By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis expressed his joy over the historic turning point in U.S.-Cuba relations as the two countries agreed to restore diplomatic ties after half a century. “Today we are happy because we have seen how two peoples who were distanced for
By Catholic News Service CHICAGO — Less than a week after he was installed in his new position, Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich had a brief private meeting with President Barack Obama when the president visited the city to promote his executive actions on immigration.
By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — A table spread with the components of Thanksgiving dinner, with the White House as a backdrop, set the scene Nov. 19 for what would turn out to be a last-minute pitch to the president to protect some of the nation’s 11 million
By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has filed a brief with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver indicating it plans to develop an alternative for Catholic and other religious nonprofit employers to opt out of providing federally mandated contraceptives they object to including in
By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — As pressure to pass an immigration reform bill shifted to the House of Representatives in July, the voices speaking out for more humane treatment of migrants included Pope Francis and former President George W. Bush.
Staff Report The following is a statement by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in response to the June 28 Final Rules on the HHS Mandate.
By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — During Pope Benedict XVI‘s visit to the White House in 2008, his thoughts turned to the First Amendment and its enshrinement of the free practice of religion. He told President George W. Bush that the idea of religious freedom as expressed
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 By David Eck ARCHDIOCESE – When President Barrack Obama visited Ghana July 10-11, Holy Ghost Father Francis Tandoh was closely tuned to news from his homeland. “I was following him on CNN,” said Father Tandoh, pastor of several Dayton-area parishes and a native of Ghana. “It