News Briefs

News Briefs

God Excludes no one From His Love; Offers Mercy, not Hate, Pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Jesus brought humanity God’s merciful, saving love, not hatred and animosity, Pope Francis said. “Jesus makes visible a...

Chicago Archdiocese Announces new Parental Leave Policy to Start July 1

CHICAGO (CNS) – The Archdiocese of Chicago will begin offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to its staff beginning July 1. The new...

Look at Your Own Sins Before Judging Others, Pope says at Audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Christians must look to their own sins and failings and not fall into the temptation of...

Apologies and processes: Synod groups end with varied offerings

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY  -- Two of the 13 final small-group reports of the Synod of Bishops for the family contained apologies:...

Pope names Arizona Jesuit head of Church Jurisdiction in Kyrgyzstan

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named a 54-year-old Arizona-born Jesuit to be the new head of the church’s Apostolic Administration of Kyrgyzstan....

Supreme Court rules Florida’s death penalty system unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 12 said the state of Florida’s death penalty system is unconstitutional because it allows judges, rather...

London Cardinal Calls For Prayers For Victims of Westminster Attack

LONDON (CNS) – Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called...

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...

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...

World Leaders Urged to Act to Counter Terrorist ‘Narratives, Ideologies’

By Catholic News Service UNITED NATIONS – Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, called for world leaders to take...