National / International News

National / International News

Keep your eyes on what is eternal, pope says at Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the Catholic Church's liturgical year draws to a close, Catholics are reminded that the source of all beauty and the final destiny of all things rest in God, Pope Francis said.

Freed Syrian priest says imprisonment was way to carry cross of Jesus

BEIRUT (CNS) — When a man dressed head-to-toe in black entered the room where Father Jacques Mourad was being held by the Islamic State, the Syriac Catholic priest thought his time to become a martyr had come.

Vital healing role seen for faith, spirituality in mental health crises

BALTIMORE (CNS) — From the American Psychiatric Association to the average Catholic in the pew, awareness is growing that the faith community has a role to play in helping those with mental illness and their families.