Catholic bishops, groups speak against president's national emergency

Catholic bishops voiced opposition just after President Donald Trump's Feb. 15 declaration of a national emergency so he can order construction of a barrier along parts of the border.

New Jersey dioceses publish list of priests 'credibly accused' of abuse

Dioceses in the state of New Jersey made public Feb. 13 the names of priests whom they said had been "credibly accused" of sexual abuse of minors, and one of the names is former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Judge allows survey of church property for border wall construction

A judge in Texas ruled Feb. 6 that the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, must allow federal officials to survey some of its property for possible construction of a border wall on it.

Cupich to pilgrims: Keep Mary in mind when facing life's fears

Life can produce moments of great pain, moments that can paralyze us with fear, Cardinal Blase Cupich told English-speaking World Youth Day pilgrims Jan. 25 during a catechetical session in Panama City.