Regional representatives meet pope, discuss ‘continental phase’ of synod

November 29, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While some people want to “reform” the Catholic Church and others want “to put the brakes on the synod process,” those… Read More

Supreme Court examines Biden’s immigration enforcement policy

November 29, 2022

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Supreme Court justices Nov. 29 examined a Biden administration policy that placed the arrest and deportation of some unauthorized immigrants over others. Read More

Some U.S. dioceses are lifting restrictions on Communion cup

November 29, 2022

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As many restrictions put in place at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted, some Catholic dioceses around the country… Read More

Catholics urged to focus on Holy Family, the Eucharist during Advent

November 28, 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — In the Diocese of Nashville, Bishop J. Mark Spalding has asked Catholics to focus on the Holy Family this Advent. “The… Read More

Vatican notes ‘surprise and regret’ over China’s transfer of a bishop

November 28, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In an unusual move, the Vatican issued a public statement of regret, essentially accusing the Chinese government of violating its agreement… Read More

Vatican offers guidelines for investing in a way consistent with faith

November 28, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — No investment of money is morally neutral; “either God’s kingdom is being advanced by the assets we deploy, or it is… Read More

Violence against women is a ‘scourge,’ pope says

November 28, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Violence against women is “a social scourge that is also linked to cultural attitudes, ingrained mentalities and prejudices,” so education, prevention… Read More

With America magazine pope talks about church division, women, abortion

November 28, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a wide-ranging interview with top staff of America magazine, Pope Francis decried increased polarization within the Catholic Church, affirmed the… Read More

Pope remembers victims of Soviet-made famine in Ukraine, prays for peace

November 25, 2022

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praying for peace in Ukraine, Pope Francis remembered both the victims of Russia’s current aggression and the millions of victims of… Read More

Bishop decries second spate of gun fatalities in over a week in Virginia

November 23, 2022

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (CNS) — Just ahead of Thanksgiving Day, “a time where we celebrate what we are most grateful for in our lives,” the nation… Read More