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The Benedictine Monks of Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma emphasize Gregorian Chant as a way to delve deeper into the psalms.

The next generation of sacred music? Gregorian Chant album uses new spatial audio feature

Sep 25, 2022

The Benedictine Monks of Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma have released a new album of Advent melodies that takes advantage of Apple’s new spatial audio feature.

Pope Francis speaks in his Angelus address after Mass in Matera, Italy on Sept. 25, 2022.

Pope Francis appeals for the release of kidnapped Catholics in Cameroon

Sep 25, 2022

Five Catholic priests, a religious sister, and three lay people were kidnapped in an attack on a Catholic church in Cameroon nine days ago.

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch was among the honorees of Live Action's Life Gala in Dana Point, California, on Sept. 17, 2022.

Live Action’s Life Awards Gala celebrates progress made and work still to be done

Sep 24, 2022

This year, nearly 500 people gathered on Sept. 17 for the third annual event, the first to be held in a post-Roe America.

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Catholics with mental health struggles aren’t alone, Phoenix bishop says

Sep 24, 2022

Catholics who struggle with mental illness, and their loved ones who want to help them, will soon find more formal support in the Phoenix Diocese.

Pope Francis at the Economy of Francesco conference for young economists, researchers, and activists in Assisi, Italy, Sept. 24, 2022.

Pope Francis: Young people are missing the ‘spiritual capital’ that gives life meaning

Sep 24, 2022

“Look at the youth suicide rate, how it has gone up,” Pope Francis said.

Chloe Cole in her AirBnb in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21, 2022. A self-described “former trans kid,” she de-transitioned after undergoing years of puberty blockers and an irreversible double mastectomy at the age of 15.

Meet Chloe Cole, the 18-year-old leading the fight to protect children from transgender surgeries

Sep 24, 2022

“At 15, I wasn’t really thinking. I was a kid, just trying to fit in,” says Chloe Cole, who underwent an irreversible double mastectomy as a teen.

California State Governor Gavin Newsom.

‘Unconscionable’: California Gov. Newsom cites Jesus on billboards promoting abortion

Sep 23, 2022

Why the strong reaction? The abortion-selling ads include a passage from Scripture.

Planned Parenthood gets millions of dollars in federal support each year.

Founder of Catholic apostolate charged with assaulting abortion clinic escort

Sep 23, 2022

If convicted, he could face up to 11 years in prison.

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Pro-life caucus forms in Colombia’s Congress in aftermath of legalization of abortion, assisted suicide

Sep 23, 2022

Members of the new pro-life caucus stated that “there is a major commitment to life, family, and religious freedom.”

Pastor and more than 80 others kidnapped in attacks on two Nigerian churches

Sep 23, 2022

On Sept. 17, militants raided the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Suleja in Niger state and abducted dozens of worshippers gathered for an all-night vigil.

Spanish bishop to Belgian bishops: The Church doesn’t have authority to bless gay unions

Sep 23, 2022

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla reminded the Belgian bishops that the blessing of gay unions goes against the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This Muslim NBA vet is marching for persecuted Christians on Saturday

Sep 23, 2022

Enes Kanter Freedom, a practicing Muslim from Turkey, will be speaking at the Sept. 24 March for the Martyrs in Washington, D.C. 

Pope Francis’ chief Vatican prosecutor retires; deputy prosecutor promoted

Sep 23, 2022

The new head prosecutor, Alessandro Diddi, is also the lead investigator for the Vatican’s major finance trial against defendant Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Padre Pio sculptor’s work to be blessed on saint’s feast day: ‘I have to honor him’

Sep 23, 2022

Catholic artist Timothy P. Schmalz calls Padre Pio his favorite saint. And so, when he learned that four of his sculptures would honor the Italian mystic on his feast day — Sept. 23 — he was overjoyed.

Which U.S. states rank first (and last) in religious freedom protections?

Sep 23, 2022

The states are ranked according to how many laws are on the books that protect the free exercise of religion.

Benedict XVI writes about ‘inner drama of being a Christian’ in new letter

Sep 23, 2022

In a new letter, Benedict XVI praised the story of a woman who lived “the inner drama of being a Christian” and dedicated her life to the spiritual encounter with Christ. 

Cardinal O’Malley: ‘Padre Pio shows us the power of the cross’

Sep 23, 2022

The archbishop of Boston celebrated Mass on Sept. 23 in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, in the Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.

President Biden fundraiser remarks muddle Catholic teaching on abortion

Sep 22, 2022

The president appeared to suggest — erroneously — that the Catholic Church makes exceptions for rape and incest in its condemnation of abortion as a grave evil.

Ortega dictatorship expels another religious congregation from Nicaragua

Sep 22, 2022

The dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua has expelled the Religious Sisters of the Cross, thus continuing its attacks against the Church in Nicaragua.

Florida priest and parish administrator embezzled $1.5 million from parish, police say

Sep 22, 2022

The Diocese of Palm Beach contacted the police department in December 2021, raising concerns about a fraudulent bank account and misappropriation of funds.