News Briefs

News Briefs

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...

Spiritual Writings of Canada’s First Bishop Available in English

QUEBEC CITY (CNS) – It took three centuries, but the writings of Canada’s first bishop are now available in English. The book, “The Spiritual...

Military Archdiocese Completes Phase in Cause for Vietnam-era Chaplain

WASHINGTON (CNS) – A tribunal of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services has wrapped up its nearly four-year inquiry into whether the life...

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...