• Catholic leaders urge voters to back death penalty repeal

    Catholic leaders urge voters to back death penalty repeal

    • Sep 30, 2016

    Catholic leaders are launching a campaign that will urge voters to retain Nebraska’s repeal of the death penalty in the November general election. The Nebraska Catholic Conference announced a series of steps Thursday that church leaders will take to speak to the state’s 375,000 Catholics.

  • Lawmaker vows to push stronger bill on abuse-related lawsuits

    Lawmaker vows to push stronger bill on abuse-related lawsuits

    • Sep 29, 2016

    A Pennsylvania lawmaker who says he was sexually abused as a child by a Catholic priest says he’ll continue fighting for the state to lift its statute of limitations for abuse-related lawsuits, despite the measure’s rejection in the Senate as Pennsylvania’s session winds down.

  • Pope Francis condemns bombing of Aleppo in Syria

    Pope Francis condemns bombing of Aleppo in Syria

    • Sep 28, 2016

    As the Syrian government and its Russian allies unleash a major assault on Aleppo, Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the fresh violence, expressing “deep pain and strong worry for what’s happening” and saying he’s united in suffering through prayer and spiritual closeness” with Aleppo’s people.