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

Joe Biden announces he will not seek reelection in 2024 presidential race; endorses Harris

Jul 21, 2024 / 14:15 pm

The Democratic president has been fielding calls from his party to pull out of the race after a much-criticized debate performance in June.

‘There’s a better way’: Baltimore Archdiocese doubles gun buyback budget to $100,000

Jul 19, 2024 / 12:54 pm

The archdiocese said last year that it obtained 360 guns using $50,000 in raised funds in what officials described as an interfaith event to build “a coalition for peace.”

Bob Newhart, celebrated comedian and lifelong Catholic, dies at 94

Jul 19, 2024 / 09:15 am

The famous stand-up comic and actor said he went to Mass twice weekly and regularly thanked God for helping his wife through a bout of liver cancer.

Ohio priest apologizes for destroying hard drive containing possible child porn

Jul 18, 2024 / 14:15 pm

Father Barry Stechschulte said he wanted to “address” and “apologize for” his involvement in a controversy surrounding a priest accused of sexual abuse.

Former Louisiana priest arrested on child pornography charges

Jul 17, 2024 / 12:35 pm

Father Anthony Odiong was arrested for possession of child pornography in Florida, with the suspect also accused of multiple other instances of sexual abuse.

Anti-death penalty activists celebrate 200th death row exoneree: ‘Undoubtedly optimistic’

Jul 17, 2024 / 07:00 am

Catholic Mobilizing Network said in a press release that California prisoner Larry Roberts had become “the 200th death row exoneration since 1973.”

Appeals court refuses to reinstate Oklahoma federal grants in abortion referral dispute

Jul 16, 2024 / 15:20 pm

The state in November filed a lawsuit against the HHS after the Biden administration suspended “millions of dollars” in Title X federal family planning funding.

Suspect charged with felony hate crime after beheading statue of Jesus at New York parish

Jul 16, 2024 / 14:20 pm

This incident is one of numerous acts of vandalism against Catholic churches and other faith organizations in recent months and years in the U.S. 

Guadalajara archbishop to Pope Francis on Latin Mass ban: ‘Do not allow this to happen’

Jul 16, 2024 / 12:20 pm

Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez has implored Pope Francis not to ban the Traditional Latin Mass amid rumors that the Vatican is moving to restrict the liturgy.

Donald Trump names Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance as running mate

Jul 15, 2024 / 15:43 pm

The former president made the announcement days after surviving an assassination attempt at a Pennsylvania rally.

New Jersey man locates $40,000 in ‘unclaimed funds’ for diocese, parishes

Jul 15, 2024 / 14:55 pm

Philip Britton, who lives in the western part of the state in the township of Pennsville, was searching the website of the state’s Unclaimed Property Administration.

Trump injured at Pennsylvania rally in assassination attempt; shooter, rally attendee dead

Jul 13, 2024 / 19:34 pm

“The former president is safe,” the U.S. Secret Service said in a written statement that did not say whether Trump was injured.

Washington judge denies state attorney general’s subpoena against Seattle Archdiocese

Jul 13, 2024 / 10:45 am

The attorney general’s office claimed in May that the Seattle Archdiocese “refused to cooperate” with a subpoena investigating the use of charitable funds.

Catholic Relief Services mobilizes supplies after hurricane ‘rips through’ Caribbean

Jul 12, 2024 / 16:55 pm

CRS said in a press release that it was partnering with aid workers in the Caribbean to respond to the devastation left in the hurricane’s wake. 

Filipino bishops urge nation to ‘take a little more time’ before legalizing civil divorce

Jul 12, 2024 / 13:40 pm

The Philippines is the only nation in the world, other than the Vatican, where divorce is still outlawed. 

U.S. military disavows presentation that described National Right to Life as ‘terrorist group’ 

Jul 12, 2024 / 12:55 pm

A photo circulating on social media this week purported to show a PowerPoint slide as part of a presentation delivered at Fort Liberty in North Carolina.

Diocese of Toledo to pay $1 million to three priest sex abuse victims

Jul 11, 2024 / 16:00 pm

The Diocese of Toledo will pay out a seven-figure sum to three victims of priest sexual abuse after agreeing to a settlement, according to media reports. 

Missouri priest pleads guilty to $300,000 theft from parish 

Jul 11, 2024 / 12:30 pm

Father Ignazio Medina admitted to “transporting stolen property across state lines” after a federal investigation.

As marriage rates continue to plunge, how can the Church get more people to the altar?

Jul 11, 2024 / 06:00 am

Catholic marriage rates dropped by about 70% between 1969 and 2019, according to data from Georgetown’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

Bishops’ committee faces backlash over call for Cuba to be removed from terrorism sponsor list

Jul 10, 2024 / 15:55 pm

Bishop A. Elias Zaidan on Tuesday urged U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to “remove Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.”