National / International News

National / International News

Pope's encyclical comes at crucial time with message for all, speakers say

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' encyclical letter on creation has come at a crucial time as increasing disregard for life and the environment requires immediate attention and action, said speakers at a Vatican news conference.

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.