National Geographic magazine's cover story reveals Mary's appeal

by Carol Zimmerman
Catholic News Service
November 30, 2015

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Maureen Orth, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine who has written about music icons, world leaders, and Hollywood celebrities, tackled a completely different subject for National Geographic magazine: the Virgin Mary.

Doctor in the house of God: How Fr. Moloney went from physician to priest

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic
November 24, 2015

WINDTHORST — Through the wisdom and experience that came after many years of practicing medicine, Michael Moloney, M.D., found just the cure for what was ailing many of his patients. Dr. Moloney discovered that when he prescribed a healthy dose of God in the lives of people suffering from various maladies, they began to feel better. Trust in God, it seemed, led to less stress and alleviated the struggles presented by many of their underlying illnesses.

Shooting at clinic antithesis of pro-life movement, says priest

By Veronica Ambuul
Catholic News Service
November 30, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CNS) — A priest who celebrates Mass every Friday morning on a sidewalk near the Planned Parenthood clinic targeted by a lone gunman Nov. 27 said the shooter's actions were the antithesis of the pro-life cause. "We want the conversion of Planned Parenthood, not their destruction," said Father Bill Carmody, the longtime Respect Life director for the Diocese of Colorado Springs. "The pro-life movement has no place for violence."

Diocesan-based healing ministry brings Church's mercy after abortion

By Nancy Frazier O'Brien
Catholic News Service
November 17, 2015

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis is a particularly appropriate time to raise awareness about Project Rachel, the Catholic program that helps people heal in the aftermath of an abortion, three cardinals told their fellow bishops Nov. 16 - the first day of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall general assembly in Baltimore.

Pope in Bangui: Open the doors of mercy, counter violence with love

By Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service
November 30, 2015

BANGUI, Central African Republic (CNS) — Put down the weapons of war and work for justice, Pope Francis urged the people of the Central African Republic. "Even when the powers of hell are unleashed, Christians must rise to the summons, their heads held high, and be ready to brave blows in this battle over which God will have the last word. And that word will be love and peace," the pope said in an evening homily Nov. 29.

Apostolic Journey: Pope Francis in the USA

Archive of articles, homilies, speeches
by North Texas Catholic
October 19, 2015

Father James PembertonEDITOR'S NOTE: Through this link you can find all of our articles on the U.S. papal visit. All items are organized chronologically and will keep you on the NTC website, making this a one-stop shop for all our coverage on the historic visit. You can also find the full texts of all the pope's homilies and speeches, and a link to our local bloggers' experiences from New York, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.

After nearly 500 years, Our Lady of Guadalupe still has something to tell

By Hillary Mast

Catholic News Agency

November 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES (CNA) — The miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is centuries old and her message to St. Juan Diego has been translated into numerous languages over the years. Countless books have been written about the apparition, and the tilma itself has been intensely scrutinized by scientists.
So what more can we learn about Our Lady of Guadalupe and her message?