National Archive

Meeting opens with debate over time allotted to discuss Communion proposal Default Thumbnail
National

Meeting opens with debate over time allotted to discuss Communion proposal

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The first day of the U.S. bishops’ June 16-18 spring assembly, held virtually because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, began with discussion of how to proceed with […]

Supreme Court rules in favor of Catholic agency in foster case Default Thumbnail
National

Supreme Court rules in favor of Catholic agency in foster case

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a unanimous decision June 17, the Supreme Court said that a Catholic social service agency should not have been excluded from Philadelphia’s foster care program because […]

Caritas tells G7 leaders debt relief is key to global COVID-19 recovery Default Thumbnail
National

Caritas tells G7 leaders debt relief is key to global COVID-19 recovery

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The world cannot recover from the health and economic crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle climate change without debt relief for the world’s poorest countries, […]

News Briefs: June 13, 2021 Default Thumbnail
National

News Briefs: June 13, 2021

Catholic leaders: Biden budget aims to help vulnerable but excludes unborn WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee called on Congress May 28 to preserve the […]

‘Solidarity in Freedom’ is theme of USCCB Religious Freedom Week June 22-29 Default Thumbnail
National

‘Solidarity in Freedom’ is theme of USCCB Religious Freedom Week June 22-29

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops invites Catholics “to pray, reflect and act to promote religious freedom” during Religious Freedom Week, which is set for June 22-29 […]

Indy 500 Festival Princess stands out for her faith Default Thumbnail
National

Indy 500 Festival Princess stands out for her faith

With the Indy 500 in 2021’s rearview mirror, Brittany Alvarez, a third-year Driscoll Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, added her “up-to-the-bricks” experience of the race to the long […]

USCCB president, committee chair decry anti-Semitic attacks in U.S. Default Thumbnail
National

USCCB president, committee chair decry anti-Semitic attacks in U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the prelate who chairs the USCCB’s Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious […]

Virtual tours open doors of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s shrine to the world Default Thumbnail
National

Virtual tours open doors of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s shrine to the world

EMMITSBURG, Md. (CNS) — They say when one door closes, another door opens. When the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg closed its historical buildings to public […]

News Briefs: May 30, 2021 Default Thumbnail
National

News Briefs: May 30, 2021

Migration, climate, debt crises must not be ignored, pope tells diplomats VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Nations of the world must work together to solve the key global crises of migration […]

News Briefs: May 23, 2021 Default Thumbnail
National

News Briefs: May 23, 2021

Advocate: S. Carolina approval of firing squad, electric chair ‘chilling’ WASHINGTON (CNS) — The passage of a bill by South Carolina lawmakers in early May to restart executions after 10 […]

Riding the green wave: Momentum for Laudato Si’ gears up Default Thumbnail
National

Riding the green wave: Momentum for Laudato Si’ gears up

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When the special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year closes May 24, it will celebrate progress made over the past five years, and it will launch a new […]

COVID-19 takes toll on Indian Church leaders Default Thumbnail
National

COVID-19 takes toll on Indian Church leaders

By Anto Akkara THRISSUR, India (CNS) — Amid thousands dying daily of COVID-19, even in rural areas of India, the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on Church leaders. Dozens […]