National / International News

National / International News

Cardinal Dolan: Newborn in manger a positive sign of a culture of life

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A baby in a manger is proof enough for Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York that Americans can express a culture of life. And it wasn't the Christ child. Instead, it was a newborn infant left by his mother in the crib of a manger scene at a parish in the New York City borough of Queens.

Pope: Speak truth with love, denounce evil without alienating sinners

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Use the power of communication to build bridges and heal wounds, not generate hatred or misunderstanding, Pope Francis said.

The Catholic Church, too, must proclaim the truth and denounce injustice without alienating everyone in need of God's help, he said in his message for World Communications Day.

Pope Francis celebrates Saint Agnes with blessing of lambs

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis observed the feast of St. Agnes on Thursday with the time-honored custom of the blessing of lambs, whose wool will be used to make palliums, a vestment worn by metropolitan archbishops which signify their unity with the Church of Rome.