Bishop Olmsted installs new rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral

Bishop Olmsted installed Fr. Camou as rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral this past Sunday. As part of the rite of installation, Fr. Camou renewed his oath of fidelity and led his new flock in the Profession of the Catholic faith. This bears witness to his desire to serve them as a loving father, wise teacher, and faithful shepherd.

Risks to life outweigh economic benefits of exploiting nature, cardinal says

The costs of harming nature are greater than any economic benefits drawn from such exploitation, said Cardinal Peter Turkson.

Papal charity sees increased violations of religious freedom globally

The religious persecution exercised by China and North Korea, restrictions on religious freedom in dozens of countries and the continuing threat of violence at the hands of religious fundamentalists belonging to a variety of faiths all have worsened since 2018, said Aid to the Church in Need, a papal foundation and Catholic charity.

Pope chooses theme for July 25 World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

To express the closeness of God and of the church to every older person, Pope Francis has chosen "I am with you always" from the Gospel of Matthew as the theme for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

USCCB migration chairman urges Biden to raise cap on refugee admissions

The chairman of the U.S. bishops' migration committee said April 19 he is disappointed that President Joe Biden announced he will not increase the 15,000 cap on the number of refugees who can be resettled in the United States for the current fiscal year.

Advocates, editorials call on Biden to end federal death penalty

The death penalty has been getting attention across the country this year with legislation introduced or voted on in several states aimed at limiting, repealing or even renewing capital punishment.

Archbishop offers special Mass to pray for jurors, peace in communities

As closing arguments began April 19 in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda and priests across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis offered special Masses "For the Preservation of Peace and Justice."

Head of Irish bishops calls new law on Mass attendance ‘draconian’

The head of the Irish bishops' conference said the government's move to criminalize attendance at Mass as part of COVID-19 regulations was a "potential infringement of religious freedom and of constitutional rights."

Saying he missed people, pope returns to window for Sunday prayer

Greeting visitors in St. Peter's Square after nearly a month of tight restrictions due to the pandemic, Pope Francis said he was happy to see people allowed to gather and be present for Sunday noonday prayer.

USCCB pro-life chairman calls HHS proposed rule on Title X ‘terrible policy’

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published a proposed rule to rescind the Trump administration's enforcement of a Title X provision that "draws a bright line between abortion and family planning," as the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee chairman has described it.