Nov 28, 2014 - 05:16 am .- People at the refugee center that Pope Francis will visit this coming Sunday are learning to seek a future, the director of the center told CNA Nov. 27.
Nov 27, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- “We shouldn’t get our hopes up. I don’t see any sign of an immediate improvement in China-Holy See relations.” Thus commented Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, reflecting on a symposium on mainland China held at the the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome.
Nov 26, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Legal expert Alan Sears said that the push for marriage redefinition in the U.S. has provided a platform for the issue at large and that Pope Francis' visit in 2015 could mark a shift in the contentious debate.
Nov 26, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- Since the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003, and especially since the eruption of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Turkey has become the destination—or passage way—for hundreds of thousands of refugees, many of them Christians.
Nov 26, 2014 - 12:08 am .- Pope Francis has said he aims to express the social doctrine of the Church, not the views of partisan political philosophies, suggesting it is reductionistic to say otherwise.
Nov 25, 2014 - 05:05 pm .- Pope Francis said Tuesday that brotherhood and a spirit of mutual service are needed to overcome conflict, telling the Council of Europe that both the continent and Christianity have special roles to play in this work.
Nov 25, 2014 - 03:31 pm .- While Pope Francis was applauded at the European Parliament on Tuesday at his mention of children “killed even before being born” as among the victims of a “throwaway” culture, the European Court for Human Rights has said regulating the treatment of infants born-alive after late-term abortion is outside its competence.
Nov 24, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- With elections for European Parliament having taken place in May, an auxiliary bishop of Brussels hopes that Pope Francis' Nov. 25 visit to the body will impact the new members of parliament.
Nov 24, 2014 - 11:27 am .- Ahead of Pope Francis’ Nov. 25 address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, pro-life leaders are emphasizing the danger of a mentality that fails to respect life across the continent.
Nov 22, 2014 - 06:03 am .- Awaiting the Pope's visit to Strasbourg next week, an official of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe says she hopes Francis will insist on family issues, as they are crucial to fulfilling Europe's dream of peace.
Nov 21, 2014 - 10:15 am .- The vice president of the U.S. bishops’ conference has said that charitable immigration reform must address the needs of both legal and illegal immigrants, encouraging the latter to come forward and receive help.
Nov 21, 2014 - 04:01 am .- One year ago, Mustafa Nayyem, a Ukrainian journalist born in Afghanistan, began Euromaidan from his post on Facebook: "Let us be serious. Who is ready to come to The Independence Square today before midnight? Likes are not considered, only the comment, 'I am ready'.”
Nov 21, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Hong Kong's retired prelate Cardinal Joseph Zen said that amid decades of communist rule in China, human values are at stake in all of Asia and can only be salvaged by fervidly preaching the gospel.
Nov 20, 2014 - 12:49 pm .- Pope Francis on Thursday condemned the excessive consumption and misuse of food, saying that often the statistics surrounding the topic of hunger are twisted for the sake of national security.
Nov 19, 2014 - 04:11 pm .- The Archdiocese of Granada, Spain, has defended its response to the case of three priests accused of abusing an underage boy over a decade ago, offering solidarity to the alleged victim.
Nov 19, 2014 - 04:08 am .- In Belarus, western Ukraine's neighbor to the north, the Church is doing its best to reach out to the people, even as it faces such challenges as irreligion, poverty, and alcoholism in the former Soviet republic.
Nov 19, 2014 - 02:01 am .- As the battle over Syria's largest city has raged for more than two years, the Community of Sant'Egidio on Tuesday launched a campaign for international solidarity to promote a truce in the historic metropolis.
Nov 17, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- After Pope Francis officially confirmed that he will visit Philadelphia next fall for the World Meeting of Families, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said the trip will be a blessing for the event and the world.
Nov 17, 2014 - 10:47 am .- Speaking about the “right to forget” sins after confessing them, a Vatican official stressed that God’s mercy truly frees us from our past sins if we truly repent of them.
Nov 13, 2014 - 02:01 am .- A Catholic psychologist who recently met with the Pontifical Council for the Laity says violence between partners is still a massive problem globally – and it's gaining more attention from the Vatican.