Pope encourages Lebanese to stand firm as a cedar to weather current storm

December 24, 2020

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the people of Lebanon end 2020 still dealing with the emotional and political fallout of the explosion that rocked Beirut’s… Read More

Church leaders stress need for Christmas hope after challenging year

December 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Christmas messages shared by U.S. Catholic leaders stressed the need to keep hope and faith alive this season particularly in the midst… Read More


December 23, 2020

NEW YORK (CNS) — As the director of such films as “Up” (2009) and 2015’s “Inside Out,” Pete Docter has taken cartoons to the heights… Read More

Christmas ‘hijacked’ by consumerist mentality, pope says

December 23, 2020

While Christmas has become a universal holiday, even for many nonbelievers, its celebration always should focus on the reality that God sent his son into… Read More

New Jersey parishes find creative new ways to engage Catholics this Christmas

December 23, 2020

NEWARK, N.J. (CNS) — Tickets for Masses, virtual holiday concerts, video Christmas cards, and drive-by Nativity scenes: It’s beginning to look a lot like a… Read More

Belarus says it will allow archbishop to return for Christmas

December 23, 2020

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Banned from entering Belarus since late August, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk, president of the country’s bishops’ conference, can return to… Read More

Maryland Catholic Conference urges Trump to stop a federal execution

December 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Eight Catholic bishops serving Maryland dioceses urged President Donald Trump Dec. 22 to stop the planned federal execution of Dustin Higgs, a… Read More

News of the World

December 22, 2020

NEW YORK (CNS) — The ethnic, sectional and economic tensions of the Reconstruction era are explored in the epic adventure “News of the World” (Universal). Read More

College student creates gingerbread cathedral, raises money for homeless

December 22, 2020

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CNS) — Making gingerbread houses is a Christmas tradition for some families, especially those with German ancestry. Dating back to the 16th… Read More

Vatican City State is pesticide-free, imports green energy

December 22, 2020

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Reaching “zero emissions” for Vatican City State is an achievable goal and is another green initiative it has been pursuing, said… Read More