• Boy Scout councils and units sponsored by Catholic parishes and other entities will not be affected by the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed by the Boy Scouts of America, said the...

    A Boy Scout receives holy Communion

    A Scout receives holy Communion during Mass July 23, 2017, at the Boy Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, W.Va. (CNS photo by Michael Roytek, courtesy Boy Scouts of America)

  • Catholic Relief Services is paying particularly close attention to the spread of the coronavirus.

    A woman wearing a mask is seen at a subway station in Shanghai Feb. 13, 2020, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the coronavirus.

    A woman wearing a mask is seen at a subway station in Shanghai Feb. 13, 2020, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the coronavirus. (CNS photo by Aly Song/Reuters)

  • Pope Francis acknowledged the serious shortage of priests in remote areas of the Amazon, but he insisted not all avenues have been exhausted to address the issue.

    Father Edwin Anthony, a Jesuit missionary from India, celebrates Mass in St. Ignatius, Guyana, April 6, 2019.

    Father Edwin Anthony, a Jesuit missionary from India, celebrates Mass in St. Ignatius, Guyana, April 6, 2019. (CNS photo by Paul Jeffrey)