News Briefs

News Briefs

Archbishop Rejects Claim Religious Liberty Used as Excuse to Discriminate

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore sharply criticized comments made by Martin Castro, chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights,...

Catholic, Lutheran Leaders Shaken by Reports of Harvesting of Body Parts from Abortions

  ST. LOUIS (CNS) -- Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis and the Rev. Matthew C. Harrison, president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, said...

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...

African-Americans Celebrate Faith, Family, Heritage at San Diego Revival

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – In the 1930s, Christ the King Parish in a neighborhood just southeast of downtown San Diego was the “mother church”...

Pope Urges U.S. Catholics to Keep Enthusiasm, Welcome Newcomers

By David Agren PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Pope Francis ended his trip to the United States with a call for Catholics to keep the enthusiasm of...

A Brotherly Embrace Brings Pope and Russian Patriarch Together

HAVANA (CNS) -- At long last, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow embraced, kissing each other three times. "Finally," the pope...

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...

Vatican: Pope to Preside Over June Consistory for Canonizations

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis will preside over a consistory to approve the canonization of four men and one...

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...

Economic Focus Must Shift From Profit to People, Cardinal says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The current economic model that places profit over the common good of all human beings must change in order to...