Catholicism

Why manners are the glue that holds society together

Common courtesy is making a comeback, and we think Pope Francis might be pleased.<p>Since the 1980s, the use of good manners has come to be perceived as …

Pope Francis

BBC mini-series captures daily life of Benedictine monks

Stratton-on-the-Fosse, England, Oct 19, 2017 / 12:54 pm (CNA).- A new BBC series will depict the daily life of Benedictine monks in a few UK …

Christianity

Watch Pope Francis speak to the young people of Canada on national television

The special program will air on Sunday, October 22, on Salt and Light TV.<p>This weekend Canada’s Salt and Light Television Network will air a …

Christianity

Pope Francis marks 50 years of Methodist-Catholic dialogue

2017-10-19 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with leaders of the World Methodist Council on Thursday, celebrating <b>fifty years of dialogue</b> …

Christianity

What You Don't Know About Pope Francis

There's a church, the Immaculate Virgin, toward the end of the pasaje Spanish for passing where, on one event, the local priest along with a number …

Christianity

From the archives: Priests took to streets as flu swept Montreal

This story was first published on Oct. 17, 2004, in the Montreal Gazette.<p>“Although all Roman Catholic churches were strictly closed yesterday in …

Quebec

Commentary: Redefining gender while California burns

Sacramento, Calif., Oct 20, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA).- California is still burning.<p>At this point, 42 people are dead. Some 217,000 acres are devastated. …

Religion

Nuns open restaurant offering free food in London – named ‘Nundos’

The restaurant opened in Shoreditch as part of Channel 5's ‘Bad Habits, Holy Orders’ series<p>An order of nuns has opened a restaurant in East London …

Religion

Pope promises to send special message to FAO meeting in Ethiopia

2017-10-19 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> marked <b>World Food Day</b> this week with a visit to the <b>UN Food and Agriculture Organization</b> (FAO) …

Christianity

Pope Mass: The gift of God's salvation opens the door to all

The Lord gives us the memory of <b>God's salvation</b> which is “a gift” and close to the concreteness of the works of mercy he wants us to do, whether they …

Christianity

Pope meets students, staff of “Institution des Chartreux”‎

2017-10-19 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday urged students of a French Catholic School to watch out against the lure and slavery …

Pope Francis

How Los Angeles Catholics help the homeless

Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 20, 2017 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With growing numbers of people suffering homelessness in the expensive megalopolis of …

Poverty

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew increases his international prestige speaking on climate matters

Eastern Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew COGwriter Eastern Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew is in the news promoting the ‘climate change’ …

Christianity

Government must allow abortion for undocumented teenager, judge rules

Washington D.C., Oct 19, 2017 / 12:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a controversial decision, a U.S. district judge ruled that the government must …

Rights & Freedoms

St. John Paul II's legacy lives on through new study abroad program

Krakow, Poland, Oct 19, 2017 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Near the heart of Krakow, Poland, you can find a two-level basilica which houses all things related …

Education

Money in his bank - CNA Columns: Your Heart, His Home

My first job out of university was working as a teller in a bank. I was singing a lot on the weekends and working on my writing, but I needed a …

Christianity

Europe at a crossroads

Paris, France, Oct 19, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday, the people of Austria elected a new government. At 31 years of age, Sebastian …

Christianity

Dan Brown’s new target? The creepy Catholic sect with its very own pope and ‘Vatican’

Like most apocalyptic groups, the Palmarian church is quick to adjust the deadline when the end time fails to begin<p>In Dan Brown’s new thriller, <i>Origin</i>, we are introduced to the Catholic church’s sinister far-right rival — a paranoid worldwide cult dedicated to undermining the reforms of Pope Francis.<p>…

Christianity

Polish bishops’ conference: accompany the remarried, but no Communion

The bishops cited the traditional teaching reaffirmed by John Paul II and Benedict XVI<p>The Polish bishops’ conference has affirmed the Church’s …

Christianity

Quebec's new religious neutrality law offers a special level of hypocrisy

All this took place beneath the National Assembly's official crucifix, which hangs over the speaker's chair<p>I grew up in Quebec, but I last lived …

Religion

The peaceful dove

Photo of the Day: October 19, 2017<p>In this timeless photo, Pope Francis releases a dove as a symbol of peace during a meeting with Chaldean community …

Photos of the Day

On the death penalty, Francis is going where no pope has gone before

Pope Francis set the cat among the pigeons last week, telling an audience convened to mark the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic …

Christianity

Polish Catholic leader to suspend anti-migrant priests

The leader of Poland's Catholic Church has said he'll suspend any priest who takes part in anti-migrant demonstrations.

News (Ireland)

The Church of England may be in decline, but it’s got at least one thing right

The Anglicans have detailed statistics on what they're up against. Maybe Catholics should do the same<p>The Church of England has just released its …

Church of England

Dying among the dead: Philippines' poorest easy prey in Duterte's drugs war

Manila // On an overcast day, the 70-year-old Elvira Miranda stands next to an opulent grave in Manila's North Cemetery and points to the concrete …

Philippines

Somalis were already long-suffering people, pope laments in prayer for Saturday’s victims

Francis repeats: Violence in name of religion gravely offends God, who is peace and source of peace<p>Today during the general audience, Pope Francis …

Pope Francis

Pope Francis condemns terrorist attack in Somalia that killed more than 300

Pope Francis prayed for the victims of a terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, that left hundreds dead and countless wounded in one of the …

Terrorism

Sign of peace at Mass needs to maintain a public character - CNA Columns: Viewpoint

The Catholic liturgical tradition regards the Sign of Peace at Mass as a disciplined and restrained public gesture, and not an affectionate gesture …

Christianity

Running nun featured in Runner's World

There’s something that fascinates the world about watching habited nuns do otherwise very ordinary things – what else could explain the popular Nuns …

Christianity

Central Americans fleeing violence can't return home yet, bishops warn

Washington D.C., Oct 18, 2017 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As a temporary immigration permit program for families fleeing violence in Honduras and El …

Immigration