Confronting the porn epidemic: a major goal for the U.S. bishops

by CNA Staff
Catholic News Agency
November 23, 2015

Baltimore (CNA/EWTN News) — In a historic statement outlining the challenges pornography poses to individuals and families, the U.S. bishops say they have created a resource for healing and mercy.

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.

The pope in a war zone: What his visit means to Central African Republic

By Elise Harris
Catholic News Agency
November 23, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis' visit to the Central African Republic next week will be the first time he steps into an active war zone. It is a meaningful visit for locals as it portrays the image of a father coming to console his suffering children.  
“In the minds and hearts of the people (Pope Francis) is a great figure,” Father Hervé Hubert Koyassambia-Kozondo said in an interview with CNA. 

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 condemns Mali attacks; calls for kindness in broken world

By Carol Glatz

Catholic News Service
November 23, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Show kindness, understanding, and mercy in today's broken and wounded world, Pope Francis said. "Before so many lacerations in the world and too many wounds on the flesh of humanity, let us ask the Virgin Mary to support us in our commitment to imitate Jesus, our king, making his kingdom present with gestures of tenderness, understanding, and mercy," he said Nov. 22.

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?