‘Crisis standards of care’ help hospitals address volume of COVID-19 cases

October 12, 2021

Many U.S. states developed health care crisis standards of care during the coronavirus pandemic, but allocating critical patients among neighboring cities and hospitals — called… Read More

Rosary is ‘our true weapon’ for facing today’s challenges, says bishop

October 12, 2021

MERRIMACK, N.H. (CNS) — Given the challenges facing the Catholic Church and the faithful in the world today, the rosary “is our true weapon, which… Read More

Pilgrims flock to beatified teen’s tomb in Assisi ahead of feast day

October 12, 2021

ROME (CNS) — Thousands of pilgrims have flocked to the tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis, the 15-year-old Italian teenager whose use of technology to spread… Read More

Effort needed to bridge racial divide in church, society, says Black bishop

October 11, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The racial divide in American society and within the Catholic Church is one that needs to be bridged so that healing and… Read More

Appeals court temporarily reinstates Texas abortion law

October 11, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A U.S. court of appeals temporarily stayed the recent injunction on the Texas abortion law while it reviews the state’s request to… Read More

U.S. nuncio says he’ll stay, helps prepare for synod, Biden-pope meeting

October 11, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the 75-year-old apostolic nuncio to the United States, said when he met Pope Francis at the Vatican Sept. 6,… Read More

Faith is not a transactional relationship with God, pope says at Angelus

October 11, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People should ask themselves whether their faith has become a “commercial relationship” with God or if it is a relationship built… Read More

Pope blesses nun held captive nearly five years by insurgents in Mali

October 10, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The day after authorities announced her release from kidnappers in Mali, Colombian Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti was at the Vatican… Read More

Pope meets Pelosi; both speak at legislators’ pre-COP26 meeting

October 9, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis met privately at the Vatican Oct. 9 with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was in Rome to speak… Read More

Pope warns that synod could be ‘elitist’ exercise unless all have a voice

October 9, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While a Synod of Bishops is not a parliament and its preparatory process is not “an opinion poll,” Pope Francis insisted… Read More