U.K. bishops fight assisted suicide bills, plan novena to St. John Paul

Catholic bishops of England and Wales are planning a novena to St. John Paul in the nine days before the second reading of an assisted suicide bill in the House of Lords, because the legislation will be considered Oct. 22, the saint's feast day.

Bill to codify Roe called one of most ‘extreme’ abortion bills seen in U.S.

The Women's Health Protection Act of 2021, introduced in the U.S. Senate and House June 8 and currently moving through various committees in both chambers, "is nothing short of child sacrifice," said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco.

Vatican: Racial, religious bigotry leads to human rights violations

World leaders must commit to rooting out the evil of racism, xenophobia and racial discrimination through meaningful legislation and action, said Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, Vatican foreign minister.

Talk therapy: Honest listening, discussion are key to fixing ‘truth decay’

Instead of shouting down or shutting out people who support the latest conspiracy theory, deny scientific evidence or believe in "fake" news, a number of scholars are urging people to reach out, listen and talk to others in healthier ways.

Catholic leaders urge humane treatment for Haitian migrants as numbers grow

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' migration committee and the head of Catholic Charities USA issued a joint statement Sept. 22 urging humane treatment of Haitians and other migrants as their numbers grow in southern Texas at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Pope ‘accepts’ Afghan’s wedding ring as sign of friendship, hope

When Pary Gul, a Christian woman from Afghanistan, met Pope Francis Sept. 22, she gave him her wedding ring as a reminder of her husband, who has disappeared and may be dead.

In Washington, saints join a crowd marching for immigration reform

Mario Ramirez of Milwaukee helped carry part of a homemade statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe that bobbed in the massive crowd headed toward the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building Sept. 21.

‘We all can do something’ to foster culture of life, love, says archbishop

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee told a Nebraska pro-life conference that "there is legitimate reason to hope" the U.S. Supreme Court may allow states "more authority to protect the lives of unborn children."

Bishop Olmsted praises African American Catholics’ commitment to the Gospel

As the Resurrection of Christ signaled evil’s ultimate defeat, so too the power and perseverance of love can overcome social discord, Bishop Olmsted said.

German bishops’ plenary assembly begins with appeals on church reform

The German bishops' plenary assembly began with urgent appeals for church reform and a reminder to heed admonitions from Pope Francis.