By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Millions of Iraqis and Syrians are facing poverty and even death, neighboring countries are bearing more than their fair share of the burden of helping refugees, arms dealers are getting richer and the international community seems helpless, Pope Francis said.
By David Gouger, Catholic News Service OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) — Seeking to create awareness about poverty in the United States and to stand in solidarity with Pope Francis’ commitment to the poor, Catholic Charities USA has launched a new national campaign. Dominican Sister Donna Markham discussed the effort Sept. 10…
By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Calling himself “a bit feminist,” Pope Francis praised women religious for always heading to the “front lines” to bring the church’s tenderness and motherly love to those most in need.
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By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis enjoys extremely high levels of support among Catholic likely voters and that support could reshape the Catholic Church’s engagement on political and social issues, a new poll reveals.
By Matthew Gambino, Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — When Pope Francis visits America, he’ll meet a president, governors, Catholic prelates and ordinary folks. He’ll also meet a queen. Aretha Franklin, the “queen of soul,” will belt out quintessentially American music at the Festival of Families the night of…
By Catholic News Service KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Three Plowshares protesters, one of them a religious sister in her mid-80s, were resentenced to time served and two years of unsupervised probation for breaking into a Tennessee nuclear weapons facility in 2012.
By Lou Baldwin, Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Rick and Bernadette Bowes and their children — Matthew, Riley and Gabrielle — got quite the surprise Sept. 13 at their parish church: They learned they’ll get to meet Pope Francis.