National / International News

National / International News

Advocates applaud court orders to release detained families

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A federal judge ruled July 24 that the government's immigrant family detention system violates a settlement agreement dating to 1997 over how juveniles in the custody of the immigration agency are treated.

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.