A week into government detention, Nicaraguan bishop speaks of forgiveness

Detained Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando José Álvarez appeared in a video Aug. 11, a week into his de facto house arrest by government authorities, saying that he and the companions who are with him have hearts full of forgiveness and love.

Catholic peace witness at White House interrupted after alleged assault on officer

An Aug. 9 event outside the White House by Catholics to promote peace in the world was interrupted by what the U.S. Secret Service said was an unprovoked assault on one of its officers.

Cuban bishop asks for prayers as major fire spreads at oil facility

"It is a time when, as the people of God ... we must put prayers of intercession into practice," said Bishop Emilio Aranguren Echeverria after the fire broke out Aug. 5 after a lightning strike hit a tank at an oil facility.

Asylum-seekers will be allowed in as DHS ends 'Remain in Mexico' policy

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Aug. 8 that it was set to end, in "a quick, and orderly, manner," a Trump-era policy that keeps asylum-seekers out of the country while they wait for immigration courts to hear their cases.