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SCOTUS strikes down regulations on Texas abortion clinics
Monday, June 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

The case, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, challenged a 2013 ...

 
Franciscan priest named apostolic administrator of Jerusalem
Sunday, June 26, 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem and appointed Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, former "custos" of the Holy Land, as the apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

The Franciscan will serve as apostolic administrator until the appointment of a new ...

 
Christianity is the 'religion of the future,' cardinal tells Irish audience
Sunday, June 26, 2016

DUBLIN (CNS) -- One of Pope Francis' top advisers said during a visit to Ireland that he believes the Christian faith is "the religion of the future" as he mapped out a role for the church in increasingly complex pluralist societies.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich-Freising, Germany, a member of the pope's ...


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