Severe weather prompts emergency response from church leaders as Lent begins

Catholic Charities agencies adopted emergency measures as below-zero temperatures left families without heat and electricity in Texas and Oklahoma.

To overcome economic disparities, turn to papal encyclicals, panelists say

While COVID-19 was the "great equalizer because it really turned the world upside down," poor communities have lagged in gaining much attention from the world, said Anta Gueye-James, Catholic Relief Services' representative for Senegal, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau during the annual Catholic Social Ministry Gathering.

Archbishop Gomez prays God grants Biden 'wisdom, courage' to lead nation

The U.S. Bishops' Conference president said he was praying God will help Biden "heal the wounds caused by the pandemic, [and] to ease our intense political and culture divisions." 

CRS official opposes Trump's action to seek foreign spending cuts

President Donald Trump's decision to ask Congress to rescind billions of dollars in foreign aid spending is "extremely ill-advised," said a senior Catholic Relief Services official.