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Abortion activists want to eliminate Day of the Unborn Child in Argentine city

A recently adopted municipal measure to observe March 25 as the Day of the Unborn Child in Lomas de Zamora faces opposition from abortion activists, while it is being defended by the local Church.

Catholic author says new book on tradition asks widely-ignored questions

A Catholic author says his new book on the “wisdom of tradition” is meant to be an antidote to a false notion of human freedom. 

Rhode Island statue of Jesus vandalized

A statue of Jesus was vandalized this past weekend at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

As Catholic school district promotes Pride flag, Toronto archdiocese says cross the best symbol of inclusion

While the Toronto Catholic School District Board has voted to proclaim June as Pride Month and fly the rainbow LGBT Pride flag outside all its schools, the Catholic archdiocese has emphasized the symbolic power of the cross, and Thomas Cardinal Collins sought to emphasize the importance of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Pelosi says she’s ‘pleased’ with Vatican letter to U.S. bishops on Communion

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday said she was “pleased” with the Vatican’s recent letter to U.S. bishops on Communion for pro-abortion politicians.

'You don’t negotiate with evil': Former ambassador hopes Vatican reconsiders deal with China

The former U.S. religious freedom ambassador hopes that a new report documenting abuses by the Chinese Communist Party will prompt the Vatican to rethink its agreement with China on the ordination of bishops.

Sr. Ann Rose Nu Tawng begs police not to shoot protesters during Myanmar unrest

Myanmar Catholic nun says Eucharistic adoration gave her strength to kneel before police

The image of Sr. Ann Rose Nu Tawng begging police not to attack protesters went viral.

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‘We took the family for granted’: Leaders grapple with Italy’s accelerating birth crisis

Pope Francis will attend a May 14 event on the country’s demographic decline.

Ngu Quoc “Peter” Tran, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on May 11, 2021.

Metuchen seminarian killed in hit-and-run accident in New York City

A seminarian for the Diocese of Metuchen was killed Tuesday evening in a hit-and-run accident in Manhattan. 

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As Pentecost approaches, EWTN publishes Holy Spirit novena e-book

The feast of Pentecost falls May 23 this year, and the Eternal Word Global Catholic Network has made available an e-book about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Novena to the Holy Spirit set to begin Friday.

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No shrine from China in the 'rosary marathon' against the pandemic

There was some hope that the Marian Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Sheshan, in the People's Republic of China, would be included among the shrines of reference for one of the daily rosaries for the end of pandemic called by Pope Francis during May. 

U.S. bishops pray for peace as Israel-Hamas conflict rages

The U.S. bishops’ conference offered prayers for peace in the Holy Land on Thursday, as conflict between Israel and Hamas flared up this week.

Our Lady of Fatima.

Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 1)

It's the most popular and well-known Marian apparition in the recent history of the Church.

Pavica Vojnović, who has led pro-life vigils in Pforzheim, southwest Germany.

Court hears pro-life challenge to German municipality’s prayer vigil ban

In 2019, the municipality in Pforzheim, southwest Germany, denied pro-lifers permission to hold vigils near a pre-abortion advisory center.

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça celebrates Mass at Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2021.

Cardinal at Fatima shrine: World needs ‘spiritual restart’ after pandemic

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça was preaching on the May 13 feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

Pope John Paul II collapses after being shot on May 13, 1981, in St. Peter’s Square.

‘I was in shock’: Polish cardinal recalls assassination attempt on St. John Paul II 40 years on

The Polish pope collapsed into the arms of Msgr. Dziwisz when he was struck by four bullets on May 13, 1981.

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minn.

Minnesota Catholic Conference highlights Church's role in public square

As Minnesota’s legislature prepares to finish its legislative session for the year, the state Catholic conference has noted a recent meeting of the state’s bishops with executive and legislative leaders.

Fr. Stuart Long.

Helena priest Father Stu to be portrayed in film starring Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson

Father Stuart Long, who was a priest of the Diocese of Helena, is set to be the main character in a motion picture starring Mark Wahlberg as the priest himself and Mel Gibson as the priest’s father. The film is currently in production, with the release date yet to be announced.