(RNS) — The Virgin of Guadalupe's feast day — according to Catholic teaching — marks the appearance of Mary to St. Juan Diego, an indigenous man, on a hill near Mexico City in 1531.
SAN BERNARDINO (RNS) — Bishop Alberto Rojas is slated to lead the Diocese of San Bernardino — the nation’s fifth-largest Roman Catholic Diocese — as Bishop Gerald Barnes prepares for retirement.
(RNS) — ICE spokesman Richard A. Rocha confirmed that his office has dropped the fines for eight undocumented immigrants.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — More than a dozen people gathered Sunday (Oct. 13) in Boyle Heights — a working-class Latino neighborhood on the east side of Los Angeles that was once a thriving Jewish enclave — to observe the biblical holiday of Sukkot. It has been more than 30 years since this tradition was celebrated in this community.
Vatican City, (RNS) — With the creation of these new Catholic princes who share Francis’ emphasis on a missional and evangelizing church, Francis has now named a total of 91 new cardinals, and more than 52% of the voting cardinals.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — On Sunday, Pope Francis enshrined his commitment to immigrants and refugees by erecting a statue dedicated to the “angels unawares,” who every day put their lives at risk to find a new life in a new nation. The artwork is the first to be added to St. Peter’s Square in 400 years and depicts an issue central to Francis' pontificate.
MECCA, Calif. (RNS) — Aida Sansor and Maria Teresa Pacheco have traveled the Eastern Coachella Valley area, seeking to connect with the indigenous Purépecha community.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — As the latest wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa dies out, churches in the country and others on the continent are demanding an end to the persistent problem, affecting economic migrants in one of Africa’s biggest economies.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Though today Mauritius is 'an oasis of peace,' Francis said it must still 'remain vigilant.'
(RNS) — Instead of elaborately decorated cakes, many cultures' nuptials feature wedding-only cookies, symbolizing the sweetness the newlyweds will experience after they exchange vows.
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (RNS) — Chaldeans, like other people of minority faiths, need protection and revival, not condemnation and expulsion.
(RNS) — When the facts are uncertain, when the research is incomplete, we must lean toward the solution that is safest for the people affected. Gambling with people's lives is not acceptable.
(RNS) — A distant American icon comes alive for a Sikh and a Muslim in a British factory town and changes their lives forever.
(RNS) — British director Gurinder Chadha's latest film, 'Blinded by the Light,' depicts a lost teenager in Margaret Thatcher's Britain finding salvation through perhaps the unlikeliest of saviors — Bruce Springsteen.
(RNS) — Some 50 vigils across the US are intended to pair the passions many Jews feel about immigration with an ancient day of mourning that most Jews skip over.