Catholic News Service

Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY – Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope Francis said.
MANCHESTER, England – The terms "mother" and "father" will be banned from Catholic schools' admissions forms in England and Wales following a complaint the terms discriminated against gay and stepparents.
EDMONTON, Alberta – It has been 20 years since Susie Laliberte Small's sister, Marie, disappeared.
MANILA, Philippines – Catholic Church leaders in the Philippines are calling on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take back several shipping containers of toxic waste that arrived in the country from Canada in 2013, reported ucanews.com.
VATICAN – Pope Francis sent messages of condolence to people in Iran and Iraq after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed more than 400 people, mostly in Iran.
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.