Asylum-seekers will be allowed in as DHS ends ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Aug. 8 that it was set to end, in "a quick, and orderly, manner," a Trump-era policy that keeps asylum-seekers out of the country while they wait for immigration courts to hear their cases.

Overturning of Roe provides ‘chance to win fight for life,’ says top Knight

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to throw out the precedent set in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide, is a landmark victory but not the end of the fight for life, said Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly.

African bishops lament inability to stop young people from leaving

In the din of Yaoundé's traffic, thousands of youths comb various offices, documents in hand, in search of jobs.

Detained bishop in Nicaragua says hate must be answered with love

Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando José Álvarez offered a message of love to the world Aug. 7 even as he continued to be detained by police inside a church building in Matagalpa.

Be vigilant to God’s presence in life, pope says

Christians should not only face life's challenges without fear but also not be overcome by the temptation to remain idle to the Lord's presence in those moments, Pope Francis said.

Ambassador says pope will visit Ukraine before Kazakhstan trip

Pope Francis plans to make his long-awaited visit to Ukraine before his trip to Kazakhstan in September, said Andrii Yurash, Ukraine's ambassador to the Holy See.

Nun and priests flee, more churches shut amid Ethiopia’s insecurity

Catholic bishops in Ethiopia have warned that insecurity is shutting down churches and forcing more priests and nuns to flee their monasteries, as insecurity spreads in parts of the Horn of Africa country.

Pope wants the faithful ‘to be the light of the world today,’ says nuncio

The Catholic faithful must "be the light of the world today" in both the church and society, said Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the U.S.

Archbishop decries Biden executive order, ‘continued promotion of abortion’

Decrying President Joe Biden's new executive order on abortion, the chairman of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee said Aug. 5 that "continued promotion of abortion takes lives and irreparably harms vulnerable pregnant mothers, their families and society."

In Nicaragua, police besiege a defiant bishop who calls out their ‘chaos’

A Nicaraguan human rights organization released a video Aug. 4 showing police in riot gear outside the diocesan offices of one the country's bishops, preventing him from leaving to celebrate Mass at the cathedral.