DUBLIN (CNS) -- Irish Cardinal Sean Brady had paid tribute to a
controversial Protestant firebrand-turned-peacemaker who once heckled
St. John Paul II as the "antichrist."
The Rev. Ian Paisley, 88, who served as first minister in the
cross-community power-sharing government in Northern Ireland from 2007
to 2008, died Sept. 12 and was ...
JERUSALEM (CNS) -- American bishops were returning to their dioceses
after a nine-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a stronger resolve to
advocate for peace and to urge the U.S. government to take a leadership
role in ushering Israelis and Palestinians toward peace, a member of the
"Framed by ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When will people ever learn that war is madness
and conflicts are only resolved by forgiveness, Pope Francis asked.
The pope said it is believed that more than 8 million soldiers and 7
million civilians died during World War I -- a four-year-long conflict
that began 100 years ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in
September 2015 will serve as a forum for debating issues on the agenda
for the world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican the following month, said
the two archbishops responsible for planning the Philadelphia event.
At a Sept. 16 briefing, ...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Eight Eastern Christian leaders spent 40 minutes
talking to President Barack Obama about the situation of Christians and
other minorities in the Middle East.
"We felt how deeply moved he was by what was happening to the Christians
there," Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, Maronite patriarch, said at a ...
SAN ANTONIO (CNS) -- As William Carmona lay gravely ill in a San Antonio
hospital bed, he repeatedly questioned his classmates from nearby
Assumption Seminary: "Where is Bishop Choby?" "When will he get here?"
And finally: "How many more hours until he ordains me?"
Carmona, a fourth-year theology seminarian who was entering ...
ROME (CNS) -- Just a few steps away from Rome's traffic jams, blaring
sirens and sticky heat, the city's Non-Catholic Cemetery is a garden of
breezes and greenery, of crickets, birdsong, roses and pomegranate
Not surprisingly, it is also a magnet for visitors. There are students
reading under trees by the ...
BEIRUT (CNS) -- Sister Marie Claude Naddaf, provincial leader of the
Sisters of the Good Shepherd for Lebanon and Syria, is still shaken by
what she witnessed visiting Irbil, Iraq.
Representing the Union of the Superior Generals of women religious in
Lebanon, Sister Marie Claude accompanied Catholic Near East Welfare
Association on ...
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 ...