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Pope Francis addresses pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his general audience on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Pope Francis: Keep your homilies short or ‘people will fall asleep’

Jun 12, 2024

Speaking at his Wednesday catechesis on June 12, the pope explained that the goal of a homily is to “help move the Word of God from the book to life.”

Bearded former punk band guitarist Father Giulio Vannucci and former policeman Father Michele Di Stefano flank Bishop Giovanni Nerbini following their June 8, 2024, ordination to the Catholic priesthood.

Former punk band guitarist, policeman ordained to Catholic priesthood

Jun 12, 2024

The Cathedral of Prato, Italy, was the setting last Saturday for the ordination of a former punk band guitarist and policeman.

Actor Paras Patel as Matthew in the hit series “The Chosen.”

‘The Chosen’ actor Paras Patel says portraying Matthew has ‘given me my purpose’

Jun 12, 2024

Season 4 of the hit series “The Chosen” has been officially released for streaming exclusively on “The Chosen” app.

Pope Francis meets with priests of the Diocese of Rome at the Salesian Pontifical University on June 11, 2024.

Vatican: Pope Francis speaks again about the admission of homosexuals to seminaries

Jun 11, 2024

The Vatican Press Office reported that during a closed-door meeting, the pope again discussed the admission of men “with homosexual tendencies to seminaries.”

Hundreds of pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators hold rallies alongside each other as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the high-stakes abortion pill case Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. Food and Drug Administration, March 26, 2024.

Republicans nix amendment to spending bill that restricted abortion pill access 

Jun 11, 2024

Lawmakers did not include language that would have prohibited pharmacy chains like Walgreens and CVS from dispensing the abortion pill mifepristone.

Archbishop Samuel Aquila leads the Eucharistic procession down Colfax Avenue in Denver on June 9, 2024.

PHOTOS: Nearly 5,000 brave heat for largest Eucharistic procession in Denver history

Jun 11, 2024

The most recent stop in the Junipero Serra Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage was on Sunday, June 9, in Denver.

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U.S. bishops invite Catholics to ‘pray, reflect, and act’ to promote religious freedom

Jun 11, 2024

Marking Religious Freedom Week, beginning June 22, the bishops invited Catholics to reflect on a particular topic related to religious freedom each day of the week.

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Massachusetts launches ‘first-in-the-nation’ effort to target pregnancy resource centers

Jun 11, 2024

The state’s Department of Public Health says it will launch an “education campaign” to highlight “the dangers and potential harm” of crisis pregnancy centers. 

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Bishops urge EU leaders to tackle voter disillusionment following elections

Jun 11, 2024

The bishops’ commission underscored the pressing issue of persistent voter disengagement and the alarming rise of nationalist, Euroskeptic parties.

Vatican to publish new document on papal primacy

Jun 11, 2024

The document, titled “The Bishop of Rome: Primacy and Synodality in Ecumenical Dialogue and Responses to the Encyclical Ut Unum Sint,” will be released June 13.

From the Big Bang to black holes: Vatican, scientists to explore questions of the universe

Jun 11, 2024

Dozens of astrophysicists and cosmologists will explore the Big Bang and other topics of the universe next week at a conference hosted by the Vatican Observatory.

Malawi’s vice president, a ‘devout Catholic,’ among 10 confirmed dead in plane crash

Jun 11, 2024

The secretary general of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi, Father Valeriano Mtseka, described the late vice president as a “devout Catholic.”

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