Health workers wearing protective equipment hold hands as they pray at the start of their shift before entering the Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept.30. Joe Sehnert, a member of Ascension Parish in Chesterfield, Mo., is helping the local community cope with the Ebola outbreak as a lay missionary with Liberia Mission, an effort of Franciscan Works. (CNS photo/Christopher Black, WHO, Handout via Reuters) See EBOLA-SEHNERT Oct. 8, 2014.
News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 31, 2014
26 pastoral workers were killed in 2014
Children dressed as angels react as they attend Christmas Mass at Catholic church in Beijing, December 24.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 26, 2014
The crying of Baby Jesus is not the only cry people should hear on Christmas, the pope said.
News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 16, 2014
The apostolic visitation of U.S. communities of religious women, though initially met with some resistance, ended up promoting a greater sense of unity in the church and helped the women become more aware of how God is working in their lives, said the prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Co
Mother Mary Clare Millea speaks at Vatican press conference for release of final report of Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious.
News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceDecember 16, 2014
A massive, detailed Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious ended with a call to the women themselves to continue discerning how best to live the Gospel in fidelity to their orders' founding ideals while facing steeply declining numbers and a rapidly aging membership
News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 25, 2014
The 77-year-old grandson of European immigrants to Argentina, Pope Francis urged the European Parliament to value the continent's faiths and recuperate a sense of responsibility for the common good to rejuvenate Europe's social, political and economic life."In many quarters we encounter
News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 19, 2014
Pope Francis condemned the "unacceptable episodes of violence" in Jerusalem, episodes that "do not spare even places of worship," after an attack in a synagogue left four worshippers, a policeman and the two attackers dead.At the end of his general audience Nov. 19, the day after
News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 18, 2014
Migrants are among the poorest, most vulnerable people in the world, and a church committed to defending strong families must be particularly engaged in assisting migrant couples and their children, a U.S. bishop told a Vatican conference."Across the globe, 175 million migrants seek safety and
People walk next to colorful giant domino pieces placed along a stretch of the original path of the Berlin Wall Nov. 9, the 20th anniversary of the wall's demise. (CNS photo/Maya Hitij, Reuters)
News
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceNovember 10, 2014
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Pope Francis said the sudden end to the division of Europe was prepared by the prayers and sacrifice of many people, including St. John Paul II.After reciting the Angelus prayer Nov. 9 with visitors in St. Peter's Square, Pope Fr