Webinar offers guidance on helping former women inmates reenter society

The founder of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston's program Angela House addressed a national webinar recently about what is needed most to help imprisoned women successfully transition back to their community and families.

Catholic groups ask bishops for ‘pastoral, moral’ leadership on immigration

A group of at least 162 organizations are asking bishops' conferences in the U.S., Central America and Mexico to "hear the cries of our brothers and sisters on the move and respond with bold leadership."

Persecution worsens for Christians in post-coup Myanmar, experts say

Christians and ethnic minorities in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar are facing increased oppression under the junta that overthrew the civilian government on Feb. 1, experts said during an online forum.

Two Texas bishops say closing facilities would violate religious freedom

The bishops who head the El Paso and Dallas dioceses in Texas have asked Gov. Greg Abbott to halt an order that could result in shutting down, by the end of August, Catholic Charities facilities in Texas that care for foster and migrant children, saying that doing so violates state laws protecting religious freedom.

L.A. volunteers say end to Masses for migrant children is bittersweet

Since April, the Long Beach Convention Center has housed migrant children with nowhere else to go, while authorities searched for adult family members and sponsors in the country.

Federal judge sides with Catholic school over guidance counselor’s firing

A federal judge sided with an Indianapolis archdiocesan high school and the Indianapolis Archdiocese in a lawsuit filed against them by a former guidance counselor whose contract was not renewed because of her same-sex marriage.

Archbishop Naumann, Arizona bishops urge vaccination, conscience safeguards

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities, encouraged Catholics to receive one of the coronavirus vaccines if they discern that it is appropriate to do so.

Pope reminds Roma community, young people that church is their home

Pope Francis made sure that while the world often disregards the young and the marginalized, in the Catholic Church, "no one ought ever to feel out of place or set aside."

Pope ‘accepts’ Afghan’s wedding ring as sign of friendship, hope

When Pary Gul, a Christian woman from Afghanistan, met Pope Francis Sept. 22, she gave him her wedding ring as a reminder of her husband, who has disappeared and may be dead.

Homeless and day resource center to open this month in Bullhead City

A 57-bed homeless and day resource center serving Bullhead City and the surrounding area will open with limited services under strict health and safety protocols for individuals and families experiencing homelessness beginning Oct. 21.