USCCB president, Texas bishops decry massive shooting at Texas Baptist church

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic Church stands "in unity" with the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and the larger community after a shooting during Sunday services took the lives of at least 26 people and injured at least 20 others.

Bishops reiterate opposition to legislation targeting “sanctuary cities”

AUSTIN — As major cities and smaller communities throughout Texas join together in a lawsuit in federal court to oppose state legislation targeting “sanctuary cities,” the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops reiterates its opposition to Senate Bill 4, the law which threatens to drive a wedge between law enforcement and their local communities and which denies the reality of the majority of newcomers to the United States.

After Harvey, faith fuels Houston fans; World Series is boost city needed

HOUSTON (CNS) — Baseball bats and rosary beads were the only thing on Tonya Killian's mind as she walked toward Minute Maid Park for Game 3 of the 2017 World Series.