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Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., pictured at the Vatican on Oct. 10, 2018 (before he was named a cardinal).

Cardinal: Religious freedom will be Europe’s ‘great problem of the future’

‘We must be on guard,’ said Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich.

The Basilica of Fontaine-lès-Dijon, France.

Why is a French Catholic archdiocese expelling the FSSP?

For 23 years, FSSP priests have served Catholics in Dijon archdiocese. Now, the archbishop has told them to leave.

Kendrick Castillo and his father, John Castillo

Kendrick Castillo’s killer convicted of murder

The man who shot and killed Kendrick Castillo was convicted of murder on Tuesday and could face life in prison without parole. 

Archbishop Leonard Paul Blair of Hartford, chair of the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship

Liturgical translations: What the U.S. bishops will be voting on this week

This week, the U.S. bishops will vote on proposed translations for prayers in the Liturgy of the Hours, a new book for the Order of Penance, and readings and prayers for the new feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.

St. Peter's Basilica. Bohumil Petrik/CNA

Pope Francis appoints ‘ecclesiastical assistant’ for Vatican communications

Fr. Luigi Maria Epicoco, 40, is the author of more than 20 books.

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 16, 2021.

Pope Francis: On the cross, Jesus prayed for you

The general audience marked the pope’s final catechesis on prayer.

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa blesses the congregation at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on April 4, 2021.

Catholic bishops to consecrate Middle East to the Holy Family

The act of consecration will take place June 27 in Nazareth’s Basilica of the Annunciation.

Wealthy donors pour millions into anti-religious freedom efforts, as Catholic adoption agency ruling looms

Grant listings from wealthy philanthropies and strategic political donor networks show that millions of dollars continue to pour into advocacy groups and other NGOs opposed to broad religious freedom protections. 

Father Eric Seitz says Mass, with his father, Deacon Ben Seitz, assisting as deacon. Courtesy photo.

Fargo dad follows his son, a priest, to Holy Orders as a deacon

Eric Seitz was ordained to the priesthood August 8, 2020 for the Diocese of Fargo. Two months later, his father Ben was ordained to the diaconate. 

Bishop Philippe Jourdan, Apostolic Administrator of Estonia. Credit: Rene Riisalu via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Meet the only bishop of the 'least religious' country in Europe

Bishop Philippe Jourdan leads the Catholic Church in Estonia, which is considered the least religious country in Europe. Nestled between Russia and Latvia, the small country boasts a population of just over 1 million. Of that, an estimated 6,000 citizens – roughly 0.6% of the population – identify as Catholic.

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis: Coronavirus recovery must have true vision for humanity

Rebuilding after the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to confront the failures of the past, including failures towards God and neighbor, Pope Francis has said in a message to world leaders gathered in Bratislava. 

President Biden reveals his rosary beads during a March 1, 2021 virtual meeting with Mexico’s President López Obrador

Bishops must address Biden's policies that contradict Church teaching, theologians say

President Joe Biden has advanced policies contrary to Church teaching on life, marriage, and sexuality – and bishops have a duty to address this contradiction, theologians said this week.

Pro-life demonstrator in Argentina | Photo: @connox.ph - Unidad Provida

Journalists funded by Planned Parenthood create 'black list' of Argentine pro-lifers

On Sunday a group of journalists from Argentina, financed by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, published a "black list” with people, political parties, and organizations that are for the most part pro-life.

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago

Cardinal Cupich: A world without nuclear weapons is ‘not some utopian dream’ 

Ahead of important international meetings this week, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago urged President Joe Biden and other world leaders to work for “a world without nuclear weapons” as a “moral necessity.” 

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is moved as he recalls his grandfather at a Vatican press conference, June 15, 2021.

Cardinal Tagle chokes up while recalling grandfather’s migration story

The Vatican cardinal said that visiting refugee camps reminded him of his migrant roots.

Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Michael Crotty unveils the new sign of Pope Benedict XVI Street in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou.

Burkina Faso names street in honor of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

The thoroughfare in Ouagadougou will be known as Pope Benedict XVI Street.

Record number of abortions recorded in England and Wales in 2020

The statistics showed that 3,083 abortions took place on grounds of disability.

Poll: Regular Mass attendees say politicians who oppose Church teaching on grave matters ‘create confusion’

A poll by a Catholic advocacy group released on Tuesday found that, among Catholics who attend Mass regularly, the vast majority say that Catholic politicians who take policy positions contrary to Church teaching create confusion among the faithful.