In this April 9, 2009, file photo, Hong Kong's outspoken cardinal Joseph Zen speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong. The retired archbishop of Hong Kong has slammed the Holy See's negotiations with Beijing as a "catastrophe" that would bring suffering to millions of worshippers, as a bitter dispute inside the Roman Catholic Church over its future in China escalates in a dramatic fashion. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Zen said the Vatican had "given in" to the Communist Party
Rosa B., 23, a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, who was brought to the U.S. when she was 4, speaks during a Feb. 3 rally in Los Angeles in support of a permanent legislative solution for immigrants. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, N.J., says religious leaders need to stand with immigrants and help the flock see their dignity. (CNS photo/Monica Almeida, Reuters)
"We forget where we came from, not just as the early Christian church, but also as a country."
Bishop George V. Murry of Youngstown, Ohio, who chairs the U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, gives a talk Jan. 27 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Charlotte, N.C., about racism in the Catholic Church's history and how his committee is addressing it. (CNS photo/Patricia L. Guilfoyle, Catholic News Herald)
February 01, 2018
A majority black parish in downtown Charlotte has fostered an ongoing dialogue on race with members a majority white parish less than three miles away.
President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
J.D. Long-García January 31, 2018
“Families aren’t chains. They are mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, grandmothers, grandfathers and brothers and sisters.”
Students attend a prayer vigil Jan. 23 at a church in Marion, Ky., after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun that day at Marshall County High School. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called for prayers for the victims killed and injured in a pair of school shootings in Kentucky and Italy High School in Texas Jan. 22. (CNS photo/Harrison McClary, Reuters)
Catholic News Service January 24, 2018
Cardinal DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Christians experience the pain of the family and friends of the victims "as if it were our own."
People gather at a June 14 candlelight vigil in Manila, Philippines, in memory of the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Philippine Catholic bishops called for vigilance against bullying, ostracism and harassment of gay people in the wake of the incident in which police said a lone gunman killed 49 people early June 12 at the club. (CNS photo/Mark R. Cristino, EPA)
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 23, 2018
“We are losing three generations of people, and we need to hear why,” said Bishop Mark O’Connell.