National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry celebrates 25th anniversary

CHICAGO (CNS) — To reflect on the status of Hispanic ministry and the plan for a 2018 national meeting of Latino ministry, called "encuentro," religious leaders, bishops and officials from organizations that work with Latinos throughout the country met June 23-26 at the Catholic Theological Union on the South Side of Chicago.

Where silence should reign: Pope will pray, not speak, at Auschwitz

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Tears and not words. Prayers and not greetings. During his trip to Poland for World Youth Day, Pope Francis will go to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp. He said he wants to go alone and say nothing.

Supreme Court's Texas decision impacts states, galvanizes both sides

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court's June 27 decision to strike down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics is having ripple effects on legislation across the country and it also has galvanized those on both sides of the abortion issue.