News Briefs

News Briefs

Agency’s Aid Efforts Ongoing in Haiti Nearly Six Months After Hurricane

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CNS) -- In the nearly six months since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, a Florida-based Catholic agency said its relief efforts have...

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...

Church Groups call Attention to Puerto Rico’s Environmental Disaster

CATANO, Puerto Rico (CNS) – Members of several Catholic groups joined representatives of more than 30 organizations for a march to “raise awareness and...

Pew Survey of Mideast Muslims: Religion less Central to those in Israel

JERUSALEM (CNS) – While a majority of Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa say religion is “very important,” religion tends to be...

Pope Urges U.S. Catholics to Keep Enthusiasm, Welcome Newcomers

By David Agren PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Pope Francis ended his trip to the United States with a call for Catholics to keep the enthusiasm of...

‘Unite Suffering’ with those Grieving, Archbishop tells Oregon Catholics

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) -- St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg hosted an emotional Mass the evening of Oct. 1 for 10 people who died in...

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...

Reconciliation With God, Others is Key to Peace, Pope Says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – For peace in the family, community and nation, people need to recognize their faults and...

Spiritual Writings of Canada’s First Bishop Available in English

QUEBEC CITY (CNS) – It took three centuries, but the writings of Canada’s first bishop are now available in English. The book, “The Spiritual...

House OKs Bill Allowing more ways to Protect Religious Freedom Worldwide

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. House May 16 unanimously passed the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, giving the Obama administration and the U.S....