News Briefs

News Briefs

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...

El Paso Mass Scrapped, but not Papal Mass Across Border

EL PASO, Texas (CNS) -- The Diocese of El Paso has scrapped plans for a border Mass that would have taken place at the...

Pope, Meeting Iraqi Leader, Urges Work for Reconciliation

  By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Meeting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Pope Francis expressed his hopes that Iraq and other war-torn countries...

Archbishop Flores of San Antonio, First Hispanic Bishop in U.S., Dies

SAN ANTONIO (CNS) – Retired Archbishop Patrick F. Flores, 87, the first Mexican-American bishop in the United States, died of pneumonia and congestive heart...

Church Urges Nations, Society to Address Ongoing Issues Related to Drugs

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) -- Heroin and painkillers plague the streets of U.S. cities and small towns. Mexican drug cartels have turned swaths...

Resettlement Officials Call for Admission of Syrian Refugees to U.S.

RYE, N.Y. (CNS) -- Fear of Syrian refugees entering the United States in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris is misplaced and antithetical...

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 names Arizona Jesuit head of Church Jurisdiction in Kyrgyzstan

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named a 54-year-old Arizona-born Jesuit to be the new head of the church’s Apostolic Administration of Kyrgyzstan....

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...

English Cardinal Warns Teachers Against Islamic State Recruitment

MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- It can take just one month to turn a disenfranchised teenage Catholic student into fanatical Islamic terrorist, an English cardinal...