International

Once again, Catholic agencies step in to help minors at the US/Mexico border

By Catholic News Service | April 8, 2021 | 1 Comment

As the United States took in almost 19,000 migrant children, labelled “unaccompanied minors” in March, faith-based organisations such as Catholic Charities throughout the US have been playing their part to help. In Texas, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Antonio set up over 2000 cots for their guests at … Read More about Once again, Catholic agencies step in to help minors at the US/Mexico border

Theologian Father Hans Küng dies at 93

By Catholic News Service | April 7, 2021 | 1 Comment

BERLIN (CNS) – Father Hans Küng, the prominent and sometimes controversial Swiss Catholic theologian, died peacefully in his sleep in the university town of Tübingen, Germany, where he had lived and lectured since 1960, said a spokesman for his Global Ethic Foundation. He was 93. Father Küng was one of … Read More about Theologian Father Hans Küng dies at 93

Catholic leaders call for end to violence against transgender people

By Catholic News Service | April 6, 2021 | 1 Comment

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Two Catholic bishops, six Catholic priests, the lay president of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and two Catholic organisations issued a statement on April 1 calling for an end to violence against transgender individuals. “It should alarm all Catholics that individuals who are transgender experience disproportionate rates of … Read More about Catholic leaders call for end to violence against transgender people

Papal charity runs Holy Week vaccination clinic for the poor

By Michael Otto | April 1, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Office of Papal Charities has purchased enough doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to offer inoculations in Rome to 1200 of “the poorest and most marginalised people who, because of their situation, are the most exposed” to the coronavirus. The office, run by Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, said … Read More about Papal charity runs Holy Week vaccination clinic for the poor

Vatican calls for action to assist people displaced by climate change

By Catholic News Service | March 31, 2021 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Whether people admit it or not, climate change and environmental destruction are forcing millions from their homes, and Catholics have a responsibility to assist them, Pope Francis wrote in the preface to a new document. “When people are driven out because their local environment has become … Read More about Vatican calls for action to assist people displaced by climate change

Suicide bomb attack disrupts Palm Sunday Mass at Indonesian cathedral

By Catholic News Service | March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

MAKASSAR, Indonesia (CNS) – A suicide bomb attack on a Catholic cathedral compound shattered the calm of Palm Sunday Mass, leaving two bombers dead and at least 20 people wounded. A destroyed motorbike and the body parts of a man and a woman were found after the bombers attacked the … Read More about Suicide bomb attack disrupts Palm Sunday Mass at Indonesian cathedral