CRS commits $20 million to typhoon relief in the Philippines

Photo Caption: A father carries the lifeless body of his daughter Nov. 10 on the way to the morgue after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban, Philippines. The typhoon is believed to have killed tens of thousands. By: By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Catholic Relief Services officials committed $20 million in emergency […]

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Blessed John XXIII, John Paul II to be canonized April 27

By: By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recognizing that Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II have widespread reputations for holiness and that years of studying their lives and actions have proven their exceptional virtue, Pope Francis announced he would declare his two predecessors saints at a single ceremony April 27. […]

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USCCB weighs in on Syria with letters to Obama, Congress

Photo Caption: Syrian refugees, fleeing the violence in their country, cross the border into the Kurdish region of northern Iraq Sept. 4. By: By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Echoing the appeal of Pope Francis and Catholic prelates in Syria, two leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference urged President Barack Obama to seek a […]

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Catholic leader in Egypt says army is fighting terrorism

By: By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Speaking on behalf of Catholics in Egypt, Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak said the violence and unrest in his country are “not a political struggle between different factions, but a war against terrorism.” In an Aug. 18 statement, the patriarch said the country’s […]

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Top 10 parables of faith on screen

Photo Caption: The 2008 film “Henry Poole is Here” is one of 10 movies selected by CNS’ John Mulderig for exploring the theme of faith in “an accomplished and illuminating manner.” By: By John Mulderig, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Since the advent of cinema in the late 1800s, faith has been treated […]

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Hobby Lobby wins injunction against HHS mandate

Hobby Lobby wins injunction against HHS mandate By Catholic News Service OKLAHOMA CITY (CNS) — A federal judge in Oklahoma City July 19 granted a temporary injunction to the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, saying it would not have to comply with the federal health care law mandating that employers provide coverage of contraceptives […]

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Faith is light of human life, says pope in his first encyclical

Photo Caption: Pope Francis, right, embraces retired Pope Benedict XVI during a ceremony in the Vatican gardens July 5. By: By Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei” (“The Light of Faith”), is a celebration of Christian faith as the guiding light of a “successful and […]

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