National / International News:

Groups lash out at new opt-out rules for HHS mandate

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pro-life groups that have battled with the federal government since the first rules were issued on contraceptive coverage in 2012 derided the government's latest rules allowing religious institutions -- and potentially some for-profit companies -- to opt out of the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

‘Catholics Come Home’ series to debut Sept. 4 on EWTN

ROSWELL, Georgia (CNS) — Catholics Come Home, an organization based in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, will premiere a new TV series that features individuals who have joined the Catholic Church or returned to the Catholic faith after many years away.

'Wounds of Christ' can be seen in suffering of migrants, cardinal says

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) -- Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley challenged all in attendance at the Knights of Columbus convention to be transforming agents in the world and to "connect the dots" between Christ and the suffering.