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

Be joyful, the Eucharist is not just a metaphor, Bishop Burbidge says

Oct 3, 2023 / 17:15 pm

At the opening Mass of Philadelphia’s Eucharistic Congress, Burbidge said a “common error” is that “some people mistakenly see the Eucharist as a metaphor.”

Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Kevin Birmingham, 51, passes away in sleep

Oct 2, 2023 / 17:55 pm

Bishop Kevin Birmingham’s fellow auxiliary bishop Jeffrey Grob described the late prelate as “genuine, personable, funny, and pastoral.”

Roof of church collapses in Mexico, killing at least 10

Oct 2, 2023 / 16:55 pm

Tampico Bishop José Armando Alvarez said in a statement on social media on Sunday that the roof collapsed while parishioners were celebrating baptisms.

The 5 cardinals behind the latest dubia issued to Pope Francis

Oct 2, 2023 / 16:35 pm

The prelates, who also issued a “Notification to Christ’s Faithful,” hail from the diverse ecclesiastical landscapes of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

Read Pope Francis’ response to the dubia presented to him by 5 cardinals

Oct 2, 2023 / 14:46 pm

Five cardinals have sent a set of questions known as “dubia” to Pope Francis to express their concerns and seek clarification on points of doctrine and discipline.

Data show Americans want larger families even as fertility rates remain at historic lows

Sep 30, 2023 / 07:00 am

A recent Gallup study shows an increase in the number of Americans who believe that the ideal family size is three or more children.

Archdiocese of Baltimore files for bankruptcy amid clergy sex abuse claims

Sep 29, 2023 / 15:49 pm

Archbishop William Lori said in a statement on Friday that after consulting with lay leaders and clergy, he had made the decision to file “for Chapter 11 reorganization.”

Pope calls for an end to global food waste

Sep 29, 2023 / 13:54 pm

Food waste, the pope said, “shows an arrogant disregard for everything that, in social and human terms, lies behind food production.” 

The three great archangels of the Bible: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

Sep 29, 2023 / 04:00 am

Today, on the feast of the archangels, we celebrate the powerful helpers sent by God throughout salvation history.

During GOP debate DeSantis says he would support 15-week national abortion ban

Sep 28, 2023 / 13:32 pm

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also criticized remarks earlier this year from former President Donald Trump. 

At second GOP debate, candidates spar over economy, immigration, crime

Sep 27, 2023 / 23:58 pm

Absent again from the stage was former President Donald Trump, who remains far ahead of the pack.

Family who fled Germany to home-school their kids faces deportation from the U.S.

Sep 26, 2023 / 15:20 pm

The Romeikes fled Germany in 2009 over the country’s severe compulsory education laws and now face deportation from the U.S.

Diocese of Rome: Thousands expected at Vatican for ecumenical prayer vigil ahead of synod

Sep 25, 2023 / 12:30 pm

The prayer service will take place just days before the launch of the 16th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome over the course of October.

‘This is the beginning’: Florida university system adopts Classic Learning Test

Sep 18, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The State University System of Florida announced earlier this month that it will accept the Classic Learning Test (CLT) as a path to admission.

Wisconsin Planned Parenthood resumes abortions after ruling against 1840s abortion statute

Sep 15, 2023 / 17:40 pm

Planned Parenthood said it made the decision to restore abortion services after “consultation with attorneys, physicians, partners, and other stakeholders.”

Pope Francis, former President Clinton to have ‘special conversation’ at foundation meeting

Sep 14, 2023 / 09:56 am

The Clinton Global Initiative 2023 meeting will open Sept. 18 with “a special conversation” between Clinton and the pope via a remote link.

Pope Francis appoints Father Spadaro to culture and education post

Sep 14, 2023 / 09:36 am

Father Antonio Spadaro, known popularly as “the pope’s mouthpiece,” announced Thursday that he was leaving the Jesuit-run La Civiltà.

Vatican allows a peek at historic palazzo in heart of Rome

Sep 14, 2023 / 05:30 am

The palace was originally home to Cardinal Raffaele Riario, known for having invited Michaelangelo to Rome after being impressed by his artistic abilities. 

Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia to cover up Nazi SS monument in Catholic cemetery

Sep 13, 2023 / 13:41 pm

The monument was meant to honor the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, which was made up of ethnic Ukrainians during the Nazi occupation.

USAID announces ‘religious engagement policy’ aimed at partnering with faith groups

Sep 13, 2023 / 10:45 am

The agency said the policy underscored “the important role of religious communities and faith-based organizations [FBOs] as strategic development partners.”