USCCB president says violence calls for 'moment of national reflection'

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The shooting of police officers July 7 near the end of a demonstration in Dallas to protest fatal shootings by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier in the week "calls us to a moment of national reflection," said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Bishops urge passage of conscience protection bill regarding abortion

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of two U.S. bishops' committees are urging Congress to pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 as an "immediate federal remedy" for government "coercion on abortion."


Pray for those who scorn, take advantage of you, pope tells poor

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pray for those responsible for extreme poverty, for the rich who feast unaware of people in need at their door, and for priests who ignore those who are hurting, Pope Francis told people living a precarious existence.