Elderly are to be valued, not discarded, pope says

Older people are not "leftovers" to be discarded; rather, they continue to be precious nourishment for families, young people and communities, Pope Francis said in the homily he wrote for the Mass marking the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

May Olympic Games be sign of hope during pandemic, pope says

As thousands of athletes gathered for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Pope Francis gave them his blessing and extended it to those organizing and supporting the events.

Week raises awareness of NFP and how it enriches sacrament of marriage

"To have ... To hold ... To honor: Supporting God's gifts of love and life in marriage" is the theme of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week July 25-31.

The faith of grandparents offers hope to today’s young people

"The Lord never discards the aging population. Old age has a grace and a mission too, a true vocation from the Lord." -- Pope Francis

Policy keeping migrants out may stay in place longer

News reports say the Biden administration may not roll back at the end of July a policy that keeps migrants out of the country, citing health measures given the rising number of coronavirus cases in the U.S.

Pope will lead Angelus, not Mass, on world day for elderly

The Vatican press office said Pope Francis, who had colon surgery July 4, would not preside over a liturgy July 25 marking the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

Congress urged to be ‘courageous,’ pass comprehensive immigration bill

At a Capitol Hill media event July 21, Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington joined immigrants, agriculture and business representatives and two U.S. senators in calling for legislative protections for immigrants that keep families together, including a pathway to citizenship.

Catholic school’s lawsuit against mask mandate goes to federal court

A Catholic school in Lansing, Michigan, and two school parents are suing state officials over the state's requirement that students wear face masks in school, saying this violated the school's religious practices.

Cardinal calls for action on implementing Amazon synod

Nearly two years after the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, the Catholic Church in the region must implement the recommendations made, said Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, president of the Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon.

Fighting trafficking requires interventions of care, sisters say

Talitha Kum, the global network of women religious who advocate for and help victims of human trafficking, have launched a campaign to rally forces "to create long-term, sustainable change to dismantle the systems that enable oppression and exploitation."