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Sainthood cause for Focolare founder formally begins

FRASCATI, Italy — Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement, “lit a new light in the church's journey toward unity,” Pope Francis said. In a...

Bishops welcome court’s review of lethal injections in executions

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to review the use of lethal injections in carrying out executions is a welcome move, said the...

Pontifical aid agency looks at needs of Lebanon’s refugees

BEIRUT — Officials of a pontifical aid agency said they saw much that needed done in Lebanon, if they could get beyond crisis mode. Economically...

Jesuits say South Africans’ violence against foreign nationals a disgrace

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — A week of violence targeting foreign nationals and their businesses in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships is a national...

U.S. House passes bill to restrict funding of abortion

WASHINGTON — After members of the U.S. House scuttled plans Jan. 22 to vote on a measure to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks, they...

March for Life speakers emphasize that ‘every life is a gift’

  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — On a chilly and cloudy morning on the National Mall in Washington, crowds gathered Jan. 22 for the annual March...

Young people find ‘amazing’ atmosphere, high energy at pro-life rally, Mass

WASHINGTON — Just as the sun rose Jan. 22, thousands of Catholic teenagers and young adults from across the country poured into the Verizon...

St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese files for bankruptcy protection

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Jan. 16 that it is filing for bankruptcy protection in the U.S....

Many see Rev. King’s vision ‘still in process of coming true’...

For young Jaymee Dixon, the tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Holy Angels Cathedral “means a lot. It feels great to...

Crowds in Manila just get quick glimpses of Pope Francis on...

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis shot past the crowd very quickly during his first popemobile drive-by in Manila Jan. 15, but nobody seemed to...

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