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Every child ‘a precious gift from God,’ Trump tells pro-life rally

By Julie Asher, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In remarks broadcast to the March for Life from the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump said that his administration “will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life.” He…




President Trump to address March for Life crowd live via satellite

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced at her daily press briefing Jan. 17 that President Donald Trump will become the first president to address the March for Life live from the White House Rose Garden via satellite. The annual pro-life event…



Catholics condemn ‘racist’ comments attributed to president

By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Some Catholics said it was more important to look at the sentiment, not the vulgarity of the words the president of the United States allegedly used to refer to immigrants from certain countries: Disparaging, hateful, racist. Those are the words some…


Melara appointed CEO of Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Charities, Inc.

Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael F. Melara as the CEO of Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Charities, Inc. effective January 5, 2018. Melara has served as the Interim CEO for the past year while maintaining his role…



Don’t confess other’s faults, own up to sins, pope says at audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Fear and the shame of admitting one’s own sins leads to pointing fingers and accusing others rather than recognizing one’s own faults, Pope Francis said. “It’s difficult to admit being guilty, but it does so much good to confess…