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Nebraska Catholic bishops invited all to pause to pray during execution

OMAHA, Neb. — The state of Nebraska Aug. 14 executed its first death-row prisoner in 21 years, convicted murderer Cary Dean Moore, who was...

UPDATE: Cardinal DiNardo, head of U.S. bishops, describes ‘moral catastrophe,’ outlines...

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Aug. 16 announced three key goals and a comprehensive plan to address...

A checklist for bishops in effort to heal church’s credibility woes:...

By GREG ERLANDSON WASHINGTON -- When Catholic News Service posted a short video of the Pennsylvania attorney general's Aug. 14 news conference announcing a grand...

‘Mountaintop Mass’ celebrated to honor Father McGivney draws 1,000

WATERBURY, Conn. — More than 1,000 people gathered in the rain on top of Holy Land USA as Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of Hartford...

Text of letter to O’Malley: McCarrick behavior ‘highly questionable’

WASHINGTON -- Here is the text of a June 17, 2015, letter written by Father Boniface Ramsey, administrator of a parish in the New...

Murdered Jesuit taught, worked with generations in Peru

LIMA, Peru -- A Spanish Jesuit priest who was found murdered in the boarding school where he lived was buried Aug. 12 in Chiriaco,...

Decades-long friendship with author flavors bio of Daniel Berrigan

"At Play in the Lions' Den: A Biography and Memoir of Daniel Berrigan" by Jim Forest. Orbis Books (Maryknoll, New York, 2017). 352 pp.,...

Vatican makes progress on supporting drug availability for kids with HIV

AMSTERDAM (CNS) -- An initiative to identify and properly treat children living with HIV has gained new momentum as international organizations and pharmaceutical companies...

After 100 years, Marian shrine in Alberta still draws thousands

SKARO, Alberta — It’s easy to drive by the stone grotto at the Skaro shrine for those who don’t know its history. Tucked in a...

100 years and counting: ‘I’ve had a wonderful life!’

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Vashti Jackson Woodson does not hesitate when asked how she feels about her 100 years of life. "I'm happy about everything!" she...

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