USSCB Summer 2017: The U.S. bishops voted June 15 to make the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty a permanent standing committee.
Cardinal Joseph Tobin farewell Mass in Indianapolis: The Mass was originally planned as a celebration of Tobin being inducted into the College of Cardinals Nov. 19. But when it was announced on Nov. 7 that Pope Francis had appointed Tobin to lead the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, the Dec. 3 liturgy became a bittersweet farewell for Cardinal Tobin and the 1,000 Catholics from across central and southern Indiana who gathered in the cathedral to worship with him, and offer him their heartfelt prayers as he goes forward to lead the Church in northern New Jersey.
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, placed his face in his hands when asked how his faith has been challenged, changed in the crisis he has helped manage.
Before the Indianapolis Colts signed Daniel Adongo to a contract, the lifelong Catholic knew little about American football. Now his world has been turned upside-down.