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Marijana Petir, a member of the Croatian Parliament and former Member of the European Parliament.

Catholic politician rejects ‘false accusations’ in European Islamophobia report

Jan 21, 2022

Marijana Petir questioned why she was cited in the study.

The Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.

Catholic diocese in Australia found vicariously liable for clerical abuse

Jan 21, 2022

The ruling is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.

Father Mike Schmitz

Seven things to know about March for Life speaker Father Mike Schmitz

Jan 21, 2022

Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates are expected to gather at the National Mall in Washington later today for the annual March for Life. The march will kick off with a noon rally featuring speakers including the host of the “Bible in a Year” podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz. Here are seven things to know about the priest.

The Vigil Mass for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2015.

Vigil Mass for Life: 'Every human being, at every stage of life, should be treated with respect'

Jan 20, 2022

Catholics must work to promote a culture of life and work to support mothers, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said in his homily at the Opening Mass at the Prayer Vigil for Life on Thursday. 

The Salus Populi Romani was checked by Vatican art restorers Jan. 20, 2022.

Popular Marian icon in Rome gets conservation check-up

Jan 20, 2022

Art restorers from the Vatican Museums checked the conservation of an important Byzantine Marian icon in Rome on Thursday.

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Poll finds American majority want Roe v Wade to go

Jan 20, 2022

More than 60% of Americans disagree with the central holding of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a new Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll survey.

Joe Donnelly, official portrait, 2013.

Joe Donnelly confirmed as US ambassador to the Holy See

Jan 20, 2022

In a voice vote on Thursday the U.S. Senate confirmed Joe Donnelly as ambassador to the Holy See. The former senator for Indiana was nominated for the post by president Joe Biden in October 2021. 

Joseph Meaney, president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center (second from left), speaks during a press conference Jan. 20, 2023 in Washington, D.C. announcing the formation of the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance. With him in the photo are other members of the alliance's board of directors: Dr. Steven White of the Catholic Medical Association (far left), Douglas G. Wilson, Jr., CEO of the Catholic Benefits Association (third from left), and Louis Brown, executive director of the Christ Medicus Foundation.

Coalition to protect, advance Catholic health care launches

Jan 20, 2022

Bishop James Conley and the leaders of five Catholic medical or professional associations on Thursday founded the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance, meant to support the reception and provision of health care in accord with Church teaching.

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Father Mike Schmitz

Seven things to know about March for Life speaker Father Mike Schmitz

Jan 21, 2022

Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates are expected to gather at the National Mall in Washington later today for the annual March for Life. The march will kick off with a noon rally featuring speakers including the host of the “Bible in a Year” podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz. Here are seven things to know about the priest.

Pro-life advocate Katie Shaw

‘A Wonderful Life’: Meet the woman with Down syndrome speaking at March for Life

Jan 21, 2022

Katie Shaw is many things: a champion for the unborn, an advocate for those with disabilities, a faithful Catholic, and, now, a March for Life speaker. She also happens to have Down syndrome.

Twitter post by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco on Jan. 20, 2022, reacting to an activist group's projection of pro-choice messages on the facade of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Activist group projects pro-choice messages on Washington basilica on eve of March for Life

Jan 20, 2022

In a provocative act on the eve of the annual March for Life, an activist group projected pro-choice messages on the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

The Vigil Mass for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2015.

Vigil Mass for Life: 'Every human being, at every stage of life, should be treated with respect'

Jan 20, 2022

Catholics must work to promote a culture of life and work to support mothers, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said in his homily at the Opening Mass at the Prayer Vigil for Life on Thursday. 

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Joe Donnelly, official portrait, 2013.

Joe Donnelly confirmed as US ambassador to the Holy See

Jan 20, 2022

In a voice vote on Thursday the U.S. Senate confirmed Joe Donnelly as ambassador to the Holy See. The former senator for Indiana was nominated for the post by president Joe Biden in October 2021. 

Joseph Meaney, president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center (second from left), speaks during a press conference Jan. 20, 2023 in Washington, D.C. announcing the formation of the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance. With him in the photo are other members of the alliance's board of directors: Dr. Steven White of the Catholic Medical Association (far left), Douglas G. Wilson, Jr., CEO of the Catholic Benefits Association (third from left), and Louis Brown, executive director of the Christ Medicus Foundation.

Coalition to protect, advance Catholic health care launches

Jan 20, 2022

Bishop James Conley and the leaders of five Catholic medical or professional associations on Thursday founded the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance, meant to support the reception and provision of health care in accord with Church teaching.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Copyright and the Catechism of the Catholic Church make for some legal surprises 

Jan 20, 2022

The Catechism of the Catholic Church was released in 1992 after years of development. It has helped generations of Catholics to deepen their understanding of their Christian faith. But those who want to use the Catechism text for internet projects have to deepen their understanding of something else: U.S. copyright law and the requirements of the Catechism’s U.S. copyright holder, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee archdiocese provides gender theory policy based on biological sex

Jan 20, 2022

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee this week put forth a policy related to gender theory, which includes the provision that only pronouns corresponding to a person’s biological sex are to be used in parishes, schools, and other Catholic institutions or organizations.

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Catholic prep school keeps unvaccinated kids behind plastic barriers at lunch

Jan 20, 2022

The COVID-19 precautions at Boston College High School, which also bar unvaccinated students from playing sports, go beyond those in place at Massachusetts public schools and contradicts guidance from the CDC.

St. Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 130-202).

It’s official: St. Irenaeus to be declared a Doctor of the Church

Jan 20, 2022

Pope Francis is expected to proclaim Irenaeus a ‘Doctor of Unity.’

At the Jan. 23, 2021 Philadelphia March for Life, Luke Parlee and his mother Terry of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Buckingham, Pennsylvania, displayed ultrasound images of his development at six and 33 weeks alongside his high school senior portrait.

Philadelphia Archdiocese pro-lifers doing ‘amazing things’ for life at all stages

Jan 20, 2022

As the nation marks almost 50 years of legalized abortion, pro-life advocates in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia say they’re committed to “all-encompassing” support for human dignity, from conception to natural death.

Pope Francis met the Italian Association of Private Construction Contractors on Jan. 20, 2022

Pope Francis: Human life is the most valuable work asset

Jan 20, 2022

The International Labour Organization estimates that 2.3 million people lose their lives in work-related accidents or diseases every year worldwide.

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI is praying for victims in wake of Munich abuse report

Jan 20, 2022

‘The pope emeritus ... expresses his shock and shame at the abuse of minors committed by clerics.’

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, pictured in June 2016.

Cardinal Marx ‘shocked and ashamed’ by Munich abuse report

Jan 20, 2022

The report accused the cardinal of mishandling two abuse cases.

Pope Francis takes part in the Roman Curia’s Lenten retreat in Ariccia, Italy, on March 6-10, 2016. Credit: Vatican Media.

Roman Curia’s annual Lenten retreat changed again due to COVID-19

Jan 20, 2022

Curial officials will make their own arrangements for a private Lenten retreat.

French President Emmanuel Macron.

Pro-life group criticizes Macron’s call to add abortion to rights charter

Jan 20, 2022

The French president made the appeal in a speech to the European Parliament.