Book on Pope Francis to illuminate his context, background

Washington D.C., Oct 18, 2013 / 12:05 am (CNA).- Austen Ivereigh, author of an upcoming book on Pope Francis, says it will help explain the Pope's pastoral approach to North Americans and Europeans, who may not understand his Latin American roots. Before his election, Pope Francis “had already been thinking very deeply about the Church, and the way that the Church interacts with the world for a very long time,” author Austen Ivereigh explained to CNA Oct. 16. What is … [Read more...]

US bishops welcome end of government shutdown

Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2013 / 07:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The end of a two-week shutdown of the federal government was welcomed by both the U.S. bishops and President Barack Obama, both speaking to the harm caused to the American people by the stalemate. “The shutdown has had a widespread impact on many people, especially the poor, who suffered for lack of basic services during the period,” said Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton in an Oct. 17 statement distributed by the U.S. … [Read more...]