Bishop Joseph Brennan of Fresno speaks at a rally of the UFW march for a labor union voting rights bill in Calwa, Calif., Aug. 11, 2022.

Fresno bishop joins march for farmworkers’ union voting rights bill

Aug 18, 2022

Bishop Joseph Brennan of Fresno joined the United Farm Workers last week for a portion of the union’s march through California’s Central Valley to support a union voting rights bill.

Father Fred Close, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., blesses St. Anthony students after a blessing of the statue.

Man arrested for burglary, property destruction at Catholic school in DC

Aug 18, 2022

Police have arrested and charged the man believed to have vandalized St. Anthony School in Washington, D.C., last week,

Catholic journalist Luka Binniyat will stand trial on charges of "cyberstalking" after reporting on the massacre of Christians in Nigeria.

Journalist who reported on massacre of Nigerian Christians to stand trial for “cyberstalking”

Aug 18, 2022

Luka Binniyat, a Catholic human rights reporter, is facing prison after writing an article in which the Nigerian government was criticized for its inaction in the face of an ongoing threat to Christian communities.

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa walks with other pilgrims to the Shrine of the Divine Child in July 2022.

Spanish bishops stand in solidarity with Church in Nicaragua, persecuted by Ortega government

Aug 18, 2022

At least two Spanish archdioceses have expressed their support for the Church in Nicaragua, which is being persecuted by prsident Daniel Ortega, with messages of solidarity on social media.


Australian Anglicans split over same-sex marriage

Aug 18, 2022

An attempt by the Sydney archdiocese to affirm that marriage is only between a man and a woman was narrowly voted down at a synod in May, leading to a schism within the Anglican church.

A fragment on the True Cross on which Jesus was condemned to death

The relics St. Helena brought to Rome from the Holy Land

Aug 18, 2022

The mother of Constantine the Great, St. Helena, is believed to have restored many sites in the Holy Land, where she discovered the cross on which Christ died and other relics from his Passion.

Pro-lifers rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1, 2021.

Each of Louisiana’s abortion clinics are leaving the state

Aug 17, 2022

The three abortion clinics in Louisiana are leaving the state following the state’s Supreme Court Aug. 12 decision that an abortion ban will remain in effect while it is being challenged in the judiciary.

Uyghur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China.

UN: China’s mistreatment of the Uyghurs amounts to modern-day slavery

Aug 17, 2022

In recent years, China has detained Uyghurs in hundreds of “reeducation camps” and reportedly subjected them to torture and political indoctrination.

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Arlington bishop offers path forward after implementing Traditional Latin Mass restrictions

Aug 17, 2022

Effective September 8, Burbidge’s directives allow eight parishes to continue offering the Traditional Latin Mass. But only three of those parishes are allowed to continue offering the Extraordinary Form in their main church.

Pope Francis: An alliance between old and young will save the family

Aug 17, 2022

Pope Francis on Wednesday emphasized the family’s need for healthy relationships and dialogue between the young and the elderly.

Reform and obedience to the Pope: How two crucial meetings will shape the future of the Order of Malta

Aug 17, 2022

The debate on the reform of the Order of Malta is entering a crucial phase on Wednesday: Two meetings are scheduled to help shape the future of the unique if troubled Catholic institution.

What you need to know about Pope Francis’ next consistory

Aug 17, 2022

On Saturday, Aug. 27, Pope Francis will place a red biretta on the heads of 18 bishops and two priests, declaring them to be cardinals “to the glory of almighty God and the honor of the Apostolic See.”

Sri Lankan priest involved in protests granted bail

Aug 17, 2022

A priest involved in the recent protests in Sri Lanka has been granted bail after being accused of several criminal offenses.

Twenty years ago John Paul II entrusted the world to Divine Mercy with this prayer

Aug 17, 2022

On Aug. 17, 2002, twenty years ago today, Pope John Paul II entrusted the world to Divine Mercy as he consecrated the International Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki, Poland.

Archbishop condemns attacks by organized crime in US-Mexico border area

Aug 16, 2022

Francisco Moreno Barrón, the archbishop of Tijuana, Mexico, condemned the 20 attacks carried out in several towns in the state of Baja California on Aug. 12.

Cardinal Ouellet named in Canadian sex abuse lawsuit

Aug 16, 2022

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops, was accused of sexual assault in a civil suit filed against the Archdiocese of Quebec on Tuesday.

Nuns in the Philippines charged with aiding terrorists

Aug 16, 2022

More than a dozen people, including several Catholic nuns, have been charged under the Philippines’ strict anti-terror law with allegedly financing terrorists. 

Police harassment forces priest to celebrate Mass outside church in Nicaragua

Aug 16, 2022

A group of police officers from the Daniel Ortega dictatorship in Nicaragua arrived at a parish Aug. 16 with the intention of arresting the pastor.

Bianca Jagger implores Pope Francis to aid persecuted Catholic Church in Nicaragua

Aug 16, 2022

Human rights activist Bianca Jagger is raising awareness of the Nicaraguan regime’s oppression of the Catholic Church, calling on Pope Francis to condemn the government’s targeted attacks on the faithful. 

Rosaries are flying off the shelves after ‘The Atlantic’ article suggests link to ‘extremism’

Aug 16, 2022

Three online shops that sell rosaries have reported a boost in sales following a controversial article which attempted to link the rosary to right-wing extremism.