Vatican official: Easter attacks were an act against all of Sri Lanka

One of the Vatican's top officials visited Sri Lanka to show solidarity with Catholics still reeling from the Easter suicide bombings that claimed more than 250 lives and injured more than 400.
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Laughter Tim Conway ‘gave world will never be replaced,’ says daughter

Tim Conway, who died May 14 in Los Angeles at age 85, was probably best known for his 11 seasons on TV's "The Carol Burnett Show," where he delighted viewers with outlandish sketch comedy and physical humor.
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Two attacks in two days leave 10 Catholics dead in Burkina Faso

Catholic leaders in Burkina Faso appealed for unity and solidarity after two attacks on Catholics in two days left nine laypeople and a priest dead.
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Pro-life leaders applaud passage of abortion bill in Alabama

By passing a bill to ban abortion in nearly all circumstances, the Alabama Legislature has recognized that abortion is "the extinguishing of a unique human life," said the president and CEO of Americans United for Life.
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Churches in Sri Lanka closed for second week in fear of new attacks

Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses as Sri Lanka's churches remained closed for a second week for fear of new terrorist attacks after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people.
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Kentucky Derby draws attention to issue of human trafficking

Summer Dickerson, a young woman who survived sex trafficking, said that four years ago when she sat on Millionaire’s Row, an exclusive seating area at the Kentucky Derby, no one around her knew she wasn’t there for the race. Dickerson shared her story April 18 at a news conference held by the Kentucky attorney general’s...
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Letter writers accuse Pope Francis of heresy

A small group of Catholics has accused Pope Francis of heresy and has written to the world's bishops asking them to "take the steps necessary to deal with the grave situation of a heretical pope."
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Archbishop Lori joins brother bishops in condemning Poway synagogue shooting

“The April 27 shooting at a synagogue in California was a terrible act of hatred and violence," said Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori.
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Pope names Archbishop Etienne coadjutor archbishop of Seattle

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Paul D. Etienne of Anchorage to be coadjutor archbishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle, meaning he will assist and could succeed Archbishop J. Peter Sartain in leading the archdiocese.
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Hackers infiltrate Ohio parish’s email system, steal $1.75 million

A carefully orchestrated plan netted email hackers $1.75 million from a Diocese of Cleveland parish.
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Churches padlocked, schools closed week after Sri Lanka attacks

Fears of suicide bomb attacks kept many Christians and Muslims away from churches and mosques for Sunday Mass and Friday prayers a week after the Easter bombings.
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Sri Lanka’s U.N. mission hosts memorial service for victims of attacks

All Sri Lankans "are going through one of the saddest and most devastating periods of our history," Father Nalaka Silva told those gathered at an evening interfaith memorial service April 24 in New York for the victims and all people affected by the Easter terrorist attacks.
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