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...

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 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,...

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...

Pope Begs Governments to Act to Stop Anti-Christian Persecution

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "Do something to put a stop to the violence and oppression," Pope Francis asked the international community after calling attention...

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...

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...

Church and Society Must Learn from Families, Pope says at Audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Society and the church have much to learn from the family and, in fact, the bond between the church and...

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...

Hunger is a ‘Scandal’ a ‘Sin’ in a World of Plenty, Pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Hunger is a "true scandal" that threatens the life and dignity of millions of people while tons of food go...