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 ...
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) -- 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 ...
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 ...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- San Francisco's archbishop said the recent
"senseless killing" of a young woman in that city allegedly by a man in
the U.S. illegally is "a horrible tragedy" but should not be used to
push for policies that "punish all immigrants."
"This horrible tragedy has ignited a national conversation about ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- A broad digital media project to coincide with
Pope Francis' visit this fall to the United States aims to recruit and
interact with young people, particularly those who do not think of
themselves as religious.
These "nones," as researchers have called them, are especially found
among the millennial ...
JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Christians in the Middle East are facing difficulties
ranging from "bad" to "less bad," said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of
While describing the condition of the Palestinians in the West Bank as
"bad," he said their situation is better than the challenges faced by
Christians in Syria and ...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) -- The first traces of preparation for Pope
Francis' historic U.S. visit this September could be said to have
started in Milan, Italy, in 2012.
In closing the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families held there
that year, Pope Benedict XVI announced that the 2015 gathering would
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named three auxiliary bishops for
the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and accepted the resignation of Auxiliary
Bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson, 75.
The changes were announced July 21 in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
The pope appointed two priests from Los ...
MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- When the Islamic State overran the Iraqi
town of Qaraqosh last August, one of the priests there jumped into his
car and joined the exodus of Christians on the road east in the hope of
reaching the safety of Kurdish-controlled territory.
Little did Father Bashar Kthea, a Syriac ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (CNS) -- Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, one of four
Marines killed July 16 by a shooter in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was "an
overall awesome guy," said a classmate from the Marine's 1994 graduating
class of Cathedral High School in Springfield.
"He was fun-loving and a joy to be around," said Tim ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A good pastor always sees what people are going
through, feels compassion and then nourishes them with God's Word, Pope
Seeing and being moved to pity "have always been associated with Jesus,"
the Good Shepherd, he said July 19 before reciting the Angelus with
visitors gathered ...
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (CNS) -- Fawzi Abu Jame'a had finally finished
building his family's dream home just eight months before the beginning
of the war between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic party that governs
Gaza. Unable to work because of diabetes, Jame'a had borrowed money from
friends to buy the ...
"Our plan was to complete the first phase of relief work by the end of ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (CNS) -- An outpouring of sympathy and prayer washed over Tennessee for the victims of the July 16 shootings that left four Marines and the shooter dead.
Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville, whose diocese includes Chattanooga, encouraged all Catholics and people of faith to participate in a community prayer ...