Disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not competent to stand trial in Massachusetts on charges that he sexually abused a teenage boy nearly 50 years ago, according to the prosecution's expert brought in to examine the now 92-year-old.

Mideast exodus continues as Christians lose hope


Layal Nehme is drawing upon her background as a singer, songwriter and composer to remind the world of the plight of Christians and their continuing exodus from Iraq and Syria.

‘Hope, danger’ in wake of march on Moscow


With serious events clearly underway in Russia, a Ukraine bishop is hopeful it could help end Russia’s war on Ukraine, but worries of the dangers a destabilized Russia could bring to the situation.

Two American carpenters help to rebuild Notre Dame’s spire


Highly skilled carpenters from four different companies are working together to rebuild the iconic Notre Dame spire before the grand reopening of the most famous European cathedral on Dec. 8, 2024. Among the craftsmen assigned to the prestigious task are two Americans: Jackson Dubois from New York and Michael Burrey from Boston.

Pope Francis' envoy to travel to Moscow on peace mission


Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi will go to Moscow on the second leg of a peace mission on behalf of Pope Francis, the Vatican said.

UK woman jailed for two years for aborting her baby almost a month before due date


An English Catholic bishop said he supported the decision of a judge to jail a woman for two years after she aborted her baby almost a month before she was due to give birth.

Heroic Catholic pilgrim protects children in France knife attack


The British girl whose injuries were "life-threatening" after a stabbing attack on the playground in Annecy, France, was awake and recovering, France's President Emmanuel Macron confirmed June 9. He said the condition of the children who were attacked while playing with their parents in Le Paquier park is "heading in the right direction."