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The newly elected Abbess and Council of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Ala., July 2021. Credit: Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration.

Mother Angelica's monastery elects new abbess, asks for 'continued prayers'

Mother Mary Paschal has been elected the newest abbess of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama, filling the role once held by EWTN foundress Mother Angelica.

‘Abortion is not health care’: Members of Congress speak out against proposed abortion billing rule

More than 25 Republican senators wrote to the Biden administration this week warning that a proposed rule would allow federal dollars to subsidize abortion coverage.

Blessed Solanus Casey. Photo courtesy of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph in Detroit.

Thank God ahead of time: What Blessed Solanus Casey teaches about a spirituality of gratitude

Blessed Solanus Casey's childhood was not easy. He contracted diphtheria that permanently damaged his voice. Casey’s family also struggled economically since he was one of sixteen children. Despite these struggles, Casey’s large Irish Catholic family instilled in him a love for the Catholic faith and a devotion to the rosary.

August 17, 2017 - A volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen helps a Central American refugee family take a bus to go stay with U.S. family

Catholic Charities in Texas criticizes state order restricting immigration work

Catholic entities helping migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border responded this week after the Texas governor restricted who could transport migrants following their release from federal custody. 

An aerial view of the M7 motorway and N18 national road junction on the outskirts of Limerick, Ireland.

Irish Catholic bishop prays for road users’ protection ahead of August long weekend

More than 70 people have died so far in 2021 on Ireland’s roads.

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address at the Vatican July 25, 2021.

Pope Francis thanks South Korea’s bishops for $1M COVID-19 vaccine donation

The pope praised the ‘gesture of Christian charity, which really touched me.’

Remains of the statues vandalized at Our Lady of Mercy parish in New York City, July17, 2021. Credit: Diocese of Brooklyn.

Knights of Columbus fundraise to replace vandalized statues at NYC parish

A Knights of Columbus fundraiser for the replacement of vandalized statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Therese of Lisieux at a New York City church has raised over $21,000 as of Friday, July 30. 

Two weeks after Pope Francis' Traditional Latin Mass restrictions, US bishops continue to respond

Two weeks after Pope Francis issued his motu proprio restricting the use of traditional liturgies, bishops throughout the United States have continued to address the impact the letter will have on their respective dioceses.

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish Catholic bishops’ conference.

Catholic bishops in Poland express solidarity with Polish community after Glasgow church fire

Flames engulfed St. Simon’s, Partick, in Glasgow on July 28.

Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, S.J.

Pope Francis mourns ‘authoritative biblical scholar’ Cardinal Albert Vanhoye

The French Jesuit was the world’s oldest cardinal at the time of his death.

Catholic health care giant Ascension to mandate coronavirus vaccines for employees

The Catholic health care network Ascension will mandate coronavirus vaccination for its employees, physicians, volunteers, and vendors. It cited a need for more action to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic and promised some exemptions to the mandate for people with health problems or religious exemptions.

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence

Traditional Latin Mass restrictions leave ‘a lot of unanswered questions,’ says Providence bishop

The bishop of Providence says patience and reflection are necessary from all Catholics while bishops study Pope Francis’ motu proprio that restricted traditional liturgies.

St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo, N.Y.

Priests of Buffalo diocese continue to face sex abuse accusations

Since June more than 90 sex abuse lawsuits involving the Diocese of Buffalo have been filed under New York’s Child Victims Act.

Theodore McCarrick before his laicization

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick charged with sexual assault of a minor

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has reportedly been charged with sexual assault of a teenage boy, a crime alleged to have occurred in the 1970s. 

Maura Preszler, author of 'Choosing to See Beauty'. Credit: Hannah Quintana Photography.

Made in His Image founder writes book on trauma, forgiveness, and healing

Maura Preszler grew up in an abusive household, despite the family’s outward Catholic appearance. They went to Mass on Sundays, prayed the rosary together and celebrated the saints’ feast days, but her home was filled with domestic violence behind closed doors. She learned how to keep secrets, she said, and to internalize her feelings, which resulted in a debilitating eating disorder and depression in early adolescence.

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in Rome on Nov. 25, 2014.

UPDATE: Surgeon provides details on Cardinal Sarah's robot-assisted surgery

The 76-year-old cardinal's urological surgery was performed with the help of the da Vinci robot.

World nurses' congress to focus on unity in mission, faith

Held every four years, the upcoming World Congress of Nurses comes at a providential time for many Catholic nurses around the world whose professional skills, families and faith have been sorely tested by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Father Wilson Malavé Parrales. Credit: Parroquia San Agustín Guayaquil Padre Agustinos via Facebook.

Ecuadorian priest awarded by city for feeding hundreds of the needy daily

The Mayor's Office of Guayaquil on Sunday awarded Fr. Wilson Malavé Parrales, director of the Lord of Good Hope Soup Kitchen for the Brother in Need, with the Urban Heroes Medal of Merit.