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Program aims to engage diverse group of Catholic young adults

Journeying Together gathers young adults from every large cultural family to promotes the voices and understand the needs of those who are the future of the Catholic Church in the U.S.

Report that led to priest’s resignation prompts look at journalism ethics

Apart from the serious issues of alleged clergy misbehavior, covert data collection in religion news reporting may have run afoul of the code of ethics for Catholic and secular journalists, especially privacy rights.

Catholics weigh in on abuse scandal 3 years after McCarrick and Pa. report

Catholics surveyed about the clergy sex abuse scandals that rocked the U.S. church in 2018 revealed their insights about the church and how they view progress in confronting the issue.

Catholic school’s lawsuit against mask mandate goes to federal court

A Catholic school in Michigan and parents are suing over the state's requirement that students wear face masks in school, saying this violated the school's religious practices and mask wearers show they have "surrendered (their) freedom to the government."

Congress urged to be ‘courageous,’ pass comprehensive immigration bill

Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington joined immigrants, business representatives and politicians in calling for legislative protections for immigrants that keep families together, including a pathway to citizenship.

Pro-life groups criticize Catholic university for hosting Biden town hall

The order of sisters that founded a Cincinnati Catholic university which hosted CNN's town hall with President Joe Biden said they were not involved in planning the event, which was criticized by Cincinnati's archbishop.

Cellphone hacking, tracking cases show growing loss of privacy

After a top Catholic official's behavior was discovered through data analysis and a sophisticated government surveillance tool was revealed recently, Catholic experts in tech and media ethics weighed in on the expectations of digital privacy -- and threats to it.

USCCB general secretary resigns; reports allege ‘possible improper behavior’

Msgr. Jeffrey D. Burrill, named to the top organizing post of the bishops' conference last November, resigned because of impending news of acts that "did not include allegations of misconduct with minors."

Fires, graffiti, red paint are among ways Portland churches vandalized

Four Portland Catholic churches have been vandalized in the span of about six weeks. The acts can be traced to lone individuals, groups of teens and even some families.

U.S. bishops express solidarity with Cuban people, church leaders

A statement by two key bishops acknowledged "the ongoing protests in Cuba and among the diaspora in the United States" as perhaps the most significant unrest in decades.