Accused archbishop's fellow prelates weigh in on abuse scandal's impact

Washington -- Bishops are commenting on the scandal that has enveloped the former archbishop of Washington and its impact on the larger church. A round up of statements -- Coakley of Oklahoma City, Etienne of Anchorage, Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, Chaput of Philadelphia.

Seattle Catholics celebrate Special Olympics' leap into next 50 years

The Field Hospital: After the 2018 U.S. Special Olympics in Seattle, Catholics there aim to leverage that success for pastoral initiatives for those with developmental disabilities.

High court rules against unions in dues case; USCCB had backed labor

By a 5-4 majority, the Supreme Court declared June 27 that one of its rulings from 1977 was "wrongly decided" and overruled it, in a case on whether public-sector unions could continue to make nonmembers pay fair-share fees not related to the unions' lobbying and political efforts.

Hundreds of calls come in at USCCB HQ seeking to foster detained kids

Hundreds of American adults have called the Washington headquarters of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops seeking to provide foster care for immigrant children separated from parents.