Eucharist document should unite, not divide, the church, panelists advise

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in the middle of drafting a teaching document on the Eucharist, received words of advice from a panel convened July 28 to discuss the challenges facing the American church as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and seeks to overcome divisions that threaten church unity.

N.J. archdiocese reviews app data, raises concerns about data collection

After being made aware of a "published media report with information inferring possible inappropriate software app use by certain clergy" within the Newark Archdiocese, a statement from the archdiocese said it is reviewing the matter.

Australian Olympics rugby sevens squad member sees Jesus as No. 1

Faith, family and footy in that order are the three most important things in Dietrich Roache's life and the things he attributes for his place in the Tokyo Olympics.

At embezzlement trial, lawyers argue against Vatican jurisdiction

On the first day of a Vatican trial involving alleged embezzlement, money laundering and abuse of office, lawyers for 10 defendants, including Cardinal Angelo Becciu, questioned the Vatican's jurisdiction in prosecuting their clients and insisted on needing more time to prepare their defense.

DHS announces ‘expedited’ deportations for some migrant families

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced July 26 it would begin "expedited removal" proceedings, or fast-tracking deportations, of some immigrant families who entered the U.S. illegally and do not qualify for asylum.

Philippine weightlifter credits her Olympic success to her faith

Hidilyn Diaz became the Philippines' first Olympic gold medal winner, set an Olympic record -- and thanked her friends who prayed the Miraculous Medal novena. In a virtual news conference, the 30-year-old said she also prayed the novena and wore the medal.

Faith helps guide cyclist on the road to her Olympic dream

The road ahead is a busy and joyful one for 28-year-old Coryn Rivera, starting with the dream that she has been racing toward since she was 10: representing the United States as an Olympic athlete in cycling, the sport she loves.

Desperation in Honduras fuels migration northward, U.S. visitors learn

Franciscan Sister Mary Kennedy traveled from the United States to Honduras recently to show solidarity with communities affected by natural disasters and fighting the dispossession of their lands.

Mississippi’s attorney general in brief urges high court to overturn Roe

Many would like to believe the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion settled the issue "once and for all," but instead "all it did was establish a special-rules regime for abortion jurisprudence," said Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch.

Retired Pope Benedict criticizes church in Germany, says mission obscured

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has criticized representatives of the Catholic Church in his home country, Germany.