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View from the church Dominus Flevit (where Jesus wept) Jerusalem (CT/photo by Greg Hartman)
IMAGE: CNS photo/Debbie Hill By Judith Sudilovsky JERUSALEM (CNS) — Except for specific incidents in Egypt and one in Libya, Christians in the Middle East are suffering the same fate as their fellow citizens, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, told media in response to

Smoke rises from a government-held area of Aleppo, Syria, after a Dec. 12 explosion. (CNS photo/Omar Sanadiki, Reuters)
By Doreen Abi Raad BEIRUT (CNS) — Mideast Catholic leaders are urging people to put aside ideology and blame and work to rebuild the city of Aleppo, Syria. “The world is divided. Each one is accusing the other,” said Syrian-born Catholic Patriarch Gregoire III Laham. “Between the superpowers bickering, a

IMAGE: CNS photo/NASA handout via Reuters By COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNS) — Astronaut legend and decorated World War II pilot John H. Glenn, who served for 24 years in the U.S. Senate and inspired young people to pursue careers in sciences and engineering, died Dec. 8. He was 95. Born in

IMAGE: CNS/Paul Haring By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Year of Mercy and its series of papal reflections may be over, but compassion and acts of mercy must continue and become a part of everyone’s daily lives, Pope Francis said. “Let us commit ourselves to praying for each

IMAGE: CNS photo/St. Anthony Messenger By CINCINNATI (CNS) — In what came to be her final interview, actress Florence Henderson told St. Anthony Messenger magazine that throughout her life, through good times and bad, her Catholic faith was her foundation. “I don’t ever remember not praying. Bedtime prayers, the rosary,

By Junno Arocho Esteves ROME¬† — Second chances are hard to come by for people who have served time in prison. They often feel judged and shunned by a society that views them just as former criminals who inevitably will go back to committing crimes. Nevertheless, for 23 people from

Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis is pictured in a 2010 photo at the Vatican. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, N.J., and named Cardinal-designate Tobin to succeed him. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, New Jersey, and named Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis to succeed him. Archbishop Myers, Newark’s archbishop since 2001, is 75, the age at which canon law requires bishops to turn in their resignation

IMAGE: CNS/Populus Summorum Pontificum By Junno Arocho Esteves ROME (CNS) — U.S. Archbishop Alexander K. Sample was preparing to celebrate Mass Oct. 26 with Benedictine monks in Norcia when the first of two powerful earthquakes struck. “I had no sooner finished (the vesting) prayer to be protected from the assaults

By WASHINGTON (CNS) — Seventy Catholic women, including the presidents of two leading Catholic organizations, expressed concern for the “toxic politics of fear” that has dominated this year’s presidential campaign. Saying that “elections should be a national examination of conscience,” the signers of the statement called for civil debate in

Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis speaks at an Oct. 10 news conference at the Archbishop Edward T. O'Meara Catholic Center in Indianapolis about being named a cardinal by Pope Francis the day before. (CNS photo/Sean Gallagher, The Criterion)
INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Last December, Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis made national news by defending the decision of his archdiocese to resettle a Syrian refugee family through the archdiocese’s Catholic Charities agency — a decision that went against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s ban on resettling Syrian refugees in the