NCR Today: Religious left emerging; Francis encourages UN to ban nukes; Immigrants find sanctuary in Austin church network; Crackdown creates meat shortage in India
Pope Francis has approved the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of two of the shepherd children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917, thus paving the way for their canonization.
Francis signed the decree for the causes of Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto during a meeting March 23 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, the Vatican said.
Just Catholic: Millions of people are trapped in awful situations, with no way to escape. Too many people are scraping by, depending on other people's garbage.
The Indian bishops' labor office has created an online system to register migrant workers, promote safe migration and help them in emergencies, reported ucanews.com.
Faith and Justice: At the Last Supper, Jesus said, “Do this in memory of me,” not “have a celibate priesthood.”
New York -- In response to the pope's Jan. 1 message, advocates for peace-making said nonviolent campaigns are becoming increasingly successful and common, violent insurgencies increasingly rare and unsuccessful.
Global Sisters Report: Participants at AMOR XVII in Yangon, Myanmar, said they would carry with them the message of ecological conversion.
Police in southern Kerala state arrested a 48-year-old priest and charged him with rape of a minor after a teen girl in his parish delivered a baby.
Civil rights activists alerted authorities, who questioned the girl, leading to the arrest of Syro-Malabar Father Robin Vadakkancheril, vicar of St Sebastian's Church in Kottiyoor.
The Mananthavady Diocese barred the accused priest from performing priestly duties. On Feb. 28, the Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council reiterated that the church has a "zero tolerance" policy on deviant sexual behavior of clergy.
Faith and Family: During a family trip through India, the author had to put her sick 9-month-old’s life in God’s hands.
New video released featuring kidnapped Catholic priest: A desperate videotaped appeal by a Catholic priest kidnapped in Yemen by Islamic extremists last March surfaced over the Christmas holidays, raising new hopes for his release but also concerns about his health and the state of efforts to free him.