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Singer-songwriter presents Crucifixion in concert

catholicnews.com     21+ hour, 10+ min ago

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) -- Singer-songwriter Tatiana "Tajci" Cameron confessed she didn't always like Holy Week. "It always seemed to be full of sadness," she told the crowd of more than 500 who gathe...

'Their Calvary was lengthy': Pope's Stations recall those exploited

catholicnews.com     21+ hour, 13+ min ago

ROME (CNS) -- Recalling Jesus' death on the cross, Pope Francis led thousands on Good Friday in reflecting on the crosses of loneliness, fear and betrayal that crucify countless men, women and childre...

Mary Magdalene

catholicnews.com     21+ hour, 40+ min ago

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Director Garth Davis' "Mary Magdalene" (Focus) is a respectful but off-key profile of the biblical saint (Rooney Mara) that gets a few things right but many wrong. Grown-ups well-gr...

On Good Friday, papal preacher says cross brings hope to the oppressed

catholicnews.com     1+ day ago

On Good Friday, papal preacher says cross brings hope to the oppressed VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The cross serves as a warning to the powerful and a message of hope for the poor and oppressed, said the p...

The Curse of La Llorona

catholicnews.com     1+ day ago

NEW YORK (CNS) -- "The Curse of La Llorona" (Warner Bros.) constitutes an intense but problematic horror story. Director Michael Chaves' often-effective addition to the universe of the "Conjuring" fra...

College student's doughnut outing led to love and joining Catholic Church

catholicnews.com     1+ day ago

College student's doughnut outing led to love and joining Catholic Church ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) -- In 1957, Sarah Wessel's great-grandmother, Isabella Brooks, hand-stitched a wedding gown for her daug...

Be servants to one another, pope tells prisoners before washing feet

catholicnews.com     2+ day, 14+ min ago

ROME (CNS) -- Jesus' gesture of washing his disciples' feet, an act once reserved to servants and slaves, is one that all Christians, especially bishops, must imitate, Pope Francis told hundreds of in...

Pope to priests: Best place to be is among the people

catholicnews.com     2+ day ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Just as Jesus always sought to be with the people to serve, teach and heal them, so, too, must priests always be in the midst of God's people, "pouring ourselves out" for them, P...

Procession shows support for Texas chapel at center of border wall plan

catholicnews.com     2+ day ago

MISSION, Texas (CNS) -- After Palm Sunday Mass April 14 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Mission, over 1,000 parishioners participated in their annual Palm Sunday procession to a nearly century-old ...

Fire chaplain helped save religious artifacts from burning cathedral

catholicnews.com     2+ day ago

PARIS (CNS) -- A hero emerging from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire April 15 is Father Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, who is credited with saving a reliquary containing the crow...

Penguins

catholicnews.com     3+ day ago

NEW YORK (CNS) -- At once the profile of a plucky 5-year-old Adelie penguin the filmmakers dub "Steve" and an introduction to his species as a whole, "Penguins" (Disneynature) is a winning documentary...

Pope's Way of Cross will shine light on women 'crucified' by traffickers

catholicnews.com     3+ day ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Countless women and girls are being "crucified" by human traffickers, who trick them into slave labor or prostitution, and by those who seek out their services and exploit them, ...

Muslim father, 'wanting to be part of something,' joins Catholic Church

catholicnews.com     3+ day ago

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (CNS) -- After questioning the Islamic tradition he had practiced for a few years, Christopher Booty delved into its history and explored other world religions -- which eventually l...

Knights CEO says Iran-backed militias threaten Iraq's religious minorities

catholicnews.com     3+ day ago

NEW YORK (CNS) -- In an April 12 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, the CEO of the Knights of Columbus said that "Christian towns in Iraq increasingly look neither Christian nor Iraqi -- but Iranian." ...

Hope from the ashes: President, archbishop vow to rebuild Notre Dame

catholicnews.com     4+ day ago

ROME (CNS) -- The president of France and the archbishop of Paris have vowed to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral after a devastating fire, continuing what a professor of architecture described as the natu...

Breakthrough

catholicnews.com     4+ day ago

NEW YORK (CNS) -- "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Few people can ever have taken those words of Jesus, recorded in the Gospel of Ma...

Blaze erupts at Paris' iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

catholicnews.com     4+ day ago

PARIS (CNS) -- A major blaze engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, sending pillars of flame and billowing smoke over the center of the French capital. The fire erupted about 6:30 p.m. lo...

Pope urges students to fight their addiction to phones

catholicnews.com     5+ day ago

Pope urges students to fight their addiction to phones VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis told high school students to break their phone addiction and spend more time on real communication with other...

Embrace the cross, trust God will triumph, pope says on Palm Sunday

catholicnews.com     6+ day ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Acclaimed by the crowds and knowing he was the Messiah they sought, Jesus still chose the path of humility and self-emptying, focused only on doing God's will, Pope Francis said ...

Inspired by sons' faith, family prepares to become Catholic at Easter

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

POTOMAC, Md. (CNS) -- Like many of the boys and young men studying at The Heights School in Potomac, Maryland, brothers Zayd and Rayn Patel have well-rounded interests outside the classroom. Zayd, 12...

Missing Link

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The fabled Bigfoot monster turns out to be a kind-hearted furball in the animated comedy-adventure "Missing Link" (Annapurna). Though acceptable for grown-ups and older teens, the in...

After

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

NEW YORK (CNS) -- What might have been an effective film interpretation of a somewhat grounded college romance in Anna Todd's best-selling "new adult" novel "After" (Aviron) sadly turns into a parade ...

Washington Post files motion to dismiss Covington student's lawsuit

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

Washington Post files motion to dismiss Covington student's lawsuit WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Lawyers for The Washington Post filed a motion in federal court April 9 seeking the dismissal of the $250 milli...

Pope sends aid to flood victims in Iran

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has sent a large donation to assist tens of thousands of Iranians who lost their homes and businesses in waves of severe flooding that began in mid-March. The Dicas...

Update: Nicaraguan bishop to leave for Rome as threats against him increase

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- A Nicaraguan bishop said he will leave the country indefinitely as concerns for his security increase -- presumably the product of his criticisms of the Central American nation's ...

At retreat for South Sudan leaders, pope literally begs for peace

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- At the end of a highly unusual spiritual retreat for the political leaders of warring factions, Pope Francis knelt at the feet of the leaders of South Sudan, begging them to give...

Human trafficking is 'crime against humanity,' pope says

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Human trafficking is a "crime against humanity," because it denies the human dignity of the victim, seeing him or her only as a piece of merchandise to be used to enrich or give ...

Update: Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis beginning in the 1980s, wrote an article outl...

Catholic doctor gives medical view of Christ's passion, crucifixion

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) -- Jesus likely died from excessive blood loss, a Catholic surgeon said April 4 during a talk that examined the 18 hours of Christ's passion and crucifixion from a medical perspe...

Hellboy

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Near the end of "Hellboy" (Lionsgate), the titular character (David Harbour), who has been churning out mordant wit amid the abundant blood and guts involved in fighting noisily evil...

USCCB pro-life committee chairman urges end to 'barbaric' late-term abortions

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee called on Congress to pass a measure that would stop "the barbaric practice of late-term abortion." He urged Congress to pass ...

Encore: Seeking Christ's face: Some believe hilltop shrine holds true relic

catholicnews.com     2+ mon ago

MANOPPELLO, Italy (CNS) -- At the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, visitors see a transparent cloth encased between two glass panes within an ornate silver frame above the sanctuary's altar. ...

Volunteer crew prepares oils to be blessed at chrism Mass in Indianapolis

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

Volunteer crew prepares oils to be blessed at chrism Mass in Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- The annual chrism Mass to be celebrated April 16 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis will a...

All are debtors before God's love, forgiveness, pope says

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Everyone is "in debt" to God, who offers his infinite love and graces for free, Pope Francis said. "We have received so much: our existence, a father and a mother, friendships, ...

Little

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

NEW YORK (CNS) -- "Ain't nobody got time for reality," says Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall), the successful but outrageously rude Atlanta businesswoman at the center of the comic fantasy "Little" (Univer...

Red embroidery on white handkerchiefs memorializes victims of violence

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

SALT LAKE CITY (CNS) -- The messages, embroidered in red thread on white handkerchiefs, tell horrific stories of violence and death. They are memorials, meant to bring attention to those who have suf...

Indian police charge bishop with repeatedly raping nun

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

NEW DELHI (CNS) -- Indian police charged Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar of repeatedly raping a nun in her rural convent, the Associated Press reported. The bishop was charged April 9 with rape, ...

Devil targets those who succumb to despair, negativity, pope says

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Sometimes Christians seem to prefer complaining and being unhappy in life, but that makes them a perfect target for the devil, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. "Desolation...

Marine vet counts on prayer, faith to reunite with deported husband

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In the quest to bring her deported Mexican husband, Marcos, back to the United States to live with her and their four children, Elizabeth Perez has frequently turned to prayer. "M...

People can call Jesus at any moment; he is always there, pope says

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Everyone has a direct line to Jesus, who is always nearby, ready to listen and help, Pope Francis said. "Jesus likes to see the truth of our heart. Don't pretend in front of Jes...

Pope urges students to see human actions behind suffering, war

catholicnews.com     1+ week ago

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- God does not play favorites, but human beings do in little ways at school and in big ways with the global economy, Pope Francis told students from Milan's Istituto San Carlo, a s...

The Best of Enemies

catholicnews.com     2+ week ago

NEW YORK (CNS) -- "The Best of Enemies" (STX) is an appealing fact-based drama that promotes humane values and Gospel-guided behavior. On that basis, many parents may consider it a rewarding film for ...

Pet Sematary

catholicnews.com     2+ week ago

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The woods of horror writer Stephen King's Maine are dark and deep but hardly lovely in "Pet Sematary" (Paramount). This second big-screen adaptation of King's 1983 novel -- Mary Lam...


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