News Briefs

News Briefs

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...

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...

God Excludes no one From His Love; Offers Mercy, not Hate, Pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Jesus brought humanity God’s merciful, saving love, not hatred and animosity, Pope Francis said. “Jesus makes visible a...

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...

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...

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....

Pope Begs Governments to Act to Stop Anti-Christian Persecution

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "Do something to put a stop to the violence and oppression," Pope Francis asked the international community after calling attention...

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 Offers Prayers for Orlando Victims of ‘Terrible, Absurd Violence’

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis offered prayers for the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida,...

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...