• VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Older people are not “leftovers” to be discarded; rather, they continue to be precious nourishment for families, young people and communities, Pope Francis said in...

    <p>Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, and Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, bless baskets of flowers that young people distributed to older people in a Mass in St. Peter&rsquo;s Basilica in the Vatican July 25, 2021. The Mass inaugurated the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)  </p>

    Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, and Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, bless baskets of flowers that young people distributed to older people in a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican July 25, 2021. The Mass inaugurated the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)

  • WASHINGTON (CNS) — At a Capitol Hill media event July 21, Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington joined immigrants, agriculture and business representatives and two U.S. senators in...

    Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory in remarks outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington July 21, 2021, urges Congress to support immigration solutions that protect families. The event was organized by the American Business Immigration Coalition. Also pictured is Vincentian Father Dennis Holtschneider, president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

    Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory in remarks outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington July 21, 2021, urges Congress to support immigration solutions that protect families. The event was organized by the American Business Immigration Coalition. Also pictured is Vincentian Father Dennis Holtschneider, president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. (CNS photo by Tyler Orsburn)

  • BONN, Germany (CNS) — German Catholic churches offered spiritual and financial support to survivors of devastating flooding in two regions of the country.

    <p> People look over an area affected by flooding in Bad Münstereifel Germany, July 19, 2021. More than 195 people have been confirmed dead, while hundreds more remained missing after a record rainfall caused dams to burst and rivers to overflow into towns and streets across western Germany, Belgium, as well as parts of the Netherlands, Switzerland and northern France. </p>

    People look over an area affected by flooding in Bad Münstereifel Germany, July 19, 2021. More than 195 people have been confirmed dead, while hundreds more remained missing after a record rainfall caused dams to burst and rivers to overflow into towns and streets across western Germany, Belgium, as well as parts of the Netherlands, Switzerland and northern France. (CNS photo by Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters)

  • <p>Pope Francis greets the crowd gathered in St. Peter&rsquo;s Square at the Vatican for the midday recitation of the Angelus July 18, 2021. After speaking about the day&rsquo;s Gospel reading and leading the prayer, the pope expressed his closeness to the people of Cuba a week after protests erupted on the island nation. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)  </p>

    Pope Francis greets the crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican for the midday recitation of the Angelus July 18, 2021. After speaking about the day’s Gospel reading and leading the prayer, the pope expressed his closeness to the people of Cuba a week after protests erupted on the island nation. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)

    Jul 19, 2021
  • <p> Beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and their supporters celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 18, 2020, after the high court upheld DACA in a challenge brought by the Trump administration. </p>

    Beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and their supporters celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 18, 2020, after the high court upheld DACA in a challenge brought by the Trump administration. Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston ruled July 16, 2021, that DACA is unlawful, nine years after it was created by President Barack Obama by executive order. (CNS photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

    Jul 19, 2021
  • <p>Debris surrounds homes following flooding in Schuld, Germany, July 15, 2021. Pope Francis offered prayers and expressed his closeness to the people of Germany after severe flooding in the western part of the country claimed more than 80 lives. (CNS photo by Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters)  </p>

    Debris surrounds homes following flooding in Schuld, Germany, July 15, 2021. Pope Francis offered prayers and expressed his closeness to the people of Germany after severe flooding in the western part of the country claimed more than 80 lives. (CNS photo by Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters)

    Jul 16, 2021
  • <p>Conchita Gutierrez of Little Flower Parish in Coral Gables, Fla., sings the Cuban national anthem at the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami July 13, 2021. Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami celebrated Mass at the shrine two days after anti-government protests broke out all over Cuba. (CNS photo by Ana Rodriguez-Soto/Florida Catholic)  </p>

    Conchita Gutierrez of Little Flower Parish in Coral Gables, Fla., sings the Cuban national anthem at the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami July 13, 2021. Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami celebrated Mass at the shrine two days after anti-government protests broke out all over Cuba. (CNS photo by Ana Rodriguez-Soto/Florida Catholic)

    Jul 16, 2021
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    Jul 16, 2021
  • <p>Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., chairman of the the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops&rsquo; Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, chairman of the USCCB&rsquo;s Committee for Religious Liberty, are seen in this composite photo. (CNS composite; photos by Long Island Catholic and Gregory A. Shemitz)  </p>

    Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., chairman of the the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty, are seen in this composite photo. (CNS composite; photos by Long Island Catholic and Gregory A. Shemitz)

    Jul 14, 2021

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