Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, unveils the creation of Commission on Unalienable Rights, headed by Mary Ann Glendon, left, a Harvard Law School professor and a former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, during an announcement at the US State Department in Washington, Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Politics & Society News
From CNS, Staff and other sourcesJuly 08, 2019
The commission will be chaired by Harvard Law School professor Mary Ann Glendon.
Protestors gather outside the Senate Chamber prior to a vote on the death penalty at the State House in Concord, N.H., Thursday, May 30, 2019. New Hampshire, which hasn't executed anyone in 80 years and has only one inmate on death row, on Thursday became the latest state to abolish the death penalty when the state Senate voted to override the governor's veto. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Politics & Society News
From CNS, Staff and other sourcesMay 30, 2019
“Today’s repeal is a major step toward building a culture that unconditionally protects the dignity of life, and is yet more evidence that the death penalty is falling out of favor with the American public,” said Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, executive director of Catholic Mobilizing Network, in a
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka, looks at the explosion site inside a church in Negombo April 21, 2019, following a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island. (CNS photo/Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
From CNS, Staff and other sourcesApril 23, 2019
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe claimed he and other top government officials were not told about a possible threat and told local media “we must look into why adequate precautions were not taken.”
A food and supply donation for unpaid but working Transportation Safety Administration agents lands at Orlando International Airport on Jan. 16. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Faith GoodNews
From CNS, Staff and other sourcesJanuary 25, 2019
An epic battle of ill will between House Democrats and the Trump administration extended into late January as the longest partial shutdown of the federal government in history continued.
The church of Mar Behnam and Mart Sarah awaits repairs in Qaraqosh, Iraq. Photo by Kevin Clarke.
Faith GoodNews
From CNS, Staff and other sourcesJanuary 11, 2019
Prince Charles described how as Isis extremists advanced on the Christian town of Qaraqosh in 2014, Sister Luma “got behind the wheel of a minibus crammed full of her fellow Christians and drove the long and dangerous road to safety.”
Politics & Society News
From CNS, Staff and other sourcesJune 09, 2018
The Vatican said in a statement Saturday that Monsignor Carlo Capella, who was the No. 4 official in its Washington embassy, would face a trial starting June 22.
Pope Francis greets a patient during an unannounced visit Jan. 5 to children at the Palidoro Bambino Gesu Hospital, in Fiumicino, outside Rome. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Faith News
From CNS, Staff and other sourcesJanuary 05, 2018
The pope greeted the children and “exchanged some words of comfort with the parents who are caring for their children in their tiring and painful trials.”
Faith News
From CNS, Staff and other sourcesAugust 02, 2017
The NAPA Institute held its seventh annual conference in California last week. The conference featured a number of theologians, politicians, and clergy, including Archbishops Charles Chaput and Jose Gomez.
Gwendalynn Roebeke, left, is among dozens of people at a travel ban protest at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. ( Cliff Grassmick/Daily Camera via AP)
Politics & Society News
From CNS, Staff and other sourcesFebruary 10, 2017
In a rebuke to the Trump administration on Feb. 9, the three federal appellate judges sided with the states of Washington and Minnesota on nearly every matter, opening the possibility that the case could shift to the U.S. Supreme Court.
From CNS, Staff and other sourcesJanuary 17, 2017
Pope Francis said that members of the Mafia are excommunicated during a visit to Calabria on June 21.