Articles by The Catholic Sun

All in good time: Liturgy document unlikely to bring quick changes

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The shouts of joy and cries of despair that greeted Pope Francis’ recent changes to canon law regarding liturgical texts appear to be exaggerated. The changes can be read as part of Pope Francis’ efforts to promote a “healthy decentralization”…


Bishops: Amend repeal bill to protect poor, keep ban on abortion coverage

By Julie Asher Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The latest version of a Republican measure in the Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act must be amended to protect poor and vulnerable Americans, said the chairmen of four U.S. bishops’ committees. “As you consider the Graham-Cassidy legislation as a…



Pope says church was late fighting abuse, promises ‘zero tolerance’

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has endorsed an approach of “zero tolerance” toward all members of the church guilty of sexually abusing minors or vulnerable adults. Having listened to abuse survivors and having made what he described as a mistake in approving a…


Bishop, Caritas staffer say situation in Mexico serious, much aid needed

By Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY (CNS) — A Catholic bishop and a Caritas worker in Mexico said the situation was extremely serious after the Sept. 19 earthquake, and much aid would be needed. “The situation is complicated, because the first earthquake (Sept. 7) had already affected thousands of people…




Kansas priest recalls friendship with martyr as beatification nears

By Karen Bonar Catholic News Service CAWKER CITY, Kan. (CNS) — In the cozy rectory behind Sts. Peter and Paul Church sits Father Don McCarthy with myriad items relating to his friend, Father Stanley Rother. “It’s kind of like a shrine in here,” he said, looking around. At the window…


Boys Town celebrates a century of building families, changing lives

By Lisa Maxson Catholic News Service OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) — After living in several not-so-good environments, Lisa Morehouse Mabey arrived at Boys Town at the age of 15, looking for what she said she needed most: stability and love. And that’s exactly what she found. Three years later, after graduating…