Cardinal Dolan urges stronger effort to stop physician-assisted suicide

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities has called for increased efforts and "renewed vigor" to stop legalized physician-assisted suicide after the practice was approved by voters in Colorado and the District of Columbia City Council.


Pope calls new cardinals to be agents of unity in divided world

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church's 17 new cardinals must dedicate their lives to being ministers of forgiveness and reconciliation in a world — and sometimes a Church — often marked by hostility and division, Pope Francis said.


Report commissioned by bishops finds diversity abounds in U.S. Church

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The Catholic Church is one of the most culturally diverse institutions in the United States and Catholic institutions and ministries need to adapt and prepare for growing diversity, said a report presented to the country's bishops Nov. 15.