National / International News

National / International News

When you care for a sick family member, you are a 'hidden hero,' Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis lauded families for the “hidden heroism” of caring for a sick loved one. “These are the heroes. This is heroism of the family!” the pontiff said during his June 10 catechesis.

Bishops discuss upcoming encyclical, pope's visit, promoting traditional marriage, other priorities

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — The U.S. bishops gathered in St. Louis for their spring general assembly heard presentations on the pope's upcoming encyclical on the environment, the U.S. church's ongoing work in promoting traditional marriage and the need to remain vigilant in protecting children from abuse.

Climate encyclical expected to send strong moral message to the world

LIMA, Peru (CNS) -- Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on ecology and climate is expected to send a strong moral message — a message that could make some readers uncomfortable, some observers say.