NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 31, 2015
"Today as well, in the Middle East and other parts of the world, Christians are persecuted," Pope Francus said. "There are more martyrs [today] than there were in the first centuries" of Christianity."
NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 28, 2015
Vatican nuncio to the Dominican Republic was accused of abusing adolescent boys
NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 20, 2015
In the Year of Mercy, the Catholic Church's annual day of reflection and prayer on the situation of migrants and refugees will include a special reminder that "welcoming the stranger" is a corporal work of mercy.
NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 13, 2015
Pope Francis' speeches to Congress and to the United Nations in late September will be less pastoral than homilies--more about policy.
NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 10, 2015
Seventy years later "this tragic event still gives rise to horror and revulsion."
NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 30, 2015
The Catholic Church must develop better ways to "accompany" people in their family life and not simply condemn those who fail, said a diverse group of theologians, including the former theologian of the papal household.
NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJuly 09, 2015
The cross was created by Jesuit Father Luis Espinal, who was assassinated in 1980.
NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 30, 2015
In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic's approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit.Visiting both Cuba and the United States on the same trip not only acknowledges h
NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 12, 2015
"Laudato Si'," the title Pope Francis chose for his encyclical on the environment, comes from a hymn of praise by St. Francis of Assisi that emphasizes being in harmony with God, with other creatures and with other human beings, said the head of the Franciscan order.Sitting under tower
NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceJune 10, 2015
Ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine was the principal topic of their conversation.