Letter asks Obama, Congress to disavow bias claim in commission report

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders asks them to "renounce publicly" a contentious sentence in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' report that equates religious freedom with discrimination.

Catholic Charities agencies assess damage, begin helping storm victims

WASHINGTON (CNS) —­ Catholic Charities agencies joined emergency response efforts in coastal communities in four Southeastern states as residents and parish staffers began returning to assess the damage Hurricane Matthew left behind.

Cardinal-designate Tobin made news defending Church aid to refugees

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- Last December, Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis made national news by defending the decision of his archdiocese to resettle a Syrian refugee family through the archdiocese's Catholic Charities agency  a decision that went against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's ban on resettling Syrian refugees in the state.