Category Archives: World

Review of Canadian Caritas is hurting its credibility, says ex-president

By Francois Gloutnay  Catholic News Service MONTREAL (CNS) — The former president of Development and Peace, the Canadian member of the international Caritas organization, said the Catholic bishops’ attitude toward their charitable agency is hurting its membership and credibility. Development … Continue reading

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‘They have lost absolutely everything,’ say volunteers back from Bahamas

By Tom Tracy  Catholic News Service PORT OF PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) — An expert in disaster search and rescue who recently concluded a 13-day post-Hurricane Dorian operation in the Bahamas said that if there are scores of undiscovered fatalities … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

By Catholic News Service SYDNEY (CNS) — Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sexual abuse offenses, has lodged an application with Australia’s High Court to appeal his guilty verdict. The application to the country’s … Continue reading

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Life without parole is not a solution to crime, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Sentencing someone to life in prison without the possibility of parole is “not the solution to problems, but a problem to solve,” Pope Francis told Italian prison guards, prison chaplains … Continue reading

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Pope urges Eastern Catholic bishops to promote ecumenism

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praising the fidelity of Eastern Catholics, Pope Francis also urged them to be more active in the search for Christian unity, especially unity with their Orthodox counterparts. In heaven, he … Continue reading

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Irish abuse survivor disappointed with global reforms, accountability

By Christopher Gunty  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Clergy sexual abuse survivor Marie Collins kicked off a five-city U.S. speaking tour on “The Catholic Tipping Point” in Baltimore Sept. 10, noting that she is disappointed with the results of … Continue reading

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Central Americans want to stay home; development programs help that happen

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Vanessa Urbina understands how young people in Central America, not seeing an opportunity for work or a good education, could be attracted to make the dangerous trip north in the hope … Continue reading

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