US Church

America Media Events September 24, 2019
Join us as America and American Bible Society host H.E. Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, for an evening discussion on the vision of Pope Francis and the present state and future of the American Catholic Church. 
San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy greets an attendee during an Aug. 13, 2019, meeting with all of the more than 2,500 San Diego diocesan employees in response to Pope Francis' call to confront sexual abuse of minors and other vulnerable people. (CNS photo/David Maung)
U.S. church reforms adopted in the early 2000s have contributed to a dramatic decline in cases of child abuse by clergy. The San Diego Diocese has not had a confirmed incident of sexual abuse of a minor by any of its priests in the past 20 years, records show.
Michael J. O’Loughlin August 15, 2019
Among the dozens of priests named in new lawsuits is at least one bishop, the Most Rev. Howard Hubbard, who led the Diocese of Albany from 1977 to 2014. He is accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a 16-year-old in the 1990s.
A woman who supports abortion access stands alongside pro-life supporters during a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington in June 2018. (CNS photo/Toya Sarno Jordan, Reuters)
According to the survey, which was released Aug. 13, 54 percent of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 40 percent believe it should be illegal in most or all cases—numbers essentially unchanged since 2014.
A historical photo of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows in Sharon, Mass. Image courtesy of American Ancestors, New England Historic Genealogical Society
A major expansion of the project will effectively double the number of parishioners whose names will be indexed in the digital archives.
Acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli, speaks during a briefing at the White House, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Trump is trying to move the United States toward a system that focuses on immigrants’ skills instead of emphasizing the reunification of families.