News Briefs

News Briefs

Catholic High School Teachers Eager to Dive into Papal Encyclical

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) -- Father Ryan High School theology teacher Brent Fernandez grows a garden at home, raises chickens, and rides his bicycle to...

Agency’s Aid Efforts Ongoing in Haiti Nearly Six Months After Hurricane

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CNS) -- In the nearly six months since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, a Florida-based Catholic agency said its relief efforts have...

Pope to Preside over Jubilee Year Celebrations

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As the Year of Mercy continues, Pope Francis is preparing jubilee celebrations with teenagers, deacons and “those in need of...

Bishop Commends Ghana’s Plan to Hand Back Management of Mission Schools

ACCRA, Ghana (CNS) – The government of Ghana has indicated it might be making a move to return management and supervision of mission schools...

Faithfulness in Mercy is God’s Way of Being, Pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- God’s mercy is constant and limitless; he is faithful in his mercy for his children, even...

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...

Volunteers in Camden Diocese Translate Bishops’ Charter into Vietnamese

CAMDEN, N.J. (CNS) – Rod Herrera, director of Child and Youth Protection for the Diocese of Camden, and Vietnamese Catholic leaders of South Jersey...

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,...

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...

Head of Italian Bishops says new law Equates Marriage, Civil Unions

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – In recognizing civil unions of heterosexual and homosexual couples, the Italian government has equated those unions to marriage, said the...