MLB’s first woman coach a ‘go-getter’ at Jesuit university

Another barrier in the sports world was broken July 20 when Alyssa Nakken coached first base in the late innings of an exhibition game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, thus becoming the first woman to appear in uniform on the field during a major league baseball game. The Giants won the game, 6-2.

Fauci calls COVID-19 a ‘pandemic of historic proportion,’ like 1918’s flu

There is no denying the fact "this is a pandemic of historic proportion," Dr. Anthony Fauci told students at Jesuit-run Georgetown University in a recent online webinar focused on young people's risks and responsibilities in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

Immigrant advocates oppose Trump’s new census memo

Democratic leaders and immigrant advocates are criticizing President Donald Trump's July 21 memorandum to prevent immigrants without legal documentation from being counted in the 2020 census for the redrawing of congressional districts.

Radio host Purvis pledges to address racism as she sees appropriate

Never shy about her views, staunch pro-life advocate and radio program host Gloria Purvis considers racism as much a sin as abortion.

Catholic communities mourn death of son of a federal judge killed at home

Schools and a Catholic parish in New Jersey expressed pain but also offered prayers following the killing of 20-year-old Daniel Anderl, son of a federal judge, who was a student at The Catholic University of America in Washington.

French police suspect arson was cause of fire at Nantes cathedral

French police have opened an arson investigation into a fire at a Gothic cathedral in Nantes.

Update: Court orders Trump administration to accept new DACA applications

A federal judge July 17 ordered the Trump administration to begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

Vatican: Laity have role, but most parishes must be led by priests

The Vatican's Congregation for Clergy issued a new instruction on pastoral care that specifies the role of lay men and women in the church's mission of evangelization and offers guidance in parish reforms and restructuring.

A young Catholic dad finds hope amid despair, destruction left by riots

Mike Stapp went to University Avenue in St. Paul May 29, the day after protesters and rioters ransacked and looted stores and businesses following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers earlier that week. He expected to view rubble and ruin -- and he did. What he didn't expect to see was hope.

Padre Kino, declared venerable, known as ‘patron saint of borderlands’

Pope Francis formally recognized the heroic virtues of Servant of God Father Eusebio Kino July 10, officially elevating him to "Venerable" status, one more step on the road to canonization.