Latest news: US
Dec 10, 2018 - 04:07 pm .- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles will file a criminal complaint against religious sisters who have been accused of embezzling from a Catholic school at which they had worked for more than a decade.
Dec 10, 2018 - 02:07 pm .- The US Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from states which were seeking to terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood, meaning that these contracts will remain.
Dec 10, 2018 - 03:01 am .- Seven decades after its proclamation, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is still being hailed as “a great triumph achieved at a tremendous cost,” in the words of St John Paul II.
Dec 9, 2018 - 04:36 pm .- When Alicia Hernon realized she was pregnant with her eighth child, her first reaction was to start crying.
Dec 8, 2018 - 04:21 pm .- Lawmakers in the Ohio Senate have delayed a key vote on a bill to bar abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Given Gov. John Kasich’s promise to veto the bill, the delay has raised questions about whether an override vote will be possible before the close of the legislative session.
Dec 7, 2018 - 04:49 pm .- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it has updated its list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.
Dec 7, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- President Donald Trump announced Friday his nominations for the positions of U.S. Attorney General and Ambassador to the United Nations.
Dec 7, 2018 - 10:57 am .- The federal investigation of a priest who allegedly fundraised more than $42,000 fraudulently, including through a GoFundMe campaign, has led Bishop Joseph Kopacz of Jackson, Mississippi to ask those who donated to document their giving for the diocese.
Dec 6, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- An immigrant rights group hopes the Maryland legislature will protect migrant workers in the state from labor trafficking and fraud by banning recruitment fees, licensing recruiters for jobs, and prohibiting discrimination in recruitment.
Dec 6, 2018 - 06:01 pm .- During Wednesday's funeral for George H.W. Bush, US President Donald Trump made headlines when he did not recite the Apostles' Creed. Supporters and critics of the president speculated on what his omission might have meant.
Dec 6, 2018 - 05:13 pm .- A new statistical analysis seeks to contextualize data about child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, four months after a grand jury report detailed hundreds of abuse allegations in six of the state’s diocese, spanning nearly eight decades.
Dec 6, 2018 - 03:39 pm .- Millie Francis almost died once. She’s willing to do it again. This time, she says, it would be for Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Dec 6, 2018 - 01:43 pm .- Hours before David Miller is scheduled to be executed in Tennessee’s electric chair, the state’s governor has rejected Miller’s request that his sentence be commuted to life in prison.
Dec 6, 2018 - 12:54 am .- As part of a recent evangelization outreach, the Archdiocese of Detroit is launching a Christmas campaign to welcome Catholics who may have been away from the Church.
Dec 5, 2018 - 04:35 pm .- Between a Christmas tree and a menorah display in the Illinois state capitol, a statue from the Satanic Temple is standing for the holiday season.
Dec 5, 2018 - 03:30 pm .- Three Catholic charitable organizations were named as winners of $5 million grants from the charitable organization of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos.
Dec 5, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- The National Institutes of Health will not renew a contract with the University of California San Francisco over concerns about the project’s use of fetal tissue.
Dec 5, 2018 - 02:43 pm .- Though a series of devastating wildfires in California is nearly contained, Catholics engaged in relief efforts are warning that the recovery process will be long, and will disproportionately affect undocumented immigrants and the poor, who may not be able to avail themselves of government-provided services.
Dec 5, 2018 - 02:05 pm .- The Mass of the Americas, a newly-commissioned Mass composed by Frank La Rocca, will premiere Saturday for the feast of the Immaculate Conception at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco.
Dec 5, 2018 - 10:37 am .- An American priest was arrested in the Philippines Wednesday, amid allegations that he sexually assaulted dozens of boys over a period of decades.