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America loses its only Trappist brewery, amid competitive beer market 

May 24, 2022

The first and only certified Trappist brewery in the U.S. has said that it will close, citing a lack of financial viability. The monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts say they will find other ways to support their life of contemplative prayer.

Protesters in Hong Kong march against the extradition bill in July 2019.

Tiananmen memorial Masses won’t be held in Hong Kong this year amid security law concerns

May 24, 2022

A Catholic group in Hong Kong will not be holding Masses this year to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, citing concerns that doing so could run afoul of the Beijing-imposed national security laws under which several Catholic leaders have been arrested. 

State troopers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years.

19 children and two adults killed in Texas shooting at elementary school

May 24, 2022

A gunman killed 19 students and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, about 90 miles west of San Antonio, on Tuesday.

Daniel Ortega celebrates his re-inauguration as president of Nicaragua, Jan. 10, 2012.

Central American bishops support Nicaraguan clergy in face of persecution

May 24, 2022

The bishops’ conferences of Costa Rica and Panama expressed their solidarity with the people and Catholic clergy of Nicaragua, who have been suffering persecution from the government of President Daniel Ortega.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Gaylord tornado

May 24, 2022

Pope Francis expressed his closeness on Tuesday to the victims of a tornado that struck Gaylord last week, killing two people.

Roberta Drury, 32, who was killed in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, May 14, 2022.

Roberta Drury, a Catholic victim of Buffalo shooting, 'reflected God's love'

May 24, 2022

Roberta Drury, one of the victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, was remembered at her funeral Mass on Saturday for her many admirable qualities, including her “smile that could light up a room.”

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich is installed as archbishop of Paris in the Church of Saint-Sulpice on May 23, 2022.

New Catholic archbishop of Paris invokes ‘synodal spirit’ at installation Mass

May 24, 2022

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich is the 142nd archbishop of Paris.

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna, Italy, in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019.

‘Bicycling cardinal’ is new leader of Italy’s Catholic bishops’ conference

May 24, 2022

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, 66, has led the Bologna archdiocese since 2015.

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Polish bishops’ leader: Vatican’s approach to Russia ‘naive and utopian’

May 24, 2022

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki made the remark after a May 17-20 visit to Ukraine.

German bishops’ leader expresses disappointment in Pope Francis

May 24, 2022

Bishop Georg Bätzing insisted that ‘the teaching of the Catholic Church’ must be ‘changed.’

Pope Francis names Arkansas priest to lead Diocese of St. Augustine

May 24, 2022

Bishop-elect Erik Pohlmeier succeeds 76-year-old Bishop Felipe J. Estévez.

Cardinal Zen appears in court in Hong Kong

May 24, 2022

The date set for Cardinal Zen’s trial is Sept. 19.

Archbishop Cordileone responds to criticism that he's 'politicizing the Eucharist'

May 23, 2022

Cordileone was interviewed May 23 by EWTN News' Erik Rosales.

Judge blocks auction of Dorothy's Wizard of Oz dress, over Catholic University's objections

May 23, 2022

The Catholic University of America cannot auction a dress from the Wizard of Oz until a court resolves a legal challenge about its ownership, a federal judge has said.

DC archdiocese mistakenly gives candid response on Pelosi Communion denial

May 23, 2022

The Archdiocese of Washington’s communications office erroneously told a reporter Monday that media requests related to Nancy Pelosi’s denial of Holy Communion by her bishop “will be ignored.”

This is the prayer that Catholics are asked to say for the Church in China on May 24

May 23, 2022

In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed May 24, the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, to be a World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, which venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary under that title as the country's patroness.

Oklahoma passes extensive abortion ban bill, as country awaits Supreme Court ruling

May 23, 2022

The Oklahoma legislature has passed another law limiting abortion, ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could allow many more restrictions on abortion.

English bishop urges Catholics to oppose Jersey assisted suicide proposal

May 23, 2022

The Catholic bishop overseeing the island of Jersey has called on clergy and parishioners to “speak out” and mobilize against proposals to legalize assisted suicide there.

Bishops call for peace, prayer after gunmen kill boy in Mexican church

May 23, 2022

A three-year-old boy was killed by gang members who opened fire inside a church in Fresnillo in the Mexican state of Zacatecas.

Prince Charles marks 100 years of society supporting Catholic archbishops of Westminster

May 23, 2022

The Society of St. Augustine of Canterbury was founded in 1922.