Archbishop decries Biden executive order, ‘continued promotion of abortion’

Decrying President Joe Biden's new executive order on abortion, the chairman of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee said Aug. 5 that "continued promotion of abortion takes lives and irreparably harms vulnerable pregnant mothers, their families and society."

In Nicaragua, police besiege a defiant bishop who calls out their ‘chaos’

A Nicaraguan human rights organization released a video Aug. 4 showing police in riot gear outside the diocesan offices of one the country's bishops, preventing him from leaving to celebrate Mass at the cathedral.

24 members of Congress write Biden about Jesuit murders, Mexico violence

U.S. members of Congress have sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to "work closely with the Mexican government to sure there is full accountability for the murders" of two Jesuits in their parish and a tour guide they were protecting.

Pope advances sainthood causes, including priest killed in Ukraine

Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of Hungarian Father Péter Oros, who was killed at the height of the Cold War by Soviets in Ukraine.

Be authentic, not self-centered, pope tells young people

When united with Christ, young men and women can live a meaningful life devoid of the egotistical and narcissistic nature of today's culture, Pope Francis said.

Vin Scully, legendary Dodgers announcer and lifelong Catholic, dies at 94

Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, best known for his 67 seasons calling games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, died at his home in the Hidden Hills section of Los Angeles Aug. 2. He was 94.

HHS proposal replaces medical ethics with transgender ideology, critics say

Proposed federal regulatory changes to the Affordable Care Act will mean "woke" political correctness will trump medical and ethical considerations, likely exacerbating a nursing and physician shortage in the U.S.

Quo vadis? Pope revitalizes ancient theologian’s rules as a timely guide

When Pope Francis gave his first full-length interview after his election in 2013, he was asked about the importance of the church providing solid points of reference in a rapidly changing world. The new pope pulled out his thumb-worn breviary and read out a Latin quote from a fifth-century French monk.

Church unity threatened by ideology, pope tells Jesuits in Canada

The unity of the Catholic Church's bishops is fundamental in correcting past wrongs and in confronting challenges today, Pope Francis said.