Bishop praises Biden administration efforts on refugee admissions

The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration Oct. 11 praised a plan by President Joe Biden to raise the refugee cap to 125,000 for fiscal year 2022.

Our Lady of La Leche statue has special place in Florida diocese’s history

Although its pews were packed during Mass Oct. 10, there was a moment when the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine held a solemn silence as a couple processed to the altar with two gold crowns.

‘Crisis standards of care’ help hospitals address volume of COVID-19 cases

Many U.S. states developed health care crisis standards of care during the coronavirus pandemic, but allocating critical patients among neighboring cities and hospitals -- called load bearing -- was often the first way to ease the crisis and avoid rationing health care.

Sidewalk advocacy aims ‘to save babies’ by reaching out to women first

Libby Johnson, a retired delivery room nurse, has prayed near a Miramar, Florida, abortion clinic for the past six years for miracles that would close the facility and end abortions there.

Perpetual adoration is the ‘fuel that runs this parish’

The perpetual adoration chapel is an anomaly in today's fast-paced world.

Vatican offers free e-book for family rosary

The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life and the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network have a gift for families for the month of October, which is traditionally dedicated to the rosary.

Pilgrims flock to beatified teen’s tomb in Assisi ahead of feast day

Thousands of pilgrims have flocked to the tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis, the 15-year-old Italian teenager whose use of technology to spread devotion to the Eucharist prompted Pope Francis to hail him as a role model for young people today.

Effort needed to bridge racial divide in church, society, says Black bishop

The racial divide in American society and within the Catholic Church is one that needs to be bridged so that healing and progress can take place, said retired Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, Illinois.

Rosary is ‘our true weapon’ for facing today’s challenges, says bishop

Given the challenges facing the Catholic Church and the faithful in the world today, the rosary "is our true weapon, which heaven gave us for our time," said Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana, Kazakhstan.

Appeals court again reinstates Texas abortion law

A U.S. court of appeals temporarily stayed the recent injunction on the Texas abortion law while it reviews the state's request to reinstate the ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.