Catholic, other groups voice misgivings over 2018 farm bill

With the 2018 version of the farm bill having been voted out of committee for consideration by the full House, Catholic groups and other rural advocates are voicing their misgivings about many of its provisions.

High court hears case that could erode union rights that USCCB backs

The Supreme Court heard a case Feb. 26 that could erode the rights of labor unions at government workplaces.

La Civilta Cattolica editor describes pope's 'diplomacy of mercy'

Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, editor of the influential Rome-based magazine La Civilta Cattolica and a close associate of Pope Francis, outlined the pope's "diplomacy of mercy" that he has used with both political leaders and their citizens throughout his papacy during a Feb. 13 talk at Georgetown University.

4.5 million displaced in Congo 'struggling to survive,' says aid worker

Just as people are "struggling to survive" in Congo, aid agencies are struggling to meet their needs, said Chiara Nava, an advisor to an agency focusing on education and child protection.