News Briefs

News Briefs

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...

Pope: Jesus Amazed because He was Humble, Helpful, not a Hypocrite

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Jesus astonished people with the way he taught and interacted with others because he wasn’t aloof, domineering or hypocritical, Pope...

Pope says ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is Result of Listening, Discernment

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Everything in “Amoris Laetitia,” Pope Francis’ exhortation on the family, sprang from consultations with Catholics around the world...

U.S. Church Prepares for 2018 Encuentro in Fort Worth

BALTIMORE (CNS) – The Catholic Church in the United States is gearing up for the fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry, to be held...

Kenya’s Bishops say More Must be Done to Stop Corruption

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) – Kenya’s Catholic bishops urged the government to intensify its efforts to eliminate corruption in the country. The bishops said “the...

Volunteers in Camden Diocese Translate Bishops’ Charter into Vietnamese

CAMDEN, N.J. (CNS) – Rod Herrera, director of Child and Youth Protection for the Diocese of Camden, and Vietnamese Catholic leaders of South Jersey...