Click to visit Catholic News Service for the top national and world news stories. CNS is the oldest and largest religious news service in the world, is a leading source of news for Catholic print and electronic media across the globe. With bureaus in Washington and Rome, as well as a global correspondent network, CNS since 1920 has set the standard in Catholic journalism.
Top National and World Stories
For more national, world and Vatican stories, visit Catholic News Service
JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Less than a year after restoration work
began, the Edicule -- the traditional site of Jesus' burial and resurrection -- was inaugurated in an ecumenical ceremony led by representatives of the Roman
Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian churches, including Ecumenical Patriarch
Bartholomew of Constantinople.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S.
bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do
what each of them can "to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a
better life in the United States."
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Some 5 million people in South
Sudan -- half of its total population -- are on the brink of starvation and a
quarter of a million children are already severely malnourished, a
representative from the U.S. bishops' Catholic Relief Services said.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christian hope is built on
patiently enduring everything life brings and knowing how to see God's presence
and love everywhere, Pope Francis said.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The
confessional is a place where one can go to humbly seek forgiveness; it is not a dry
cleaners where one goes
to remove the occasional stain, Pope Francis said.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Young men and women can live a true
experience of the church by joining together and reconnecting with the past,
Pope Francis told Catholic young people.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- These days when Pope Francis talks about integral human development and his vision of a church that goes to the margins of the world, he undoubtedly thanks a predecessor of 50 years ago for the inspiration.
DUBLIN (CNS) -- Martin
McGuinness, 66, who went from being a paramilitary leader to laying the
foundations for peace in Northern Ireland, died March 21. McGuinness was
diagnosed with a rare heart condition in December and died in a hospital in Londonderry,
Northern Ireland, surrounded by his family.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The
inclusion of "critical life protections" in the House health care
bill is laudable, but other provisions, including those related to Medicaid and
tax credits, are "troubling" and "must be addressed" before
the measure is passed, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Meeting Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Pope Francis asked
God's forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994
Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by some priests and
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Jesuit Father Rutilio Grande has been credited with
inspiring Blessed Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador, toward a journey of defending
the poor that led to his martyrdom in 1980.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A few hours after urging priests to be
generously available for the sacrament of penance, Pope Francis went to
confession, then offered the sacrament to seven Catholics.
Recent Movie Reviews
For an archive of CNS movie reviews, visit http://www.catholicnews.com/movies.htm
CNS content is copyright © 2017 Catholic News Service/U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops