• Breaking: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the enigmatic, longtime Supreme Court justice who attained near cult-like status among progressive circles, died Friday at the age of 87 from complications surrounding metastatic pancreas cancer. The late Supreme Court Justice, who spent more than two decades on... Read more
  • Analysis: China and the Vatican – What if the US recognizes Taiwan?

    Officials in Rome and Beijing are now confidently predicting an extension to the 2018 Vatican-China deal, despite continued persecution of Catholics in the country and little visible progress on the appointment of bishops.  The Vatican-China agreement continues to be viewed by many as a bad... Read more
  • Catholic Communities Rally Aid as West Coast Wildfires Continue to Devastate

    A series of wildfires on the West Coast of the United States have raged in recent weeks, burning millions of acres, killing dozens, forcing many to flee from their homes and putting thousands of firefighters at risk as they battle the blazes.   Some Catholic parishes and facilities have... Read more
  • Ex-Salvadoran colonel convicted of murdering 5 Spanish priests

    A former colonel of the Salvadoran military, Inocente Orlando Montano Morales, has been convicted in a Spanish court for is participation in the murder of five Jesuit priests in 1989. Montano has been sentenced to more than 133 years in prison. The former colonel was El Salvador’s... Read more
  • Sudan Agrees with Rebels to Remove Islam as State Religion

    In signing successive peace deals with entrenched rebel movements last week, Sudan drew upon the legacy of Thomas Jefferson. “The constitution should be based on the principle of ‘separation of religion and state,’” read the text of an agreement between the North... Read more
  • Christianity has to be more than ‘an identity category’ in Lebanon, priest says

    On Wednesday, Pope Francis announced he was sending Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, to Beirut on Sep. 4 to mark the one-month anniversary of the blast in the Lebanese capital’s port that killed at least 180 people and injured 6,000 others. The pontiff... Read more
  • Pope calls for day of prayer, fasting for Lebanon

    Pope Francis has asked Catholics and all people of goodwill to observe Sept. 4 as a day of prayer and fasting for Lebanon. As Pope Francis greeted people gathered in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace for his general audience Sept. 2, Fr. Georges Briedi, a member of the Congregation of... Read more
  • Border guards stop Catholic archbishop from returning to Belarus

    Border guards blocked a Catholic archbishop from returning to Belarus Monday.  Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev was attempting to enter Belarus from Poland when he was stopped by border guards, reported the website of the Catholic Church in... Read more
  • Beirut’s bloody paths

    BEIRUT, LEBANON - AUGUST 06: Search and rescue works are carried out at damaged buildings after a fire at a warehouse with explosives at the Port of Beirut led to massive blasts in Beirut, Lebanon on August 6, 2020. (Photo by Houssam Shbaro/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) One thing the victims... Read more
  • Hurricane Laura becomes “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm

    Hurricane Laura has strengthened into an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm as it barrels toward the Louisiana and Texas coasts. "Little time remains to protect life and property," the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday. The hurricane is on the verge of becoming a... Read more