Catholic leaders object to reinstatement of federal death penalty

Sister Helen Prejean, a Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille, who has worked in prison ministry and against the death penalty for decades

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16 years was unwelcome news for Catholic leaders who have advocated against capital punishment.


At D.C. rally on migrant children, Notre Dame High School graduate among those arrested

A Capitol Police officer warns demonstrators of their potential arrest July 18, 2019, during a "Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children" at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A few hundred Catholic activists, including dozens of women religious, gathered outside at the foot of the U.S. Capitol July 18 urging politicians to stop the “inhumane treatment” of immigrant children at the border and reminding people of faith to take a stronger stand against current U.S. border policies.


With dedication Mass, Orange Diocese's Christ Cathedral 'becomes reality'

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (CNS) — Tim Strader believes Christ Cathedral of the Diocese of Orange "will become the most important Catholic cathedral in the United States, other than St. Patrick's" in New York.

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (CNS) — Tim Strader believes Christ Cathedral of the Diocese of Orange "will become the most important Catholic cathedral in the United States, other than St. Patrick's" in New York.