National / International News

National / International News

Cuba, U.S. visit set to be a busy trip for Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Pope Francis’ itinerary while in Cuba and the United States confirms several highly-anticipated events including a special U.N. Summit and the canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra. He is also set to meet with groups he frequently prioritizes: homeless, prisoners, and migrants.

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.