News Briefs

News Briefs

Pope Francis Arrives in U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis introduced himself to President Barack Obama and all people of the United States as a "son of an immigrant...

Pope Sends off Missionaries of Mercy to Help People Open Hearts to God

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis marked the beginning of the church’s Lenten journey by sending off several hundred religious and...

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....

Nothing can Keep God from Seeking Those Who Stray, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – There is no such thing as a soul that is lost forever, only people who are waiting to be found,...

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...

Students use Robots to Explore Cave

Engineering design students from Mercy Academy in Louisville, Ky., collect data in 2015 transmitted by submersible remotely–operated vehicles inside Mammoth Cave National Park in...

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...

Sisters from Minnesota Catholic Schools Play on Separate Olympic Teams

By Matthew Davis Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) – Few schools can claim an Olympic athlete among their alumni base. Even fewer schools have...

Archbishop Flores of San Antonio, First Hispanic Bishop in U.S., Dies

SAN ANTONIO (CNS) – Retired Archbishop Patrick F. Flores, 87, the first Mexican-American bishop in the United States, died of pneumonia and congestive heart...

Church and Society Must Learn from Families, Pope says at Audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Society and the church have much to learn from the family and, in fact, the bond between the church and...