Catholic News

Casa Padre, an unaccompanied minor shelter, is seen in Brownsville, Texas, June 18. (CNS photo/Callaghan O'Hare, Reuters)

Bishops across U.S. condemn separation, detention of migrant children

From Denver to New York City, the country's Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents as they seek respite in the U.S. from dire conditions in their home countries, largely in Central America.

In this 2014 file photo, women and their children wait in line to register at the Honduran Center for Returned Migrants in San Pedro Sula after being deported from Mexico. (CNS photo/Jorge Cabrera, Reuters)

Immigration is main topic at National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

Four political leaders from both parties spoke at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and they each went in their own directions with their speeches.

Catholic News Service

Children buy toys from a vender in Douma, Syria, June 15. (CNS photo/Yousseff Badawi, EPA)

Franciscan official says peaceful areas of Syria offer window of hope

For a Franciscan friar on a mission from Rome, a visit to peaceful areas in Syria provided a glimpse into a window of hope for the war-torn country.

Catholic News Service

A fisherman in Canggu, Indonesia, walks near the shore May 3. (CNS photo/Johannes P. Christo, Reuters) See POPE-WORK-MIGRANTS June 15, 2018.

Most fundamental human right is hope, pope says

The theory that well-being will automatically flow down to everyone from the riches of the few is "a lie," Pope Francis said.

Catholic News Service

A boy rides his bike in the streets of Tacloban, Philippines, in this 2014 file photo. The World Day of the Poor -- to be marked each year on the 33rd Sunday of ordinary time -- will be celebrated Nov. 18. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) See POPE-DAY-POOR-MESSAGE June 14, 2018.

Listen to those in need, pope says in World Day of Poor message

How is it that God in heaven can hear the cries of the poor, but so many people watching or standing nearby either cannot or just do not care, Pope Francis asked.

Catholic News Service

This is a scene from the animated movie "Incredibles 2." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. (CNS photo/Disney-Pixar) See MOVIE-REVIEW-INCREDIBLES June 12, 2018.

Incredibles 2

The first family of superheroes returns in "Incredibles 2" (Disney), the highly anticipated sequel to a much-loved 2004 animated film.

Catholic News Service

Francesco Cesareo, chair of the National Review Board, speaks June 13 during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual spring assembly in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

National Review Board chair alerts bishops to complacency on abuse

Cautioning against complacency in carrying out the requirements of the "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People," the chairman of the National Review Board urged the country's bishops to "never waver" in their commitment to protect minors and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse.

Catholic News Service

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, applauds June 13 at the opening of the bishops' annual spring assembly in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See BISHOPS- June 13, 2018.

At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions’ asylum decision

The U.S. bishops June 13 decried U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision that asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence cannot find protection in the United States.

Catholic News Service

Then-Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York blesses the tomb of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in the crypt of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on Dec. 9, 2009, the 30th anniversary of the prelate's death. On June 8, the New York Superior Court ruled in favor of Joan Sheen Cunningham, a niece of Archbishop Sheen, saying his remains should be returned to the Diocese of Peoria, Ill., his home diocese. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

New York court again rules archbishop’s remains may be moved to Peoria

The Diocese of Peoria has reacted with "great joy" to a decision by a New York court in favor of Joan Sheen Cunningham's petition to have the remains of her uncle, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, moved from New York City to Peoria.

Catholic News Service

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12. Signing a joint statement, President Trump agreed to provide security guarantees to North Korea and Chairman Kim reaffirmed his commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Papal diplomat says U.S.-North Korea summit brings hope for peace

Talks between the leaders of the United States and North Korea are "truly historic" and bring hope for the start of a new era of peace, said Pope Francis' ambassador to Korea.

Catholic News Service