National / International News

National / International News

Pope challenges religious to create ministries that inspire young people

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Pope Francis encouraged Pennsylvania's Catholic clergy and women and men religious to challenge young people to develop "high ideals, generosity of spirit and love for Christ and the Church." 

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.