Louisiana floods called worst U.S. natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy

BATON ROUGE, La. (CNS) — The line of destruction caused by historic flooding in southern Louisiana stretches for 25 miles, and according to Red Cross officials, it is the worst natural disaster in the United States since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Order of Malta Lebanon Camp: seeing the face of God in the disabled

CHABROUH, Lebanon (CNS) -- In a pristine mountain setting in Lebanon, a female volunteer gently takes hold of the hands of Mohammed, a disabled adult who has trouble communicating. She gazes into his eyes — still shaded in heart-shaped sunglasses from the dress-up activity a few hours earlier — as she engages him in a dance to the rhythm of the music playing in the background.

Pope: Jesus' compassion is a call to service, not a vague sentiment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus' compassion toward people in need is not a vague sentiment, but a calling for Christians to bring that same compassion to others, Pope Francis said.