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."

USCCB program aims to engage diverse group of Catholic young adults

From uneven responses to the COVID-19 crisis to the raw racial tensions exposed by the death of George Floyd in 2020, Americans over the past year have become more conscious of the diversity of our population and the struggles that many different cultures experience on a day to day basis.

Faith and family help Olympian live his dream amid hardship, heartbreak

June 26 was a day of excruciating waiting for Joe Schroeder.

Pro-life groups criticize Catholic university for hosting Biden town hall

A few hours before CNN's evening town hall with President Joe Biden on the campus of a Cincinnati Catholic university, the congregation of women religious that founded the school said the sisters were not involved in planning or hosting the July 21 event.

Indian Jesuits brace for fallout after U.S. military leaves Afghanistan

Indian Jesuits in Afghanistan are not sure what is in store for them as the strife-torn nation slips into conflict as the United States winds down operations after almost 20 years of war.

Two Texas bishops say closing facilities would violate religious freedom

The bishops who head the El Paso and Dallas dioceses in Texas have asked Gov. Greg Abbott to halt an order that could result in shutting down, by the end of August, Catholic Charities facilities in Texas that care for foster and migrant children, saying that doing so violates state laws protecting religious freedom.

Polish nuns killed by Soviet army as World War II ended showed courage

Ten Polish nuns have been approved for beatification as martyrs 76 years after they were killed while resisting rape and facing other atrocities by Soviet soldiers in the final months of World War II.

To church’s dismay, Veracruz state approves bill decriminalizing abortion

Lawmakers in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz approved a bill decriminalizing abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It was the second such decriminalization measure approved in Mexico in barely two weeks.

Bishops plea for peace, fair elections ahead of Zambia’s August vote

With violence rising and a government crackdown against dissidents continuing, Zambia's Catholic bishops have called for peaceful and fair elections as voters prepare to go to the polls Aug. 12.