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Parents transmit church teaching on marriage by example, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Children need to see their parents kiss each other, complement each other and resolve arguments peacefully, Pope Francis said. “Dear parents, your children need to discover by watching you that it is beautiful to love another,” the pope told parents participating in the…





Bishops discuss upcoming encyclical, pope’s visit, uses of social media

Catholic News Service ST. LOUIS (CNS) — The U.S. bishops gathered in St. Louis for their spring general assembly heard presentations on the pope’s upcoming encyclical on the environment, the U.S. church’s ongoing work in promoting traditional marriage and the need to remain vigilant in protecting children from abuse.


Pope pushes Putin to work for peace in eastern Ukraine

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vatican June 10, the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine was the principal topic of their conversation and was a concern for many others as well.




Edward Cardinal Egan, former archbishop of NY, dies at 82

   Edward Cardinal Egan, former archbishop of New York, died this afternoon. He was 82.   Below is the official statement from the Archdiocese of New York:     “The cardinal was pronounced dead at NYU Langone Medical Center at 2:20 pm, cause of death was cardiac arrest. Funeral arrangements…


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Brandon Vogt shares three things every New Evangelist needs

What does it take to effectively share the Good News today? Brandon Vogt has it narrowed down to three essentials. Vogt shared those three pillars during a visit to St. James Church in Syracuse Feb. 24, where he offered a talk about “the New Evangelist.”