Leaders of both parties join Biden, Harris for Mass of thanksgiving

Hours before his inauguration as president, Joe Biden and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris were joined by the spouses and congressional leaders from both political parties for what was termed a Mass of thanksgiving early Jan. 20 at St. Matthew Cathedral in Washington.

U.S. bishops show their support for initiative to stop bullying of LGBT youth

At least 10 U.S. Catholic bishops have signed a statement supporting the Tyler Clementi Foundation in standing up for at-risk LGBT youth in the United States and speaking out against bullying directed at them.

Catholic Health Association launches initiative to confront racism

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the nation's movement for racial reckoning, the Catholic Health Association of the United States announced an initiative to confront racism in the provision of health care.

After 11 months of ‘giving up,’ what is there left to give up this...

Since childhood, the typical U.S. Catholic's response to Lent is giving up, as in "What are you giving up for Lent?"

Biden’s immigration plan begins what might be long journey through Congress

Democrats formally introduced one of the most ambitious plans to date to address legal and illegal immigration in the U.S., while at the same time signaling limits for those currently attempting to enter without documentation at the southern border.

With Lebanon on verge of collapse, thousands rally to support cardinal

Thousands of Lebanese rallied Feb. 27 to show their support for the positions of Cardinal Bechara Rai as the country teeters on the verge of collapse from multiple crises.

Woman religious honored as one of International Women of Courage

Comboni Sister Alicia Vacas Moro, a Spanish missionary sister and registered nurse, was one of 14 women to receive this year's International Women of Courage Award, an annual honor from the U.S. Department of State for women who have demonstrated leadership in their human rights work.

Sister Jean, Loyola Chicago’s biggest fan, returns to March Madness

A year after it was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA basketball tournament is back. And one of the sport's most beloved fans will have a shot at witnessing any buzzer-beaters by her favorite team in person, too.

Vatican calls for action to assist people displaced by climate change

Whether people admit it or not, climate change and environmental destruction are forcing millions from their homes, and Catholics have a responsibility to assist them, Pope Francis wrote in the preface to a new document.

Pope calls all Catholics to be missionaries of God’s mercy

Like the disciples, who experienced Jesus' divine mercy after the resurrection, all Christians are called to become missionaries, sharing the Gospel of God's love and mercy with others, Pope Francis said.