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'Eucharistic Revival' to begin in 2022: 'We want to start a fire, not a program'

The bishops of the United States discussed on Friday a program of “Eucharistic Revival” which will aim to foster deeper devotion and knowledge about the Eucharist nationwide beginning next summer.

Bishop Frank Caggiano

Bishop announces launch of new catechetical institute 

In a presentation to fellow U.S. bishops on Friday, Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport unveiled a proposal for a new institute on the Catechism. 

Bishop Mario Dorsonville.

Continue pressing for immigration reform, US bishops told

The Church must continue to push for immigration reform and to address the root causes that make people migrate to the United States, the head of the US bishops’ migration committee said Friday.

Pro-abortion Catholic Democrats: Don’t deny us the Eucharist

Dozens of Catholic members of Congress issued a statement on Friday claiming that denial of Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians is a “weaponization of the Eucharist.”

An elderly Chinese woman walks with her granddaughter.

Human rights activist to China: Don’t wait till 2025 to lift all birth restrictions

For decades, China has enforced draconian population policies.

Speaker Pelosi won’t answer if unborn child is a human being at 15 weeks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday would not say if an unborn child at 15 weeks was a human being.

Aug. 17, 2017 - A volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas helps a Central American refugee family

US parishes must better serve hidden migrant communities, bishops hear

Many parishes in the United States are unaware of the immigrant, refugee, and itinerant communities within their boundaries, the chair of the U.S. bishops’ subcommittee on pastoral care for migrants said on Friday.

Bishop James Wall of Gallup greets parishioners following Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Gallup.

Bishops plan response to Native American Catholics who 'want their voice heard'

Native American ministry was an action item for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Thursday, as the relevant subcommittee sought approval for a new statement and a “comprehensive vision” for indigenous Catholics and those who serve them.

St. Hedwig’s Cathedral, the cathedral of the Berlin’s Catholic archdiocese.

Berlin Catholic archdiocese releases previously unpublished section of abuse report

Part C of the report presents the personnel files of 61 accused clerics.

Pope Francis may continue to make changes in the Roman Curia

As the completion of curia reform approaches, Pope Francis would be moving towards some changes. The pope's next moves might be the appointment of a new Master of Ceremonies and the appointment of a president for the Committee to prepare the Jubilee 2025.  

Freshman congresswoman appointed as Pro-Life Caucus co-chair

The new co-chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus says that her top priority is fighting taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion providers. 

Archbishop Michel Aupetit, center left, celebrates Mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France, June 16, 2021.

Paris archbishop: Notre-Dame Cathedral repairs a symbol of Christian renewal

“This cathedral is also the symbol of the restoration of this Church founded 2,000 years ago by Christ himself,” said Archbishop Aupetit.

St. Albert Chmielowski.

Thief returns relics of Polish Catholic saint who inspired Pope John Paul II

The perpetrator apologized for stealing the relics of St. Albert Chmielowski.

The flag of Burma (Myanmar).

Myanmar military arrest Catholic priest amid crackdown

Fr. Michael Aung Ling was accused of providing food to a civil resistance group.

Ireland’s religious education teachers concerned by bullying of practicing Catholic students

The teachers’ concerns are highlighted in an upcoming study.

A September 2015 gathering of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests. Credit: APP via Facebook.

Pittsburgh group calls for same-sex blessings 

A Catholic organization based in Pittsburgh has called on Bishop David Zubik to reject a March note from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith regarding blessings for same-sex couples, and has asked him to offer blessings to those who identify as LGBT. 

Sharonell Fulton

‘Overjoyed’ foster moms react to Supreme Court ruling in their favor 

The foster moms at the center of the Supreme Court case Fulton v. City of Philadelphia celebrated the high court unanimously siding with them on Thursday. 

US bishops debate extensively a motion to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist

U.S. bishops held extensive debate on Thursday before voting on whether to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist, at their annual spring meeting held virtually this week.