Buzz Aldrin salutes the U.S flag on the moon July 19, 1969.
Buzz Aldrin salutes the U.S flag on the moon July 19, 1969. (photo: Photo by Neil A. Armstrong/NASA)

Moon Landing, Christ Cathedral (July 20)

Fifty years ago, 650 million people watched as astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. And this week, Christ Cathedral was dedicated in California, marking the transformation of the famed Protestant Crystal Cathedral into America’s newest Catholic cathedral.

Nicaraguan police place Bishop Rolando José Álvarez under house arrest Aug. 4 at the diocesan chancery in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Nicaragua Needs More

EDITORIAL: Although the Vatican has offered a muted response, Pope Francis must do more to condemn human-rights abuses in Nicaragua before the Ortega regime exploits papal silence to justify its immoral actions.