News Briefs

News Briefs

Even Amid Suffering, Love Highlights Value of Every Life, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Love is a miraculous force that helps the parents of sick children focus on the beauty of their children’s lives...

‘Seamless Garment’ Revisited: Pope Insists All Life Deserves Defense

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – When Pope Francis insisted that the lives of the unborn and of the poor are “equally sacred,” he was not...

Leave Mass With a Greater Desire to Give Christian Witness, Pope Says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The final words at Mass – “Go in peace” – are an invitation to Christians to proclaim God’s blessings through...

Catholics, Muslims Urged to Look Inward First in Interreligious Efforts

MUNDELEIN, Ill. (CNS) – Taking on the issue of religious prejudice, the National Muslim and Catholic Dialogue met for the third time at University...

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...