The lawsuit objects that the program rules are unconstitutional and exclude Catholic schools but not the preschool programs of other private schools.
The death toll from the disaster, which stood at 93 on Aug. 13, is expected to rise as search crews work through the rubble.
The pope sent a condolence telegram on Friday expressing his sadness and solidarity with all who are suffering due to the destruction caused by the wildfires.
Over 120,000 Christian Armenians are currently trapped behind a blockade of the Nagorno-Karabakh region maintained by Muslim-majority Azerbaijan.
The lawsuit contends that a couple was denied approval to become foster parents because they hold to Catholic teaching on marriage, sex, and gender.
While 19% of Americans say they give to religious charities, younger generations are significantly less likely to do so, preferring to support other issues.
The announcement came Thursday during the visit of Vietnam’s President Vo Van Thuong to the Vatican.
“During those days with Pope Francis in Canada, we recognized in him the Lord’s mercy, which he offered to us,” Bishop Raymond Poisson said.
The hospital said it has not performed such surgeries on patients under age 18, though it continues to provide puberty blockers and hormones.
Catholic leadership expert and philanthropist Kerry Alys Robinson will be the next president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA.
“I’ve got nothing to hide,” the bishop said in a show excerpt posted to YouTube.
Convicted murderer Jemaine Cannon, 51, was executed by lethal injection on Thursday morning at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.
Parish LGBT ministries must welcome people with true discipleship, Archbishop William Lori says in new guidance on ministry to LGBT persons and their families.
Recent reports from the U.S. State Department, anti-human trafficking groups, and other global leaders focus on the serious problems of trafficking.
Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami says the current crisis follows 20 years of a “downward spiral” in economic, political, and social life in Haiti.
Father Stephen Ugwu is being treated for lacerations to his head and body.
The U.S. bishops’ conference has asked its Committee on Doctrine to address issues such as transgender surgeries and hormone treatments.
“It is our hope that our Catholic institutions of higher learning will continue to find ways to make education possible and affordable for everyone.”
The victim’s parents claim their son sent a Snapchat message just before his death proving the crime was random, contrary to police claims.
Soros, son of the billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros, accompanied Clinton in both Albania and at the Vatican.