News Briefs

News Briefs

Hunger is a ‘Scandal’ a ‘Sin’ in a World of Plenty, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Hunger is a "true scandal" that threatens the life and dignity of millions of people while tons of food go...

‘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...

Pope Urges U.S. Catholics to Keep Enthusiasm, Welcome Newcomers

By David Agren PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Pope Francis ended his trip to the United States with a call for Catholics to keep the enthusiasm of...

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...

Families must do more than just talk about vocations, speakers say

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- If more people are going to answer the call to religious life, it will take more than words to attract their...

Pope to Congress: Stop Bickering, World Needs Your Help

By Cindy Wooden WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The past, the promise and the potential of the United States must not be smothered by bickering and even...

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...

“Be Shepherds Concerned Only for God and Others”

By Cindy Wooden WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Acknowledging the real challenges and burdens the U.S. bishops face in their ministry, Pope Francis shared with them his...

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 Begs Governments to Act to Stop Anti-Christian Persecution

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "Do something to put a stop to the violence and oppression," Pope Francis asked the international community after calling attention...