Supreme Court sides with Arizona in death penalty cases

In a 6-3 ruling May 23, the Supreme Court said two Arizona death-row inmates could not present new evidence of ineffective counsel they said they received in state trials during their federal appeals.

Federal judge orders Title 42 measure must remain in place at border

The much-anticipated May 23 deadline on Title 42 came and went at the U.S.-Mexico border without any changes allowing migrants in, including asylum-seekers, after a federal judge blocked the government from lifting the health measure instituted during the pandemic.

Pope highlights need for community, evangelization, care for creation

Catholics of all ages are called to form strong faith communities, listen to and dialogue with others, reach out to share the Gospel and work to protect the environment, Pope Francis said in a series of speeches May 21.

Pope to set date for canonizations at consistory

Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonization of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini, founder of the Scalabrinian missionaries, dispensing the requirement of a miracle attributed to his intercession, the Vatican announced.

Pope thanks those dedicated to promoting life

Pope Francis thanked those who are dedicated to promoting life and defending conscientious objection.

San Francisco prelate says no Communion for Pelosi over her abortion stand

San Francisco's archbishop declared May 20 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is not "to be admitted" to Communion unless and until she publicly repudiates "support for abortion 'rights'" and goes to confession and receives absolution "for her cooperation in this evil."

Pope, Bono launch Scholas educational initiative

Celebrating the launch of the Scholas International Educational Movement and its environmental project, Pope Francis encouraged young people, especially women, to lead the charge in fighting climate change.

For Baltimore sculptor, medium of clay becomes an instrument of healing

Wayman Scott IV couldn't sleep.  Even as a professional grief counselor at Gilchrist Hospice whose job is to help others grapple with loss, the 43-year-old husband and father was reeling from news of the murder of the daughter of one of his colleagues.

At Vatican trial, cardinal says pope ordered auditor’s ouster

Questioned for 15 hours over two days in a Vatican courtroom, 73-year-old Cardinal Angelo Becciu insisted the "good of the Holy See" was the only motivation for every transaction or financial decision he was involved in when he worked in the Vatican Secretariat of State.

Award-winning nurse says Catholic faith influenced her work in Kenya

At a school in the Turbi area in northern Kenya, children clear out by midday, and in come the parents, who are learning to read.