News Briefs

News Briefs

Attendees at Vigil Pray for Shooting Victims, Healing in Community

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CNS) -- Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral was dark as men and women of different faiths walked down the center...

Maronite Patriarch, Visiting Syria, Urges Christians to hold onto Faith

TARTUS, Syria (CNS) - Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, visiting Syria, urged Christians to hold onto their faith. “Withstand with your faith and values, hold...

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...

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...

Catholic bishops pledge to help South Africa solve education inequalities

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CNS) -- South African church leaders urged university students who won a government commitment to a tuition freeze in 2016...

Church Fiscal Managers Urged to be Transparent, Have Spiritual Vision

ATLANTA (CNS) -- The Catholic Church's assets are intended for the advancement of its mission and never for the mere increase of wealth, Atlanta's...

Pope says human trafficking is an international responsibility

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Police chiefs and bishops are called to work together to assist the victims of human trafficking and help them find...

Apologies and processes: Synod groups end with varied offerings

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY  -- Two of the 13 final small-group reports of the Synod of Bishops for the family contained apologies:...

Volunteers are at front lines of Europe’s response to refugees

HEGYESHALOM, Hungary (CNS) -- Along the border between Hungary and Austria, Rosala Holzschuh stands in the midnight darkness as thousands of refugees flow past...

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...