News Briefs

News Briefs

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...

‘Laudato Si’ at one year: Catholics Inspired to Act on Climate Change

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Thinking green is not easy. Nor is it always cheap. But for St. Michael Parish in Poway, California, north of San...

God has a Weakness for Humble Hearts, Pope says at Audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – While the prayer of a proud person isn’t strong enough to reach God’s heart, the...

Catholic School Students Learn STEM Fields in a Hands-on way

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) – Amid a roomful of oohs and aahs, Aubrie Harrington carefully used her scissors to trim away the cornea and...

Pope to Attend Ecumenical Prayer Service, Celebrate Mass in Sweden

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis will attend two ecumenical events and celebrate Mass with Catholics when he visits Sweden October 31, according to...

Return to the Gospel, Monk Urges Canadian Men, Women Religious

MONTREAL (CNS) – In the past few years, Benedictine Father Simon-Pierre Arnold has warned aging and declining religious congregations that it would be a...

Abbey’s Books a Form of Evangelization; Tomes Reveal a Legacy of Faith

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) – An out-of-the way hilltop in rural Oregon is home to one of the West’s best collections of medieval and early...

Five Bishops Named to ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Implementation Working Group

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The chairmen of five USCCB committees have been appointed to an informal working group on the implementation of Pope Francis’ recent...

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,...