Tuesday, January 22, 2019

International Catholic News

Syriac patriarch says Middle East Christians feel abandoned by West

BEIRUT (CNS) -- Syriac Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan said Christians in the Middle East feel "abandoned, even betrayed" by the West as a militant Islamic force occupied large...

Community says farewell to murdered priest; suspect in attack arrested

By Joyce Coronel PHOENIX (CNS) -- Clergy, religious and laity jammed into St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Phoenix for a standing-room-only funeral Mass for Father Kenneth Walker June 16. The...

Pope tells presidents only God can bring peace to Holy Land

By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Praying for peace in the Holy Land alongside leaders of long-antagonistic nations, Pope Francis called on God to act where...

Natural family planners cautious about new fertility monitoring apps

By Nancy Frazier O'Brien WASHINGTON (CNS) -- As new fertility monitoring apps such as Clue and Glow make news, specialists in natural family planning caution that any technological application is...

In Bethlehem, near site of Christ’s birth, pope speaks out for...

By Francis X. Rocca and Judith Sudilovsky BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) -- Celebrating Mass a few steps from the spot traditionally believed to the birthplace of Jesus, Pope Francis said...

50 years later, nun sees results of pope-patriarch meeting

By Judith Sudilovsky JERUSALEM (CNS) -- In 1964, when Sister Frieda Nasser was 16, she was among 12 girls chosen to greet Pope Paul VI as he entered Bethlehem, West...

Nigerian church groups organize prayers for missing schoolgirls

LAGOS, Nigeria (CNS) -- Religious groups in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state have organized prayer sessions and other activities to support the rescue of kidnapped schoolgirls. But Hassanah Mohammed, a resident...

Featured News

Top old boy was child refugee from Poland

by GERARD DUIGNAN The St Patrick’s College Old Boys’ Association’s Old Boy of the Year for 2018 is Jan Roy-Wojciechowski (aka John Roy). Mr Roy-Wojciechowski is a Member of The New...