A young alpha male wolf (Canis lupus), looks for food in the Finnish taiga in Hukkajarvi area, Eastern Finland near Russian border, on July 5, 2023.

Did St. Francis really tame a savage wolf? A look at the legend

Oct 4, 2023

A historic church sits on the spot where, as the story goes, St. Francis of Assisi made a pact with a hungry wolf who was terrorizing the town of Gubbio, Italy.


Bishop calls for intense day of prayer and fasting for end of violence in Mexico

Oct 3, 2023

Bishop Cristóbal Ascencio García encouraged dedicating a day of prayer to “begging the Lord for the conversion of all for peace in justice.”

(From left to right) Father Julio Ricardo Norori, Father Iván Centeno, and Father Cristóbal Gadea were arrested Oct. 1, 2023, by the Nicaraguan government.

Dictatorship in Nicaragua arrests three priests

Oct 3, 2023

The reasons behind the arrest of the priests still remain unknown.

Students participate in the Ohio March for Life in Columbus, Oct. 5, 2022.

Ahead of major abortion vote, thousands to descend on Ohio’s capital for March for Life 

Oct 3, 2023

This Friday, thousands will be marching in Ohio ahead of a vote on a constitutional amendment on Nov. 7 that proposes to enshrine abortion rights into law.

Vandalism of a pro-life display outside St. Paul Catholic Church in Fenton, Missouri, on Oct. 3, 2023.

Pro-life display vandalized at St. Louis County parish 

Oct 3, 2023

The display was on the grounds of St. Paul Catholic Church, a large parish with a school located in the suburb of Fenton, about 20 minutes outside of St. Louis.

Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, speaks at Philadelphia’s Eucharistic Congress on Sept. 30, 2023. 

Be joyful, the Eucharist is not just a metaphor, Bishop Burbidge says

Oct 3, 2023

At the opening Mass of Philadelphia’s Eucharistic Congress, Burbidge said a “common error” is that “some people mistakenly see the Eucharist as a metaphor.”

Refugees load a truck in Goris on Sept. 26, 2023, before leaving to Yerevan. A continuous stream of vehicles crept along the only road out of Nagorno-Karabakh toward Armenia, carrying tens of thousands of refugees now faced with an uncertain future.

Nearly all ethnic Armenians have fled Nagorno-Karabakh 

Oct 3, 2023

According to the Armenian government, 100,617 Nagorno-Karabakh refugees — out of a population of 120,000 – have been “forcibly displaced.”


Biden administration’s strategy fails with court’s restoration of Idaho abortion ban

Oct 3, 2023

The U.S. Department of Justice had filed a lawsuit on Aug. 2, 2022, against Idaho seeking to block its abortion ban.

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Here’s what the Church’s newest cardinals think about the Synod on Synodality

Oct 3, 2023

Six cardinals who are participating in this month’s Synod on Synodality — and five who are not — told CNA their ideas of and expectations for the assembly.

Here’s the full text of the Vatican’s response to dubia on divorced and remarried Catholics

Oct 3, 2023

Czech Cardinal Dominik Duka had submitted to the Vatican a request for pastoral guidance.

Maronite bishop: ‘I hope the synod will focus on servant leadership’

Oct 3, 2023

Maronite Bishop Gregory Mansour said the Synod on Synodality can be a “source” of progress for the Church in “deepening our unity” and servant leadership.

New film ‘Mother Teresa and Me’ portrays the ‘human being behind the saint’

Oct 3, 2023

For one night only on Oct. 5, the movie will be released by Fathom Events in 800 theaters across the United States.

Bishop Barron: As I leave for the Synod on Synodality

Oct 3, 2023

Bishop Robert Barron wrote a message to his flock before leaving for Rome for the Synod on Synodality, which will take up the entire month of October.

Bolivian prosecutors ask Vatican for reports on ‘irregularities’ regarding abuse scandal

Oct 3, 2023

A prosecutor told local media that the information they are requesting are the reports provincials of the Society of Jesus would normally send to the Vatican.

National Eucharistic Congress opens ‘perpetual pilgrim’ application process

Oct 3, 2023

The two-month National Eucharistic Pilgrimage in summer 2024 will consist of four cross-country Eucharistic processions and a total of 6,500 miles.

Vatican responds to Cardinal Duka’s dubia on divorced and remarried Catholics

Oct 2, 2023

Originally submitted by the archbishop emeritus of Prague on July 13, the DDF’s response had been issued to the Czech cardinal on Sept. 25.

Pope Francis sends telegram to Iraqi Christian community after tragic wedding fire

Oct 2, 2023

An Iraqi Christian community in Qaraqosh, northern Iraq, was devastated by a massive fire at a crowded wedding reception that killed over 100 and injured 150.

Jesuit Father James Martin says there are many chaste gay priests in the Church

Oct 2, 2023

In an Oct. 1 interview with the Spanish newspaper El Periódico, Martin stressed that “it is crucial to point out that these priests lead a chaste and celibate life.”

Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Kevin Birmingham, 51, passes away in sleep

Oct 2, 2023

Bishop Kevin Birmingham’s fellow auxiliary bishop Jeffrey Grob described the late prelate as “genuine, personable, funny, and pastoral.”

Annual Requiem Latin Mass canceled at Westminster Cathedral in London after 50 years

Oct 2, 2023

Due to the restrictions outlined in the 2021 motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, the Requiem Mass has been moved to a diocesan shrine.