bible.
The 430,000-square-foot museum will feature a 200-foot LED screen on the
lobby ceiling, displaying a set of rotating ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI has never doubted or
regretted his decision to resign, knowing it was the right thing to do
for the good of the church, said Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of
the papal household and personal secretary to the retired pope.
"The church needs a strong ...
Blessed Junipero Serra, the Franciscan who founded the California missions and is in line to be canonized a saint this fall when Pope Francis visits the United States, could potentially lose his spot in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall under a proposal by a California state Sen. ...
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) -- As Jordan steps up airstrikes on Islamic State
targets in Syria to avenge the murder of its pilot, Catholic and other
leaders are hoping that the tragedy can still yield good for the future.
Islamic State killed First Lt. Muath al-Kasasbeh in early January, but
the video ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A homily at Mass is not a mini catechism class,
the Vatican says in a new document on homilies, but it is an opportunity
to explain church teaching using the Scripture readings and the
Catechism of the Catholic Church.
"In the broadest sense, the homily is a discourse ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Bishops who do not comply with the child
protection norms adopted by their bishops' conferences and approved by
the Vatican must face real consequences, said Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley
of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of
The commission, he said, "is very, very ...
SAO PAULO (CNS) -- In the 10 years since U.S.-born Sister Dorothy Stang
was killed by ranchers in the Amazon, the risks have not decreased, said
one of the coordinators of the Brazilian bishops' Pastoral Land
Antonio Canuto, one of the commission's coordinators, said although the
73-year-old nun's assassination in Anapu ...
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) -- Catholic and Orthodox archbishops in Ukraine
appealed for national unity against pro-Russia separatists as calls
mounted for the United States to help arm Ukrainian forces.
Citing constant danger to Ukraine, the church leaders called the war "a
crime against life" that brings "suffering and death, grief and