News Briefs

News Briefs

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...

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...

Pope Francis Arrives in U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis introduced himself to President Barack Obama and all people of the United States as a "son of an immigrant...

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...

Just One Smile From a Loving Family can Warm Coldest World, Pope says

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The smile and love of a family can light up the world, bringing warmth and hope to communities that have...

Tens of thousands rally at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- Tens of thousands of people rallied in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza Jan. 23 and then walked down Market Street...

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...

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...

Summer Mission lets Young Adults Focus on Faith While Serving Others

SALINA, Kan. (CNS) -- Ten years ago, Father Gale Hammerschmidt, then a seminarian, said he had no idea what to expect from Prayer and...

Pope Canonizes Junipero Serra, says Faith is Alive Only when shared

  By Cindy Wooden WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Canonizing the 18th-century Spanish missionary, Blessed Junipero Serra, Pope Francis insisted a person's faith is alive only when it...