News Briefs

News Briefs

Church Supports Indians on Nationwide Strike

  NEW DELHI (CNS) -- The Catholic Church in India supported some 150 million workers on a nationwide strike that shut down factories, banks, traffic...

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies; Anti-drug Effort a Signature Cause

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Nancy Reagan, who became first lady of the United States in January 1981 following husband Ronald Reagan’s victory in the...

God has a Weakness for Humble Hearts, Pope says at Audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – While the prayer of a proud person isn’t strong enough to reach God’s heart, the...

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...

Pope: Missionaries of Charity Killed in Yemen are ‘Martyrs of Charity’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The four Missionaries of Charity murdered March 4 in Yemen “are the martyrs of today,” Pope Francis said. “They gave...

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...

Dominican Nuns Keep Hope Alive Among Displaced in Northern Iraq

  By Paul Jeffrey Catholic News Service IRBIL, Iraq (CNS) -- When the Islamic State group rolled across Iraq's Ninevah Plain in 2014, tens of thousands...

Indian Couples Frustrated as Missionaries of Charity Stop Adoptions

KOLKATA, India (CNS) – Seventeen-month-old Anirban Mukherjee playfully touches his mother’s face with his fingers at Shishu Bhavan, the Missionaries of Charity children’s home....

South Carolina Bishop asks for Prayers, Support for Families Affected by Floods

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (CNS) -- Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of Charleston asked for prayers for the families of those killed as well as for those...

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...