Vatican official: Church should reconsider Communion in the hand

VATICAN CITY (CNS) The secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments said he thinks it is time for the Catholic Church...

Easter-trade critic vocal again

WASHINGTON (CNS) A sea of colour met the eye at the Verizon Center sports arena in Washington, DC, on January 22 as more than...

Pope praises Jesuits, urges them to pledge loyalty to Church doctrine

ROME (CNS) Pope Benedict XVI praised the Society of Jesus for its great contributions to evangelisation and urged the order to reaffirm its fidelity...

Armed men kill Oblate priest in southern Philippines

COTABATO, Philippines (CNS) An Oblate priest was shot to death when he resisted armed men trying to take him from his southern Philippine mission,...

Pope cancels visit to university after students threaten protests

VATICAN CITY (CNS) Following a letter of protest signed by 67 professors and threats of a demonstration by students, Pope Benedict XVI has cancelled...

Pope baptises 13 infants, urges parents to guide them spiritually

VATICAN CITY (CNS) Presiding over one of his favorite annual liturgies, Pope Benedict XVI baptised 13 infants and urged their parents to educate them...

Cardinal urges Holy Land Christians to be examples of selfless love

ROME (CNS) During a visit to the Holy Land, Cardinal John P. Foley urged Christians there to be an example of selfless love and...

Turkish bishops mark 2000th anniversary year of St Paul’s birth

WARSAW, Poland (CNS) Turkey's Catholic bishops marked the 2000th anniversary year of the birth of St Paul in the southern Turkish city of Tarsus...

Pope says St Augustine’s conversion like that of many youths today

VATICAN CITY (CNS) As a young man, St Augustine, like many young Catholics today, left the practice of the faith for a time, but...

Vatican official proposes plans for reparation for priestly abuse

VATICAN CITY (CNS) A leading Vatican official has proposed a worldwide programme of eucharistic adoration to seek spiritual reparation for the damage caused by...