Latest news: US
Sep 19, 2018 - 03:01 am .- While Hurricane Florence has decreased to a tropical depression, it is still churning up tornadoes and bringing record flooding throughout the affected areas.
Sep 18, 2018 - 03:22 pm .- The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend published Tuesday the names of the 18 priests and deacons who have served in the diocese and have been credibly accused of at least one act of sexual abuse of a minor.
Sep 18, 2018 - 01:58 pm .- A California priest has been charged with sexual battery, after he is alleged to have sexually assaulted a San Diego seminarian.
Sep 18, 2018 - 01:18 pm .- Catholic leaders have criticized an announcement that the United States will be reducing its refugee cap to historic lows, while global rates of refugees and forcibly displaced persons are at an all-time high.
Sep 18, 2018 - 11:07 am .- Father Juan Miguel Betancourt Torres, a member of the Institute of the Servants of the Holy Eucharist and the Blessed Virgin Mary, was appointed auxiliary bishop of Hartford on Tuesday.
Sep 17, 2018 - 06:02 pm .- Courage International, an apostolate to support people with same sex-attraction in leading chaste lives, has issued a statement on three priests mentioned as credibly accused of sexual abuse in the Pennsylvania grand jury report.
Sep 17, 2018 - 04:56 pm .- The purchasing of aborted fetal tissue for use in research is ‘abhorrent’ and must stop, said 85 members of the United States House of Representatives in a letter to the Food and Drug Administration.
Sep 17, 2018 - 04:15 pm .- Federal Judge Paul D. Borman of the Eastern District Court of Michigan denied a motion to dismiss the case Dumont v. Lyon, which challenges state funding for religious agencies which will not work with same-sex couples.
Sep 17, 2018 - 01:22 pm .- A class action lawsuit filed Sept. 17 is seeking to require the Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania to release all records involving allegations of child sexual abuse in the last 70 years.
Sep 17, 2018 - 10:45 am .- Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied allegations made against him by Christine Blasey Ford. Ford authored a letter accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when the two of them were in high school.
Sep 16, 2018 - 07:00 am .- Northeast Washington, D.C., has seen rapid gentrification over the past decade. What was once a very poor neighborhood is now home to many high-end businesses, including a Whole Foods Market--and an innovative food pantry inspired in part by the upscale grocery store.
Sep 15, 2018 - 06:01 am .- A Catholic Charities in New York has received a nearly $1 million grant to provide care to opioid addicts in rural counties in the southern part of the state.  
Sep 14, 2018 - 05:03 pm .- When man tries to cling to reason and separate himself from faith, he forgets who he is and loses his source of hope, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said on Friday.
Sep 14, 2018 - 11:40 am .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan has spoken about how the extended sexual abuse scandals facing the Church have taken a personal toll on him.
Sep 13, 2018 - 02:30 pm .- The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on whether or not to recommend Judge Brett Kavanaugh for confirmation to the Supreme Court on Sept. 20, committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Thursday. The vote will happen one week later than initially scheduled.
Sep 13, 2018 - 01:03 pm .- A district attorney in Pennsylvania cleared Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend of any wrongdoing Thursday, and both he and the Fort Wayne diocese lamented that unnecessary harm was done to the bishop by speculation going public.
Sep 13, 2018 - 11:00 am .- Dr. Leana Wen, a former Baltimore City Commissioner of Health, is the new president of Planned Parenthood. The abortion provider announced Wen’s appointment on Sept. 12. She replaces Dr. Cecile Richards, who was appointed to the role in 2006.
Sep 12, 2018 - 05:59 pm .- A priest of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston was arrested Tuesday in connection with allegations that he sexually abused at least two children decades ago.
Sep 12, 2018 - 04:50 pm .- An archdiocesan spokesman has confirmed that Cardinal Donald Wuerl will soon ask Pope Francis to accept his resignation as the Archbishop of Washington, D.C.
Sep 12, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- A New Mexico bishop has given an update an apparently weeping statue of the Blessed Mother, saying a diocesan investigation will begin to analyze the apparent miracle’s spiritual fruits.