Justices seem willing to allow Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

sign says 'pray"

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the Supreme Court's first major abortion case in decades — which looked at Mississippi's ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy — the majority of justices Dec. 1 seemed willing to let that ban stay in place.

Pope encourages young people to be the critical conscience of society

pope with youth and painting

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told young people that, with Jesus, people can find the courage to swim against the current, to be free and authentic, and to stand up for their dreams and ideals of truth, love, justice and peace.

U.S. bishops focus on Communion, synodality, finances in fall assembly

bishops listen

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops, gathered for the first time in person since 2019, discussed the highly anticipated statement on the Eucharist without the heated discussion it stirred up in their previous meeting.