WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic organizations welcomed President Barack
Obama's Feb. 24 veto of a bill approving an oil pipeline through the
country's midsection, saying that it allows more opportunity to consider
moral questions about the environment and climate change.
Representatives of the groups told Catholic News Service they are
hopeful that the ...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Two-month-old Gabriel Caicedo is one of 78 children
who have been saved by a new medical protocol being used to reverse the
effects of the RU-486 abortion regimen in its early stages.
The baby is "the light of our life," said his father, Chris Caicedo.
He and Gabriel's mother, Andrea ...
NEW DELHI (CNS) -- A Jesuit priest kidnapped in Afghanistan and held for
eight months told reporters "God has saved me," but he said he did not
want to discuss details of his captivity.
Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar, 47, kidnapped June 2 in Afghanistan's
Herat province, was flown to New Delhi ...
As the Ukrainian Catholic bishops met in a private audience with Pope Francis Feb. 20, Ukraine was marking its first Day of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes, commemorating those who died in the Euromaidan movement one year earlier.
Renamed the Revolution of Dignity, the four months of demonstrations in the Ukrainian capital, from ...
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 ...