"Crying out to the world for solidarity," leaders of the Latin American bishops' council urged international action to save the Amazon rainforest as massive fires continued to burn.
Thousands of pro-life supporters demonstrated in the streets of Sydney, expressing their opposition to a bill in the New South Wales state parliament that would permit abortion until birth for any reason.
The apostolic nunciature in Chile announced that the Vatican has opened an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against retired Archbishop Bernardino Pinera Carvallo of La Serena, who is the uncle of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.
An Australian appeals court upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on five counts of sexually assaulting two choirboys more than two decades ago.
U.S. Franciscan Father Michael Perry, minister general of the worldwide Order of Friars Minor, is stepping away from his duties for an indefinite period to recuperate from injuries sustained in a bicycling accident in Chicago.
Calling it "a backdoor asylum ban," more than 250 faith leaders and organizations called for an end to the Trump administration's policy to turn away asylum-seekers if they don't first seek protection in countries along their way to the U.S.
"Holy chaos" is how Sister Norma Pimentel describes her ministry.
Father Fabian Marquez was the right priest at a very wrong time.
Much feathery fun is packed into "The Angry Birds Movie 2" (Sony), the latest animated installment in the franchise based on the addictive phone app. In fact, in every respect, it's far superior to, and more intelligent than, the 2016 original.
Attorneys for the Planned Parenthood Federation of American told the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an Aug. 14 letter that the organization would have to withdraw from the federal Title X program by the close of business Aug. 19 "absent emergency judicial relief."