Navy revises policy on service members attending services off base

In this 2015 file photo, Navy Cmdr. Tracie Severson at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., tells a group of priests how military chaplains have impacted her life.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A prohibition by some U.S. Navy commands against active service members participating in off-base indoor religious services over coronavirus fears has now been revised, allowing attendance at places of worship where congregants can maintain social distance and wear face coverings.

Supreme Court decisions on contraceptives, Catholic schools called a win for religious freedom

A man stands with a cross in front of the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (CNS) – On July 8, the U.S. Supreme Court announced two decisions that strengthened religious freedom. 

What Father Tolton might say about today's racial injustices

Father Augustus Tolton

CHICAGO (CNS) — Father Augustus Tolton, the first identified Black priest ordained for the United States, would likely be disappointed by what he sees going on in the United States today, said Father David Jones, pastor of St. Benedict the African Parish in Chicago.