Children separated under Trump policy to be reunited with families

At the 51st annual Washington Conference on the Americas, May 4, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said four migrant families who remained separated under a Trump administration policy would be among the first to be reunited in early May by the Biden administration.

Addressing effects of slavery calls for looking ahead, panelists say

The work of Georgetown University and the Jesuits in reckoning with the history of owning and selling enslaved people may hold lessons for the rest of the Catholic Church and American society, said several panelists at an April 29 discussion at the university.

Nuns in Vietnam help tuberculosis patients get back on their feet

Truong Van Lenh contracted tuberculosis from fellow inmates while he was serving a nine-year sentence for drug trafficking.

First Communion recipient overcomes obstacle, gives hope to others

Carson Crosby, a student at St. Anthony Catholic School in Columbus who received his first Communion this spring, faced a unique challenge.

Pope: One act of pure love is greatest miracle Christians can perform

Contemplative prayer transforms and purifies the human heart, Pope Francis said.

Mother and daughters work together in Catholic hospital

Caring for the sick is a vocation and way of life shared by a mother and two daughters serving together at a Catholic Hospital in Long Island, New York.

Biden raises refugee cap but with caveat

President Joe Biden announced May 3 he was raising the historically low refugee cap of 15,000 left by the Trump administration, but he also warned that his administration may not be able to meet the new number of refugees it is seeking to resettle in what remains of the fiscal year: 62,500.

Quintuplets’ parents rely on Catholic faith in daily challenges

When Patricia Eze jokes, "I have a full house," she is not talking about a poker hand. On June 25, 2020, she delivered quintuplets at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Lebanese sanctuary where Mary, Jesus rested is ‘very holy land’

In the village of Maghdouché, overlooking the ancient Mediterranean coastal city of Sidon, a statue of the Blessed Mother holding the infant Jesus graces the hilltop.

Heaven doesn’t need saints canonized, people do, cardinal says

The Catholic Church's proclamation of new saints demonstrates that it is possible for men and women to live holy lives and that God is present and at work in the world, said the prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes.