PITTSBURGH (CNS) -- A Pittsburgh community of Franciscan sisters has entered the world of private-label coffee brands, aiding both their own aging sisters and poor Honduran coffee farmers in the process.
Archbishop hopes to see real work on immigration begin after election
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (CNS) -- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of San Antonio said he would like to see a moratorium on new state and local immigration legislation and echoed an earlier call by the body of U.S. bishops for an end to federal enforcement raids.
First saplings of Vatican reforestation project to be planted
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The first saplings of the Vatican Climate Forest, a reforestation project to offset the Vatican's carbon dioxide emissions, will be planted in November, the Vatican newspaper said.
Congressmen outline proposal to ban sex-selection abortions in U.S.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Despite evidence that sex-selection abortions may be occurring in the United States, U.S. law affords "less protection from sex-based feticide" than India or China do, according to proposed legislation that is to be introduced soon in the House of Representatives.
People must live morally, ethically, to save environment, says pope
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic Charities USA has called for a nationwide effort to develop affordable housing options for low- and moderate-income people as they face mounting pressure to keep a roof over their heads.