News Briefs

News Briefs

Prayers of the faithful, not clergy, can make miracles happen

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The prayers of the faithful, not the pope, bishops, priests or nuns, have the power to make miracles happen in...

College Presidents Appeal to Homeland Security for Meeting on ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Worried about the fate of some of their students, more than 65 college presidents representing U.S. Catholic institutions asked for a...

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...

Serra’s legacy complicated by practices, conflicts of his time

By Nancy Wiechec and Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif.  -- People with ties to the California mission system see the canonization of its founder...

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...

Catholic School Students Learn STEM Fields in a Hands-on way

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) – Amid a roomful of oohs and aahs, Aubrie Harrington carefully used her scissors to trim away the cornea and...

Head of Italian Bishops says new law Equates Marriage, Civil Unions

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – In recognizing civil unions of heterosexual and homosexual couples, the Italian government has equated those unions to marriage, said the...

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,...

Nothing can Keep God from Seeking Those Who Stray, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – There is no such thing as a soul that is lost forever, only people who are waiting to be found,...

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...