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Sister Stephanie Baliga of the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago runs a marathon on a treadmill in 2020.

Chicago's Running Nun talks about faith and sport

Through the Chicago marathon, Sister Stephanie Baliga and her team have raised more than $1.1M for her community's outreach to... Read more

By Joe Bukuras

Pro-abortion billboard campaign in Kentucky draws pro-life response

“The Catholic Church has a deep and cherished commitment to give voice to the child in the womb and to... Read more

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

By David Ramos

Pro-abortion constitutional reform in Mexico paused

The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and legislators from his ruling National Regeneration Movement decided to put... Read more

Dominique Dawes.

By Kate Olivera

Three-time Olympian shares her conversion story

Three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes talks about her conversion to the Catholic faith, and how God has been at work in... Read more

By Christine Rousselle

White House says it will increase refugee cap in May

President Joe Biden will increase the refugee admissions limit by May 15 - after reports that he would keep the... Read more

NIH reverses restrictions on fetal tissue research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Friday announced it will not require ethics boards to review federally-funded research proposals... Read more

Cincinnati auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer.

By Jonah McKeown

Former Cincinnati auxiliary bishop’s role with Catholic school undetermined, as parents express concerns

Parents at St. John the Baptist School in Hamilton County, Ohio expressed concern this week about former Auxiliary Bishop Joseph... Read more

NGO praises Mastercard for trying to curb illegal pornography

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation praised the credit card association Mastercard for implementing new policies to curb illegal pornography. Read more

Robert Schuman in August 1949. Credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-19000-2453 (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Vatican official: Pope to advance sainthood cause of EU 'founding father' Robert Schuman

Pope Francis could declare venerable the French statesman Robert Schuman, a key “founding father” of the European Union, a Vatican... Read more

USCCB: Permitting mail-order abortion pills places women’s health ‘in serious jeopardy’

The pro-life chair of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday warned that loosening federal regulations of the abortion pill places... Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Benedict XVI turns 94 years old

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was born 94 years ago today in the town of Marktl, Bavaria. More than eight years... Read more

By CNA Staff

Indianapolis archbishop offers prayers in response to local mass shooting

The Archbishop of Indianapolis on Friday offered prayers and called on Catholics to work to end gun violence, after a... Read more

Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in Aug. 2019

By Courtney Mares

Vatican statement on Ramadan: 'Christians and Muslims are called to be bearers of hope'

The Vatican’s interreligious dialogue council released a statement Friday sending “fraternal good wishes” to Muslims for the month of Ramadan. Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Christian anthropology can renew the West, Vatican foreign minister says

"I retain an optimism that leads me to believe that with due commitment we can rise again," Archbishop Paul Gallagher... Read more

More states pass bills aimed at protecting women’s sports

State legislatures of West Virginia and Kansas recently passed bills restricting participation in women’s sports to one’s biological sex and... Read more

Relics of St. Faustina and Blessed Michał Sopoćko at the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in Sisak, Croatia.

By Courtney Mares

St. Faustina relic given to Catholic basilica hit by Croatia earthquake

A Catholic basilica in one of the towns most-damaged by an earthquake in Croatia last December recently received a relic... Read more

Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland

Why Maine Catholics, unable to meet in person, aren't sheepish about their faith

With the Maine Catholic Youth Meeting taking place virtually for the second year in a row, the Diocese of Portland... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105.

By Joe Bukuras

Virtual discernment program helps Boston men explore priesthood

This past week, the Archdiocese of Boston released its new vocation discernment initiative, Scivias, designed to bring vocational guidance to... Read more

Catholic family of 16 are debt free.

How a Catholic family of 16 lives debt-free

Five years ago, a Catholic family of 16 made international news for sending their children to college without any debt... Read more

Catholic school students. CNA file photo.

Charleston diocese sues South Carolina for barring Covid-relief funds from private schools

The Diocese of Charleston filed a suit against South Carolina on Wednesday challenging the state’s “Blaine Amendment”, which prohibits public... Read more