Threats to dignity, sanctity of life seen advancing at ‘breakneck speed’

The new president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center will use his global expertise and Catholic bioethics education to defend against what he termed life-degrading "science fictions" that are becoming reality.

Schools try to curb migration from Guatemala with little success

One school has lost 12 students so far this academic year.

Hypocrisy of ‘spiritual tourism’ destroys the Church, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians who focus more on being superficially close to the Church rather than care for their fellow brothers and sisters are like tourists who wander around aimlessly, Pope Francis said.

Court awards $3 million to local Planned Parenthood whistleblower

A local former Planned Parenthood director who was awarded $3 million in damages Aug. 16 after winning a wrongful termination suit after a two-week trial.

USCCB Veep: With El Paso shootings, ‘a line has been crossed in our nation’

Archbishop José H. Gómez of Los Angeles, vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, delivers the homily for the...

Ground broken for new St. Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Diocese of Gallup

GALLUP, N.M. (CNS) — The rosary walk at a new shrine to be built in the Gallup Diocese to honor St. Kateri Tekakwitha “will imitate” the life and example of the Native American saint, popularly known as the “Lily of the Mohawks,” said Gallup Bishop James S. Wall, who had formerly been a priest of the Diocese of Phoenix.

DC archbishop: ‘You cannot be a Catholic and sit on the sidelines’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a crowded bar, bustling with young adult Catholics from the Washington area for the monthly Theology on Tap, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory shared his pain over what this archdiocese suffered in the past year due to priestly abuse scandals and encouraged the young adults to turn to the Eucharist as a source of healing.

Assumption feast invites people to look to heaven with hope, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mary’s assumption into heaven calls people to put aside all those insignificant, mundane and petty concerns competing for their attention and instead be drawn to God and His greatness, Pope Francis said.

Pew survey shows majority of Catholics don’t believe in ‘Real Presence’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A new study about the level of Catholic belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist showed that a majority of Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine used at Mass become the body and blood of Christ.

Final public Mass, tears mark closing of Poor Clare monastery in Memphis

Franciscan sisters have prayed there for 87 years. The four remaining sisters will transfer to two other Poor Clare communities.