Eco Catholic: Pope Francis told the mayors that they are important because they can make concrete changes and put pressure on leaders above them.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: In her 60 years in religious life, St. Joseph Sr. Margaret Nacke has been involved in many ministries.
The U.S. Senate reached a compromise Tuesday on a measure to help victims of sex trafficking that had been held up by lawmakers pushing to include funding for abortion.
The compromise has cleared the Senate to vote for Loretta Lynch's confirmation as attorney general.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had postponed her nomination vote until the trafficking issue was resolved.
Providing security for Central America means removing some of the armaments the United States has provided for the war on drugs.
Highlighting the life, suffering and enduring hope of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave, Washington Auxiliary Bishop Martin Holley called for reflection and action to combat modern-day slavery during his homily on the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking on Sunday.
The committee hearing questioned the "best way forward" in addressing human trafficking, forced labor and other terms of modern slavery on a global scale.
With the new International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, Catholic leaders hope to draw attention to what many have called the modern slave trade.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.
The girl was waiting at the sisters' gate one morning in August.
Before her 18th birthday, Elizabeth had already traveled across the Sahara and the Mediterranean on her way from Nigeria to Europe and spent six months in a brothel in Denmark. She was being prepared to start working on the streets of Italy when she found her way to Casa Rut, a safe house for trafficking victims.
Pope Francis urged people worldwide "not to turn away from the sufferings of our brothers and sisters, our fellow human beings, who are deprived of their freedom and dignity."