RSSU.S. & World News

Fleeting peace as Baltimore pays final respects to Freddie Gray

Fleeting peace as Baltimore pays final respects to Freddie Gray

| Paul McMullen | April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

For four hours April 27, Freddie Gray Jr. was patiently and prayerfully memorialized.

That peace, however, was extremely fragile.

Continue Reading

Archbishop credits U.S. armed forces for respecting religious freedom

Archbishop credits U.S. armed forces for respecting religious freedom

| Tom Tracy | April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholic military chaplains continue to enjoy sufficient freedom and standing to carry out their ministry, the head of the Archdiocese for the Military Services told a group of legal professionals.

Continue Reading

Pope offers prayers for quake victims, solidarity for relief workers

Pope offers prayers for quake victims, solidarity for relief workers

| Carol Glatz | April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis offered his prayers to all those affected by a deadly earthquake in Nepal and encouraged rescue and emergency workers in their efforts.

Continue Reading

Pope marks Earth Day with call to protect, cultivate, share resources

Pope marks Earth Day with call to protect, cultivate, share resources

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

“I urge everyone to see the world with the eyes of God the creator: The earth is an environment to safeguard and a garden to cultivate,” Pope Francis said.

Continue Reading

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn

| Cindy Wooden | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, who was convicted in 2012 on one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse.

Continue Reading

Flurry of briefs seeks to shape court’s look at same-sex marriage

Flurry of briefs seeks to shape court’s look at same-sex marriage

| Patricia Zapor | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

When it takes up same-sex marriage cases from four states April 28, the Supreme Court will officially be considering just two constitutional questions.

Continue Reading

Claim your heritage, work for peace, women tell one another at meeting

Claim your heritage, work for peace, women tell one another at meeting

| Cindy Wooden | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Throughout history and around the globe, Christian, Muslim and Jewish women have been inspired by their faith to boldly and creatively engage in conflict resolution, peacemaking and reconciliation, said speakers at a conference in Rome.

Continue Reading

Nigerian cardinal: God will answer prayers for rescue of schoolgirls

Nigerian cardinal: God will answer prayers for rescue of schoolgirls

| Peter Ajayi Dada | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

A year after more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped, Lagos Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie said he believed that “God will answer our prayers” for their return.

Continue Reading

Masters champion, product of Dallas Jesuit prep school, remains humble

Masters champion, product of Dallas Jesuit prep school, remains humble

| Seth Gonzales | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even after becoming the toast of the sports world, golfer Jordan Spieth, a 21-year-old Dallas Jesuit graduate, remained humble and down-to-earth as he worked the crowds at Augusta, handled the media, and bantered with morning and late night talk show hosts after his historic win.

Continue Reading

European countries distinguish between religious, civil marriages

European countries distinguish between religious, civil marriages

| Jonathan Luxmoore | April 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

As some in the United States consider whether religious and civil marriages should be separated, they might look to practices in Europe, where most countries have long distinguished between the two.

Continue Reading

Pope receives fine-art Bible created to ‘ignite spiritual imagination’

Pope receives fine-art Bible created to ‘ignite spiritual imagination’

| Laura Ieraci | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Military tanks, oil derricks and cancer cells are among the contemporary depictions of the afflictions prefigured by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in a fine-art edition of the Book of Revelation given to Pope Francis.

Continue Reading

Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer

Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died April 17 at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was 78.

Continue Reading