Finding God on the street

By Father Ed Dougherty, MM
The Christophers

June 20, 2017

The streets of any city are a scary place when you don’t have a home or place of refuge to retreat to for safety. Father Claude Paradis found that out the hard way.

Encuentro process aims to create more involvement among Hispanic Catholics

By Rhina Guidos
Catholic News Service

June 20, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In Spanish, the word “encuentro” means encounter and in the modern Church in the U.S., it refers to a series of meetings that will take place over the next four years.

Conversations, listening essential for upcoming synod on youth, vocations

By John Shaughnessy
Catholic News Service
June 15, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — At a time when an estimated 50 percent of Catholics 30 and younger no longer identify with their religion, the U.S. bishops June 14 discussed the need to reverse that trend and why the consultation process for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on youth and vocations is crucial to that effort.

Author says Rosary 'can help us achieve peace in the world'

By Jose Montoya
Catholic News Service
June 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Why do Catholics pray the Rosary? The history of the Rosary traces to the 13th century. It is believed that Mary gave St. Dominic the Rosary to rescue the Church from the Albigensian heresy. Initially, 150 Hail Marys were prayed as a part of the Rosary.

Why married priests won't really fix the shortage

By Mary Rezac
Catholic News Agency
June 19, 2017

DENVER, COLO. (CNA/EWTN News) – In 1970, there was one priest for every 800 Catholics in the United States. Today, that number has more than doubled, with one priest for every 1,800 Catholics. Globally, the situation is worse. 

Bishop Cantu reports on unrest, religious persecution around globe

By Natalie Hoefer
Catholic News Service
June 16, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has earned his fair share of frequent flyer miles. But his trips are far from relaxing. Rather, his travels take him to places of unrest and religious persecution.

Pentecost is celebration of unity in diversity, pope says

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
June 6, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Holy Spirit continues to give Christians different gifts and to call them to share those gifts with each other in a community marked by forgiveness and "unity in diversity," Pope Francis said on Pentecost.

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
May 24, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, "I won't forget what you said."