Pope's New Year priorities: Refugees, youths, trips, more Curia reform

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Foreign trips, a focus on the rights and needs of migrants and refugees and a Synod of Bishops dedicated to young people all are on the 2018 calendar for Pope Francis.


With new U.S. administration, USCCB enters policy debates more often in '17

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A new presidential administration and a new Congress kept the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as busy as ever in addressing public policy issues during 2017.


Knights of Columbus donate $1.4 million for post-hurricane rebuilding

Houston, Texas (CNA/EWTN News) — As Texas and Florida continue to rebuild from a devastating hurricane season, the Knights of Columbus are offering $1.4 million to aid the reconstruction of badly damaged churches.