‘Finally,’ pope says he will be able to make pilgrimage to Iraq

March 4, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told the people of Iraq he was going to their country as a “penitential pilgrim,” asking God’s forgiveness for… Read More

U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine and for Pro-Life Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

March 3, 2021

On March 2, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, and Archbishop Joseph… Read More

St. Bonaventure University president dies of COVID-19 complications

March 3, 2021

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (CNS) — Dennis R. DePerro, the 21st president of St. Bonaventure University, died of COVID-19 complications March 1. He was 62. “Words… Read More

‘We were here’ — health care chaplains reflect on COVID-19 ministry

March 3, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation this past year, hospital chaplains — already accustomed to helping people cope with sickness and… Read More

Pope says he cannot disappoint Iraqis, asks prayers for trip

March 3, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On the same day that 10 rockets hit an air base in Iraq, Pope Francis said he had to travel to… Read More

God offers humanity a love with no equal on earth, pope says at audience

March 3, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — There is no greater love in the world than the love God has for humanity, Pope Francis said. “What kind of… Read More

Bishops address concern over Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s abortion link

March 2, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, approved Feb. 27 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, raises moral concerns because… Read More

Can God be found in science fiction? Actor suggests, well, maybe

March 2, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Is it possible the God of the universe is also the God of space aliens? In the scientific realm, the new Mars… Read More

Catholic sculptor hopes to inspire with his liturgical art

March 2, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (CNS) — When he was 7 years old, Dony Mac Manus’ mother gave him a bag of clay for his birthday. The… Read More

Honoring suffering, building bridges: Papal trip to Iraq has dual focus

March 1, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing security concerns, Pope Francis is determined to visit Iraq to pay homage to Christian and… Read More