News Briefs

News Briefs

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...

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...

Arriving in Bolivia, pope insists on church’s role in public life

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service LA PAZ, Bolivia (CNS) -- Praising Bolivia's efforts to include all its citizens in the country's economic, political and social...

Carmelite Brother Embraces Homelessness to Minister to People On Streets

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – From just looking at Brother Michael Ignatius, one wouldn’t suspect it. But the 61-year-old Carmelite is homeless. For several months,...

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...

SEEK 2017 Inspires College Students to Evangelize at Home Campuses

SAN ANTONIO (CNS) – In need of reigniting the fire for his Catholic faith, Jeremy Martins found the flame he needed during SEEK 2017....

Pope, Meeting Iraqi Leader, Urges Work for Reconciliation

  By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Meeting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Pope Francis expressed his hopes that Iraq and other war-torn countries...

Divorced and Remarried are Not Excommunicated, Pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY  -- Catholics who have divorced and are civilly remarried “are not, in fact, excommunicated -- they are not...

With Faith as Connecting Force, Hispanics get Ready to Enrich U.S. Church

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (CNS) – Unity in Christ and respect for everyone’s gifts, cultures and traditions lead Catholics to share the faith as a stronger...

Look at Your Own Sins Before Judging Others, Pope says at Audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Christians must look to their own sins and failings and not fall into the temptation of...