Archbishop urges people of all faiths to stand for religious freedom

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- After receiving the inaugural Religious Freedom Award May 24, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori encouraged people of all faiths to stand...

Federal judge upholds Arizona’s new law banning late-term abortions

The executive director of the Arizona Catholic Conference praised U.S. District Court Judge James A. Teilborg for upholding Arizona's recently enacted ban on abortions...

North Dakota lawmakers OK bill defining life starts at conception

A personhood bill that defines life as starting at conception passed the North Dakota House March 22 in a 57-35 vote. The state Senate in February approved the measure to outlaw abortion in the state. The House's action now sends it to the desk of Gov. Jack Dalrymple for his signature. The Associated Press said he has not indicated whether he will sign it.

Romney’s running mate comes from longtime Wisconsin Catholic family

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- U.S. Rep. Paul Murray Ryan, whom Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Aug. 11 as his running mate for the White...

Cardinal urges Congress to act on HHS mandate before year’s end

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Since the courts will not act quickly enough to protect the religious liberty concerns prompted by the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate,...

Don’t take a vacation from protecting the environment, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Going on vacation must not be an occasion to relax one's commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment, the...

Vatican pledges to restore trust, transparency in search for truth

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican said it is committed to restoring a sense of trust and transparency as it seeks the truth behind...

For Olympic swimmer, ‘sense of humility’ key to all her accomplishments

NEW YORK (CNS) — When she qualified for the Olympic Games in June, swimmer Lia Neal, a rising senior at the Convent of the...

Religious leaders challenge South Sudanese officials to end corruption

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) -- One year after achieving independence, South Sudan remains plagued with corruption and ethnic discontent, prompting Catholic and Episcopal bishops to...

Teen poised to become Guam’s youngest athlete to compete at the Olympics

essays to buy AGANA, Guam (CNS) -- Sixteen-year-old Pilar Shimizu is no stranger to setting records. Not only is she poised to become the youngest athlete...