Film director Martin Scorsese speaks to an audience at the Catholic Media Conference in Quebec City on June 21 following a screening of his new movie "Silence." (CNS photo/Chaz Muth) 
Arts & Culture News
"For me, the stories have always been about how we should live, who we are, and have a lot to do with love, trust and betrayal," Scorsese said.
 People display signs showing their support for religious freedom during a 2012 rally in downtown Minneapolis. It has been 20 years since the International Religious Freedom Act was passed by Congress and became law. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)
Faith News
"Freedom for Mission" is the theme of the 2017 Fortnight for Freedom, taking place on June 21 to July 4.
n this Thursday, July 24, 2014 file photo, people walk on the rubble of the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq.(AP Photo, File)
Politics & Society News
Here's a look at some of the major sites destroyed by IS in Iraq and Syria.
Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Faith News
Four cardinals are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis receives a letter from a girl as he arrives for his general audience on June 21 in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)
Faith News
Being a saint doesn't require spending long hours in prayer, but rather living life open to God in good times and in bad, Pope Francis said.
Young African refugees take part in a rally marking World Refugee Day June 20 in Sana'a, Yemen. (CNS photo/Yahya Arhab, EPA)
Politics & Society News
According to a just-released report from the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, "20 people are newly displaced every minute of the day."