National / International News

National / International News

Pope will visit as pastor, not politician, says Washington cardinal

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis will make history during his visit to Washington in September, when he becomes the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress and he offers the first canonization Mass to be celebrated in the United States.

Analyzing ruling's implications will take time, say Church officials

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Analyzing the ramifications of the June 26 same-sex marriage ruling for the Catholic Church at the national, state, and local levels will take time, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore. It has implications for "hundreds, if not thousands" of laws at all levels, and there is "a difficult road ahead for people of faith," he said.

Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide.