Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceMay 29, 2019
In a 64-50 vote May 28, the Illinois House passed an abortion bill the Catholic Conference of Illinois called "an extreme measure" that allows "for the abortion of unborn life at any stage of pregnancy and for any reason."
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceMay 29, 2019
With Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signing into law a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy, the state's lawmakers" have taken a giant step forward for the pro-life movement," said St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.
Faith News
Catholic News ServiceMay 24, 2019
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City expressed gratitude that lives were spared and that all residents of the Missouri capital are accounted for following a devastating tornado.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceMay 24, 2019
"We express our strongest condemnation at this disquieting wave of violence and assure our bruised brethren of solidarity, prayerful communion and compassion."
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles speaks during a lecture at The Catholic University of America in Washington Feb. 6, 2019. The Los Angeles Archdiocese and five other California dioceses, Fresno, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino and San Diego, announced a new independent compensation program for sex abuse victims. Archbishop Gomez and the state's other Catholic bishops also are speaking out against a bill to do away with the seal of confession in cases of abuse. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceMay 17, 2019
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez is calling on Catholics to tell their state senators to vote "no" on a bill that "would order priests to disclose information they might hear in confession concerning the sexual abuse of minors."
Faith News
Catholic News ServiceMay 17, 2019
Gathered in a makeshift chapel around a simple pine casket, members of L'Arche communities and Faith and Light groups from around the world mourned the passing of Jean Vanier and celebrated his life, his wisdom, his holiness and humanity.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceMay 16, 2019
If the bill becomes law, Alabama will have the most restrictive abortion law in the country.
Faith News
Catholic News ServiceMay 07, 2019
Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses as Sri Lanka's churches remained closed for a second week for fear of new terrorist attacks after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceMay 06, 2019
Church leaders across Asia have expressed alarm over threats to press freedom amid reports of increasing attacks and intimidation of journalists, resulting in growing levels of self-censorship.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceMay 01, 2019
Bishop Oscar Cantu, the co-adjutor bishop of San Jose, Calif., has assumed governance of the diocese upon the resignation of Bishop Patrick J. McGrath. Bishop Cantu's appointment was announced May 1 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States.