International

Jerusalem church leaders thank Jordan’s King for defending their rights

By Catholic News Service | September 29, 2022 | 1 Comment

JERUSALEM (CNS) – The patriarchs and leaders of Christian churches in Jerusalem have praised Jordan’s King Abdullah II for turning a spotlight on what they say is “the deteriorating situation of Christian basic human rights” in the city and throughout the Holy Land. The King, in his speech to the … Read More about Jerusalem church leaders thank Jordan’s King for defending their rights

French bishops warn allowing euthanasia would upset ethical balance

By Catholic News Service | September 28, 2022 | 1 Comment

PARIS (CNS) – France’s Catholic bishops warned President Emmanuel Macron’s government that “immoral legislation” to allow euthanasia risked overturning the country’s “ethical equilibrium.” “Over decades, a balance has been found in avoiding relentless treatment and promoting palliative care – this ‘French path’ has gained a following and says something about … Read More about French bishops warn allowing euthanasia would upset ethical balance

Australian archbishop investigating retired bishop on abuse allegations

By Catholic News Service | September 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

BRISBANE (CNS) – Australian Archbishop Mark Coleridge will conduct an investigation into retired Bishop Christopher Saunders of Broome, using a process established by Pope Francis in 2019. Young Aboriginal men from towns and bush communities in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia accused Bishop Saunders of sexual misconduct. The … Read More about Australian archbishop investigating retired bishop on abuse allegations

Vatican basilica provides background for new film on St Peter

By Catholic News Service | September 23, 2022 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – For two weeks in October, the facade of St Peter’s Basilica will be the screen for the night-time showing of a short film about the life, the call and the ministry of St. Peter. The eight-minute 3D film, using art from the basilica and from the Vatican Museums, will … Read More about Vatican basilica provides background for new film on St Peter

For first time since pandemic, pilgrims hike up Ireland’s holiest mountain

By Catholic News Service | September 23, 2022 | 2 Comments

MURRISK, Ireland (CNS) – Thousands of pilgrims hiked up Ireland’s holiest mountain for the annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage, held for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The pilgrimage traditionally is held on the last Sunday of July, but it was postponed in 2020 and 2021 over concerns that Covid-19 would spread … Read More about For first time since pandemic, pilgrims hike up Ireland’s holiest mountain

Nun helps New Mexico’s tribal peoples deal with uranium legacy

By Catholic News Service | September 23, 2022 | 1 Comment

WASHINGTON (CNS) – When she was assigned to New Mexico 26 years ago after spending 33 years ministering in Asia, Maryknoll Sister Rose Marie Cecchini never expected to spend so much of her ministry – and for such a lengthy period – helping the state’s tribal peoples deal with the … Read More about Nun helps New Mexico’s tribal peoples deal with uranium legacy