News Briefs

News Briefs

Georgetown University Troubled by Coach’s Involvement in College Scam

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Officials at Georgetown University were “deeply troubled” to learn that the school’s former tennis coach,...

For Lent, Irish Catholics Urged to Abandon ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’

DUBLIN (CNS) -- Alcohol, smoking and chocolates are some of the most well-known vices that people traditionally give...

When it Comes to Prayer, There is no Room for Individualism, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Prayer is not just a private and intimate dialogue between a person and God,...

Pope Advances Sainthood Causes for 17 Women

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of three...

Washington Archdiocese Releases Names of Priests Accused of Abuse

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Archdiocese of Washington has voluntarily released the names of abusive priests and stated that there have been no credible claims...

Carmelite Brother Embraces Homelessness to Minister to People On Streets

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – From just looking at Brother Michael Ignatius, one wouldn’t suspect it. But the 61-year-old Carmelite is homeless. For several months,...

Mercy Friday: Pope Surprises Students Rehearsing After School

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Continuing his occasional series of “Mercy Friday” visits, Pope Francis surprised the students at a school renamed...

Cardinal Bo Among Faith Leaders Pledging to back Myanmar Peace Efforts

BANGKOK (CNS) – Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, has joined other faith leaders in declaring their commitment to peace initiatives in the strife-torn...

With Faith as Connecting Force, Hispanics get Ready to Enrich U.S. Church

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (CNS) – Unity in Christ and respect for everyone’s gifts, cultures and traditions lead Catholics to share the faith as a stronger...

The Making of a Documentary Examining Russian Christianity

NEW YORK (CNS) – As the house lights came down and the auditorium screen lit up, a young Rome-based filmmaker and religion journalist sat...