Washington: The task force will help bishops engage directly in challenging problems highlighted by the racial problems following recent shootings.
Greg Erlandson, former president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, has been named director and editor-in-chief of Catholic News Service, effective Sept. 12.
The act would provide legal protection to all health care providers who choose not to provide abortions as part of their health care practice.
Eco Catholic: The Natural Resources Defense Council reports that an estimated 18 million Americans are at risk of drinking lead-tainted water yet not know it.
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.