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Catholic News Service has a rich history of journalistic professionalism and is a leader in the world of Catholic and religious media. With headquarters in Washington, offices in New York and Rome, and correspondents around the world, CNS provides the most comprehensive coverage of the church today.

IMAGE: CNS By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma. “It’s official! Praised be Jesus Christ!

A displaced Iraqi child walks outside tents Dec. 9 at the Hassan Sham camp near Mosul. As Christians in the Middle East look back on 2016, they wonder if there will be much to celebrate amid mounting challenges, particularly for those displaced by conflicts in Iraq and Syria. (CNS photo/Ahmed Jadallah, Reuters)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — As Christians in the Middle East look back on 2016, they wonder if there will be much to celebrate amid mounting challenges, particularly for those displaced by conflicts in Iraq and Syria. “As much as we are pleased that our homelands from which thousands of Christians were

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy NCEA By Valerie Schmalz SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) — The Trump administration’s apparent endorsement of parental school choice could present a “huge opportunity” for Catholic school parents, the president of the National Catholic Educational Association told a group of Catholic high school teachers in San Francisco. “This could

IMAGE: CNS photo/Andrew Kelly, Reuters By WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees Jan. 31 expressed solidarity with the Muslim community and expressed deep concern over religious freedom issues they said President Donald Trump’s refugee ban raises. Trump’s executive memorandum of Jan. 27 “has generated fear and

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