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White House hosts Catholic leaders for religious freedom briefing Watch

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The White House hosted dozens of Catholic leaders on Monday afternoon for an internal briefing on life and religious freedom issues. ... continue reading


Analysis: Action on pontifical secrecy widely praised, but US Catholics still waiting on McCarrick Watch

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In a pair of unexpected decrees issued Tuesday morning, Pope Francis removed the obligation of pontifical secrecy from clerical sexual ... continue reading



Bishops praise House agriculture workers bill, urge Senate to pass Watch

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The U.S. bishops have praised the passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019, which creates a new status for migrant ... continue reading


Pope Francis lifts pontifical secret from legal proceedings of abuse trials of clerics Watch

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Pope Francis declared Tuesday that the pontifical secret will no longer apply in cases of accusations and trials involving abuse of minors ... continue reading


US bishops in Rome ask Pope Francis about McCarrick report Watch

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American bishops from the Midwest met with Pope Francis this week with questions about the outcome of the Vatican's investigation of ... continue reading


Archbishop Paglia says priests can be present at assisted suicide Watch

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Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said Tuesday that he would be willing to hold the hand of someone ... continue reading



China punishes families of those who speak out in America, Congress hears Watch

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A Uighur-American whose mother has been held captive in a Chinese detention camp was one of several witnesses to testify on Tuesday before ... continue reading


Survey: Americans dissatisfied with bishops' response to sex abuse crisis Watch

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 Americans largely disapprove of the way the U.S. bishops have handled the sex abuse scandal in the U.S. Catholic Church, a new survey ... continue reading


What do practicing Catholics think about the 2020 election? Watch

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Catholics who say they accept all Church teachings are more likely than other Americans to say they are planning to vote for Donald Trump ... continue reading


Pelosi fumes: 'I don't hate anybody. I was raised Catholic' Watch

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the suggestion that she "hates" President Donald Trump, and said that her Catholic ... continue reading


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