Articles by The Catholic Sun

Vasquez: ‘Share the Journey’ migration campaign a call to prayer, action

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, told his fellow bishops Nov. 13 that more than 100 U.S. dioceses have participated in the “Share the Journey” campaign launched by Pope Francis…


Catholic Church sometimes has been part of racism problem, says bishop

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Though the Catholic Church has responded to racism for many years, some leaders and church institutions have at times been part of the problem, said a bishop who is heading a committee against racism. Bishop George V. Murry, speaking to bishops…


‘Shepherds’ who seek money, power cause scandal, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Church leaders who are attached to money and try to climb the ladder of success wound the church and destroy people’s hope, Pope Francis said. Shepherds and those in positions of authority within the church who say one thing…


Global cooperation needed in response to climate change, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Global problems associated with climate change demand global cooperation, Pope Francis told a group of heads of state from the Pacific Islands. The planet Earth, when viewed from space, is a world without borders, he said, and “it reminds us…


Keep lamp of faith alive with oil of charity, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Acts of charity and kindness make a person’s faith shine in this world and help ensure that it will shine forever in the afterlife, Pope Francis said. “Faith inspires charity, and charity safeguards faith,” the pope said Nov. 12 during…


Pope sends condolences after quake kills hundreds in Iran, Iraq

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis sent messages of condolence to people in Iran and Iraq after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed more than 400 people, mostly in Iran. The pope “assures all affected by this tragedy of his prayerful solidarity,” said the nearly identical messages,…




St. Frances Cabrini is modern model for handling migration, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — St. Frances Cabrini, the missionary to Italian immigrants in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s, “teaches us the path to handling the epochal phenomenon of migration by joining charity and justice,” Pope Francis said. The nun,…