Brian Willis discusses St. Josephine Bahkita, proposed as patroness of human trafficking with Pope Francis. Willis, an advocate of healthcare for women who have been prostituted, hopes to reopen a ministry in Portland.
A Catholic man who travels the world advocating for mothers who have been driven into prostitution is trying to reestablish a drop-in center in Portland. Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Two Holy Cross priests have been named to high posts at the University of Portland. Father Gerard Olinger is new vice president for university relations and Father John Donato is vice president for student affairs. Both appointments become effective Jan. 1.
PARIS (CNS) -- Hundreds of thousands of people in at least 150 countries around the world demanded action on climate change on the eve of a U.N. conference that aimed to find agreement on greenhouse gas emissions.
BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration, said he was disturbed by calls from federal and state officials for an end to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. "These refugees are fleeing terror themselves," he said.
ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM AFRICA (CNS) -- Pope Francis told reporters he is well aware that God is a god of surprises, but he had not been prepared for what a surprise his first visit to Africa would be.