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Bishop Robert Finn (CNS)

US bishop was convicted in September 2012 of failing to report an accusation of child abuse

Nuns sing during a prayer service for men and women religious in New York (CNS)

The Vatican is now insisting that the LCWR act in a Catholic manner. What could be simpler?

An international inspector checks an uranium enrichment plant in Iran last year (CNS)

Bishop Oscar Cantu says framework is a milestone in the negotiations to curb ‘unacceptable prospect of Iran developing nuclear weapons’

Retired Gen. Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, a former director of the Salvadoran national guard, is escorted by police officers upon his arrival at El Salvador International Airport last week (CNS)

Gen Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova has been accused of human rights abuses during the bloody civil war in El Salvador

People gather in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to defend an article of the country's civil code that upholds traditional marriage (CNS)

Catholic lay organisation launches challenge on constitutional grounds against move to allow same-sex marriage

Fr Mario Dorsonville distributes ashes during an Ash Wednesday liturgy (CNS)

Bishop-designate Mario Dorsonville will assist Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz (CNS)

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said that families deserve to be held up and supported in their daily lives

Archbishop George J Lucas of Omaha (CNS)

A US district judge effectively struck down Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage on March 2

Cardinal Egan is seen outside St Patrick's Cathedral following his installation Mass in 2000 (CNS)

Cardinal Egan retired as archbishop of New York in 2009 and was instrumental in helping the city recover in the aftermath of 9/11

A view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona (PA)

What the Grand Canyon tells us about God

Contemplation always involves knowledge of one’s true scale, of a reality that dwarfs the ego