HOUSTON (CNS) — The national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said an approach of “respectful, honest, open dialogue” about “matters at the core of our life” was what led to an agreeable conclusion this spring to the Vatican’s doctrinal assessment of LCWR and mandate for reform.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Representatives of Colombia’s largest guerrilla movement have asked to meet Pope Francis in Cuba in September and have requested the Catholic Church name a permanent delegate to their peace negotiations with the government.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A sense of longing, of missing something, often is not a sign that a person has taken a wrong turn, but rather is the heart’s reminder “that our nature was made for great things,” said a message written in the name of Pope Francis.
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HAVANA (CNS) — With Havana Harbor’s bright blue waters and a trio of vintage U.S. cars parked along the Malecon framing the scene, Secretary of State John Kerry officially reopened the U.S. Embassy in Cuba Aug. 14, marking the end of more than 54 years of fractured diplomatic relations.
Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines today: • The U.S. flag is flying over the American embassy in Havana today, marking the restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba. At the reopening of the embassy, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced his thanks to Pope Francis for…
ATLANTA (CNS) — Julian Bond, a leading figure in the civil rights movement and the first African-American in Georgia’s Legislature, died Aug. 16 in a hospital in Walton Beach, Florida, of complications from vascular disease. He was 75.
SANTA FE, N.M. (CNS) — The Catholic bishops of New Mexico in a joint statement welcomed a ruling by the state’s Court of Appeals that reversed a lower court’s approval of physician-assisted suicide.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is looking for a few good “missionaries of mercy,” priests who are known for their preaching and their dedication to hearing confessions and granting absolution.
HOUSTON (CNS) — The Vatican’s investigations of U.S. women religious — and resulting tensions — stemmed largely from a “cultural chasm,” the president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said Aug. 12. But that chasm is closing, she said, and a new era of communion seems to have begun.