Bishop, Caritas staffer say situation in Mexico serious, much aid needed

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — A Catholic bishop and a Caritas worker in Mexico said the situation was extremely serious after the Sept. 19 earthquake, and much aid would be needed.

Cardinal says Irma collection can help meet material, pastoral needs

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington has asked his fellow bishops around the country to take up an emergency collection in their dioceses during weekend Masses Sept. 23-24 to help those recovering from devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and the southeastern region of the United States.

Salesian priest recounts harrowing tale of his capture, liberation

ROME (CNS) — Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil was sitting in a room in an unknown location — one of several he had been relocated to during his 18-month imprisonment — when he received some unexpected news.