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Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Cardinal Zen says possible restrictions to extraordinary form Mass are ‘worrying’

Cardinal Joseph Zen called possible restrictions to the celebration of Mass in the extraordinary form “worrying news.”

A priest distributes Holy Communion.

Eucharistic coherence and the USCCB spring meeting: Five questions you need answered

This CNA explainer goes through the essential background questions about the term eucharistic coherence in preparation for the USCCB spring meeting next week June 16-18, 2021. Questions include: Where did the term eucharistic coherence originate? Why is it linked so closely to abortion and euthanasia? Why is it linked with Catholic politicians in particular? Why do medical professionals have special responsibility to live eucharistic coherence? Why is eucharistic coherence connected to the USCCB spring 2021 meeting?

Patrick Kelly (right) installed as Supreme Knight by Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore (left)

New Supreme Knight urges members to be 'Knights of the Eucharist'

The new Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Patrick Kelly, emphasized reverence for the Eucharist at his installation on Friday at St. Mary’s parish in New Haven, Connecticut.

Survey shows more Americans believe abortion is ‘morally acceptable’ than ‘morally wrong’

A new Gallup poll reveals, for the first time in two decades of surveys, more Americans believe abortion “morally acceptable” than “morally wrong.” 

Archbishop William Lori, Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus.

Archbishop Lori: Knights of Columbus must be at the forefront of Eucharistic renewal

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, called on the Knights not only to “support” but also to “be in the forefront” of a national Eucharistic Revival project to be presented to the U.S. bishops next week.

Cathedral of Christ the King, Lubbock, Texas

Texas supreme court rejects defamation lawsuit against Lubbock diocese

The Texas supreme court on Friday rejected a defamation lawsuit against the Lubbock diocese, filed by a former deacon who disputed the diocese listing him as “credibly accused” of abuse of a minor.

Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki renews the consecration of Poland to the Sacred Heart at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Kraków, June 11, 2021.

Poland is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The act of consecration took place at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Kraków.

USCCB fall 2019 general assembly

Activists claim US bishops will vote to deny Biden Communion. Here's what their meeting will actually address.

While some activists claim that the U.S. bishops will be voting next week on denying Communion to President Joe Biden, the bishops will be considering a number of items at their annual spring meeting – none which specifically concern Biden.

Bl. Carlo Acutis

Bl. Carlo Acutis continues to inspire Catholics via new exhibit, film

He became the first millennial to be declared blessed on Oct. 10, 2020.

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School

Canadian Indigenous leaders plan trip to Vatican to request papal apology over residential schools

A group of Canadian Indigenous leaders are planning a trip to the Vatican this fall to request a formal papal apology for past abuses at Catholic-run residential schools.

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Rochester, New York

Rochester diocese says it has acted in ‘good faith’ in mediation with abuse survivors

The Diocese of Rochester on Thursday said it has been acting in “good faith,” in response to claims by clergy abuse survivors that the diocese is stalling in bankruptcy mediation proceedings. 

View of St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis’ inspection of Vatican Congregation for Clergy one of many to come

News of the inspection emerged days before the appointment of the congregation’s new prefect.

Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy.

Pope Francis names new prefect of Vatican Congregation for Clergy

The 69-year-old bishop is the first Korean to lead a Vatican congregation.

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

Vatican Becciu investigation: Searches carried out at Sardinian diocese, social cooperative

The searches were carried out in Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s former diocese.

Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

Vatican imposes term limits for leaders of ecclesial movements to stop ‘violations and abuses’

The norms, signed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell, come into force on Sept. 11.

The Institute for Religious Works, commonly known as the ‘Vatican bank.’ Credit: Joi via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Vatican bank reports $44 million profit in pandemic year

The Institute for Religious Works is giving 75% of the profits to the pope.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, in 2019.

Catholic bishops urge G7 to work for ‘just’ and ‘sustainable’ future

In a letter to the British Prime Minister, the bishops called for economic support in the wake of the pandemic.

Pro-life leaders warn of 'egregious' new pro-abortion bill

Pro-life leaders warn that an “egregious” bill introduced this week in Congress would override most state abortion regulations, require health care workers to perform abortions, and mandate federal funding of abortion.