National / International News

National / International News

Read encyclical on care for creation with 'open heart,' pope asks world

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Appealing to the entire world, Pope Francis urged everyone to read his upcoming encyclical on the care of creation and to better protect a damaged earth. "This common 'home' is being ruined and that harms everyone, especially the poorest," he said June 17, the day before the Vatican was releasing his encyclical letter, "Laudato Si'."

Bowling with bishops – and other things to expect at the World Meeting of Families

ST. LOUIS (CNA/EWTN News)— Bring your mitre and your bowling ball if you plan on coming to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families this fall, Archbishop Charles Chaput told 250 of his brother bishops June 10 at their General Assembly in St. Louis.

When you care for a sick family member, you are a 'hidden hero,' Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis lauded families for the “hidden heroism” of caring for a sick loved one. “These are the heroes. This is heroism of the family!” the pontiff said during his June 10 catechesis.