Cardinal criticizes Sri Lankan government for not taking precautions

BANGKOK (CNS) — Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has blamed the country’s authorities for the security lapse he claims could have prevented Easter bombings, in which the death toll surpassed 320.

Professional organization for young adult Catholics resumes monthly meetups May 1

Professionalism is one of the best ways we can draw young people into the Church, said the Phoenix chapter president of Young Catholic Professionals.

Campaign connects Korean mission parishioners with greater diocese

Tucked away in West Chandler, St. Columba Kim is home to around 250 Korean Catholics in the Diocese of Phoenix.

Bishop Olmsted says ‘love of Christ’ compels him to proclaim Gospel of life at...

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Preservation of the family, marriage and the unborn were the main themes of the annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington April 23.

Mideast patriarchs urge hope of Resurrection in Easter messages

BEIRUT (CNS) — Catholic patriarchs from the Middle East invoked hope in their Easter messages to people suffering from terrorism, wars, displacement and economic hardship.

Continuing Easter celebrations, pope again prays for Sri Lanka

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On Easter Monday, Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square in praying for the hundreds of people who died or were injured in bomb blasts the previous day in Sri Lanka.

Vermont’s 10th bishop opens sainthood cause for diocese’s first bishop

BURLINGTON, Vt. (CNS) — The 10th bishop of the Diocese of Burlington has opened a cause for canonization for the first bishop of the statewide diocese.

Only risen Christ can bring peace to world at war, pope says at Easter

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the machine of warfare continues to churn out more dangerous weaponry, only the power and joy of Christ’s resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and peace, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing.

Sri Lanka Easter attacks draw international condemnation, prayer for victims

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CNA) — Religious and civil leaders have responded with condolences, prayer and calls for justice after several explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killed more than 200 people and injured hundreds more on Easter Sunday.

At Easter the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, pope says at vigil

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As individuals and as a Church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and His love will triumph, Pope Francis said.