Category Archives: World

Kansas priest recalls friendship with martyr as beatification nears

By Karen Bonar Catholic News Service CAWKER CITY, Kan. (CNS) — In the cozy rectory behind Sts. Peter and Paul Church sits Father Don McCarthy with myriad items relating to his friend, Father Stanley Rother. “It’s kind of like a … Continue reading

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Indian Salesian abducted in Yemen freed

Updated 12:12 p.m. By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Indian Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by Islamic State militants in Yemen and held captive for more than a year, was freed. According to … Continue reading

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Irma weakens as it heads north, but leaves path of destruction

Roundup.  By Catholic News Service MIAMI (CNS) — A weakened Hurricane Irma churned in Florida after ripping through southern portions of the state and the Caribbean islands, flooding cities, knocking out power to millions, destroying homes and business and killing … Continue reading

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Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM COLOMBIA (CNS) — Politicians who call themselves pro-life must be pro-family and not enact policies that divide families and rob young people of a future, Pope Francis said. Flying … Continue reading

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At final Mass in Colombia, pope calls for change of culture

By David Agren Catholic News Service CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) — Pope Francis capped a five-day trip to Colombia with a call for culture change in a country attempting to pursue a path of peace and reconciliation after decades of armed … Continue reading

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In Caribbean Colombia, Jesuits try to continue legacy of St. Peter Claver

By David Agren Catholic News Service CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) — Outside St. Peter Claver Parish in this colonial city on the Caribbean coast, Afro-Colombian women in colorful attire sell chopped fruit to tourists. Once tourists pay for papaya and pineapple, … Continue reading

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Church leaders, including from U.S., pray for victims of quake

(Second update Sept. 9) By David Agren Catholic News Service CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) — Church leaders prayed for Mexicans and Guatemalans affected by the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that struck the Pacific Coast. At the end of Mass in Villavicencio, Colombia, … Continue reading

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