Report on Teen Sadness Is Call to Action for Parents, Communities

A federal study this year showing an uptick in teen sadness, especially in girls, calls for societal response but should also  prompt parents, family members, and parishes to know what’s going on with teens, said Catholic Charities representatives. 

Polio Returns to NY; Vaccination Urged

Polio, a debilitating and sometimes fatal disease primarily eradicated in the U.S., has struck New York, prompting the governor to announce a month-long disaster emergency to accelerate vaccination efforts statewide. 

God is Calling Us, Let Us Listen

More than a week after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, we are still in shock over the heinous act against innocent lives — 19 elementary school children and two teachers were slaughtered.

Federal Judge Orders Title 42 Measure Must Remain in Place at Border

The much-anticipated May 23 deadline on Title 42 came and went at the U.S.-Mexico border without any changes allowing migrants in, including asylum-seekers, after a federal judge blocked the government from lifting the health measure instituted during the pandemic.

Catholic Doctor Weighs In On COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

After a year of painful pandemic milestones, the United States has reached a hopeful statistic. As of May 2, more than 101 million Americans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.