• SAO PAULO (CNS) -- "Crying out to the world for solidarity," leaders of the Latin American bishops' council urged international action to save the Amazon rainforest as massive fires...

    Smoke near Porto Velho, Brazil, billows during a fire in the Amazon rainforest Aug. 21, 2019. (CNS photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

    Smoke near Porto Velho, Brazil, billows during a fire in the Amazon rainforest Aug. 21, 2019. (CNS photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

  • More than three dozen lawsuits have been filed against the Diocese of Rochester since the...

  • New York state's yearlong "window" opened Aug. 14, allowing suits to be file by victims alleging abuse by priests, church workers and employees of public schools, hospitals and other...

    New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Bishops Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany, Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn and John O. Barres of Rockville, center, are pictured in a combination photo.

    New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Bishops Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany, Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn and John O. Barres of Rockville, center, are pictured in a combination photo. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz and Bob Roller)