Father Linus (Bernard) DeSantis, OFM Conv., was born in Baltimore, Md., on September 7, 1943, and passed away after a severe heart attack on Dec. 1, 2015. He was the son of Louis and Alice (Stankowski) DeSantis. In addition to his Franciscan family, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Elaine…
By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although the four weeks of Advent focus on waiting for Christmas, the church does not just sit around and wait for the main event. It celebrates plenty of major feasts with lots of customs, traditions and even special foods during the month…
By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The usual fanfare that comes with the world premiere of a movie is pretty standard: the lights and cameras, the celebrities walking down the red carpet and screaming fans trying to catch a glimpse of their favorite actors. At the…
By Catholic News Service ACCRA, Ghana (CNS) — As the Year of Mercy neared, the bishops of Africa and Madagascar held up the work of families and local faith communities in caring for people with AIDS as a strong example of unconditional love.
By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Heads of state discussing carbon emission limits must create a global and “transformative” agreement built on justice, solidarity and fairness, a papal representative told the U.N. climate conference in Paris.
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM AFRICA (CNS) — Pope Francis told reporters he is well aware that God is a god of surprises, but he had not been prepared for what a surprise his first visit to Africa would be.
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service BANGUI, Central African Republic (CNS) — Pope Francis ended his visit to the violence-torn Central African Republic with cries for peace and pleas for a mercy that seeks and grants forgiveness.
By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service BANGUI, Central African Republic (CNS) — Put down the weapons of war and work for justice, Pope Francis urged the people of the Central African Republic.
The Holy Door at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse was ceremonially sealed Nov. 22, in anticipation of its opening Dec. 13 in celebration of the Year of Mercy.
First grade students at Blessed Sacrament School in Syracuse baked up 120 pumpkin pies Nov. 23, all of which were donated to the Rescue Mission for its Thanksgiving dinner.