News Briefs

News Briefs

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...

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...

To Ignore the Poor is to Despise God, Pope says at General Audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – How Christians treat the poor is the clearest demonstration of their relationship with God,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...