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.


Church agencies look at ways private investors can help social mission

ROME (CNS) — In an effort to increase its impact on poverty, some Catholic development and relief agencies are looking at private investors as a new source of funding.


Fear closes, prayer opens believers to God's surprises, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Prayer is a key that opens the door to God, unlocks selfish, fearful hearts and leads people from sadness to joy and from division to unity, Pope Francis said on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.