National / International News

National / International News

U.S. Catholics offer prayers after 'horrific' Paris attacks; ask for merciful response to refugees

WASHINGTON (CNS) — An outpouring of grief, condolences, and prayers came from Catholics across the United States in reaction to the Nov. 13 evening attacks in Paris — attacks the French government said were carried out by three teams of Islamic State terrorists.

Nothing can justify terrorist attacks, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — "This is not human," Pope Francis said after a night of terror in Paris left at least 127 people dead and more than 200 people injured.

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.