Cristero martyr now popular patron of Mexican migrants headed to US

SANTA ANA DE GUADALUPE, Mexico (CNS) -- The road signs leading to this hamlet of 292 souls in the dry highlands northeast of Guadalajara...

First Amendment, not about Pill, but Bill of Rights

That’s the view of two legal scholars on religious liberty issues as they observe what they see as an orchestrated campaign against the First...

Ireland’s Church shows sign of renewal after loss of credibility

DUBLIN (CNS) -- Ireland's Catholic Church, host of the International Eucharistic Congress, has suffered a dramatic loss of credibility in recent years, but also...

Unique Vatican court system tackles petty to serious crimes

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- From picked pockets to a 1998 double murder and suicide, the Vatican legal system has dealt with a vast array...

Dominican sister says USCCB appointment an honor for her congregation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) -- Sister John Mary Fleming, a member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, said she considers it...

What do we mean by religious liberty?

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FAQ Religious liberty is the first liberty granted to us by God and protected in the First Amendment to our Constitution. It includes...

Pope deplores ‘VatiLeaks’ scandal, prays for quake victims

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI voiced regret for the turmoil surrounding the recent publication of leaked Vatican documents, but thanked the vast...

Papal butler’s lawyers ask Vatican for house arrest for their client

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The lawyers for Paolo Gabriele have petitioned Vatican magistrates for house arrest for their client, who is accused of illegally...

Pope condemns massacre in Syria, urges prayers, dialogue for peace

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI joined the international community in condemning a massacre in Syria, and he called for Christian and Muslim...

IEC is Ireland’s largest religious event since 1979 papal visit

DUBLIN (CNS) -- The weeklong 50th International Eucharistic Congress, which gets under way in Dublin June 10, will be Ireland's largest religious event since...