Archbishop Cordileone says no Communion for Speaker Pelosi over position on abortion

San Francisco's archbishop declared May 20 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is not "to be admitted" to Communion unless and until she publicly repudiates her position on legal abortion.

Cardinals, theologians discuss decision-making role of laity in church

As the Catholic Church continues to reflect on synodality through a two-year process of listening and dialogue, a panel of six notable theologians and canonists discussed the nature of consultation and decision-making in a synodal church.

Book about villagers' need for clean water spurs student action

After reading Linda Sue Park's novel, A Long Walk to Water, and learning that clean and accessible water is a luxury to many residents of South Sudan, the seventh graders in Tess Veazey's honors reading class at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Slidell sprang into action and raised $400 for a nonprofit that drills water wells in that African country.

Bishop praises US stance toward Cuba, lauds family reunification efforts

The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace praised a  statement announcing the lifting of restrictions against Cuba by the Biden administration, particularly those measures that will help family reunification.