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Statue of St. Peter in front of St. Peter's Basilica.

First women hired for St. Peter Basilica’s ‘Sanpietrini’ maintenance crew

Jul 15, 2024

While women have worked for the Fabbrica di San Pietro before, it is the first time women are officially part of the “Sanpietrini” maintenance staff, according to Vatican News.

Pope Francis meets with the Council of Cardinals on Feb. 5, 2024, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis authors preface to book on ‘Women and Ministries in the Synodal Church’

Jul 15, 2024

Pope Francis has written the preface to the book “Women and Ministries in the Synodal Church,” authored by three theologians and two cardinals who participated in the meeting of the Council of Cardinals, C9, this past February at the Vatican. 

Jesus in the Eucharist is processed through downtown Columbia, South Carolina, on April 6, 2024. Over 1,700 traveled to the state’s capital for this procession as part of the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress

National Eucharistic Congress to draw more than 50,000 to Indianapolis

Jul 15, 2024

The five-day congress in the NFL’s Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center will be the first National Eucharistic Congress held in the United States since World War II. 

Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio blesses matachine dancers during a celebration on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. He believes that Hispanics — immigrants especially — will help bring new life into the Church.

Is Catholicism dying out among U.S. Hispanics? Latino Catholics weigh in

Jul 15, 2024

The future of the Hispanic Catholic Church in the United States is being called into question as reports indicate Latinos, especially those under 30, continue to leave the Church.

Capella di Santa Rosa, St. Rosalia's Chapel inside of the Palermo Cathedral, Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale della Santa Vergine Maria Assunta in Sicily, Itay. May 5, 2022.

Sicilian city celebrates 400th year of feast of St. Rosalia

Jul 15, 2024

The July 15 feast marks when tradition holds the hermit girl’s remains were rediscovered in a cave close to Palermo in 1624.

Trump supporters are seen covered with blood in the stands in aftermath of assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump in Butler, Pennsylvania, July 13, 2024.

Devout Christian dad killed in Trump assassination attempt was ‘the very best of us’

Jul 14, 2024

Corey Comparatore died shielding his family during the assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump.

Pope Francis waves to crowds before his noon Angelus address during a hot day in Rome on July 14, 2024.

‘Excess enslaves you,’ Pope Francis warns Christians

Jul 14, 2024

Pope Francis addressed the problems of materialism in his Angelus reflection in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday.

Facade of St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican condemns violence after attack on Trump

Jul 14, 2024

A statement said the Holy See expressed “concern about last night’s episode of violence, which wounds people and democracy, causing suffering and death.”

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World leaders unite in support of democracy after attack on Trump; shooter identified

Jul 14, 2024

The FBI has identified the Trump rally shooter as 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.

U.S. bishops’ Solidarity Fund reminds Catholic to ‘stand with Africa’

Jul 14, 2024

Though plagued with various difficulties, Africa’s growth and vitality in Catholicism has made the continent a focal point in the Church’s future aspirations.

Catholic priest prayed for Trump’s safety at Pennsylvania rally moments before shooting

Jul 14, 2024

Father Jason Charron, a Ukrainian Catholic priest who offered a benediction at Trump’s rally, recounted the moments before and after the assassination attempt.

Stained-glass window dedicated to Blessed Carlo Acutis creates a stir in English parish

Jul 14, 2024

St. Aldhelm’s in Malmesbury is proud to be the first parish in England to feature a stained-glass window dedicated to Blessed Carlo Acutis. 

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