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Pope Francis gives an Angelus address, Oct. 24, 2021.

Canada's bishops hope papal visit will aid 'reconciliation and healing'

Catholic, secular, and tribal leaders throughout Canada reacted with mixed emotions to the news that Pope Francis would likely be making a papal visit to Canada in the future.

A candle of St. Jude

Why is St. Jude the patron saint of lost causes?

On Oct. 28, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Jude, also known as Thaddeus, one of Jesus’ 12 apostles.

The old facade of the diocesan shrine and parish of Our Lady of Grace of the Diocese of Kalookan.

Filipino Catholic priest breeds rabbits to feed poor parishioners

An Oblates missionary priest in the Philippines has been breeding rabbits for a year now to feed the poor in his parish in the outskirts of Manila.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs a state budget in Lansing, Mich., Sept. 29, 2021.

Whitmer ought to back school choice bill, not veto it, Michigan Catholic Conference says

The Michigan Catholic Conference has welcomed the passage of legislation that would help fund scholarships for private and religious K-12 schools and pay some expenses for public school students, though Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has promised to veto the bills.

Inaugural intercollegiate Catholic Student Summit at Victoria Park in Irving, Texas, Oct. 8, 2021.

Catholic students from Texas universities unite for prayer and worship

Catholic students from multiple Texas universities recently gathered for an evening of prayer and worship that, organizers say, is the start of something new.

Sudanese carry a man injured during clashes as part of protests against a military coup that overthrew the transition to civilian rule, on Oct. 25, 2021 in the capital Khartoum. - Sudan's top general declared a state of emergency Monday as soldiers rounded up civilian leaders, with three people killed as soldiers put down furious protests decrying a coup.

Bishop urges international community to promote value of human life after Sudan coup

The international community must put pressure on Sudan’s military to show respect and value for human life, a Catholic bishop in the country said Tuesday, shortly after a coup.

2020 March for Life, Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 2020

March for Life announces 2022 theme of 'equality'

The theme for the upcoming March for Life will be “Equality Begins in the Womb,” event organizers announced at a press conference on Oct. 27. 

On March 31, 2021, the Vatican vaccinated 100 people staying at homeless shelters in Rome

Vatican providing third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Vatican has provided the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine to its residents and employees since January.

Will the Supreme Court end Roe v. Wade?

Angela Wu Howard, a legal scholar with Becket, a nonprofit organization that focuses on religious liberty issues.

Abortion is failing women: An interview with Angela Wu Howard

Legal scholar Angela Wu Howard is one of the signers of an amicus brief in the Dobbs abortion case that argues that women’s “social, economic, and political opportunities” were already increasing before Roe v. Wade, and that abortion is not necessary for women’s socioeconomic success. 

Young people hold signs opposing abortion during the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Will Roe be overturned? Here are 6 notable Supreme Court decisions that have been struck down

Interest in instances where the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned its prior decisions is heightened now because of Dobbs v. Jackson Whole Women’s Health Organization, which is a test of the precedent set by the abortion decisions Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

Supporters for and against legal abortion face off during a protest outside the United States Supreme Court.

Why legal abortion is bad precedent: Roe v. Wade critics make the case to Supreme Court

As the Supreme Court considers whether to overturn its precedents mandating legal abortion nationwide, critics of legal abortion have argued that precedent by itself is no reason to preserve flawed decisions — especially rulings that treat taking a human life as a constitutional right.

Texas state capitol building

Supreme Court to hear challenges to Texas heartbeat law

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider two legal challenges to Texas’ pro-life heartbeat law, just weeks before it hears oral arguments in another major abortion case.

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2020 March for Life, Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 2020

March for Life announces 2022 theme of 'equality'

The theme for the upcoming March for Life will be “Equality Begins in the Womb,” event organizers announced at a press conference on Oct. 27. 

On March 31, 2021, the Vatican vaccinated 100 people staying at homeless shelters in Rome

Vatican providing third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Vatican has provided the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine to its residents and employees since January.

Pope Francis blessed "Voice of the Unborn" bells for Ecuador and Ukraine on Oct. 27, 2021

Pope Francis blesses pro-life bells going to Ukraine and Ecuador

The bells, which are rung in support of the unborn, each weigh more than 2,000 pounds.

Pope Francis meets with the Order of Malta's Fra' Marco Luzzago on June 25, 2021.

Order of Malta thanks Pope Francis for choosing to 'accelerate the process of reform'

"As my special delegate you have all the powers necessary to decide any questions that may arise," the pope wrote in a letter to Cardinal Tomasi this week.

Major Daniel E. O'Connell, MD, MPH, receives the 2021 Catholic Doctor of the Year Award on Oct. 24, during the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ annual Mass for Catholic Healthcare Professionals.

Catholic doctor honored for service during COVID-19 pandemic

A neurologist who responded to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City in 2020 has been awarded this year’s Catholic Doctor of the Year Award. 

Cardinal George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly

In India, Cardinal Alencherry again rejects allegations of illegal land deals

Cardinal George Alencherry and his spokesman continue to reject claims of illegality in controversial land deals in the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly. They say Indian federal officials’ new money laundering investigation is revisiting claims that previous investigations have found baseless. 

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Orthodox leader discusses religious freedom, climate change with Biden

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I discussed religious freedom and climate change with U.S. leaders on Monday in Washington, D.C., and announced an interfaith initiative to encourage vaccination against COVID-19.

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Why the next bishop of Hong Kong has a giraffe in his coat of arms

Bishop-elect Stephen Chow Sau-yan is due to be consecrated on Dec. 4.

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Canadian diocese requires COVID-19 vaccination to attend Mass

A Catholic diocese in Canada will be requiring proof of vaccination and identity verification for anyone 12 or older to attend Mass or other events held at parishes. 

Toufic Baaklini at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, 2016

Head of Christian advocacy group resigns over ties to illegal campaign donations

The president of an advocacy group for Middle Eastern Christians has resigned from the organization over his connection to illegal contributions to the campaign of a now-indicted congressman.

Anna Fleischer, president of Oxford Students for Life, at Oxford University’s Student Union’s Freshers’ Fair, Oct. 6, 2021.

‘They’re not going to succeed’: Pro-life societies stand firm in face of opposition on England’s campuses

Protesters targeted a pro-life stand at Oxford University’s Freshers’ Fair.

Official portrait of Sir David Amess.

UK lawmakers formally propose ‘Amess amendment’ on last rites to bill

The amendment’s supporters include Hong Kong’s last governor Chris Patten.