News Briefs

News Briefs

Vatican Official Urges Support for Mideast Christians on Good Friday

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Christians in the Middle East, particularly those who have been forced from their homes by violence and persecution, need the...

Sisters from Minnesota Catholic Schools Play on Separate Olympic Teams

By Matthew Davis Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) – Few schools can claim an Olympic athlete among their alumni base. Even fewer schools have...

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”...

Encuentro Delegates Urged to Bring Others to ‘New Encounter’ With Christ

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez urged the crowd at the archdiocesan “V Encuentro” January 27 to bring “the people...

Administration’s Immigration Plan’s Impact on Family ‘Deeply Troubling,’ says Bishop

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee said Jan. 30 that the Catholic bishops welcomed the Trump administration’s proposal to...

Basketball Helps Priests Teach New Jersey Students About Vocations

HOLMDEL, N.J. (CNS) – Students at Saint John Vianney High School expected their recent pep rally to be fun, colorful and filled with good-natured...

Indiana Town Embodies Santa Claus and his Spirit of Love, Peace, Joy

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (CNS) – Belief in that iconic Christmas figure, the rotund merry man with a bag full of presents, inspires thousands of...

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...

Reverend King’s Words on Nonviolence Need to be Lived Today, Speakers say

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s support of nonviolence to bring about social change applies as much...

Bruised, not Broken: Pope Encourages Colombians to Pursue Peace

CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) – Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to...