News Briefs

News Briefs

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...

Even Amid Suffering, Love Highlights Value of Every Life, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Love is a miraculous force that helps the parents of sick children focus on the beauty of their children’s lives...

‘Seamless Garment’ Revisited: Pope Insists All Life Deserves Defense

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – When Pope Francis insisted that the lives of the unborn and of the poor are “equally sacred,” he was not...

Leave Mass With a Greater Desire to Give Christian Witness, Pope Says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The final words at Mass – “Go in peace” – are an invitation to Christians to proclaim God’s blessings through...

Catholics, Muslims Urged to Look Inward First in Interreligious Efforts

MUNDELEIN, Ill. (CNS) – Taking on the issue of religious prejudice, the National Muslim and Catholic Dialogue met for the third time at University...