News Briefs

News Briefs

‘Laudato Si’ at one year: Catholics Inspired to Act on Climate Change

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Thinking green is not easy. Nor is it always cheap. But for St. Michael Parish in Poway, California, north of San...

Catholic Agency on Front Lines Helping Flint Residents with Water Crisis

FLINT, Mich. (CNS) -- Following the discovery of lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water, relief organizations have been working day and night...

Texas Bishop Urges Courage Against DACA ‘Politically Motivated Assault’

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, in defending the federal Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, said Catholics...

Iowa Caucuses, Lawmakers Getting Payday Lending Issue on their Radar

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Payday lending, an issue that has resonated in states with big cities, is now getting on the radar in largely rural...

Supreme Court rules Florida’s death penalty system unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 12 said the state of Florida’s death penalty system is unconstitutional because it allows judges, rather...

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...

Attendees at Vigil Pray for Shooting Victims, Healing in Community

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CNS) -- Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral was dark as men and women of different faiths walked down the center...

Pope Sends off Missionaries of Mercy to Help People Open Hearts to God

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis marked the beginning of the church’s Lenten journey by sending off several hundred religious and...

Carmelite Brother Embraces Homelessness to Minister to People On Streets

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – From just looking at Brother Michael Ignatius, one wouldn’t suspect it. But the 61-year-old Carmelite is homeless. For several months,...

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...