Sister Augusta Ernest, principal at St. Martin de Porres School in Hinche, Haiti, talks with a student. Convents have come under attack in Haiti. (Catholic News Service)
Desperate Haitian bandits have been robbing dozens convents and assaulting nuns, including the Little Sisters of St. Therese, a religious community backed by many Oregon Catholics. Thursday, May 21, 2015
AMMAN, Jordan — Church bells are ringing once again in the Assyrian Christian villages dotting the Khabur River in northeastern Syria after Islamic State militants were routed by a combination of forces.
WASHINGTON — "Despite 50 years of 'Nostra Aetate,'" the Second Vatican Council's document on interreligious relations, "we still don't know each other well enough," said French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — If there's a place in need of salvation at this moment, it's this country named after Jesus Christ. Even as it gets ready to mark one of the biggest events in its history -- the May 23 beatification of slain archbishop Oscar Romero -- El Salvador, which in Spanish means "the savior," is in the midst of one of its most violent periods.
VATICAN CITY — Parents must not exclude themselves from their children's lives and, despite what some "experts" may say, they must take an active role in their children's education, said Pope Francis during his general audience in St. Peter's Square May 20.
VATICAN CITY — Bishops must have "ecclesial sensitivity," being bold in denouncing cultural trends that offend human dignity, but also trusting their lay faithful to fulfill their vocations in the world, Pope Francis said.
Coaches need to show integrity, fairness, patience, joy and kindness, especially toward those who are struggling, Pope Francis said. Resources and time must be invested in educating coaches and trainers so that they can be "authentic witnesses of life and lived faith."