News Briefs

News Briefs

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...

Pope Offers Prayers for Orlando Victims of ‘Terrible, Absurd Violence’

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis offered prayers for the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida,...

Arriving in Bolivia, pope insists on church’s role in public life

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service LA PAZ, Bolivia (CNS) -- Praising Bolivia's efforts to include all its citizens in the country's economic, political and social...

Resettlement Officials Call for Admission of Syrian Refugees to U.S.

RYE, N.Y. (CNS) -- Fear of Syrian refugees entering the United States in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris is misplaced and antithetical...

Dominicans Help Others Seek out the Saints in a Tough Election Season

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The tension and frustration that the country feels over an election season filled with insults and rancor, feels a bit more...

Pope: Missionaries of Charity Killed in Yemen are ‘Martyrs of Charity’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The four Missionaries of Charity murdered March 4 in Yemen “are the martyrs of today,” Pope Francis said. “They gave...

Pope Reminds World of Suffering in War-Torn Ukraine

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' pleas for humanitarian aid for Ukraine are bringing needed attention to a forgotten war, said Ukrainian Catholic...

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...

Families Must Forgive and Not ‘End The Day in War,’ Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The secret to healing wounds among family members is to “not end the day in war” and to forgive one...

Abbey’s Books a Form of Evangelization; Tomes Reveal a Legacy of Faith

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) – An out-of-the way hilltop in rural Oregon is home to one of the West’s best collections of medieval and early...