German legislators consider ending state payments to churches

April 14, 2021

BERLIN (CNS) — Germany’s lower house of Parliament is considering replacing state payments to the nation’s two largest churches. The Catholic and Protestant churches received… Read More

Catholic sculptor’s work to be part of COVID-19 memorial at Ohio hospital

April 14, 2021

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (CNS) — In an announcement that marked the first anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Health — Youngstown and the Mercy Health Foundation… Read More

Faith is bolstered by prayer, not money, power, media, pope says

April 14, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Without prayer, everything crumbles and any initiatives for church reform will just be proposals by some group and not the inspiration… Read More

Holocaust’s ‘righteous’ need to be remembered, too, survivor’s son says

April 13, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The number of Holocaust survivors is dwindling but so, too, are those “righteous Gentiles” who saved Jews who were almost certain to… Read More

Bishop urges unity to find solutions to violence after Knoxville shootings

April 13, 2021

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville offered prayers for a teenager who was killed and an injured police officer involved in… Read More

UPDATE: Archbishop Hebda encourages prayers, peace after fatal police shooting

April 13, 2021

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — After a night of protests and vandalism April 11 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, following the police shooting of Daunte Wright,… Read More

Archbishop Hebda encourages prayers, peace after fatal police shooting

April 13, 2021

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — After a night of protests and vandalism April 11 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, following the police shooting of Daunte Wright,… Read More

Cupich: 30 years ago Cardinal Bernardin developed plan to address abuse

April 12, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin of Chicago developed a comprehensive plan over a two-year period, in 1991 and 1992, to address clerical… Read More

A trade of false promises and economic illusions feed some migrants’ dreams

April 12, 2021

CHALATENANGO, El Salvador (CNS) — Life in the northern mountains of El Salvador is a tranquil as it can get: There’s little traffic but an… Read More

NET Ministries inspires teens through in-person and virtual retreats

April 12, 2021

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — A nationwide teen evangelization program is gaining renewed interest after the coronavirus pandemic shut down the ministry for several months… Read More