National / International News

National / International News

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.


Mayors discuss ways to promote equality, environmental protection in their cities

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Many of the mayors who met July 21 with Pope Francis stayed at the Vatican for a second day of discussions focused on city planning that promotes economic growth, equality, and environmental protection simultaneously.


New video released with Planned Parenthood official discussing abortion

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Amid an outcry from members of the GOP demanding answers to questions raised by a video of a Planned Parenthood physician talking about preserving fetal organs and tissue for researchers for a fee, a second video emerged July 21 of a different physician from the organization talking about the same topic.