News Briefs

News Briefs

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...

Tens of thousands rally at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- Tens of thousands of people rallied in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza Jan. 23 and then walked down Market Street...

Five Bishops Named to ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Implementation Working Group

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The chairmen of five USCCB committees have been appointed to an informal working group on the implementation of Pope Francis’ recent...

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies; Anti-drug Effort a Signature Cause

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Nancy Reagan, who became first lady of the United States in January 1981 following husband Ronald Reagan’s victory in the...

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...

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...

Contemplate, Give Thanks, Protect: Pope Francis Prays for Creation

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Leading prayers for the safeguarding of creation, Pope Francis prayed that people would learn to contemplate God in the beauty...

Catholic School Students Learn STEM Fields in a Hands-on way

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) – Amid a roomful of oohs and aahs, Aubrie Harrington carefully used her scissors to trim away the cornea and...

‘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...

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...