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  • Catholic bishops lament setbacks for Holy Land peace, but call for a better path
    on May 25, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Jerusalem, May 25, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- Peace, mutual equality, and respect must be the foundation of progress in Israeli-Palestinian relations, despite continued setbacks, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land said this week. Continuing difficulties in Palestine and Israel have caused many people to question “whether international diplomacy and the peace process were […]

  • Pope Francis appoints new head of Vatican’s interreligious dialogue
    on May 25, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Vatican City, May 25, 2019 / 08:28 am (CNA).- Pope Francis appointed Spanish Bishop Miguel Ayuso Guixot Saturday as president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Guixot succeeds Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran, who led the Vatican dicastery for over ten years until his death in July 2018. As a priest in the Comboni Missionary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Guixot served as a […]

  • Pope Francis: 'Abortion is never the answer'
    on May 25, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Vatican City, May 25, 2019 / 06:25 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion is never the answer to difficult prenatal diagnoses, calling selective abortion of the disabled the “expression of an inhuman eugenics mentality.” “Fear and hostility towards disability often lead to the choice of abortion, configuring it as a practice of ‘prevention,’” Pope […]

  • How this mom of disabled children is helping others to 'accept the gift'
    on May 25, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Berlin, NJ, May 25, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Kelly Mantoan doesn’t have a lot of free time. Between mothering 5 children, homeschooling some of them, getting her two youngest sons on the school bus on time, and juggling a writing career and a successful blog, she has a full schedule. Her days even look a little different from those of the typical mother to a large family, because the […]

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