COVID-19 vaccines present ‘no ethical problem,’ says head of papal academy

December 22, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican has reaffirmed its support of COVID-19 vaccines with both the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life and a… Read More

Indonesia bolsters security at churches, public venues for Christmas

December 22, 2021

People clean pews at a church ahead of Christmas celebrations in the Indonesian province of West Java Dec. 21, 2021. Nearly 180,000 Indonesian… Read More

Ethiopian bishop describes ongoing conflict as people’s ‘Way of the Cross’

December 22, 2021

An Ethiopian Catholic bishop has described the massive destruction, suffering and loss of life that continues to plague the people in his eparchy since violence… Read More

El Paso bishop says pre-Christmas border visit draws him closer to faith

December 21, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A little more than a month after being chosen chairman-elect of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ migration committee, Bishop Mark J. Read More

Bishop ‘profoundly moved’ after trek all over tornado-shattered diocese

December 21, 2021

OWENSBORO, Ky. (CNS) — Following a 400-mile road trip Dec. 15 across his tornado-ravaged Diocese of Owensboro in western Kentucky, Bishop William F. Medley said… Read More

States, businesses, religious groups urge court to block vaccine mandate

December 21, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Business organizations, associations, religious groups and 27 states are calling on the Supreme Court to stop the Biden administration from mandating a… Read More

Philippine typhoon death toll passes 370; agencies respond in isolated areas

December 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — Catholic bishops in the Philippines have declared Christmas Day and Dec. 26 as national days of prayer and mourning for victims… Read More

Gaza Catholics filled with faith, resilience during patriarch’s visit

December 21, 2021

A teacher hands out to students Christmas-themed gifts at Rosary Sisters’ School in Gaza City Nov. 24, 2021. “There is a different… Read More

The Matrix Resurrections

December 21, 2021

NEW YORK (CNS) — You wouldn’t care to spend the rest of your life floating unconscious in a pod full of goo, would you? Well,… Read More

Despite setbacks, Vatican editorial defends trial procedures

December 21, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Six months after the Vatican announced criminal charges in connection with a London property deal that cost millions, the Vatican City… Read More