National / International News

National / International News

'Unite suffering' with those grieving, archbishop tells Oregon Catholics

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) -- St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg hosted an emotional Mass the evening of Oct. 1 for 10 people who died in a shooting that morning at Umpqua Community College. Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith traveled from Portland for the liturgy.

Expert: Healing possible for victims, perpetrators of domestic violence

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Help and healing is possible for Catholic families suffering with violence in the home, said psychologist Christauria Welland.

In wake of Pope Francis' visit, bishops urge Congress to move on religious freedom

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) -- Citing Pope Francis, the U.S. bishops are urging lawmakers act quickly to pass a bill that would reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, whose mandate expired yesterday.