• U.S. pilgrims to World Youth Day reflect changing demographics

    U.S. pilgrims to World Youth Day reflect changing demographics

    • Jul 8, 2016

    The Catholic Church in the United States is becoming increasingly Hispanic and and also getting older, and both trends are reflected in the U.S. delegation for World Youth Day — there are more Latinos/Latinas, and most pilgrims are in their 20s or older.

  • Dallas bishop prays for end to ‘escalating cycle of violence’

    Dallas bishop prays for end to ‘escalating cycle of violence’

    • Jul 8, 2016

    “We have been swept up in the escalating cycle of violence that has now touched us intimately,” Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas said after an ambush that left five police officers dead. “We call upon all of our civic leaders to … work together to come to a sensible resolution to this escalating violence.”

  • In wake of shootings, Dallas bishop urges end to gun violence

    In wake of shootings, Dallas bishop urges end to gun violence

    • Jul 8, 2016

    Via Twitter, Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas has reacted to shootings that left five police officers dead and six others wounded with a mixture of grief and consolation for the victims and frustration at the lack of effective measures to combat gun violence.

  • Bishops plead for conscience protections on abortion

    Bishops plead for conscience protections on abortion

    • Jul 8, 2016

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore have written members of Congress to urge passage of the “Conscience Protection Act of 2016,” citing recent cases in California, New York and Washington in which faith-based facilities have faced orders to provide abortions.