Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service

‘Share the journey,’ embrace migrants, refugees, pope says Default Thumbnail
Vatican

‘Share the journey,’ embrace migrants, refugees, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christ calls believers to welcome migrants and refugees “with arms wide open, ready to give a sincere, affectionate, enveloping embrace,” Pope Francis said, launching the “Share […]

Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision Default Thumbnail
Vatican

Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM COLOMBIA (CNS)  — Politicians who call themselves pro-life must be pro-family and not enact policies that divide families and rob young people of a future, […]

Bruised, not broken: Pope encourages Colombians to pursue peace Default Thumbnail
Vatican

Bruised, not broken: Pope encourages Colombians to pursue peace

CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) — Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to listen to them, learn from them […]

Work against fear, hatred, pope tells South Korean religious leaders Default Thumbnail
World News

Work against fear, hatred, pope tells South Korean religious leaders

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The day before North Korea detonated what it said was a hydrogen bomb, Pope Francis urged religious leaders from South Korea to dedicate their words and […]

Charting change: Vatican statistics track church health indicators Default Thumbnail
Vatican

Charting change: Vatican statistics track church health indicators

The health of the Catholic Church can be measured in many ways, and the Vatican has a special office just for that purpose. The Central Statistics Office, which operates under […]

Pentecost is celebration of unity in diversity, pope says Default Thumbnail
National

Pentecost is celebration of unity in diversity, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Holy Spirit continues to give Christians different gifts and to call them to share those gifts with each other in a community marked by forgiveness […]

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace Default Thumbnail
Vatican

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, […]

Vatican, Jewish museums explore menorah in art and dark legend Default Thumbnail
National

Vatican, Jewish museums explore menorah in art and dark legend

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican Museums and the Jewish Museum of Rome are exploring together the significance of the menorah, although they also give a nod to the centuries-old […]

Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says Default Thumbnail
National

Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says

By Cindy Wooden and Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus is the risen shepherd who takes upon His shoulders “our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all […]

USCCB committee applauds decision on transgender directive Default Thumbnail
National

USCCB committee applauds decision on transgender directive

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump’s repeal of the Obama administration’s directive on transgender access to bathrooms. The guidance, issued […]

Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you Default Thumbnail
National

Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

ROME (CNS) — A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person […]

Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you Default Thumbnail
National

Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

ROME (CNS) — A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person […]