News Briefs

News Briefs

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...

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...

Focus on Mercy is Catholic-Lutheran Common Ground, Cardinal says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The ecumenical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017 can be a time to celebrate the...

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...

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...

Supporting Equal Rights for all Must Include Right to Life, says Bishop

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- One of the country’s top African-American Christian leaders and head of fifth largest Protestant denomination in U.S. urged more than...

Cuban Church Officials say they need Pope Francis, ‘Missionary of Mercy’

WASHINGTON -- Ever since Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba was announced, Cuban church officials have billed him as the “missionary of mercy.” And it’s...

South Carolina Bishop asks for Prayers, Support for Families Affected by Floods

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (CNS) -- Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of Charleston asked for prayers for the families of those killed as well as for those...

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...

“Be Shepherds Concerned Only for God and Others”

By Cindy Wooden WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Acknowledging the real challenges and burdens the U.S. bishops face in their ministry, Pope Francis shared with them his...