Parish's nightly outdoor Bible study, Rosary walk now a beloved tradition

GREENVILLE, Texas (CNS) — For more than four years, parishioners of St. William Catholic Church in Greenville and some Catholics from far beyond Texas have gathered nightly for a 9 p.m. outdoor Bible study and Rosary procession honoring Our Lady of Fatima.


Death penalty is 'contrary to the Gospel,' pope says

VATICAN CITY — The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, "is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel," Pope Francis said.


Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Trump administration Oct. 6 issued interim rules expanding the exemption to the contraceptive mandate for religious employers, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, who object on moral grounds to covering contraceptive and abortion-inducing drugs and devices in their employee health insurance.