Category Archives: World

Students plan to raise nuclear weapon dangers in fall return to campuses

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — At the start of his senior year at The Catholic University of America last fall, Tim Jones never thought he’d be joining a crash course on nuclear weapons policy within days … Continue reading

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Family portraits, mutual support part of Caritas global assembly

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle added a photo of his “Lolo Kim” to a mosaic of migrants, world leaders and Caritas workers to illustrate how humanity forms one family and … Continue reading

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Foster brotherhood, solidarity, pope tells new ambassadors

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Nations, like individuals, have a “solemn duty” to care for the poor and to work together to promote development, Pope Francis told a group of ambassadors beginning their service at the Vatican. International … Continue reading

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‘Game’ over: the five stages of being a ‘Thrones’ fan

Commentary. By Elizabeth Rackover Clancy  Catholic News Service RICHMOND, Calif. (CNS) — Eight years ago, “Game of Thrones” began on HBO and the worlds of water-cooler conversations, fire-breathing dragons and social media haven’t been the same since. To say it’s … Continue reading

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As migrants continue streaming into Mexico, donor fatigue sets in

By David Agren  Catholic News Service TAPACHULA, Mexico (CNS) — Sister Bertha Lopez was buying 55-pound sacks of rice, when the cashier asked: “Where do they want the rice? For Guatemala or for whom?” Sister Bertha informed the cashier, “We’re … Continue reading

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El Salvador lays to rest another priest presumably assassinated by gangs

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Thousands attended the May 20 funeral of a Salvadoran priest found by his parishioners in what some presume is a gang killing. Parishioners found Father Cecilio Perez Cruz, a 35-year-old priest … Continue reading

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Pope asks Italian bishops finally to implement tribunal reforms

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told the bishops of Italy that he was disappointed that so many of their dioceses had yet to implement the reforms he ordered to make the marriage annulment … Continue reading

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