Pope Francis with teens at the opening ceremony of World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.

Pope Francis to teens: Use the summer break well

Jun 28, 2022

"I encourage you to use well and responsibly the time that is available to you," Pope Francis said in a video message.

St. Colman Chapel and cemetery.

'The Little Catholic Church on Irish Mountain' stood in West Virginia for 150 years before it burned

Jun 27, 2022

Nestled in the thick woods atop Irish Mountain in West Virginia, a small, whitewashed wooden church stood resolute for nearly a century and a half — until this morning. 

Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center in Lynchburg, Virginia had its windows smashed and was defaced with graffiti the night of June 24-25.

Vandalism of Catholic churches, pregnancy centers continues after Dobbs decision

Jun 27, 2022

In the wake of Friday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Catholic churches, crisis pregnancy centers, and other pro-life groups have been on heightened alert in response to threats of retaliatory attacks by pro-abortion activists.

More than 100,000 people attended a march for life in Madrid, Spain, on June 26, 2022.

More than 100,000 march for life in Spain

Jun 27, 2022

Pro-lifers also protested proposed changes to the country’s abortion law.

Damage to the San Jacinto location of the Sacco Company Catholic Store in Houston after a fire on June 25, 2022.

Investigation underway of major fire at Catholic bookstore in Houston

Jun 27, 2022

A Saturday evening fire caused major damage to the Sacco Company Catholic Store in downtown Houston. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court released its decision in the Dobbs abortion case on June 24, 2022. Pro-abortion demonstrators gradually made up a decided majority of the crowd as the day wore on.

What the U.S. bishops have said about Dobbs

Jun 27, 2022

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 decision, bringing an end to nearly a half-century of nationwide legalized abortion in the U.S.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

After canceling trip, Pope Francis sending Cardinal Parolin to visit Africa

Jun 27, 2022

The pope's trip was canceled because of continued problems with his knee.

Pope Francis greets Kiko Argüello during a meeting with the Neocatechumenal Way in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, June 27, 2022.

Pope Francis blesses Neocatechumenal Way missionaries

Jun 27, 2022

Pope Francis on Monday met and ratified the assignments of families, priests, and seminarians of the Neocatechumenal Way preparing to become missionaries in foreign countries.

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Mexican bishops: The country is spattered in the blood of the dead and disappeared

Jun 26, 2022

"Our Mexico is being spattered in the blood of so many dead and disappeared," the Catholic Church in the country decried, remembering the thousands of victims of organized crime in the country, especially the two recently murdered Jesuit priests.

Two priests killed in Nigeria in separate incidents

Jun 26, 2022

Two priests were killed over the weekend in Nigeria, one in Kaduna state and one in Edo state.

Nun in Haiti gave her life 'even to martyrdom', Pope Francis says

Jun 26, 2022

Following his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis remarked on the killing of Sister Luisa Dell’Orto, an Italian missionary who served in Haiti.

FBI investigating suspected arson attack on Colorado pregnancy center

Jun 26, 2022

The attack happened early Saturday morning, authorities said.

How bishops around the U.S. have responded to Dobbs

Jun 25, 2022

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 decision, bringing an end to nearly a half-century of nationwide legalized abortion in the U.S. 

Why did Chief Justice Roberts disagree with overturning Roe v Wade?

Jun 25, 2022

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade — a case that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973 — in a decision Friday that fell largely along justices’ ideological lines. One justice, Chief Justice John Roberts, strayed from the pack, as he frequently does.

Full text: Pope Francis’ message to families at the World Meeting of Families 2022

Jun 25, 2022

Pope Francis read a "Missionary Sending of Families" after Mass in St. Peter's Square.

Next World Meeting of Families to be held in 2028

Jun 25, 2022

Cardinal Kevin Farrell made the announcement at the end of Mass for the 10th World Meeting of Families, which will end on June 26.

Pope Francis: Christ frees families from the slavery of selfishness

Jun 25, 2022

"How many people lack the greatest freedom of all, which is interior freedom," Pope Francis said at Mass in St. Peter's Square.

Why was Roe v. Wade overturned? Here's a look at some of the reasons given

Jun 25, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 issued an opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, returning the question of abortion policy to the states and to the people’s elected representatives.

Bishops call for dialogue, offer help amid Ecuador protests

Jun 24, 2022

The bishops of Ecuador have called for dialogue in order to reach an agreement between the government and the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie), which is leading nationwide protests that have left six dead.

Roe v. Wade overturned: The scene outside the Supreme Court

Jun 24, 2022

While emotions ran high, demonstrations on Friday afternoon appeared orderly.