Federal judge blocks Texas order stopping transportation of migrants

August 4, 2021

A federal judge Aug. 3 temporarily blocked an order issued by the governor of Texas to halt transportation of migrants by anyone other than local… Read More

Only Jesus reveals true Gospel, pope says at first audience after surgery

August 4, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The true Gospel has been revealed by Jesus Christ, not by individuals or founders of movements, Pope Francis said during his… Read More

Pope appeals for aid to Lebanon, still suffering one year after blast

August 4, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Marking the one-year anniversary of a deadly explosion in Beirut, Pope Francis said Lebanon needs concrete help — not just words… Read More

Hundreds march for voting rights, justice near U.S. Capitol; 200 arrested

August 3, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Hundreds of people marched — and over 200 of them were arrested — Aug. 2 at a “Moral Monday” rally for voting… Read More

Crises are signs that church is still alive, pope says

August 3, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Difficulties and crises within the Catholic Church are not signs of a church in decline but one that is alive and… Read More

Holy Family icon for unity, peace, begins ‘pilgrimage’ in Middle East

August 2, 2021

BEIRUT (CNS) — The pilgrimage of the icon of the Holy Family of Divine Will of Unity and Peace has begun. The icon, written by… Read More

Justice Department sues Texas as it tries to halt transport of migrants

August 2, 2021

The Biden administration filed a lawsuit July 30 against the state of Texas, trying to stop enforcement of an order aimed at migrants that it… Read More

MRS among U.S. agencies helping resettle Afghan translators, interpreters

August 2, 2021

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and its Migration and Refugee Services “are proud to have the opportunity to welcome and assist… Read More

At Angelus, pope warns against using God, others for selfish aims

August 2, 2021

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People should seek Jesus out of genuine love, not calculated self-interest, Pope Francis said. “Why do I seek the Lord? What… Read More

UPDATE: N.J. Catholic high school alum breaks world record to win 400m hurdle gold

August 1, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. (CNS) — When U.S. runner Sydney McLaughlin crossed the finish line to win the gold in the 400-meter hurdles Aug. 3 in… Read More