At audience, pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Marking the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a former slave, Pope Francis urged Christians to help victims of human trafficking and migrants, especially the Rohingya people being chased from Myanmar.


Growth of U.S. Hispanic population a blessing for Church, says speaker

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Hispanics in the Catholic Church are not a problem to be solved, but a blessing and an opportunity, said Hosffman Ospino in a Jan. 30 talk at The Catholic University of America in Washington.


Love, support for immigrants follow group's verbal attacks on Massgoers

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Father Raul Marquez had never seen anything like it. Eight men walked to the front door of St. Peter Church in Southeast Portland Jan. 29 and began bellowing during the Spanish Mass.