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Pope Francis greets the crowd gathered in Mexico City's main square as Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with the nation's bishops in the cathedral Feb. 13. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-MEXICO-BISHOPS Feb. 13, 2016.

Pope Francis tells Mexican bishops be unified, speak out on tough issues

February 13, 2016 MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis demanded forceful denunciations of drug violence in Mexico from the country’s bishops, who have preferred timid pronouncements instead of speaking prophetically on a tragedy that has claimed more than 100,000 lives over the past 10 years and left an another 25,000 Mexicans missing. Speaking Feb. 13…

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks during the 2009 annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington. Scalia, 79, was found dead of apparent natural causes at a resort in West Texas Feb. 13. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) See OBIT-SCALIA Feb. 13, 2016.

Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, dies

February 13, 2016 WASHINGTON (CNS) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court, died of apparent natural causes at a resort in West Texas Feb. 13. He was 79. Scalia, a Catholic, was appointed in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. Five of the remaining eight justices also are Catholic. In…

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