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Texas pastor named bishop for Florida diocese

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has named Holy Cross Father William A. Wack, who is a pastor in Texas, to be the bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee. Bishop-designate...

Catholic leaders meeting in Orlando seeks to bring 'Joy of the...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — This summer’s Convocation of Catholic Leaders comes at a time when the U.S. Catholic Church is seeking how best to...

House’s health care bill has both laudable and troubling aspects, bishop...

  WASHINGTON — The inclusion of “critical life protections” in the House health care bill is laudable, but other provisions, including those related to Medicaid...

Trump visits Catholic school in Florida to show support for school...

ORLANDO, Fla. — President Donald Trump visited St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando March 3 to show his support for school choice. The president was...

Bishop Parkes named bishop of St. Petersburg, Fla.

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert N. Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, and named as his successor Bishop Gregory...

Castro’s death spurs prayers for peace in Cuba, condolences from pope,...

WASHINGTON — In a video message, Cuban President Raul Castro announced the Nov. 25 death of his 90-year-old brother and longtime Cuban leader and...

Catholic Charities agencies begin helping Hurricane Matthew victims

Catholic News Service Catholic Charities agencies joined emergency response efforts in coastal communities in four Southeastern states as residents and parish staffers began returning to...

Miami archdiocese prepares to help hurricane Matthew victims

Catholic News Service MIAMI — Like the rest of South Florida, the Archdiocese of Miami was carefully watching the path of Hurricane Matthew, a Category...

New Zika infection fears spark renewed debate on abortion, birth control

Catholic News Service WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — With a growing number of U.S. travelers returning from abroad with the Zika virus and with several...

Philippine bishops call on Catholics not to bully, harass gay community

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Catholic bishops called for vigilance against bullying, ostracism and harassment of gay people in the wake of the mass shooting...

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