Greed, selfishness corrupt beauty of God's creation, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Humanity's greed and selfishness can turn creation into a sad and desolate world instead of the sign of God's love that it was meant to be, Pope Francis said. 

Supreme Court blocks Texas inmate's execution, cites racial bias

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court's Feb. 22 decision to block the execution of an African-American inmate on death row in Texas over racially biased testimony in his sentencing hearing is "another stride toward greater justice in our legal system," said a Catholic anti-death penalty leader.

Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says

ROME (CNS) — Addressing the fear of immigrants, dissatisfaction with a "fluid economy," and the impatience and vitriol seen in politics and society, Pope Francis told Rome university students to practice a kind of "intellectual charity" that promotes dialogue and sees value in diversity.