HHS proposes health care rule on abortion, transgender services

The proposed regulations threaten the Catholic Church’s ability “to carry out our healing ministries and others to practice medicine,” said a July 27 joint statement issued by the chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ committees on pro-life activities, domestic policy, marriage and family life, and religious liberty.

Arizona group creates third-class relics of Padre Kino

As the cause for canonization of Jesuit Father Eusebio Francisco Kino — popularly referred to as “Padre Kino” and known as the “Padre on Horseback” — continues to progress, a small group from Arizona visited the famed missionary’s remains in Magdalena de Kino, Mexico, to create third-class relics for distribution.