National / International News

National / International News

God never shuts the door; Church always must be open, too, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Because God always keeps open the door of his mercy and offer of salvation to everyone, the doors of every church and every Christian heart must never be closed to others, Pope Francis said.

U.S. bishops approve statement that calls pornography 'mortal sin'

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops approved a statement on pornography on the second day of their Nov. 16-19 fall general meeting in Baltimore.

Bishop disturbed by calls to end resettlement of Syrian refugees in U.S.

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The head of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration said he was disturbed by calls from federal and state officials for an end to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States.