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Tridentine Mass in Strasbourg Cathedral, France.

How French Catholics are responding to Pope Francis’ Traditional Latin Mass restrictions

A study found traditionalism is growing steadily year on year.

A man waves a Cuban flag during a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, July 11, 2021. - Thousands of Cubans took part in rare protests Sunday against the communist government, marching through a town chanting "Down with the dictatorship" and "We want liberty." Credit: Adalberto Roque/AFP via Getty Images.

The Church accompanies the people in ther legitimate claims, priest says of Cuba protests

The Church is accompanying those protesting Cuba’s communist government, according to a priest of the Archdiocese of Camagüey.

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaks at a rally in Caracas in support calling a constituent assembly, May 23, 2017.

Venezuelan president rejects Vatican letter calling for dialogue 

Nicolás Maduro, the president of Venezuela, called "garbage," "poison," full of "hatred" and "cynicism" a letter that the Vatican Secretary of State sent to a Venezuelan business leader encouraging dialogue to overcome the crisis in the country.

Major donations mean 'tremendous impact' for Catholic school students in western Pennsylvania

An anonymous donor and new partners will help continue millions of dollars in funding for a tuition aid program for the Diocese of Greensburg’s Catholic schools. The program is set to support hundreds of students in southwestern Pennsylvania over the next five years.

St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Enugu, Nigeria was vandalized Nov 4, 2013.

Sympathizers in Nigeria's high-ranking positions stall fight against militants, priest says

Boko Haram sympathizers and others who support Nigeria being an Islamic State are stalling the fight against militants in the West African country, a local priest has said.

Bishop Peter Libasci of Manchester. Credit: Jeff Dachowski.

Lawsuit brings sex abuse allegations against New Hampshire bishop

Bishop Peter Libasci has been accused in a lawsuit of committing sexual abuse while a priest in New York during the 1980s. 

Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Cardinal Kasper assails Traditional Latin Mass community for divisiveness

German prelate Cardinal Walter Kasper argued that the Traditional Latin Mass was a source of division and scandal within parishes in an interview about Traditionis Custodes with the National Catholic Register on Thursday, July 22, 2021. 

Cardinal Raymond Burke gives the final blessing during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage Mass in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014.

Pope Francis' Traditional Latin Mass restrictions: Has your diocese responded yet?

Catholic clergy and lay people around the world continue to react passionately to newly imposed restrictions on the use of the Traditional Latin Mass, one week after Pope Francis released his controversial apostolic letter Traditionis Custodes.

Mississippi AG asks Supreme Court to overturn abortion rulings 

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to overturn two of its landmark rulings on abortion, arguing those decisions “shackle states to a view of the facts that is decades out of date.”

Bishop Jan Szkodoń, auxiliary bishop of Kraków, Poland.

Vatican concludes inquiry into Polish Catholic bishop

Investigators concluded that the accusations were “not proven.”

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

English cardinal to grant faculties to priests fulfilling conditions of Traditionis custodes

Many priests in Westminster diocese have requested faculties.

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. Credit: Sulfur via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Despite criticism from Wisconsin AG, Milwaukee archdiocese stresses cooperation with new abuse cases

The Milwaukee archdiocese said that to its knowledge the Wisconsin attorney general’s inquiry into sexual abuse, which some critics say is singling out the Catholic Church, has so far not resulted in any allegations against current archdiocesan priests.

Ethiopia's bishops during their plenary assembly in Mojo, July 2021. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat via Facebook.

Ethiopian bishops call for ceasefire in Tigray crisis

As the war over control of Ethiopia's Tigray region expands into neighboring regions, the country's bishops on Saturday urged an end to the violence.

Ninth Circuit favors Washington church in case against state abortion coverage mandate

A Washington church won its case against a state abortion coverage mandate on Thursday, in a ruling by a federal appeals court.

Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila (right) is led to his cathedra inside the 
Manila Cathedral by Archbishop Charles Brown, papal nuncio to the 
Philippines, during the cardinal's installation as new prelate of the 
Archdiocese of Manila on June 24, 2021.

Philippine bishops support pope’s letter on traditional liturgies

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines issued a statement on Thursday supporting Pope Francis’ motu proprio Traditionis custodes, which restricted the use of traditional liturgies.

People demonstrate, some holding Cuban flags, during a protest against the Cuban government at Versailles Restaurant in Miami, on July 12, 2021. - Havana on Monday blamed a US "policy of economic suffocation" for unprecedented protests against Cuba's communist government as Washington pointed the finger at "decades of repression" in the one-party state. Credit: Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images.

Cuban government preparing a law regulating dissidents’ defense lawyers

Cuba’s communist government has drafted a law that would equate the role of dissidents’ defense lawyers with that of public officials.

St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni, circa 1635

Annual Courage conference focuses on St. Joseph as model of chastity

The annual conference of the Catholic apostolate Courage International concluded last week, focusing on the example of St. Joseph.