News Briefs

News Briefs

African-Americans Celebrate Faith, Family, Heritage at San Diego Revival

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – In the 1930s, Christ the King Parish in a neighborhood just southeast of downtown San Diego was the “mother church”...

Franciscans in Holy Land Sow Peace, Fraternity, Respect, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Franciscans assisting the Christian minority and caring for the churches and shrines in the Holy Land are “ambassadors” of...

Church Urges Nations, Society to Address Ongoing Issues Related to Drugs

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) -- Heroin and painkillers plague the streets of U.S. cities and small towns. Mexican drug cartels have turned swaths...

Students use Robots to Explore Cave

Engineering design students from Mercy Academy in Louisville, Ky., collect data in 2015 transmitted by submersible remotely–operated vehicles inside Mammoth Cave National Park in...

Cuban Church Officials say they need Pope Francis, ‘Missionary of Mercy’

WASHINGTON -- Ever since Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba was announced, Cuban church officials have billed him as the “missionary of mercy.” And it’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...

Pope phones theologian for favor: to prepare him, Curia for Easter

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis phoned a noted Italian theologian to ask him for a “favor” to help him and Vatican officials prepare...

Nothing can Keep God from Seeking Those Who Stray, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – There is no such thing as a soul that is lost forever, only people who are waiting to be found,...

Catholic Values Drive Head Coach of Ravens on and off the field

BALTIMORE (CNS) – The accomplishment of winning the Super Bowl in February 2013 as the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens gave John Harbaugh...

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...