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Salt Lake City’s new bishop was born in Philippines – updated

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Oscar A. Solis of Los Angeles as bishop of Salt Lake City. Bishop Solis, 63, a native...

Philippine church leaders feel powerless to stop extrajudicial killings

  MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Catholic leaders say they are powerless to stop a growing number of extrajudicial killings that have come with President Rodrigo...

Philippine nuns, priests say role in revolution affected their faith

MANILA, Philippines — Religious and clergy in the Philippines say their experiences in the People Power Revolution 30 years ago have had a lasting...

Eucharist, the Lord’s meal, must create a culture that welcomes all,...

CEBU, Philippines — The Eucharist is supposed to create a new culture, one that is welcoming and only sees the flaws and failures of...

Greece’s Caritas aids refugees with food, clothing, human warmth

Catholic News Service IDOMENI, Greece — Weary faces, fussy babies, little boys teasing little girls to the point of tears and repeated uses of the...

Catholic relief workers assess areas hit by typhoon in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Catholic relief workers were on their way to a typhoon-stricken portion of the northern Philippines, including an area from which there...

Pope, at Mass with millions, tells Filipinos to protect the family

Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis told a crowd of an estimated 6 million gathered in a Manila park to protect the family...

Pope Francis tells survivors of typhoon they are not alone

Catholic News Service TACLOBAN, Philippines — Fourteen months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated much of the central Philippines, Pope Francis braved a tropical storm to encourage...

Pope urges end to corruption in Philippines, nation’s president claims church...

Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines — In a nation plagued repeatedly by corruption scandals, Pope Francis urged “everyone, at all levels of society, to...

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