National / International News

National / International News

Divorce and remarriage contradicts the sacrament, but Church must always reach out

VATICAN (CNA/EWTN News) -- Echoing his predecessors on the need to care for divorced and remarried persons, Pope Francis said Christians should help these persons integrate into the community rather than treating them as though they are excommunicated.

Don't be afraid or ashamed to go to confession, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Trusting in God's infinite mercy, people should not be afraid or embarrassed to go to confession, Pope Francis said.

Videos on value of fetal tissue prompt renewed call to pro-life awareness

OXNARD, Calif. (CNS) -- It is uncertain that a California pro-life group's ongoing series of undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the illegal marketing and sale of fetal tissue will lead to defunding for the nation's leading provider of abortion services.