Bishops affirm dioceses' sainthood causes for three U.S. laypeople

Causes advance for Civil War veteran who served Hansen's disease patients, layman who ministered in Louisiana and 'Little Cajun Saint.'

US bishops assign Sept. 5 as feast day for St. Teresa of Kolkata

In a nearly unanimous vote, bishops set date for honoring saint whom they call a powerful figure able to move people's hearts.

Coup makes bad situation worse for Myanmar's religious, ethnic minorities

The Feb. 1 coup by Myanmar's military forces, overthrowing the democratically elected government, has made a bad situation only worse for the nation's religious and ethnic minority groups.

New federation forms to focus on Hispanic family ministry issues

A new federation to focus on issues surrounding Hispanic family ministry has been formed by the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers.