Bishops welcome proposed rule on religious employers’ rights

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees Aug. 21 welcomed a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor aimed at clarifying religious protections that may be invoked by federal contractors, including faith-based organizations.

‘ABCs’ of Christian charity require helping those in need, official says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A patriotic love for one’s country and culture does not mean closing off oneself to others, particularly those in need, said the Vatican foreign minister.

Chaldean Catholics celebrate Mary, culture, family at Ohio national shrine

CAREY, Ohio (CNS) — With its one stoplight and surrounding cornfields, the small Ohio village of Carey seems an unlikely travel destination. Yet, once a year, an estimated 5,000 visitors swell the town population to more than double.

State of the Campaign: Catholic School Growth and Development

There are nearly 15,000 students benefiting from the strong academic and spiritual formation via our Catholic schools and more will come if we grow and build our campuses.

Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference statement on tuition relief for undocumented students at...

The bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) applaud today’s action by the Board of Regents that will provide tuition relief for more Arizona high school graduates who are undocumented immigrants and are seeking to enroll in our public universities.

Threats to dignity, sanctity of life seen advancing at ‘breakneck speed’

The new president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center will use his global expertise and Catholic bioethics education to defend against what he termed life-degrading "science fictions" that are becoming reality.

Schools try to curb migration from Guatemala with little success

One school has lost 12 students so far this academic year.

Hypocrisy of ‘spiritual tourism’ destroys the Church, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians who focus more on being superficially close to the Church rather than care for their fellow brothers and sisters are like tourists who wander around aimlessly, Pope Francis said.

Feast of St. Pius X

(CNS) — Known as the “pope of the Eucharist,” Pius X was born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto to a poor family in 1835 at Riese, near Venice.

Profiles in Mission: Liz Amaro

She has a personal and professional interest in seeing Our Lady of the Lake School evolve into a full PS-8 campus.