The CNS News Hub is back!

News Hub logoAfter a three-month hiatus, the CNS News Hub is officially back in business. We hope you enjoy this new format, which is only an interim step until we get an entirely new Catholic News Service Web site early next year.

The CNS News Hub, originally launched in August 2006, is our way to showcase some of the interesting stories, columns and editorials published by our clients around the Catholic press — items that you’ll wish you knew about if you don’t check these pages often. There’s even an RSS feed if you know how to add the CNS News Hub to your RSS reader.

We’ll also use this area to highlight some of our activities here at CNS that you also may not be aware of. Examples may include stories we’ve written that give a unique perspective to an issue that’s dominating the secular news media, or news nuggets from our award-winning Rome bureau that you can’t find anywhere else!

So, sit back and check here often for another view of the life of the church. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

This week in Origins

Another edition of Origins, CNS Documentary Service, for more than 35 years the primary source for church texts, is in the mail and posted online. Here’s what’s in the edition dated Oct. 25:

  • If Muslims and Christians are not at peace, the world cannot be at peace, an international group of Muslim leaders and scholars say in a letter to Christian leaders, including Pope Benedict XVI. Finding common ground between the world’s two largest religions is a demand of their shared belief in the unity of God and of the necessity of love for him and of one’s neighbor, they say. (Subscribers: Click here)
  • Where there is acceptance of the direct killing of noncombatant civilians or justification of the use of torture in eliciting information from prisoners, there is no military chaplaincy worthy of its name, says the former head of the U.S. military archdiocese, Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien of Baltimore. (Subscribers: Click here)
  • An earned path to citizenship for illegal immigrants constitutes neither amnesty nor a reward for lawbreaking because offenders pay a penalty proportionate to the intent and effect of their lawbreaking and remain accountable to the law, says Cardinal Roger M. Mahony. (Subscribers: Click here)