59 graduate from Kino Institute

It’s no accident that, before receiving their certificates, the 59 local Catholics who graduated from the Kino Institute joined Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo Nevares for...

NEXT UP: Two enter final year of preparation before priestly ordination

What happened at the May 27 diaconal ordination Mass at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral went “far beyond human affirmation,” according to Bishop Thomas...

Approaches to religious liberty have developed over time

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” are the first words of the Bill of...

Federal court overturns Defense of Marriage Act; appeal presumed

BOSTON (CNS) -- With a ruling that acknowledged the final decision will be up to the Supreme Court, a federal appeals court declared the...

Vatican newspaper’s glossy new insert puts focus on women

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, has launched a monthly insert dedicated to women, aiming to bring greater attention to their...

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...