No one can claim "to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it," said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco.
Restarting local economies with a focus on providing adequate food for all the world's people means governments must involve and listen to small farmers and farming families, Pope Francis said.
Older people are not "leftovers" to be discarded; rather, they continue to be precious nourishment for families, young people and communities, Pope Francis said in the homily he wrote for the Mass marking the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.
As thousands of athletes gathered for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Pope Francis gave them his blessing and extended it to those organizing and supporting the events.
"To have ... To hold ... To honor: Supporting God's gifts of love and life in marriage" is the theme of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week July 25-31.
"The Lord never discards the aging population. Old age has a grace and a mission too, a true vocation from the Lord." -- Pope Francis
News reports say the Biden administration may not roll back at the end of July a policy that keeps migrants out of the country, citing health measures given the rising number of coronavirus cases in the U.S.
The Vatican press office said Pope Francis, who had colon surgery July 4, would not preside over a liturgy July 25 marking the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.
At a Capitol Hill media event July 21, Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington joined immigrants, agriculture and business representatives and two U.S. senators in calling for legislative protections for immigrants that keep families together, including a pathway to citizenship.
A Catholic school in Lansing, Michigan, and two school parents are suing state officials over the state's requirement that students wear face masks in school, saying this violated the school's religious practices.