South Korean Catholics hope new president can unify nation

Catholics in South Korea have high expectations for unity, equality and an end to corruption under the country's newly elected president, Moon Jae-in.

Irish Columban who rescues trafficked minors wins human rights award

Irish Columbian Fr. Shay Cullen, 74, received the A.K. Shalom Award for Human Rights May 6 at the Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt in Germany.

Catholics call for unity after court upholds removal of Park Geun-hye

Catholics in South Korea called for unity following a unanimous ruling March 10 by the Constitutional Court to uphold the impeachment of now-former President Park Geun-hye.

With passage in House, Philippines poised to reinstate death penalty

Philippine House passes measure to reinstate death penalty: "Certainly we are for the campaign against drugs, and we know drugs can have very serious harmful effects on families," said Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of Cagayan de Oro. "But also we would like to say that drug offenders should not be subject to the death penalty, because it's not a humane and Christian way of dealing with the problem."