Protecting “the innocent is a matter of justice that imposes an obligation on all members of society,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, adding that abortion is not just another U.S. political issue.
When Pope Francis canonizes Blessed Teresa of Kolkata Sept. 4, he won’t simply be fulfilling a special duty of his office, he will be honoring a woman he has called “a symbol, an icon for our age.”
Continuing his Year of Mercy practice of going one Friday a month to visit people facing special struggles, Pope Francis paid a surprise visit to a community helping 20 young women get their lives back together after being rescued from prostitution.
With the raucous Republican and Democratic conventions long concluded, assessments of the U.S. electorate routinely include such phrases as “mutual loathing,” “contempt,” “unbridgeable antipathy,” a “clash of visions” and “appalling eruptions of hatred.”
WASHINGTON (CNS) — While in past years the wave of Muslim violence against Christians has been prominent in the U.S. State Department’s annual report on international religious freedom, the latest report, released Aug. 10, focuses on Muslim violence against other Muslims. Although Boko Haram in Nigeria and other terrorist groups elsewhere are cited in the […]
At a luncheon that was part reunion and part progress report, Pope Francis invited 21 Syrian refugees to join him at the Vatican Aug. 11.
RIO DE JANEIRO (CNS) — Glued to the improvised screen set up on the patio of the Caritas house, the refugees yelled and they cried. But most of all, they cheered. They cheered for their two Congolese colleagues, Popole Misenga, 24, and Yolande Mabika, 28, who were competing in judo as part of the United […]
U.S. Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Simone Biles says when she travels, she sometimes takes with her a statue of St. Sebastian, the patron saint of athletes, and she also carries a rosary her mother gave her.
KOLKATA, India (CNS) — A group of young independent photographers are busy clicking away, taking photos of the “City of Joy.” Their photos, part of the crowdsourced “Sainthood Project,” will be displayed in several locations in Rome in early September, to coincide with the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata. The photographers are volunteers, trying […]
Last year, Pope Francis marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a reiteration of the Catholic Church’s call for a ban on nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction.