Two Texas bishops say closing facilities would violate religious freedom

migrant children in office play area

The bishops who head the El Paso and Dallas dioceses in Texas have asked Gov. Greg Abbott to halt an order that could result in shutting down, by the end of August, Catholic Charities facilities in Texas that care for foster and migrant children, saying that doing so violates state laws protecting religious freedom.

Healthy roots: Elderly provide secure foundation for future generations

Pope Francis' hand extended towards an elderly woman

VATICAN CITY (CNS)  — Highlighting the importance and gifts of older people has been a constant refrain throughout Pope Francis' ministry.

Police investigate destruction of two statues that stood outside a church

broken statues

QUEENS, N.Y. (CNS) — Two religious statues displayed outside Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in the New York borough of Queens were destroyed in an act of vandalism in the early morning hours of July 17.