The prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has urged priests and bishops to celebrate Masses "ad orientem," or facing away from the congregation.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers, required doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals.
Gun Control. The measures lost in the Senate last night largely on party-line votes that showed the political power in Congress of gun rights defenders and the National Rifle Association.
Bishops of dioceses which themselves fell victim to mass shootings in recent years offered condolences and consolation to survivors and victim family members in the Orlando mass shooting.
The Washington National Cathedral will replace depictions of the Confederate flag in its stained-glass windows but maintain adjoining panes honoring Confederate generals fostering discussions about the church and race relations.
The "SHU" is not much larger than a good-size bathroom. The special housing unit, was where Johnny Perez spent a total of three out of 13 years in solitary confinement.
Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, said May 24 that President Barack Obama's decision to lift the arms embargo in Vietnam "failed to advance long-term U.S. interests."
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said that a planned increase in federal immigration raids is "yet another depressing sign of the failed state of American immigration policy."
The U.S. Supreme Court in orders issued May 23 remanded two Catholic entities' legal challenges to the federal contraceptive mandate back to the lower courts.
True happiness exists in the love of faith, family and fresh guacamole, comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and writing partner, Jeannie, told graduates.