Catholic headlines for Aug. 19, 2016 In Congo, villages ‘obliterated’ as Christian persecution grows

Re the Middle East: The first time I called Syria, it didn’t go through

From Archbishop Chaput, some additional thoughts and the elephant in the room

In New Jersey, a woman in a same-sex marriage is suing a Catholic school after she was let go for not abiding by the Church’s teaching on marriage

Ahead of the Rimini Meeting for the Friendship of Peoples in Italy, Pope Francis has sent a message to participants

On Wednesday, Catholic TV director Father Robert Reed will be ordained a bishop — hear the story of how he found out in his own words

Gretchen R. Crowe is editor-in-chief of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her on Twitter @GretchenOSV.