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St. John Cantius parish in Chicago, Ill.

St John Cantius parish in Chicago seeks to reassure faithful amid changes

Jan 21, 2022

The priests of Chicago’s St. John Cantius parish have pledged both continued support for their parishioners and obedience to the liturgical changes implemented by Pope Francis and Cardinal Blase Cupich.

Thousands of pro-life advocates gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021, in conjunction with oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

US Supreme Court allows Texas abortion law challenge to stay with state's top court

Jan 21, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to send a legal challenge against a Texas abortion law back to a lower federal court— which has already blocked enforcement of the law once— sending the challenge instead to the Texas Supreme Court. 

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Judge blocks COVID vaccine mandate for federal employees

Jan 21, 2022

A federal judge on Friday issued a preliminary injunction against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees.

Thomas Sternberg and Bishop Georg Bätzing at the Synodal Way’s second Synodal Assembly in Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 30, 2021.

Spanish theologian warns German Synodal Way poses great danger to the Church

Jan 21, 2022

Spanish theologian Fr. José Antonio Fortea has warned of what he calls the serious danger to the Catholic Church posed by the synodal path in Germany.

Catholics pictured near the Co-Cathedral of St. Alexander in Kyiv, Ukraine. April 3, 2021.

Europe’s Catholic bishops ask for prayers for peace in Ukraine

Jan 21, 2022

The bishop said the country was facing a ‘dramatic moment of tension.’

A dedication ceremony for the ultrasound machine donated by the Knights of Columbus to the First Choice Women's Resource Center in New Brunswick, N.J.

Knights of Columbus donates 1500th ultrasound machine

Jan 21, 2022

The Knights of Columbus donated an ultrasound machine to a New Jersey pregnancy center on Wednesday, a charitable milestone that marks the fraternal organization’s 1500th donation of the technology.

Tens of thousands gathered for a pre-march rally and concert at the National Mall for the 2022 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

March for Life underway, with hopes rising that Roe's days are numbered

Jan 21, 2022

Tens of thousands of pro-life Americans gathered Friday to participate in the 49th annual March for Life, amid rising hopes that the event’s goal of overturning the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide may be within reach.

The Institute for the Works of Religion, commonly known as the Vatican bank.

Vatican appeal court confirms former IOR officials liable for mismanagement

Jan 21, 2022

Paolo Cipriani and Massimo Tulli were ordered to pay around $46 million in compensation.

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Yuni and Natalie Wu of the Lexington-area in Kentucky at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2022.

These are the best signs we saw at the March for Life

Jan 22, 2022

It wasn't easy for CNA's reporters to choose the 15 best signs they spotted at the 2022 March for Life. (Note: They have a weakness for Baby Yoda.)

Students for Life of America estimates that about 150,000 people attended the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2022, based an analysis of a video of the marchers.

Missed the March for Life? Here it is, in a 45-second video

Jan 22, 2022

An enormous crowd turned out for the March for Life in Washington, D.C., judging by a time-lapse video released by Students for Life of America.

Participants of the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2022.

March for Life 2022: 'A great witness to the sanctity of human life'

Jan 21, 2022

Participants returned in large numbers to the annual March for Life Friday, braving frigid weather one year after the event’s pandemic-related virtual shutdown to demonstrate solidarity for the unborn at the start what could be a decisive year for the pro-life movement.

Father Mike Schmitz, the host of the "Bible in a Year" podcast, addresses the crowd at the March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2022.

'Every person matters,' Father Mike Schmitz tells pro-life marchers

Jan 21, 2022

Father Mike Schmitz, best known as the host of the "Bible in a Year" podcast, gave an emotional, personal speech about the dignity of human life at the March for Life rally on Jan. 21.

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Tens of thousands gathered for a pre-march rally and concert at the National Mall for the 2022 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

March for Life underway, with hopes rising that Roe's days are numbered

Jan 21, 2022

Tens of thousands of pro-life Americans gathered Friday to participate in the 49th annual March for Life, amid rising hopes that the event’s goal of overturning the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide may be within reach.

The Institute for the Works of Religion, commonly known as the Vatican bank.

Vatican appeal court confirms former IOR officials liable for mismanagement

Jan 21, 2022

Paolo Cipriani and Massimo Tulli were ordered to pay around $46 million in compensation.

Pro-choice messages projected onto the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2022.

Cardinal Gregory criticizes activist group's 'antics' at basilica on eve of March for Life

Jan 21, 2022

Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, responded strongly Friday to an activist group's projection of pro-choice messages on the facade of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Thursday night, the eve of the annual March for Life.

Marijana Petir, a member of the Croatian Parliament and former Member of the European Parliament.

Catholic politician rejects ‘false accusations’ in European Islamophobia report

Jan 21, 2022

Marijana Petir questioned why she was cited in the study.

The Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.

Catholic diocese in Australia found vicariously liable for clerical abuse

Jan 21, 2022

The ruling is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.

Father Mike Schmitz

Seven things to know about March for Life speaker Father Mike Schmitz

Jan 21, 2022

Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates are expected to gather at the National Mall in Washington later today for the annual March for Life. The march will kick off with a noon rally featuring speakers including the host of the “Bible in a Year” podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz. Here are seven things to know about the priest.

St. Irenaeus of Lyon.

Pope Francis declares St. Irenaeus ‘Doctor of Unity’

Jan 21, 2022

The saint is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox Christians.

Pope Francis meets participants in the plenary session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Jan. 21, 2022.

Pope Francis: The Church is firmly committed to justice for abuse victims

Jan 21, 2022

His comments came a day after the publication of the Munich abuse report.

Pro-life advocate Katie Shaw

‘A Wonderful Life’: Meet the woman with Down syndrome speaking at March for Life

Jan 21, 2022

Katie Shaw is many things: a champion for the unborn, an advocate for those with disabilities, a faithful Catholic, and, now, a March for Life speaker. She also happens to have Down syndrome.

Twitter post by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco on Jan. 20, 2022, reacting to an activist group's projection of pro-choice messages on the facade of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Activist group projects pro-choice messages on Washington basilica on eve of March for Life

Jan 20, 2022

In a provocative act on the eve of the annual March for Life, an activist group projected pro-choice messages on the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

The Vigil Mass for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2015.

Vigil Mass for Life: 'Every human being, at every stage of life, should be treated with respect'

Jan 20, 2022

Catholics must work to promote a culture of life and work to support mothers, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said in his homily at the Opening Mass at the Prayer Vigil for Life on Thursday. 

The Salus Populi Romani was checked by Vatican art restorers Jan. 20, 2022.

Popular Marian icon in Rome gets conservation check-up

Jan 20, 2022

Art restorers from the Vatican Museums checked the conservation of an important Byzantine Marian icon in Rome on Thursday.