Pew report: Catholics, at 20% of population, make up 30% of Congress

January 5, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics, although they make up about 20% of the U.S. population, remain at 30% of the new Congress, according to a Jan. Read More

With land mines gone, Mass to be celebrated at West Bank baptismal site

January 5, 2021

QASR AL-YAHUD, West Bank (CNS) — For the first time in 54 years, a Mass will be celebrated Jan. 10, the feast of the Baptism… Read More

Lebanese man’s decades of research helps great-uncle’s sainthood cause

January 4, 2021

BEIRUT (CNS) — Fares Melki’s first introduction to his great-uncle was when he asked his grandfather about the picture framed above his grandfather’s bed. That… Read More

Nine Sisters of St. Joseph die in COVID-19 outbreak in New York

January 4, 2021

ALBANY, N.Y. (CNS) — As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in the United States, the pandemic has taken a terrible toll on the… Read More

Florida hospital tests medications to lessen pandemic’s deadly impact

January 4, 2021

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CNS) — With public health officials warning that COVID-19 vaccination rollouts won’t do much to tame the immediate dangers of the pandemic,… Read More

UPDATE: Fired EWTN host: ‘I will never, ever, ever have regrets’ talking about race

January 4, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Gloria Purvis, who was told after the Dec. 30 broadcast of the EWTN radio show “Morning Glory” that the show was canceled… Read More

Pope on Christmas: Share hope, promote peace, give vaccine to all

December 25, 2020

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On a Christmas like no other, Pope Francis prayed for people who could not be with their families because of the… Read More

Pope at Christmas: Jesus’ birth brings hope in troubling times

December 24, 2020

The birth of Christ is a gift from God that brings people hope and courage in troubled times, Pope Francis said Christmas Eve. “Underlying all… Read More

Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders renew plea for peace in South Sudan

December 24, 2020

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Renewing their pledge to visit South Sudan, Pope Francis and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury urged the political leaders of… Read More

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