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The Texas capitol.

Texas abortion law survives injunction effort; Supreme Court challenge next

Oct 15, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A federal appeals court has allowed a heartbeat-based Texas ban on abortion to remain in effect, rejecting the U.S. Department... Read more

Baltimore, Maryland

Federal judge rules Baltimore cannot block Church Militant rally 

Oct 15, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Baltimore city officials cannot block the parent company of the website Church Militant... Read more

St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni

Knights of Columbus release new documentary on St. Joseph

Oct 15, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Knights of Columbus have released a new documentary on St. Joseph, inspired by Pope Francis’s declaration of the Year... Read more

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US dioceses prepare to open synod process this month

Oct 14, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Dioceses across the United States are preparing for the consultation process for the Synod on Synodality, a two-year, worldwide undertaking... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles visits the scene of the fire at Mission San Gabriel church, July 11, 2020.

Catholic sites suffered more than 100 acts of vandalism, arson since May 2020, USCCB says

Oct 14, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday reported that churches and Catholic sites have been targeted in more than 100 acts... Read more

Aultman in her first year of private practice, outside her office, which was under construction.

From abortionist to pro-life leader: What changed this doctor's heart?

Oct 14, 2021

By Kate Olivera

Kathi Aultman thought she found her calling as a doctor for Planned Parenthood, but God had other plans. Read more

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Judge again blocks New York medical worker vaccine mandate without religious exemption

Oct 14, 2021

By Carl Bunderson

Medical workers in New York can seek religious exemptions from a state COVID-19 vaccine mandate while a lawsuit challenging the... Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (center) with Pope Francis (right), during their Oct. 9 meeting at the Vatican.

San Francisco archbishop clarifies Pelosi's papal visit not an endorsement of her abortion views

Oct 14, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent meeting with Pope Francis does not signal a papal endorsement of her views on abortion,... Read more

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White House confirms Oct. 29 meeting between Pope Francis, Joe Biden

Oct 14, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The White House has confirmed that President Joe Biden and his wife Jill will meet with Pope Francis on Oct.... Read more

Legatus 2020 Bowie Kuhn Award for Evangelization recipient Mario Costabile (left), with Thomas Monaghan (right), Legatus founder and CEO

Catholic businessman receives Legatus evangelization award

Oct 13, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The organization of Catholic business leaders Legatus International has awarded Catholic producer Mario Costabile with its 2020 Bowie Kuhn Award... Read more

Lynn Fitch, the Mississippi Attorney General.

Supreme Court must return abortion debate to voters and legislatures, says Mississippi brief

Oct 13, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Supreme Court’s precedents on legal abortion are so tangled and misguided that abortion law should be returned to the... Read more

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Biden administration pushes death sentence for Boston bomber at Supreme Court  

Oct 13, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday, Oct. 13 concerning whether or not to reinstate a federal death sentence for... Read more

Participants in the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education's Catholic Educator Formation and Credential Program at the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Denver.

For Catholic school teachers, new credential program promises formation in faith and reason

Oct 13, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic schools’ unique goals and qualities are the focus of a new program that aims to provide teachers with the... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese of the Military Services outside the meeting hall during the 2019 USCCB General Assembly, June 12, 2019.

Archbishop Broglio: COVID-19 vaccines morally permissible, but troops may conscientiously object

Oct 13, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Service members should not be forced to receive a COVID-19 vaccine against their conscience, the archbishop of the U.S. military... Read more

Pro-life feminists participate at the Women's March in Washington D.C. on Jan. 21, 2017.

Why women didn’t need Roe to get ahead: An interview with the head of Secular Pro-Life

Oct 12, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

This December, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health... Read more

Matthew Kuhn, Principal Deputy Solicitor General of Kentucky (right), along with Daniel Cameron, Attorney General of Kentucky (center) and his wife Makenze (left), outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 12, 2021.

Before Supreme Court, Kentucky’s attorney general asks to intervene in defense of pro-life law

Oct 12, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The office of Kentucky’s attorney general appeared at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking to be allowed to intervene in... Read more

Roses gathered by Catholics representing a rosary prayed for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Cordileone prayer update: 10,688 roses and counting for Nancy Pelosi

Oct 12, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

More than 10,000 people have committed to pray the rosary and to fast on Fridays for the ideological conversion of... Read more

Carlo Acutis.

Millennial and Gen Z Catholics love Carlo Acutis. Here's why

Oct 12, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Blessed Carlo Acutis was beatified on Oct. 10, 2020, and became the first member of the millennial generation to become... Read more

Joe Biden.

USCCB pro-life chairman urges Biden to act like the ‘devout Catholic’ he says he is

Oct 12, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ pro-life chairman is expressing disappointment with President Biden as his administration reverses a Trump-era rule that... Read more

Cardinal Carlos Osoro Sierra of Madrid crowns the image of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine, Florida.

Papal envoy crowns Florida's Our Lady of La Leche

Oct 11, 2021

By Kate Olivera

The image of Our Lady of La Leche was canonically crowned Sunday, during Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St.... Read more