Pandemic blamed for creating conditions for increased human trafficking

Apr 16, 2021 News
The pandemic-related economic downturn, business closures, increase in global unemployment and reduced incomes have contributed to greater human trafficking of children, women, domestic workers and migrants without legal status.

Faith is bolstered by prayer, not money, power, media, pope says

Apr 15, 2021 News
Without prayer, everything crumbles and any initiatives for church reform will just be proposals by some group and not the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said.

Bishop urges unity to find solutions to violence after Knoxville shootings

Apr 14, 2021 News
Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville offered prayers for a teenager who was killed and an injured police officer involved in a school shooting.

Cardinal unveils major Vatican conference on priesthood in 2022

Apr 13, 2021 News
Increasing vocations to the priesthood, improving the way laypeople and priests work together and ensuring that service, not power, motivates the request for ordination are all possible outcomes of a major symposium being planned by the Vatican in February 2022.

London cardinal leads Catholics in mourning death of Prince Philip

Apr 12, 2021 News
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster led Catholics of England and Wales in mourning the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

‘Profound evil’ of abuse must be eradicated, Pope Francis tells symposium

Apr 9, 2021 News
As religious leaders, scholars, experts and abuse survivors come together online to participate in a three-day international symposium on faith, healing and prevention, Pope Francis sent a message as part of a series of opening remarks for the event.

Catholic coalition stresses importance of COVID-19 vaccine for all

Apr 8, 2021 News
On World Health Day, April 7, a new group of 31 U.S. Catholic organizations encouraged people to get the COVID-19 vaccine as an act of charity and solidarity with others.

Swiss-born Father Hans Küng, theologian, dies at 93

Apr 7, 2021 News
Father Hans Küng, the prominent and sometimes controversial Swiss Catholic theologian, died peacefully in his sleep in the university town of Tübingen, Germany, where he had lived and lectured since 1960, said a spokesman for his Global Ethic Foundation. He was 93.

Smugglers, extortion, broken dreams: Migrants’ road to US has perils

Apr 2, 2021 News
Migrants have streamed out of Central America in large numbers this year, fleeing violence, poverty and the destruction of twin hurricanes.