News Briefs

News Briefs

Bruised, not Broken: Pope Encourages Colombians to Pursue Peace

CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) – Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to...

Pope says ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is Result of Listening, Discernment

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Everything in “Amoris Laetitia,” Pope Francis’ exhortation on the family, sprang from consultations with Catholics around the world...

Administration’s Immigration Plan’s Impact on Family ‘Deeply Troubling,’ says Bishop

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee said Jan. 30 that the Catholic bishops welcomed the Trump administration’s proposal to...

Military Archdiocese Completes Phase in Cause for Vietnam-era Chaplain

WASHINGTON (CNS) – A tribunal of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services has wrapped up its nearly four-year inquiry into whether the life...

Catholic School Students Learn STEM Fields in a Hands-on way

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) – Amid a roomful of oohs and aahs, Aubrie Harrington carefully used her scissors to trim away the cornea and...

‘Unite Suffering’ with those Grieving, Archbishop tells Oregon Catholics

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) -- St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg hosted an emotional Mass the evening of Oct. 1 for 10 people who died in...

Don’t Worry how it’s Spent, Always Give Homeless a Handout, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – People who don’t give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food...

Pope Canonizes Junipero Serra, says Faith is Alive Only when shared

  By Cindy Wooden WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Canonizing the 18th-century Spanish missionary, Blessed Junipero Serra, Pope Francis insisted a person's faith is alive only when it...

Prayers of the faithful, not clergy, can make miracles happen

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The prayers of the faithful, not the pope, bishops, priests or nuns, have the power to make miracles happen 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...