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‘You don’t play with life’: Pope Francis condemns euthanasia, abortion on papal plane

Sep 23, 2023 / 16:00 pm

“Neither at the beginning nor at the end. It is not played with!” Pope Francis said on a flight from Marseille to Rome on Sept. 23.

Synod on Synodality: Read the final list of delegates

Sep 22, 2023 / 13:42 pm

The Vatican has published the final list of names of those participating in the upcoming Synod on Synodality assembly in October, including laypeople.

Live Updates: Pope Francis trip to Mongolia 2023

Sep 3, 2023 / 05:10 am

Live updates following Pope Francis’ trip to Mongolia from Aug. 31–Sept. 4.

U.S. State Department spokesman condemns seizure of Jesuit university in Nicaragua

Aug 17, 2023 / 15:50 pm

“The U.S. condemns the regime’s ongoing repression of religious figures and institutions,” Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said.

The fascinating history of the feast of Mary’s assumption

Aug 15, 2023 / 02:30 am

This feast day is a relatively new one but the history of the holy day and the mystery behind it has its roots in the earliest centuries of Christian belief.

Why St. John Vianney is a model for all priests

Aug 4, 2023 / 02:00 am

The patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney, died Aug. 4, 1859. A century later, Pope John XXIII reflected on the life of the saint.

12 keys to using the brown scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Jul 16, 2023 / 02:00 am

The Blessed Mother is said to have given the scapular to St. Simon Stock on July 16, 1251.

UPDATE: Details emerge on Honduras prison fight that left more than 40 women inmates dead

Jun 28, 2023 / 08:00 am

The massacre was carried out by women belonging to the “Barrio 18” gang against members of “Mara Salvatrucha” (MS-13).

UPDATED: Here’s what you need to know about the National Eucharistic Revival

Jun 20, 2023 / 13:00 pm

Sponsored by the U.S. Catholic bishops, the revival aims to inspire people to encounter Jesus in the Eucharist. 

Everything you need to know about Pentecost

May 28, 2023 / 02:00 am

This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season.  

South Carolina signs six-week ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill into law

May 25, 2023 / 13:15 pm

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill Thursday prohibiting abortion after six weeks of pregnancy that goes into effect immediately.

Caritas Internationalis elects Alistair Dutton as its new secretary general

May 16, 2023 / 09:45 am

Dutton is the chief executive of Caritas Scotland, which works to build “a green and just world” by putting faith into action, according to its website.

Tokyo archbishop elected new president of Caritas Internationalis

May 15, 2023 / 10:45 am

Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi takes the helm of the Church’s charitable arm six months after Pope Francis dismissed its top leaders.

EWTN CEO Michael Warsaw reflects on life and legacy of Mother Angelica on her 100th birthday

Apr 20, 2023 / 14:00 pm

In this exclusive interview, Michael Warsaw speaks to Montse Alvarado about his personal relationship with and memories of Mother Angelica.

Read the message for Divine Mercy Sunday that Pope John Paul II wrote just before he died

Apr 16, 2023 / 08:00 am

A message by Pope John Paul II for Divine Mercy Sunday, written prior to his death, was read at the end of the first funeral Mass celebrated for the pontiff.

Full text: Cardinal Cantalamessa’s homily at the Vatican’s Good Friday 2023 liturgy

Apr 7, 2023 / 12:30 pm

"For two thousand years, the Church has announced and celebrated, on this day, the death of the Son of God on the cross. ...

Divine Mercy novena begins on Good Friday

Apr 7, 2023 / 05:00 am

The Divine Mercy novena can be said at any time of the year, but it is especially said over the course of nine days beginning on Good Friday.

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week 2023

Apr 3, 2023 / 12:00 pm

A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus, Mary, and all the saints to remove the temporal punishment due to sin.

Argentine archdiocese repudiates destruction of blasphemous art exhibition

Mar 21, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The Archdiocese of Mendoza, Argentina, repudiated the acts of violence that took place Monday afternoon against an art exhibition offensive to the Christian faith.

UPDATE: Where are Catholics allowed to eat corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day this Lent?

Mar 16, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Which dioceses are offering a dispensation from the requirement to abstain from meat?