Pope Francis

“God free the world from the inhumane violence of terrorism”

The Pope expresses his sorrow for the recent terror attacks and begs the lord during the Angelus to free the world from the "inhumane violence" of …

Christianity

At Mass, Barcelona prays for unity, peace following deadly attacks

At a Sunday Mass in the iconic Sagrada Familia basilica, the archbishop of Barcelona on Sunday called for Spain to unite and work for a more peaceful world.<p>Cardinal Joan Josep Omella’s message following last week’s deadly dual vehicle attacks – in Barcelona and Cambrils – came as a massive manhunt …

World News

Pope Francis prays for an end to 'inhuman violence' of terrorism

Referring to a string of terrorist incidents both in Europe and Africa last week, Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for the dead and injured and their …

Terrorism

Pope Francis sends letter to special envoy to Jubilee of Lima in Peru

2017-08-19 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a letter to Cardinal Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito, …

Christianity

Vatican delegate: Every indication Medjugorje will be recognized, perhaps later this year

A Polish archbishop appointed by Pope Francis to study the pastoral situation surrounding Medjugorje says the apparitions in the Bosnian town could …

Christianity

‘Disloyal, outrageous and unacceptable’: The Vatican really doesn’t want Belgian Catholics to perform euthanasia

Print<p>LONDON — Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals.<p>In May, the Brothers of …

Catholicism

Charlottesville blues

Real Christians must stand up and speak up the very moment the demon of racism rears its ugly head.<p>Much of the world heard the name “Charlottesville” …

Opinion

No, Pope Francis did not beatify Roberto Clemente

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug 18, 2017 / 03:14 pm (CNA).- Sports fans in the U.S. and beyond may be disappointed to learn that reports of baseball …

Christianity

Pope in Myanmar won't be judged by crowds or speeches, but results

Although not yet announced by the Vatican, it has been confirmed by numerous sources that Pope Francis plans on visiting Myanmar – also known as …

Asia

Logo for Pope Francis's pending trip to Peru features "United by Hope"

As part of the run-up to Pope Francis’s January 2018 outing to Chile and Peru, the Vatican on Saturday released the official logo for the Peru …

Christianity

Leading theologian: change canon law to correct papal errors

Fr Aidan Nichols said that Pope Francis's teaching had led to an 'extremely grave' situation<p>A prominent theologian has proposed reforming canon law …

Christianity

5 Tips for Traveling Solo After Retirement

As a chronological leader in the cohort of Baby Boomers who are now retired or thinking seriously about it, I’m happy to say that I have the …

Travel

Charlottesville Violence and Trump’s Reaction Draw Criticism Abroad

A wide range of world leaders have condemned the violence in Charlottesville last weekend and sometimes sharply criticized President Trump, who said that some of the people marching with the white supremacist and neo-Nazi protesters were “very fine people.”<p>Many of these countries are American …

Paolo Gentiloni

Cardinal Demands Rare Correction Of Pope Francis

'Apostasy within the Church'

Christianity

Turns out working for President Obama isn’t the sweet gig we imagine

Alyssa Mastromonaconews.com.au<p><b>EVERYONE thinks that travelling with the president has got to be a sweet gig — lush service, pampering, the nicest</b> …

Australian News

Pope Francis sends condolences for ‘cruel’ Barcelona terror attack

2017-08-18 Vatican Radio<p>(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday sent a telegram expressing his condolences for the victims of the terrorist attack on …

Christianity

'The Universe Remains.' Pope Francis' Astronomer on Finding Meaning in the Eclipse

Pope Francis’ official astronomer, Brother Guy Consolmagno S.J., is visiting the United States from the Vatican Observatory for the total solar …

News (U.S.)

Steve Bannon firing: Winners and losers

The ousting of Donald Trump’s chief strategist and campaign victory architect Steve Bannon has sent shockwaves across Washington, given what the …

Steve Bannon

Italians debate whether rescuing migrants at sea can be a crime

As temperatures heated up in Italy in late July and August, so did the debate over migration policy and, particularly, over the rescue of refugees …

Migration

The Attacks in Catalonia: “Blind” Violence?

Pope Francis on last year’s Nice attack (via the <i>National Catholic Register</i>):<p>Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day Celebrations in France, …

Terrorism

Pope Francis says sexual abuse by priests is an 'absolute monstrosity' in new book

In foreword to memoir by survivor of clerical abuse, pope promises action but critics say he has not done enough to hold perpetrators to account<p>Pope Francis has branded sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests a “monstrosity” and pledged action against perpetrators and bishops who …

Christianity

Vatican dispels claim that Roberto Clemente is on his way to sainthood

Perhaps a tweet crossed your timeline in the past few weeks, alerting you that Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente was on his way to becoming a saint after being officially “blessed” by Pope Francis.<p>That’s “not true,” Vatican officials told The Post on Thursday. While they couldn’t confirm …

Sports

Father, my father: A priest’s son takes his case directly to the Pope

One bright morning three years ago, Vincent Doyle joined the thousands of Catholic faithful jamming St. Peter’s Square for a chance to see Pope …

Boston

A priest’s son takes his case directly to the Pope

He thought he was alone, being the child of a Catholic priest. He was wrong.

Christianity

World leaders express solidarity with Spain in confronting terror

| <b>Published —</b> Friday 18 August 2017<p>A police officer talks to people attending to injured persons at the scene after a van crashed into pedestrians …

Saudi Arabia

A Pope Francis Lexicon

<i>A Pope Francis Lexicon</i> is a collection of over fifty essays by an impressive set of insightful contributors from around the globe, each writing on a …

Christianity

Malala Can Tell Oxford Paired Her With Roommate Just Because They’re Both Nobel Laureates

WESTWOOD, CA—In a deft and ruthless display of the utmost cunning, local woman Anne Kaminski added the phrase ‘No gifts, please’ to the bottom of her …

North Korea

World leaders express solidarity in wake of Barcelona attack

World leaders sent messages of support and condolences to Spain on Thursday after a van struck a crowd in the busy Las Ramblas district of Barcelona, killing at least 13 people and wounding scores more in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.<p>French President Emmanuel Macron was among the …

Health

How the Pope's Paraguay trip inspired a children's charity

Asunción, Paraguay, Aug 17, 2017 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of Pope Francis' 2015 trip to Paraguay, a local charity was founded in …

Christianity

Spanish bishops offer prayers following Barcelona terrorist attack

Barcelona, Spain, Aug 17, 2017 / 11:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The secretary general of the Spanish Bishops Conference voiced prayers for victims after …

Terrorism