Faith-based organizations and Catholic leaders and theologians are calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to cease negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
We say: Obama doesn't need fast-track authority, and the citizens in the 12-nation partnership don't need this trade deal.
Everyone knows about ISIS, yet few seem to have kept track of the complex civil war that has convulsed the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the ’90s.
The canonization ceremony for Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, is likely to take place during the synod on the family in October.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been unable to confirm the number of its members abducted in Syria, as well as where they are being held.
"We're waiting for news," Helene Afriat, communications officer for the International Confederation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris, told Catholic News Service on Friday. She added that communication with people in the Mideast was "very difficult."
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, has been named the new president of the Catholic Biblical Federation.
While Tagle was elected unanimously as head of the federation at an Oct. 24-25 meeting in Rome of its executive committee, Pope Francis confirmed his election March 5.
He will assume his office at the federation's plenary assembly, to take place June 18-23 in Nemi, Italy. Tagle will succeed Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, who has been president of the Catholic Biblical Federation since 2002.
Baghdad's small Catholic community is celebrating the Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent. Recently, I spoke with Fr. Khalid Marogi, an Iraqi priest about the significance of the cross to persecuted Iraqi Christians.
Analysis: The cardinals didn't just elect the man but a program, one that found expression in the document produced by the Latin American bishops in Aparecida, Brazil, in May 2007.
Faith and Justice: "Steps have to be taken in order to allow people to get to know one another and to create harmony."
Drying livestock carcasses and anguished faces of hungry women and children have become a common feature here as droughts increase due to climate change.
But now, in an effort to fight hunger, the Roman Catholic church is making 3,000 acres of church-owned land available for commercial farming.
“We want to produce food, create employment and improve quality of life for the people,” said Fr. Celestino Bundi, Kenya’s national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies.