Tolton sainthood cause advances; next step would be 'venerable' decree

CHICAGO (CNS) — The canonization cause for Father Augustus Tolton is just one step away from going to Pope Francis for the priest to be declared "venerable."

Pope to sign letter to young people at popular Marian sanctuary

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The place Pope Francis chose to sign his letter to young people is an important and popular sanctuary housing the Holy House of Loreto.

Colorado Civil Rights Commission drops complaint against cake baker

WASHINGTON (CNS) — One of the commissioners of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission called Jack Phillips’ religious freedom a sham, a “despicable piece of rhetoric” simply meant to conceal prejudices.