National / International News

National / International News

Holy Jordan: sheltering the living stones of our Christian faith

JORDAN -- When 52-year-old Nawal Gaggo Butrus addressed our group of American Catholic journalists, her demeanor immediately changed from quiet and private to public and forthright. When asked what she wants the world to know about their situation as refugees living in Jordan, Nawal declared, “If you’re not going to fight ISIS … then please … help us get to safety to live in peace.”

The best legacy children can receive from parents is faith, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The best thing parents can pass on to their children is their religious faith, Pope Francis said as he baptized 26 babies.

'Soap opera' love isn't true love, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- True love comes from God and is expressed through his mercy and forgiveness, not through sentimental expressions that can easily vanish, Pope Francis said.