News Briefs

News Briefs

Catholic, Lutheran Leaders Shaken by Reports of Harvesting of Body Parts from Abortions

  ST. LOUIS (CNS) -- Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis and the Rev. Matthew C. Harrison, president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, said...

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...

‘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...

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...

Pope says he left U.S. Praying for, Impressed by its People

By Cindy Wooden ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- As the American Airlines plane taking him to Rome from Philadelphia took off, Pope...

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...

South Carolina Bishop asks for Prayers, Support for Families Affected by Floods

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (CNS) -- Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of Charleston asked for prayers for the families of those killed as well as for those...

Pilgrims Journey to Former Pennsylvania Coal Town to Offer Marian prayer

CENTRALIA, Pa. (CNS) -- Only a few structures still stand in this nearly abandoned borough 62 miles northeast of Harrisburg. Even fewer are visible...

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...

Pope tells Women Religious Vatican will Study Women Deacons

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis told the heads of women’s religious orders from around the world that he would set...