Catholic News Service

Parkland students arrive in Florida capital to urge action on gun reform

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — About 100 students from Parkland arrived in Tallahassee the evening of Feb. 20, highly motivated to press their state lawmakers in person to reform gun laws after the deadly shooting rampage at their high school. The afternoon shooting spree Feb. 14 at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County left…

No youths should feel excluded from pre-synod meeting, cardinal says

VATICAN CITY — As the Catholic Church prepares to welcome youths from around the world to a preparatory meeting for the Synod of Bishops on youth, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri said the church is using every means of communication available to listen to young people from all walks of life. Speaking to journalists Feb. 16, Cardinal…