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Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 20, 2021.

Pope Francis asks Catholics to be ‘more courageous’ in tackling crisis exposed by COVID-19

‘We cannot resign ourselves and sit back and watch,’ he said.

Pope John Paul II in 1996.

Could St. John Paul II be declared a Doctor of the Church?

The Polish bishops’ conference made a formal request in 2019.

Bishop Glen Provost of Lake Charles

Bishops of Lake Charles, Raleigh issue statements on Latin Mass

Three months after the release of Traditionis custodes, Pope Francis’ restrictions on traditional liturgies, U.S. bishops are continuing to implement the apostolic letter within their respective dioceses. 

The House of Parliament in London.

British doctors say they will not participate in assisted suicide if it becomes legal

A group of some 1,700 British doctors say they will not participate in assisted suicide, amid a push by some lawmakers to legalize the practice in England and Wales. 

The Cathedral Church of St. John in Albuquerque, N.M., seat of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande, which hosted the attempted ordination of Anne Tropeano Oct. 16, 2021.

Santa Fe archdiocese: Woman's attempted ordination invalid

The supposed ordination of women is invalid, the vicar general of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe reiterated Monday, shortly after a woman claimed to have been ordained a priest in Albuquerque.

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila says Mass for the Transitional Deacon Ordination in 2020.

Denver archbishop denounces ‘anti-Semitic and hateful vandalism’ at two schools

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver denounced recent incidents of “anti-Semitic and hateful vandalism” that occurred at two area schools last weekend. 

Official portrait of Sir David Amess.

UK lawmaker proposes adding ‘Amess amendment’ on last rites to bill

The amendment would ensure that Catholic priests can administer the last rites at crime scenes.

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa.

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa launches synodal process in Holy Land

The process will open simultaneously in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Cyprus.

Will the Supreme Court end Roe v. Wade?

Hispanic pro-life advocate Mayra Rodriguez speaks to a crowd of over 300,000 during Mexico’s “March for Women and Life,” on Oct. 3 2021.

Planned Parenthood whistleblower turned Hispanic pro-life leader details clinic corruption, intimidation

During her tenure with Planned Parenthood, Mayra Rodríguez said she witnessed falsified abortion records, serious complications from abortions, and experienced intimidation based upon false accusations threatening her immigration status after Rodríguez indicated she would report a doctor who botched an abortion on a 19-year-old girl and then falsified the report.

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?

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

Lynn Fitch, the Mississippi Attorney General.

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

The Supreme Court’s precedents on legal abortion are so tangled and misguided that abortion law should be returned to the people and their representatives in the legislatures, backers of a Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks have said.

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

This December, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Many legal experts say it presents the most momentous test yet of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. At issue is the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 2018 law banning most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.

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Official portrait of Sir David Amess.

UK lawmaker proposes adding ‘Amess amendment’ on last rites to bill

The amendment would ensure that Catholic priests can administer the last rites at crime scenes.

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa.

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa launches synodal process in Holy Land

The process will open simultaneously in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Cyprus.

Catholics attend Mass in Ho, Ghana.

Number of Catholics in Asia and Africa continues to rise

The Catholic Church grew by 15 million people worldwide in 2019.

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle speaks at a Vatican press conference presenting the 2021 World Mission Day, Oct. 21, 2021.

Cardinal Tagle: Digital evangelization cannot replace personal encounter

He was speaking at a press conference presenting World Mission Day 2021.

A statue of Bl. Charles de Foucauld in Strasbourg, France.

When will Bl. Charles de Foucauld be canonized?

‘Only the date is missing,’ his postulator told CNA.

Archbishop Gänswein and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI is ‘full of zest for life,’ says Archbishop Gänswein

The archbishop said the 94-year-old is ‘stable in his physical weakness.’

Enondiale Tchuengia Carolaise, who was shot to death at a checkpoint in Buea, Cameroon, Oct. 14, 2021.

Bishop in Cameroon shocked by shooting death of young girl, lynching of policeman

The Bishop of Buea has condemned both the Thursday shooting death of a young girl at a police checkpoint in the city, and the lynching death of the officer responsible.

Former Washington State University head football coach Nick Rolovich

After Catholic football coach was fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine, lawyer alleges anti-religious animus

The former Washington State University football coach, a Catholic, intends to sue the school after he was refused a religious accommodation to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and was subsequently fired for not getting vaccinated.

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the USCCB's fall meeting in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019.

Synod on Synodality a learning opportunity for Catholic Church, Archbishop Gomez says

The upcoming gatherings of Catholics for a synodal process are important opportunities for outreach, support, and communication, according to Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference.

Pope Francis at the opening Mass for the Amazon synod Oct. 6, 2019.

Pope Francis officially recognizes Amazon region ecclesial conference

The Amazon synod’s final document called for the new body to be created.

Pope Francis’ with Fr. Peter Harman, rector of the Pontifical North American College, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021.

Rector Fr. Peter Harman to end term at North American College seminary in Rome

Fr. Peter Harman has led Rome’s American seminary since 2016.