News Briefs

News Briefs

U.S. Church Prepares for 2018 Encuentro in Fort Worth

BALTIMORE (CNS) – The Catholic Church in the United States is gearing up for the fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry, to be held...

Kenya’s Bishops say More Must be Done to Stop Corruption

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) – Kenya’s Catholic bishops urged the government to intensify its efforts to eliminate corruption in the country. The bishops said “the...

Volunteers in Camden Diocese Translate Bishops’ Charter into Vietnamese

CAMDEN, N.J. (CNS) – Rod Herrera, director of Child and Youth Protection for the Diocese of Camden, and Vietnamese Catholic leaders of South Jersey...

Dominicans Help Others Seek out the Saints in a Tough Election Season

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The tension and frustration that the country feels over an election season filled with insults and rancor, feels a bit more...

Ministry Aims to Help Women, Men Heal After an Abortion, Archbishop says

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) – Healing the guilt and regret women and men experience after an abortion is the goal of a new Project Rachel ministry...

Mother Teresa Upheld as the Human Face of Eternal Hope at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) – Saint Teresa of Kolkata was described as the human face of eternal hope who embodied the founding principles of the...

Archbishop Rejects Claim Religious Liberty Used as Excuse to Discriminate

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore sharply criticized comments made by Martin Castro, chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights,...

Economic Focus Must Shift From Profit to People, Cardinal says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The current economic model that places profit over the common good of all human beings must change in order to...

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,...

Vatican: Pope to Preside Over June Consistory for Canonizations

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis will preside over a consistory to approve the canonization of four men and one...