News & Commentary

Supreme Court overturns Roe in anticipated Dobbs decision

Jun 24, 2022 News & Commentary
In a 6-3 decision June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its nearly 50-year-old decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in this country.

Ukrainian Catholic University sets up scholarship for alum killed in war

Jun 24, 2022 News & Commentary
Ukrainian Catholic University is creating a scholarship fund in honor of an alumnus, Artemiy Dymyd, who died in mortar fire near Donetsk June 18.

Strength can be found in frailty of old age, pope says

Jun 23, 2022 News & Commentary
Elderly Christians are called to bear witness to the strength that comes from God, especially when moments of frailty and weakness make them dependent on others, Pope Francis said.

Irish archbishop: Church can be renewed if we listen to Holy Spirit

Jun 22, 2022 News & Commentary
A chapter in the life of the Irish church is coming to an end, and the primate of All Ireland said believes that "if we are open to listening to what the Holy Spirit is saying," something new will begin, though it will be much smaller.

Murdered Nigerians found suffering at foot of cross, bishop says at funeral

Jun 21, 2022 News & Commentary
The Catholics attending Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church on Pentecost did not know how much it would cost to participate in the suffering of Jesus, said Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Oyo.

After flag dispute, Worcester bishop says Jesuit school no longer Catholic

Jun 20, 2022 News & Commentary
Worcester Bishop Robert J. McManus has informed Nativity School of Worcester that it may no longer identify itself as a Catholic school following months of private and public discussion on the flying of Black Lives Matter and gay pride flags outside the school.

Catholic school in Uvalde, Texas, is reaching out to help community heal

Jun 17, 2022 News & Commentary
When schools close for the summer, their websites and Facebook pages often get pretty quiet too. That's not the case for Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde, Texas, established in 1913 by the Teresian Sisters.

As DACA marks 10th anniversary, recipients voice frustration over inaction

Jun 16, 2022 News & Commentary
Standing outside the U.S. Capitol pleading with lawmakers to grant her and her peers a path toward citizenship is not how Zuleyma Barajas pictured her life 10 years after she was granted a temporary solution to remain in the U.S.

Hemispheric summit ends with immigration deal among countries

Jun 15, 2022 News & Commentary
Twenty countries from the Americas, including the United States, signed a declaration June 10, the last day of the troubled Summit of the Americas, committing to help and protect "all migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, and stateless persons, regardless of their migratory status."