News Briefs

Pro-life leaders condemned the Sept. 11 murder of a Michigan man who was protesting against abortion outside a public high school in Owosso, Mich. • Members of a U.S. Catholic bishops’ delegation visiting southern Africa said they were impressed with the church-run programs that care for AIDS orphans and those infected with H.I.V. • As part of its longterm clean-energy initiatives, the Vatican has installed high-tech solar collectors to help heat and cool its buildings. • The Catholic Task Force on Africa has launched a new Web site (www.yesafricamatters.org) to report on conditions in Africa in anticipation of the Second African Synod of Bishops to be held from Oct. 4 to 25. • The Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross, also known as the Crosiers, launched its 800th anniversary year with a Mass on Sept. 13 in St. Cloud, Minn. • At a prayer service on the eve of the opening of the 64th General Assembly, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York said the United Nations should embrace the notion of “the human person as the heart of all institutions, laws and works of society.”

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

“To the Bone,” which recently premiered on Netflix, tells the story of 20-year-old Ellen (Lily Collins), who is living with anorexia nervosa.
Karen RossJuly 21, 2017
The distinction between the disciplines of theological work and how these function in our common life is necessary.
What is it about habits and cassocks that capture the imagination of even secular audiences?
Ashley McKinlessJuly 21, 2017
Why Ron Hansen will never read the Gospels the same.
Ron HansenJuly 20, 2017