World & Nation

July 10, 2017
Vatican asks bishops to ensure validity of matter for Eucharist
Vatican asks bishops to ensure validity of matter for Eucharist
Bishops should look at ways to help verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist, the Vatican said in a recent document.
 
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June 26, 2017
Supreme Court will hear travel ban, allow some limits on immigration
Supreme Court will hear travel ban, allow some limits on immigration
The U.S. Supreme Court announced June 26 that it will hear a case involving President Donald Trump's travel ban, seeking to delay entry into the country to immigrants from six majority-Muslim countries and suspend for a time the entry of all refugees.
 
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June 26, 2017
Circle of Protection mobilizes to change nation's budget priorities

Christian faith leaders pledged anew to build a "circle of protection" around vital social programs identified for deep spending cuts under President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget, saying their action is consistent with biblical principles.

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June 23, 2017
Venezuela risks becoming Caribbean 'North Korea,' former leaders say

Two former Latin American presidents said the world is running out of time to find a solution to the crisis in Venezuela as President Nicolas Maduro aims to consolidate power over the country.

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June 23, 2017
Vatican announces pope will attend reconciliation events in Colombia

Days after rebels in Colombia announced turning in the last of their cache of weapons over to international observers, the Vatican announced June 23 details of Pope Francis' September trip to the war-torn South American country.

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June 23, 2017
Bishop: 'Fundamental defects' persist in Senate's version of health bill

The Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act contains "many of the fundamental defects" that appeared in the House-passed American Health Care Act "and even further compounds them," said the bishop who heads the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

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June 21, 2017
Bishops urge renewed dedication to efforts to protect religious liberty
Bishops urge renewed dedication to efforts to protect religious liberty

 In launching this year's Fortnight for Freedom, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is calling for renewed dedication to protecting religious freedom.

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June 20, 2017
Louisiana priest in Washington spends hours with Scalise at hospital
Louisiana priest in Washington spends hours with Scalise at hospital
June 19, 2017
English cardinal condemns attack against Muslims
English cardinal condemns attack against Muslims

 An English cardinal has condemned an attack against Muslims who had gathered close to a London mosque.

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