National / International News

National / International News

Cardinal O'Malley to families: Want to evangelize? You'd better have these two qualities

PHILADELPHIA (CNA/EWTN News) -- As thousands of Catholics prepared to depart Philadelphia after hearing talks about family and faith, Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley had a message for them: Don’t be a party pooper.  

'Let freedom ring!' Respect for rights helps society, pope says

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Not far from where the Liberty Bell is on display, Pope Francis urged the people of the United States to continue to "proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof," as the bell's inscription says.

Full text of Pope Francis' homily at Mass with Bishops, Clergy & Religious

This morning I learned something about the history of this beautiful Cathedral: the story behind its high walls and windows.  I would like to think, though, that the history of the Church in this city and state is really a story not about building walls, but about breaking them down.  It is a story about generation after generation of committed Catholics going out to the peripheries, and building communities of worship, education, charity and service to the larger society.