Hurricane Katrina: 10th Anniversary
August 28, 2015

It has been ten years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005.

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Former nuncio dies in Vatican residence while awaiting sex abuse trial
August 28, 2015
A Vatican official has ordered an autopsy on the body of former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was found dead Aug. 28 in the Vatican residence where he was awaiting trial on charges of child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.
 
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Pope urges prayers for creation Sept. 1
August 26, 2015

The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation should be a time for individuals to examine their lifestyles and the way they impact the environment, Pope Francis said.

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Pope marks Ukraine's independence calling for peace
August 24, 2015

Marking the 24th anniversary of Ukraine's independence, Pope Francis sent a letter to the nation's president and asked Catholics to join him in prayers for peace.

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Balanced life includes time for family, work, prayer, pope says
August 19, 2015

Work is an important expression of human dignity and of caring for one's family, but today there is a "dangerous tendency" to consider a worker's family obligations as an obstacle to productivity and profit, Pope Francis said.

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New priest welcomed into diocese
August 15, 2015

Father Daniel Ruiz was ordained to the diocesan priesthood Aug. 15 by Bishop Salvatore R. Matano at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

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U.S. Embassy in Cuba reopens, ending 54-year diplomatic break
August 14, 2015

With Havana Harbor's bright blue waters and a trio of vintage U.S. cars parked along the Malecon framing the scene, Secretary of State John Kerry officially reopened the U.S. Embassy in Cuba Aug. 14, marking the end of more than 54 years of fractured diplomatic relations.

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French churches get increased security before feast of Assumption
August 13, 2015

Catholic churches in France have been placed under police protection and urged to take extra security measures against possible Islamist attacks before the Aug. 15 feast of the Assumption.

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