Callista Gingrich Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Holy See

In a vote on Monday, the United States Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich to serve as the ambassador to the Holy See. She will be tasked with serving as the liaison between Pope Francis and President Donald Trump, a relationship that has not always been harmonious.

Pope Francis Expresses His Solidarity With California Wildfire Victims

On Friday, Pope Francis sent a telegram expressing his solidarity with the victims of the California wildfires which have killed over 30 individuals. In his telegram sent via Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis offered prayers for the “tragic loss of life and the destruction of property.”

Las Vegas Church Became Refuge After Mass Shooting

The church, with a statue of Jesus, his arms outstretched, near its entrance, became a different source of refuge after the deadly mass shooting took place on Oct. 1 just across the street.

Much of Puerto Rico Still Has No Power; Aid Distribution Facing Obstacles

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (CNS) — The only way a military veteran who works for the Diocese of Caguas could get a message out from Puerto Rico to contacts elsewhere illustrates conditions in Puerto Rico nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island Sept. 20. “He sent the email from his car in […]

Church in South in a ‘Growth Mode’

The Catholic dioceses of the Carolinas and Georgia are experiencing record growth, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta said during a meeting of the U.S. Catholic Church’s Atlanta province.

Trump Administration Issues New Contraceptive With Greater Religious Exemptions

The Trump administration announced an interim rule on Friday that would provide greater religious exemptions to the federal contraceptive mandate. While groups affected by the mandate will still have to seek formal relief in court, advocates for religious freedom are hailing today’s announcement as a significant victory.

Legal Dispute Over Fulton Sheen’s Body Continues In Court Next Week

A New York court will hear the appeal from the Archdiocese of New York to keep the body of Fulton J. Sheen in New York’s Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Sheen is one of the 20th century’s most well-known televangelists and his cause for canonization has been indefinitely suspended due to legal disputes between the archdiocese of New York and the diocese of Peoria, Illinois.