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...

Philippine nun ‘red-tagged’ for work on environmental justice issues

DAVAO, Philippines (CNS) -- Environmental activism is a dangerous vocation in the Philippines, but a Catholic nun in Mindanao is defying those who want...

Unusual collection from Vietnam Veterans Memorial reflects a unique war

LANDOVER, Md. (CNS) -- Duery Felton Jr. calls them "icons." The religious articles gathered up each day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington are...

Provision left after immigration ruling could be model for other laws

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court's June 25 ruling overturning much of Arizona's 2010 immigration law should limit other states' efforts to pass some...

Exhibit tells immigrants’ stories, what they faced as new arrivals

WASHINGTON — Wong Lan Fong brought her wedding picture with her when she came to America in 1927, but the photo of the 27-year-old...

Fourth of July

A couple of local suggestions for celebrating the Fourth of July with fellow Americans and fellow Catholics: Fortnight for Freedom rally — 7-8:30 p.m. July...

Maximilian: Play about WWII saint inspires fight for religious liberty

The Nazis arrested St. Maximilian Kobe in 1941 and sent him to Auschwitz. At one point, after a prisoner had tried to escape, the...

Msgr. Christopher J. Schreck appointed rector/president of Pontifical College Josephinum

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Official correspondence from the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, by means of a decree from Cardinal...

Colorado wildfires force Mass cancellations, evacuations near parishes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CNS) -- A massive wildfire that started around the popular hiking spot Waldo Canyon west of Colorado Springs forced the evacuation...

Pope approves Archbishop Sheen’s heroic virtues, step toward sainthood

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has approved the heroic virtues of U.S. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, the Vatican announced June 28, clearing...