Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is "cautiously hopeful" resettlement will return to the numbers that had been planned for 2017.
As the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moved into the March 23 testimony phase with those for and against his nomination taking the floor, the Democrats announced plans to filibuster his nomination.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-New York, announced on the Senate floor he would oppose Gorsuch's nomination by joining other Democrats in a filibuster. This means Gorsuch will need 60 votes to be confirmed by the Senate, and with only 52 Republicans, this would be unlikely.
Denying a former employee's charges of a "kickback" scheme, leaders of the group for clergy abuse survivors say David Clohessy's resignation was in place months before SNAP was sued.
Special feature: The Chicago archbishop has "got a lot of work to do" to revitalize this sprawling bastion of U.S. Catholicism.
Analysis: The pontiff passed over prelates favored by culture warriors of the right and chose more pastoral bishops. That's a big change.
Three U.S. prelates who will be elevated to the office of cardinal next month each said they were "humbled" by the appointment and asked for prayers.
Retired Bishop John Ricard says black Catholic leaders are looking for ways to address the violence and racism that were on full display during the early July shootings.
When Kellsey McGuire and her service dog, Jasper, were denied access to a public school in Illinois in February 2014, a Catholic school welcomed them both with open arms.
Retired Bishop Joseph Imesch of Joliet died Tuesday at Our Lady of the Angels retirement home in Joliet. He was 84.
The diocese said in a Wednesday statement the cause of death was heart related.
Bishop Imesch's body was to be placed at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet for viewing Dec. 28 and 29. A funeral Mass was schedule to be celebrated Dec. 29, followed by burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.
The bishop retired in 2006 after serving the Joliet Diocese for more than 26 years.
Though numbering near 2.5 million, homeless youth in the U.S. seep through the cracks -- undetected, unaccounted for, and also increasingly from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population.