Pope advances sainthood causes for 17 women

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of three women and recognized the martyrdom of 14 religious sisters who were killed during the Spanish Civil War.


Shutdown won't deter crowds from marching for life in nation's capital

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Neither snow nor sleet — nor partial government shutdown — will keep pro-lifers away from the nation's capital for the March for Life Jan. 18.


Despite high turnover, number of Catholics little changed in Congress

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In most election cycles, there may be 30 to 50 new members of Congress. For 2019, there are 89 — and a 90th may yet be headed for Capitol Hill based on how a disputed House election in North Carolina plays out.


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