National / International News

National / International News

Archbishop reflects on religious liberty challenges after Obergefell

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (CNS) -- The Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage will likely have broad effects across the legal system, said Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty.

Cardinal Baum, longest serving U.S. cardinal, witnessed and made history

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Cardinal William W. Baum, the archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, died July 23 at the age of 88 after a long illness. He was a cardinal for 39 years — the longest such tenure in U.S. church history.

Mayors discuss ways to promote equality, environmental protection in their cities

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Many of the mayors who met July 21 with Pope Francis stayed at the Vatican for a second day of discussions focused on city planning that promotes economic growth, equality, and environmental protection simultaneously.