News Briefs

News Briefs

Spread Hope, Preach Christ, Don’t Worry About Numbers, Pope says

ROME (CNS) – Visiting Milan, the center of Italian fashion and finance, Pope Francis spent the morning with the poor and those who minister...

London Cardinal Calls For Prayers For Victims of Westminster Attack

LONDON (CNS) – Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called...

Agency’s Aid Efforts Ongoing in Haiti Nearly Six Months After Hurricane

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CNS) -- In the nearly six months since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, a Florida-based Catholic agency said its relief efforts have...

Video Series Offers Catholics Gospel Guidance for their Lenten Journey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) -- One of the biggest challenges of Lent, for many people who are caught up in the demands of everyday life,...

Don’t Worry how it’s Spent, Always Give Homeless a Handout, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – People who don’t give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food...

Bishops say Refugee Ban Raises Deep Concerns Over Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees Jan. 31 expressed solidarity with the Muslim community and expressed deep concern over religious...

Catholic-Muslim Dialogue Opens to Support Islamic American Communities

WASHINGTON (CNS) – An emerging Catholic dialogue with Muslims aims to show public support for Islamic American communities. The dialogue stems from concerns expressed...

SEEK 2017 Inspires College Students to Evangelize at Home Campuses

SAN ANTONIO (CNS) – In need of reigniting the fire for his Catholic faith, Jeremy Martins found the flame he needed during SEEK 2017....

Archbishop Flores of San Antonio, First Hispanic Bishop in U.S., Dies

SAN ANTONIO (CNS) – Retired Archbishop Patrick F. Flores, 87, the first Mexican-American bishop in the United States, died of pneumonia and congestive heart...

JFK Postal Service Anniversary Stamp

A stamp marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy, the country's only Catholic president, will be issued Feb. 20 at...