Daniel Payne

Daniel Payne

Daniel Payne is a senior editor at Catholic News Agency. He previously worked at the College Fix and Just the News. He lives in Virginia with his family.

Articles by Daniel Payne

Education initiative seeks to bolster Catholic schools with ‘treasury’ of Church’s tradition

Feb 20, 2024 / 07:00 am

The Institute for the Transformation of Catholic Education was founded at the Catholic University of America in October 2021.

Alabama Supreme Court rules that frozen embryos are children under state law

Feb 20, 2024 / 06:31 am

State's wrongful death act applies to all children "regardless of their location."

Texas priest arrested over allegation of sexual misconduct with minor

Feb 19, 2024 / 14:51 pm

Brownsville Bishop Daniel Flores said in a statement last week that diocesan officials had received an allegation against Father Fernando Gonzalez.

Diocese of Rapid City announces death of Bishop Peter Muhich

Feb 17, 2024 / 16:13 pm

The bishop had entered hospice earlier in the week.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral offers reparation Mass after ‘scandalous’ funeral for trans activist

Feb 17, 2024 / 13:56 pm

On Saturday, Father Enrique Salvo, the pastor of St. Patrick’s, responded to the “outrage over the scandalous behavior” after the irreverent service.

Greece becomes first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex marriage

Feb 16, 2024 / 15:00 pm

Greece this week legalized same-sex marriage at the national level, becoming the first officially Orthodox Christian country to do so.

Indiana Catholic couple asks Supreme Court to hear transgender child custody case 

Feb 16, 2024 / 09:30 am

The state of Indiana removed Mary and Jeremy Cox’s son from their home, placing him in another home that “affirmed” his transgender beliefs. 

Nearly 3 dozen Christians have died in Gaza Strip amid Israel-Hamas war, aid group says

Feb 14, 2024 / 11:20 am

Nearly three dozen Christians have lost their lives in the Gaza Strip since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war last October, Aid to the Church in Need said this week. 

Married, churchgoing couples among the happiest, data says

Feb 13, 2024 / 14:00 pm

Contrary to popular perception, data indicate that married men and women are markedly happier than their unmarried counterparts.

Tennessee priest indicted on multiple sexual abuse charges

Feb 12, 2024 / 14:30 pm

Father Juan Carlos Garcia was associate pastor at St. Philip Catholic Church in Franklin at the time the allegations were made against him.

Former South Carolina priest sentenced to 21 years in prison over child sex abuse

Feb 12, 2024 / 13:00 pm

Jamie Adolfo Gonzalez-Farias “was sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison” following his conviction.

Florida diocese places Grammy-winning priest on leave amid sexual misconduct allegations

Feb 9, 2024 / 16:30 pm

The Diocese of Venice “received notification from a law firm of an allegation of sexual misconduct by Rev. Jerome Kaywell with someone who was a minor at the time.”

Activists prepare to sue Canadian Catholic hospital over assisted suicide refusal

Feb 9, 2024 / 11:00 am

Assisted suicide activisits say the lawsuit against St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver “would pave the way for the secularization of medical care in Canada.”

Florida abortion amendment would aid ‘unscrupulous’ providers, Catholic doctor says

Feb 8, 2024 / 13:15 pm

The Florida attorney general last year asked the state Supreme Court to block a proposed amendment that would enshrine abortion in the state constitution.

Medical journal retracts studies showing risks of abortion pill

Feb 7, 2024 / 13:45 pm

The authors of the studies said the retractions represent “a baseless attack on our scientific research and studies.” 

In Holy Land visit, Catholic Relief Services head sees ‘hope and resiliency’ amid chaos

Feb 7, 2024 / 11:15 am

Sean Callahan said he was able to witness the countless displaced individuals and families that have struggled in Gaza since the Israel-Hamas conflict began.

Half a million Catholics in India petition government for better living conditions

Feb 6, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Christians make up about 20% of the local population in Kerala, with the Christian community there tracing its ancient roots to St. Thomas the Apostle. 

Seattle Archdiocese announces plan to merge parishes

Feb 5, 2024 / 13:40 pm

A shortage in priests and resources compelled the archdiocese to restructure.

As 2024 begins, lawmakers continue efforts to protect minors from transgender procedures

Feb 5, 2024 / 07:00 am

Nearly half of U.S. states have implemented legislation protecting children from transgender surgeries in recent years, including over a dozen in 2023 alone. 

Catholic anti-death penalty group seeks to ‘transform the criminal system’ in defense of life

Feb 4, 2024 / 07:00 am

Catholic Mobilizing Network seeks to “value life over death, to end the use of the death penalty,” and “to transform the U.S. criminal justice system.”