Catholic News Service

Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Church leaders who are attached to money and try to climb the ladder of success wound the church and destroy people's hope, Pope Francis said.
VATICAN CITY – The existence of nuclear weapons creates a false sense of security that holds international relations hostage and stifles peaceful coexistence, Pope Francis said.
HAI DUONG, Vietnam – A diocese in northern Vietnam has begun construction of a church dedicated to Dominican martyrs, replacing the ruins of an earlier one destroyed during a U.S. air raid in 1967.
MONTREAL – When a Haitian mother and her two young children crossed into Canada by taxi, "police officers said that I was going to be arrested because I had just done something illegal."
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine bishops' conference started a prayer vigil to protest thousands of killings in the government drive to eradicate drug abuse and drug dealing.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Catholic Church stands "in unity" with the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and the larger community after a shooting during Sunday services took the lives of 26 people and injured several more.
VANCOUVER – Mildred Moy at one time was apprehensive about speaking to homeless people on the street.
WASHINGTON – After publication of his letter to Pope Francis questioning the pontiff's teachings, Father Thomas Weinandy has resigned from his position as consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Doctrine.

VATICAN – Like stained glass windows, the saints allow the light of God to permeate the darkness of sin in the world, Pope Francis said on the feast of All Saints.

WASHINGTON – The "horrendous act" by a driver in a pickup truck who mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists in New York late in the afternoon Oct. 31 "weighs on all of our hearts," said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.