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Elderly are to be valued, not discarded, pope says

Elderly are to be valued, not discarded, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Older people are not “leftovers” to be discarded; rather, they continue [...]

Faith and family help Olympian live his dream amid hardship, heartbreak

Faith and family help Olympian live his dream amid hardship, heartbreak

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — June 26 was a day of excruciating waiting for Joe Schroeder. It was [...]

Pope prays for victims of German floods as death toll rises

Pope prays for victims of German floods as death toll rises

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered prayers and expressed his closeness with the people [...]

Pope released from hospital, prays at Rome basilica

Pope released from hospital, prays at Rome basilica

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Ten days after undergoing intestinal surgery, Pope Francis was released from [...]

SPANISH TRANSLATION: Pope to remain in hospital ‘a few more days,’ Vatican says

SPANISH TRANSLATION: Pope to remain in hospital ‘a few more days,’ Vatican says

El papa se quedará en el hospital ‘unos días más’, dice el Vaticano Por Junno Arocho [...]

Pope to remain in hospital ‘a few more days,’ Vatican says

Pope to remain in hospital ‘a few more days,’ Vatican says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Despite initial estimates of requiring a week of inpatient care, Pope [...]

UPDATE: After fever subsides, pope undergoes scans that rule out infection

UPDATE: After fever subsides, pope undergoes scans that rule out infection

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recovering from colon surgery, Pope Francis briefly ran a fever late [...]

Holy Father Health Update

Holy Father Health Update

Pope Francis underwent a CT scan of his chest and abdomen on Thursday morning after [...]

Haitian church ‘stunned’ by president’s assassination, says bishop

Haitian church ‘stunned’ by president’s assassination, says bishop

Bishop Alphonse Quesnel of Fort Liberté, Haiti, said the Haitian church was “stunned” by the [...]

Pope makes ‘satisfactory’ recovery; histology report confirms diagnosis

Pope makes ‘satisfactory’ recovery; histology report confirms diagnosis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis continued to have a “satisfactory” recovery from colon surgery, [...]

Miami archbishop, Boston cardinal, pastor offer prayers, comfort at site

Miami archbishop, Boston cardinal, pastor offer prayers, comfort at site

SURFSIDE, Fla. (CNS) — After spending time at Surfside’s informal Wall of Remembrance memorial for [...]

Pope announces visit to Hungary, Slovakia in September

Pope announces visit to Hungary, Slovakia in September

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Before going to the hospital for colon surgery July 4, Pope [...]

UPDATE: Pope out of bed, walking after surgery at Rome hospital

UPDATE: Pope out of bed, walking after surgery at Rome hospital

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The second morning after undergoing colon surgery, Pope Francis was continuing [...]

Pope Will Remain In Hospital For Seven Days

Latest medical update: Pope Francis continues to recover Sunday evening's surgery lasted about three hours. He [...]

UPDATE: Pope in ‘good condition’ after surgery at Rome’s Gemelli hospital

UPDATE: Pope in ‘good condition’ after surgery at Rome’s Gemelli hospital

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The morning after undergoing colon surgery, Pope Francis was in “good [...]

UPDATE: Pope undergoes surgery at Rome’s Gemelli hospital

UPDATE: Pope undergoes surgery at Rome’s Gemelli hospital

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis was hospitalized July 4 and underwent surgery on his [...]

Activists see temporary stop of federal executions as a starting point

Activists see temporary stop of federal executions as a starting point

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Activists who oppose the death penalty said the Justice Department’s temporary stop [...]

Vatican, medical associations look at ways to promote vaccination

Vatican, medical associations look at ways to promote vaccination

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The discovery of vaccines is “one of the greatest achievements of [...]

COMMENTARY: Independence Day is a moment to reflect on individual, collective freedoms

COMMENTARY: Independence Day is a moment to reflect on individual, collective freedoms

This is an unsigned editorial by the St. Louis Review, newspaper of the Archdiocese of [...]

Makeshift memorial near collapsed condo tower is reflection of humanity

Makeshift memorial near collapsed condo tower is reflection of humanity

SURFSIDE, Fla. (CNS) — There are pictures of children’s faces, retired couples at elegant dinners, [...]

Miami Catholic parish says 10 of its families still missing after collapse

Miami Catholic parish says 10 of its families still missing after collapse

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (CNS) — It is an understatement to say the people and staff [...]

Christians witness against the horror of torture

Christians witness against the horror of torture

Torture was back in the news in February, as if we needed the gruesome reminder. [...]

Third Catholic church in eastern Myanmar hit by military strikes

Third Catholic church in eastern Myanmar hit by military strikes

YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — Another church in Kayah state, a Catholic stronghold in eastern Myanmar, [...]

With world still in knots, pope turns to Mary with prayers

With world still in knots, pope turns to Mary with prayers

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Reaching the finish line of a monthlong rosary marathon, Pope Francis [...]

Pope asks all Catholics to step up commitment to saving creation

Pope asks all Catholics to step up commitment to saving creation

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To help lead the world’s Catholics along a journey of intensified [...]

Advocate: S. Carolina approval of firing squad, electric chair ‘chilling’

Advocate: S. Carolina approval of firing squad, electric chair ‘chilling’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The passage of a bill by South Carolina lawmakers in early May [...]

People must care for creation or face self-destruction, pope says

People must care for creation or face self-destruction, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When it comes to safeguarding creation, there is no time to [...]

Pope chooses theme for July 25 World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Pope chooses theme for July 25 World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To express the closeness of God and of the church to [...]

Nearly a year after Beirut blast: ‘We are bleeding, help is needed’

Nearly a year after Beirut blast: ‘We are bleeding, help is needed’

BEIRUT (CNS) — Nearly a year after the blast at the Beirut port, the memory [...]

Love on pilgrimage: The poetry of Angela Alaimo O’Donnell

Love on pilgrimage: The poetry of Angela Alaimo O’Donnell

In the introduction to her book “Andalusian Hours: Poems from the Porch of Flannery O’Connor” [...]

Priest-poet cites hospitality as key to address social tension

Priest-poet cites hospitality as key to address social tension

Jesuit Father Joseph Brown wields a lot of influence in a creative medium he regards [...]

COMMENTARY: How to answer kids when prayers go unanswered

COMMENTARY:  How to answer kids when prayers go unanswered

When I was 11 years old, wrestling with my brother’s recent death, the new parish [...]

Catholics see challenging balance in Simone Biles’ decisions at Olympics

Catholics see challenging balance in Simone Biles’ decisions at Olympics

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Simone Biles, described as the world’s greatest gymnast, announced July 27 [...]

Citing COVID-19 threat, Texas governor halts transportation of migrants

Citing COVID-19 threat, Texas governor halts transportation of migrants

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an order July 28 giving state police authority to stop [...]

Catholic environmental movement adopts new name in push to inspire action

Catholic environmental movement adopts new name in push to inspire action

CLEVELAND (CNS) — The Global Catholic Climate Movement is now known as the Laudato Si’ [...]

Stillwater

Stillwater

NEW YORK (CNS) — Matt Damon plays a man in search of redemption and renewal [...]

Boston Globe: Police charge McCarrick with assault in case dating to 1970s

Boston Globe: Police charge McCarrick with assault in case dating to 1970s

BOSTON (CNS) — The Boston Globe reported July 29 that police in the Boston suburb [...]

Two alums of Atlanta Catholic high school are part of Team USA in Tokyo

Two alums of Atlanta Catholic high school are part of Team USA in Tokyo

ATLANTA (CNS) — Gunnar Bentz, a graduate of St. Pius X High School in Atlanta [...]

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