Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh was surprised at her home at the Sisters of Mercy motherhouse in Albany March 12 when visitors presented her with the Catholic Press Association's St. Francis de Sales Award.
"Her life of service to the Catholic press, the USCCB and the church is outstanding and a model ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a
Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the Catholic Church's "mission to be a
witness of mercy."
"No one can be excluded from God's mercy," the pope said March 13,
marking the second anniversary of his pontificate by leading a Lenten
DAYTON, Ohio (CNS) -- Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of
Tegucigalpa March 10 received the University of Dayton's Archbishop
Oscar Romero Human Rights Award for his humanitarian work.
Cardinal Rodriguez is the president of Caritas Internationalis, a
Vatican-based umbrella organization for 160 charity organizations
working on six continents.
In accepting the Romero award, ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In a joint statement, representatives of more than
50 countries have recognized that Christians are particularly
endangered in the Middle East, and they called on the international
community to reaffirm the human right to freedom of religion.
The violence carried out by terrorist groups "creates the risk of ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When Pope Francis went out onto the balcony of St.
Peter's Basilica for the first time, he said he did not prepare what he
was going to say, but "I felt deeply that a minister needs the blessing
of God, but also of his people."
He did not ...
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Jean Vanier, a Catholic author and theologian who
founded L'Arche, an international network of communities where people
with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together, has
won the 2015 Templeton Prize.
L'Arche is dedicated to the creation and growth of communities, programs
and support networks for people with ...
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) -- Vandals have damaged a prominent
statue of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero, recently declared a martyr.
The right hand, which had been holding a cross, was cut off the nearly
10-foot monument, located near Plaza El Divino Salvador del Mundo.
Archbishop Romero "is very much loved by a ...
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) -- Christian leaders again called for help for
Assyrian Christians as Islamic State militants stepped up their attacks
against their towns in northern Syria.
Syria's northeast Hassakeh province is emerging as the new battlefield
in the fight against extremist group. Analysts say Hassakeh province,
which extends like a thumb ...
NEW YORK (CNS) -- Cardinal Edward M. Egan, who retired as archbishop of
New York in 2009, died March 5. The cause of death was cardiac arrest.
He was 82.
After collapsing at his residence that afternoon, he was taken to NYU
Langone Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead at 2:20 ...
The Archdiocese of New York is looking for a few good eyewitnesses to the life of Catholic Worker co-founder and justice advocate Dorothy Day.
Its Dorothy Day Guild
is soliciting the names of people who worked alongside, knew or met Day
so they can be interviewed as ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis is expected to canonize Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, during the world Synod of Bishops on the family in October.
Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, leading a conference Feb. 27 on the role ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The head of Vatican security said Islamic State
militants have threatened the Vatican, but there are no indications of
any planned attack.
The Vatican gendarmes, Swiss Guards and the Italian state police that
patrol the perimeter of Vatican City State are always on high alert,
said Domenico Giani, ...
PITTSBURGH (CNS) -- Donald Nohs, who is an expert on the Shroud of Turin, widely believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus, talked to a Pittsburgh audience about the evidence of authenticity for the shroud.
Jesus' passion, Nohs noted, was much more than a physical suffering. It was the humiliation ...
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A homeless man who faithfully attended Mass at a
church inside Vatican City for decades was buried in a Vatican cemetery
after it was discovered he had died and was left unidentified in a
Willy Herteleer was well-known by the Swiss Guards keeping watch at St. ...