News Briefs

News Briefs

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...

Wisconsin Woman Bypasses Teaching Career to Minister to Girls in Swaziland

  MARSHALL, Wis. (CNS) -- There aren't many women in their mid-20s who would give up a teaching career and move to a southern African...

Pope to Celebrate Mass, Welcome Homeless on Pilgrimage to Rome

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis will welcome several thousand homeless and vulnerable people from all over Europe when they make a pilgrimage to...

College Presidents Appeal to Homeland Security for Meeting on ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Worried about the fate of some of their students, more than 65 college presidents representing U.S. Catholic institutions asked for a...

Indian Couples Frustrated as Missionaries of Charity Stop Adoptions

KOLKATA, India (CNS) – Seventeen-month-old Anirban Mukherjee playfully touches his mother’s face with his fingers at Shishu Bhavan, the Missionaries of Charity children’s home....

House OKs Bill Allowing more ways to Protect Religious Freedom Worldwide

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. House May 16 unanimously passed the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, giving the Obama administration and the U.S....

Catholic Feminist Sees Beauty of Marriage and Pitfalls of ‘Gospel of Me’

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Helen Alvare is a law professor at George Mason University, a consultant to the Vatican and the U.S. bishops on marriage...

Just One Smile From a Loving Family can Warm Coldest World, Pope says

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The smile and love of a family can light up the world, bringing warmth and hope to communities that have...

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...

Ministry Aims to Help Women, Men Heal After an Abortion, Archbishop says

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – Healing the guilt and regret women and men experience after an abortion is the goal of a new Project Rachel ministry...