National / International News

National / International News

Texas parish thrilled to have pope as surprise guest at ABC town hall

MCALLEN, Texas (CNS) -- At Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, members of the community, most of them volunteers at a respite center for immigrants at Sacred Heart parish hall, were invited to a special event by ABC News, but were not informed in advance of just how special that event would be.

Cardinal: Britons crying out for more generous response to migrants

LONDON (CNS) -- Images of drowned refugees are causing the British people to cry out for a more generous response to the migrant crisis engulfing Europe, said an English cardinal.

Faith includes recognizing one's sinfulness, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Even a demon can recognize that Jesus is Lord; the recognition becomes a profession of faith when one also can admit, “I am a sinner” and confess specific sins, Pope Francis said.