National / International News

National / International News

Obama directive on transgender access to facilities 'deeply disturbing'

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Obama administration's May 13 directive on transgender access to bathrooms "that treats 'a student's gender identity as the student's sex' is deeply disturbing," said the chairmen of two U.S. Catholic bishops' committees.

U.S. Supreme Court sends Zubik case back to lower courts

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubik v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts.

Bishop of Tulsa, Oklahoma, retires; pope names Texas priest successor

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward J. Slattery of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and named as his successor Father David Konderla, a priest of the Diocese of Austin, Texas.