National / International News

National / International News

Iraqi archbishop: Plight of fleeing Christians has challenged his faith

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, placed his face in his hands when asked how his faith has been challenged and changed in the crisis he has helped manage over the past year.


Family prayer can start with small, simple gestures, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Parents who juggle busy work and family schedules deserve a Nobel Prize in mathematics for doing something not even the most brilliant scientists can do: They pack 48 hours of activity into 24, Pope Francis said.


Katrina odyssey brought many blessings for New Orleans priest

NEW ORLEANS (CNS) -- Like many of his brother priests, Father Dennis Hayes decided to take his chances and stay put as Katrina teased the Louisiana coast, hoping the storm's Category 5 fury would spare his parish of St. Louise de Marillac in Arabi.