Keep the creche in Christmas, pope urges

December 3, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Stopping to gaze at and perhaps pray before a Nativity scene is one of the best ways to remember the real… Read More

Being ‘inclusive’ of those with disabilities means valuing them, pope says

December 3, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Making churches accessible and services understandable is important, but having wheelchair ramps and sign-language interpreters is not enough for a parish… Read More

Pastor reflects on 10th anniversary of Sandy Hook school shooting

December 2, 2022

RYE, N.Y. (CNS) — Ten years ago, Newtown, Connecticut was catapulted into the national spotlight when a young man shot and killed 26 people Dec. Read More

Give joyful witness and lobby hard for families, pope tells Italian groups

December 2, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Italy’s declining birthrate is alarming, and groups that assist Italian families must do more both in terms of lobbying and witnessing… Read More

Ukrainian government says it will investigate Orthodox linked to Moscow

December 2, 2022

LVIV, Ukraine (CNS) — The Ukrainian government said it would sanction members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church affiliated with the Moscow Patriarchate. After a Dec. Read More

Moravian star factory: 125 years of Christmas — and geometry

December 2, 2022

HERRNHUT, Germany (CNS) — Almost 800,000 Moravian stars in various sizes and colors will leave the factory in the German state of Saxony this year. Read More

Ukrainian American deacon urges prayers for Ukraine in winter months

December 1, 2022

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — Ukrainian Americans and newly arrived Ukrainian immigrants in the Midwest spent the last Sunday of November commemorating the 1930s Soviet-engineered famine… Read More

Bishop Barron disappointed by Senate passage of Respect for Marriage Act

December 1, 2022

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth said he was “gravely disappointed” by… Read More

Pope to travel to Congo, make ecumenical peace pilgrimage to South Sudan

December 1, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After postponing his trip last July, Pope Francis has rescheduled for Jan. 31-Feb. 5 his trip to Congo and his ecumenical… Read More

Church urged to focus on African teens coming of age with HIV

November 30, 2022

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — As the international community marked World AIDS Day Dec. 1, some priests, church and agency officials said the Catholic Church must… Read More