Nassau archbishop assesses post-hurricane challenges in Bahamas

"It is sheer terror and confusion for those who had their homes compromised in the middle of the storm and had to relocate, and all the challenges that poses," he said.

‘Sacred art can change hearts and inspire souls’

Artwork commissioned for the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of Phoenix poignantly reflects the intercession of the Holy Family for the domestic Church.

New center in Hawai’i aims to teach visitors about local saints’ ministry

HONOLULU (CNS) — Sandwiched between a specialty store selling Hawai’ian products and a shirt souvenir shop, a new building is going up near Waikiki Beach that also hopes to attract tourists, but not to buy trinkets and sunscreen.

Solidarity, not poverty, is God’s plan, pope says in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (CNS) — God’s plan for humanity involves community, mutual support, sharing and caring for each other and for the earth, Pope Francis said.

Catholic organizations in Florida marshaling aid for Dorian victims

MIAMI (CNS) — In the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s brutal blasting of the Bahamas, Catholic organizations in Florida continued to raise funds to aid victims there.

Carnegie Hall musicians help moms write lullabies for their babies

The project became a monthly activity at Siena House with nearly 25 national and international partners who have taken the effort to their own communities.

Possible healing could advance Mother Delille’s sainthood cause

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CNS) — For what could be the first time in the 176-year history of the Diocese of Little Rock, a diocesan tribunal submitted formal documentation to the Vatican on an alleged healing miracle of a former Arkansas college student.

Help the poor, protect the environment, pope says in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (CNS) — In Madagascar, where the destruction of the environment and the suffering of the poor are inextricably bound, Pope Francis urged government officials to promote development projects that protect nature.

Death toll in Bahamas likely higher than reported, local resident says

MIAMI (CNS) — The Bahamanian government’s estimated death toll from Hurricane Dorian is likely to rise if and when members of the Haitian immigrant community are accounted for and when search and rescue operations begin in earnest, said an attorney in the Bahamas.

Pope leaves Mozambique urging reconciliation, care for one another

MAPUTO, Mozambique (CNS) — When Jesus told his disciples to love one another and pray for their enemies, he meant it — even disciples in a nation like Mozambique, where political tensions have led to violence, war and death, Pope Francis said.