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Catholic University of America Head Football Coach Mike Gutelius with the Catholic University Cardinals. Credit: Catholic University football team.

Cardinal virtues set the Catholic University Cardinals apart

College football is an intense competition that challenges young men to push their abilities to the limits. Catholic University of America Head Football Coach Mike Gutelius takes this challenge to a whole new level by training his players in philosophy.

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles visits the scene of the fire at San Gabriel mission, July 11, 2020

Man charged with arson in connection with Mission San Gabriel fire

A California man was charged with arson Tuesday in connection with a fire that ravaged a historic mission church in Los Angeles County last July.

In Iowa, progress for pro-life constitutional amendment

Iowa lawmakers have laid the groundwork for a proposed state constitutional amendment to prevent recognition of abortion as a legal right, countering a state Supreme Court decision. The main questions now are whether the legislation will pass as soon as possible, and whether voters will back the amendment on a statewide ballot as early as 2024.

Pope Francis prays the rosary before an icon of Our Lady of Help in St. Peter's Basilica May 1, 2021.

Reform may be coming to the chapter of St Peter's Basilica

That members of the chapter of St. Peter’s Basilica were prevented from participating in Pope Francis' rosary for the end of the pandemic has fueled speculations that the pope will reform both the chapter and the organization of St. Peter's Basilica.

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Canada. Credit: Travis Wise via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Montreal archbishop appoints ombudsman to oversee abuse complaints

The Archdiocese of Montreal announced Wednesday the appointment of an independent ombudsman, Marie Christine Kirouac, to receive all complaints of abuse or inappropriate conduct within the archdiocese.

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone after stabbing of Asian women: "we must stop hating one another"

Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, called local Catholics to "engage in prayer, adoration and fasting for an end to violence and hatred," after two Asian women were stabbed at a bus stop in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday at around 5:00 pm.

St. Joseph and the Christ Child, by Guido Reni

Upcoming Courage conference to focus on St. Joseph

The Catholic apostolate Courage International will be focusing its upcoming annual conference on St. Joseph, under the theme “St. Joseph: Model of Courageous Love.” 

Construction crews attend to the collapsed cars of the elevated metro line in Mexico City, May 4, 2021. Credit: Nick_John_07/Shutterstock.

Priest gave general absolution to Mexico City metro victims

Fr. Juan Ortiz has said he managed to reach the scene of the accident on a metro overpass in Mexico shortly after it occurred Monday evening, giving general absolution to the victims.

'Mosques are springing up everywhere', Congolese bishop says amid fear of Islamization

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been engulfed in a cloud of fear owing to the increasing attacks that target Christians in what a Catholic Bishop in the Central African country has described as a path towards Islamization, also seen in the mushrooming of mosques.

'Demographic earthquake'? U.S. fertility rates fall again to record-low levels

The U.S. fertility rate fell by 4% last year to its lowest recorded level, new federal data published on Wednesday revealed.

The San Galgano reliquary, stolen in 1989.

Stolen 14th-century reliquary found in police raid of art collector’s home in Sicily

Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums, hailed the rediscovery of the reliquary as “a nearly unprecedented find.”

Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston diocese, Black colleges seek federal injunction to get COVID-19 relief

A 19th-century constitutional amendment in South Carolina is wrongly blocking coronavirus relief money for Catholic schools, an attorney for the Charleston diocese said in federal court Monday.

Catholic bishops oppose Texas gun bill that ‘advances a culture of violence’

Catholic bishops in Texas have voiced opposition to a bill allowing certain adults to carry handguns without permits, which they say “advances a culture of violence.” 

Why Catholics are reluctant to share their faith... and what to do about it

Web of Faith: A Curious Catholic's Answers to Theological Questions brilliantly brings together the two things rank-and-file Catholics are craving: answers to tons of questions from all the fields of Catholicism and a book written so concisely that the answers can be read in the time it takes to clean the family table for dessert.

Gino Bartali (1914-2000) competing in the 1938 Tour de France.

Catholic cycling champion who saved Jews during World War II honored in Assisi

Gino Bartali helped to save more than 800 Jews from Nazi persecution.

Dome of St. Peter's basilica, Vatican City.

Pope Francis confirms ex-management consultant as Vatican’s auditor general

Alessandro Cassinis Righini had served as acting auditor general since June 2017.

John Czarnetzky

Ave Maria law school announces new dean

The Ave Maria School of Law announced its new dean on Tuesday, who will take over the position on June 1.

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis to issue apostolic letter on ministry of catechist

The apostolic letter, Antiquum ministerium, will be presented at a press conference on May 11.