News Briefs

News Briefs

Basketball Helps Priests Teach New Jersey Students About Vocations

HOLMDEL, N.J. (CNS) – Students at Saint John Vianney High School expected their recent pep rally to be fun, colorful and filled with good-natured...

Indiana Town Embodies Santa Claus and his Spirit of Love, Peace, Joy

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (CNS) – Belief in that iconic Christmas figure, the rotund merry man with a bag full of presents, inspires thousands of...

Franciscans in Holy Land Sow Peace, Fraternity, Respect, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Franciscans assisting the Christian minority and caring for the churches and shrines in the Holy Land are “ambassadors” of...

Reverend King’s Words on Nonviolence Need to be Lived Today, Speakers say

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s support of nonviolence to bring about social change applies as much...

Bruised, not Broken: Pope Encourages Colombians to Pursue Peace

CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) – Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to...

Texas Bishop Urges Courage Against DACA ‘Politically Motivated Assault’

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, in defending the federal Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, said Catholics...

Pilgrims Journey to Former Pennsylvania Coal Town to Offer Marian prayer

CENTRALIA, Pa. (CNS) -- Only a few structures still stand in this nearly abandoned borough 62 miles northeast of Harrisburg. Even fewer are visible...

Pope names Arizona Jesuit head of Church Jurisdiction in Kyrgyzstan

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named a 54-year-old Arizona-born Jesuit to be the new head of the church’s Apostolic Administration of Kyrgyzstan....

College Presidents Appeal to Homeland Security for Meeting on ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Worried about the fate of some of their students, more than 65 college presidents representing U.S. Catholic institutions asked for a...

Bishop Commends Ghana’s Plan to Hand Back Management of Mission Schools

ACCRA, Ghana (CNS) – The government of Ghana has indicated it might be making a move to return management and supervision of mission schools...