National / International News

National / International News

Archbishop, immigrant advocates decry plans for stepped-up raids

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said in a May 25 statement that a planned increase in federal immigration raids is "yet another depressing sign of the failed state of American immigration policy." The raids were announced in mid-May.

Vine and branches: Chaplains work to uproot radicalization in prisons

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — By visiting detention facilities and washing the feet of the detainees, Pope Francis has placed renewed emphasis on the work of mercy of visiting prisoners.

House OKs bill allowing more ways to protect religious freedom worldwide

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. House May 16 unanimously passed the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, giving the Obama administration and the U.S. State Department new resources to combat what the bill's bipartisan supporters say is "a worldwide escalation" of Christian persecution and anti-Semitism.