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Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert “the death penalty …
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, Vatican City |
8/13/18 09:01 AM
It’s easy to drive by the stone grotto at the Skaro shrine for those who don’t know its history.
Tucked in a corner between two rural Canadian highways, due north of Lamont and 50 …
By Andrew Ehrkamp, Catholic News Service, Skaro, Alberta |
8/9/18 07:02 PM
The Argentine Senate voted against a bill that would have decriminalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
Senators voted 38-31 against the measure early Aug. 9 following a …
By David Agren, Catholic News Service, Mexico City |
8/9/18 06:57 PM
The chalice on the center of the altar was given by the Pope to the third archbishop of Baltimore nearly two centuries ago.
The local welcome crew wore vests that included the outline of a …
By Paul McMullen, Catholic News Service, Baltimore |
8/9/18 06:54 PM
The game stopped for a moment, but the smiles continued as everyone paused for a group photo on a sun-splashed summer morning.
Standing side by side, from different backgrounds and different …
By John Shaughnessy, Catholic News Service, Indianapolis |
8/9/18 06:50 PM
Davenport Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula made a confession during the final “RAGBRAI Mass” at St. Mary Church in Iowa City: “I have a love-hate relationship with …
By Barb Arland-Fye, Catholic News Service, Iowa City, Iowa |
8/9/18 06:48 PM
Dachau, the notorious German concentration camp most associated with the genocide of thousands of Jews during World War II, also held more than 2,700 clergy — 2,400 of them Catholic …
By Beth Donze, Catholic News Service, New Orleans |
8/9/18 06:23 PM
A Pew Research Center survey found that the main reason Americans attend worship services is to feel closer to God, but those who do not regularly attend worship services have a wider variety of …
By Steve Larkin, Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C. |
8/9/18 06:16 PM
Motivated by the upcoming change on the Supreme Court, the Knights of Columbus is urging its members and all Catholics to join in a novena to pray for the protection of human life in the …
Catholic News Service, New Haven, Connecticut |
8/9/18 06:07 PM
Two underground parish priests in China’s Gansu province have been removed after being accused of holding a summer camp for a youth group at their church.
Father Wang Yiqin of Hui county …
Catholic News Service, Gansu, China |
8/9/18 06:02 PM
Christ’s commandment to love God and neighbor is a path trodden by those who have the desire to become saints, Pope Francis told thousands of altar servers from around the …
By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service, Vatican City |
8/9/18 05:58 PM
As the first anniversary of violence stemming from protests and counter-protests regarding the removal of Confederate monuments from Charlottesville approached, Bishop Barry C. Knestout of …
By Brian T. Olszewski, Catholic News Service, Richmond, Virginia |
8/9/18 05:49 PM
Catholic groups have collected and are distributing aid for thousands of people affected by a deadly earthquake that struck Lombok, Indonesia’s popular tourist island.
The magnitude 6.4 …
Catholic News Service, Jakarta, Indonesia |
8/9/18 05:46 PM
On the 40th anniversary of the death of Blessed Paul VI, Pope Francis went into the grotto under St. Peter’s Basilica to pray at his predecessor’s simple tomb.
The Pope who oversaw …
Catholic News Service, Vatican City |
8/9/18 05:41 PM
Marcelo Perdomo didn’t think an earthly brush with holiness would take place in his native El Salvador next to the parish priest.
As a young man in the early 1960s, Perdomo worked in his …
By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C. |
8/9/18 05:35 PM
On a Sunday night in early July, four men – two of them indigenous – were brutally murdered in Assis, a tiny Brazilian town on the border with Peru.
Far from the two …
By Barbara J. Fraser, Catholic News Service, Puerto Maldonado, Peru |
7/30/18 11:50 AM
The presence in the United States of about 3,000 priests and religious from countries in Africa is a great contribution to the U.S., said Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey.
By Sister Grace Candiru, Catholic News Service, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |
7/30/18 11:35 AM
Pope Francis asked people to generously serve those most in need and to never waste food.
“Never throw away leftovers,” he said July 29 before reciting the Angelus prayer with …
By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, Vatican City |
7/30/18 11:33 AM
Pardon Marty Brounstein if he’s got a personal stake in his latest book.
His wife is a featured character.
Brounstein this year wrote a second edition of Two Among the Righteous Few: …
By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C. |
7/30/18 11:31 AM
As a 44-person choir rehearsed “O God, How Manifest Are Your Works” before a celebration concert, Paulist Father Ricky Manalo bounced on his feet as he stood next to the …
By Christopher Gunty, Catholic News Service, Baltimore |
7/30/18 11:25 AM