Author Archives: Administrator1

In light of faith: Take action against gun violence

I was in sixth grade when two gunmen entered Columbine High School and mowed down 12 of their fellow students and a teacher before taking their own lives. By the time another madman decided to shoot up his own campus of Virginia Tech, killing 32 students and faculty members, I was halfway through college. Continue reading

Posted in CNS columns, focus on millennials

Chinese officials pay poor to swap religious images for portraits of Xi

By Catholic News Service HONG KONG (CNS) — Officials in China’s eastern Jiangxi province have replaced religious images displayed by Christian families with portraits of the country’s leader, Xi Jinping. Ucanews.com reported that, on Nov. 12, pictures were uploaded to … Continue reading

Posted in World

Beatification will see ‘Jesus planting his cross’ in heart of Detroit

By Mike Stechschulte Catholic News Service DETROIT (CNS) — On Nov. 18, more than a few Hail Marys will be thrown around inside Ford Field. And unlike a football game, every single prayer will be answered. That day jerseys and … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Care for the dying does not mean obstinately resisting death, pope says

(Updated Nov. 17) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People who are dying must be accompanied with the love of family members and the care of medical professionals, but there is no requirement that every means … Continue reading

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Quick fixes, denial won’t stop climate change, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Denial or indifference when it comes to climate change will not help further honest research or facilitate finding adequate solutions, Pope Francis told government leaders attending a meeting on implementing … Continue reading

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Archbishop of Puerto Rico sees spiritual rebirth after hurricane’s wrath

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Almost two months after the devastating winds and rains of Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of Puerto Rico, there is still no clear path to recovery. Although some power and phone … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Longing for peace: Pope to preach dialogue in Bangladesh, Myanmar

(Backgrounder) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While the ongoing crisis of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh will draw much attention during Pope Francis’ visit to the two countries in late November, the pope also … Continue reading

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