Bishops, Catholic groups worry about consequences of partial travel ban

By Rhina Guidos
Catholic News Service

June 28, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration said the country's Catholic bishops are "deeply concerned" about the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow a partial travel ban.

Encuentro process aims to create more involvement among Hispanic Catholics

By Rhina Guidos
Catholic News Service

June 20, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In Spanish, the word “encuentro” means encounter and in the modern Church in the U.S., it refers to a series of meetings that will take place over the next four years.

The old still have a lot to offer young people, Pope Francis says

By Hannah Brockhaus
Catholic News Agency
June 26, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) – On Tuesday Pope Francis said that the older generation should not stop striving in their spiritual lives, but that God calls them to be spiritual ‘grandparents’ to young people, who can learn from their experiences.

As consecrated virgins, three women promise lifelong fidelity to Christ

By Katie Rutter
Catholic News Service
June 27, 2017

DETROIT (CNS) – Three brides in long, white dresses stood before the altar of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. There was not a single groom in sight. Like the 10 wise virgins from Matthew's Gospel, each carried a lighted lamp.

Why married priests won't really fix the shortage

By Mary Rezac
Catholic News Agency
June 19, 2017

DENVER, COLO. (CNA/EWTN News) – In 1970, there was one priest for every 800 Catholics in the United States. Today, that number has more than doubled, with one priest for every 1,800 Catholics. Globally, the situation is worse. 

Author says Rosary 'can help us achieve peace in the world'

By Jose Montoya
Catholic News Service
June 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Why do Catholics pray the Rosary? The history of the Rosary traces to the 13th century. It is believed that Mary gave St. Dominic the Rosary to rescue the Church from the Albigensian heresy. Initially, 150 Hail Marys were prayed as a part of the Rosary.

Supreme Court to hear Colorado baker's appeal in wedding cake case

By CNS Staff
Catholic News Service
June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court said June 26 it will hear arguments next term on whether a Denver baker unlawfully discriminated against a same-sex couple in declining to make them a wedding cake. The justices agreed to hear an appeal from Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop.

Conversations, listening essential for upcoming synod on youth, vocations

By John Shaughnessy
Catholic News Service
June 15, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — At a time when an estimated 50 percent of Catholics 30 and younger no longer identify with their religion, the U.S. bishops June 14 discussed the need to reverse that trend and why the consultation process for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on youth and vocations is crucial to that effort.