Cupich: Pope has ‘intuition about where people live their actual lives’

CHICAGO (CNS) — Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago welcomed the release of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), saying the document might be surprising to some for its insistence on the need for mercy and compassion and its emphasis on the role of conscience. The document is the pope’s reflection […]

Summit looks at role global partnerships must play in ending trafficking

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — Human trafficking is a $150 billion annual business that affects every country on earth and its eradication requires both traditional and atypical partnerships, speakers at an April 7 United Nations conference said. The Holy See mission to the United Nations and the Santa Marta Group co-sponsored the forum in which more […]

Ireland’s Pioneers say more youths look for alternative to drinking

DUBLIN (CNS) — Young people in Ireland are increasingly looking for an alternative to the drinking scene, with up to 8,000 teenagers signing up to the Pioneer Association last year. The temperance group, known formally as The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association, said school visits by their representatives are increasingly paying off, with more and more […]