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Bishop Krzysztof Zadarko, chairman of the Polish bishops’ council for migration, tourism, and pilgrimages.

Catholic bishop questions lack of EU support as Poland aids millions of Ukrainian refugees

May 16, 2022

More than three million people have fled from Ukraine to Poland since Feb. 24.

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022

Full text of Pope Francis’ homily for the canonization Mass of 10 saints

May 15, 2022

"This is our strength: we are loved by God," Pope Francis said.

The tabernacle belonging to St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in Katy, Texas, was stolen May 8, 2022.

Arrest made in Texas church theft, though tabernacle remains missing

May 14, 2022

A suspect has been charged with burglary in connection with the theft of a tabernacle from a parish church in Greater Houston, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston announced Friday.

Hong Kong media tycoon and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai.

Catholic University awards honorary degree to imprisoned human rights advocate Jimmy Lai

May 14, 2022

The Catholic University of America on Saturday awarded an honorary degree to imprisoned Hong Kong human rights advocate Jimmy Lai. His son, Sebastien Lai, accepted the award on his father’s behalf.

Will the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade?

Pro-life and pro-abortion advocates outside of the Supreme Court during oral arguments in the case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, March 2, 2016.

Updated: 7 things to know about the Dobbs abortion case now before the Supreme Court

May 3, 2022

A purported draft of the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization leaked in early May. Here's what you need to know about the case:

Anna Del Duca (right) and her daughter, Frances, traveled from Pittsburgh to attend a pro-life rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021, in conjunction with oral arguments for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization abortion case.

Pro-life legal experts say they're encouraged by justices' questions in Dobbs abortion case

Dec 4, 2021

Three legal experts are expressing optimism for a pro-life victory in the U.S. Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that directly challenges Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationside.

A pro-life march in Mexico City, Oct. 3, 2021.

What would the overturning of Roe mean for Latin America?

Dec 2, 2021

If the US Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion across the country in 1973, what impact would it have on Latin America? Pro-life leaders in Latin America spoke to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language sister news agency, about how a ruling reversing Roe v. Wade would impact each of their countries.

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives at the Vatican to meet Pope Francis Oct. 29, 2021

Pro-life leaders react to President Joe Biden's statements about Dobbs abortion case

Dec 1, 2021

President Joe Biden reaffirmed his support of Roe v. Wade on Wednesday, in response to a question about the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could overturn the nation’s abortion precedent, though he said he did not listen to the oral arguments that took place earlier in the day.

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TLM altar boys implore cardinal: Consider our love for Latin Mass

May 14, 2022

Six Latin Mass altar servers in a Washington, D.C. parish have written an impassioned letter to the Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, imploring him to consider their positive experiences in the Traditional Latin Mass when implementing the Vatican’s new guidance on the Extraordinary Form.

Roe v. Wade: Could the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs case come Monday?

May 14, 2022

The Supreme Court’s scheduled release of one or more opinions on May 16 is fueling speculation that it may issue a decision then in the Mississippi abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

How do we know if we are listening to God's voice, or our own? This author has some advice

May 14, 2022

Discernment is hard. How do we know if the voice we’re listening to is God’s, or our own? 

What is Roe v Wade? Six things to know.

May 13, 2022

What exactly is Roe v. Wade, and why does it matter whether it's overturned?

Colombian bishops lament court's approval of assisted suicide

May 13, 2022

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference said it was deeply pained by the Constitutional Court’s Wednesday ruling decriminalizing assisted suicide, and urged the authorities to make decisions aimed at protecting life "and not its destruction."

Spanish bill would allow girls 16 and 17 to get an abortion without parental consent

May 13, 2022

Spain’s coalition government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez intends to propose a bill that would legalize abortion without parental consent for 16 and 17 year old children.

Pope Francis: Anglicans are ‘valued traveling companions’

May 13, 2022

The pope was speaking with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC).

Pilgrims in Fatima offer prayers for peace in Ukraine

May 13, 2022

May 13 marks the 105th anniversary of the first apparition of Mary in Fatima.

Cardinal Parolin hopes Zen arrest will not complicate Vatican-China dialogue

May 13, 2022

Cardinal Parolin said: ‘I would like to express my closeness to the cardinal who was freed and treated well.’

Pope Francis: Family life more tested than ever before

May 13, 2022

The pope was speaking to moral theologians.

Church leaders and scholars to explore St. John Paul II’s ‘natural law legacy’

May 13, 2022

Speakers will include papal biographer George Weigel and Dutch Cardinal Willem Eijk.

Charles de Foucauld: The miracle that paved the way for his canonization

May 13, 2022

It began with a 50-foot fall inside a French chapel.

The Vatican and Moneyval: What’s changed?

May 13, 2022

A European anti-money-laundering watchdog Moneyval has upgraded the Vatican’s status.

Vatican confirms Pope Francis will visit 3 cities in Canada in July

May 13, 2022

The pope will visit Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit on July 24-30.