Articles by The Catholic Sun

Update: True believers want peace for Jerusalem, pope tells imam

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians, Muslims and Jews who are sincere about their faith must be committed to protecting the special character of Jerusalem and to praying and working for peace in the Holy Land, Pope Francis wrote in a letter to the grand…



Religious orders look at peacemaking in South Sudan, Congo

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Church leaders in South Sudan and Congo often wonder if they have labored in vain because, too often, their own people are waging war on each other, said Father Maurice Ibiko, a South Sudanese. The root of the conflict, he said,…


Security expert says wall would be costly symbol of exclusion, bigotry

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A scholar at a Washington think tank says the Trump administration doesn’t understand the financial, social, environmental and other implications of building a bigger border wall with Mexico and may push the country into paying for a costly, ineffective structure that…




Respecting the dignity of all life in the Year of the Family

“Pope Francis, together with bishops throughout the world, has recognized that families, particularly today, are not without their flaws and struggles (“Amoris Laetitia,” 57). Family members get sick, grow old, make mistakes, and so on. Yet, our culture and society present their view of what the perfect family should look…



Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO IQUIQUE, Chile (CNS) — Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony at 36,000 feet aboard his flight in Chile. During his flight to Iquique Jan. 18, the pope was approached by…