National / International News

National / International News

Bishop of Tulsa, Oklahoma, retires; pope names Texas priest successor

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward J. Slattery of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and named as his successor Father David Konderla, a priest of the Diocese of Austin, Texas.

Pope did not say he'd ordain women deacons, spokesman says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis "did not say he intends to introduce a diaconal ordination for women," and he certainly did not speak about the ordination of women priests, the Vatican spokesman said.

Mercy, peace, joy to be focus of Courage apostolate's 2016 conference

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — The Courage apostolate to those with same-sex attraction will hold its 29th annual conference this July at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.