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Pope Francis gives an Angelus address, Oct. 24, 2021.

Canada's bishops hope papal visit will aid 'reconciliation and healing'

Oct 27, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic, secular, and tribal leaders throughout Canada reacted with mixed emotions to the news that Pope Francis would likely be... Read more

A candle of St. Jude

Why is St. Jude the patron saint of lost causes?

Oct 27, 2021

By Francesca Pollio

On Oct. 28, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Jude, also known as Thaddeus, one of Jesus’ 12... Read more

The old facade of the diocesan shrine and parish of Our Lady of Grace of the Diocese of Kalookan.

Filipino Catholic priest breeds rabbits to feed poor parishioners

Oct 27, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

An Oblates missionary priest in the Philippines has been breeding rabbits for a year now to feed the poor in... Read more

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs a state budget in Lansing, Mich., Sept. 29, 2021.

Whitmer ought to back school choice bill, not veto it, Michigan Catholic Conference says

Oct 27, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Michigan Catholic Conference has welcomed the passage of legislation that would help fund scholarships for private and religious K-12... Read more

Inaugural intercollegiate Catholic Student Summit at Victoria Park in Irving, Texas, Oct. 8, 2021.

Catholic students from Texas universities unite for prayer and worship

Oct 27, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Catholic students from multiple Texas universities recently gathered for an evening of prayer and worship that, organizers say, is the... Read more

Sudanese carry a man injured during clashes as part of protests against a military coup that overthrew the transition to civilian rule, on Oct. 25, 2021 in the capital Khartoum. - Sudan's top general declared a state of emergency Monday as soldiers rounded up civilian leaders, with three people killed as soldiers put down furious protests decrying a coup.

Bishop urges international community to promote value of human life after Sudan coup

Oct 27, 2021

By ACI Africa

The international community must put pressure on Sudan’s military to show respect and value for human life, a Catholic bishop... Read more

Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in this April 29, 2016.

White House: Pope Francis ‘has spoken differently’ than Biden on abortion

Oct 27, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Ahead of President Joe Biden’s Oct. 29 meeting with Pope Francis, a White House spokeswoman acknowledged on Wednesday that “the... Read more

2020 March for Life, Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 2020

March for Life announces 2022 theme of 'equality'

Oct 27, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The theme for the upcoming March for Life will be “Equality Begins in the Womb,” event organizers announced at a... Read more

St Paul's Cathedral in Wenzhou.

Authorities kidnap Catholic bishop in China, says report

Oct 27, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Chinese authorities have kidnapped Catholic Bishop Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou, according to a report by AsiaNews on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis to visit Canada in 'pilgrimage of healing and reconciliation' with Indigenous peoples

Oct 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The potential visit by Pope Francis would be the first papal trip to Canada in nearly 20 years. Read more

On March 31, 2021, the Vatican vaccinated 100 people staying at homeless shelters in Rome

Vatican providing third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Oct 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican has provided the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine to its residents and employees since January. Read more

Pope Francis blessed "Voice of the Unborn" bells for Ecuador and Ukraine on Oct. 27, 2021

Pope Francis blesses pro-life bells going to Ukraine and Ecuador

Oct 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The bells, which are rung in support of the unborn, each weigh more than 2,000 pounds. Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Order of Malta's Fra' Marco Luzzago on June 25, 2021.

Order of Malta thanks Pope Francis for choosing to 'accelerate the process of reform'

Oct 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

"As my special delegate you have all the powers necessary to decide any questions that may arise," the pope wrote... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience address in the Paul VI Hall of the Vatican Oct. 27, 2021

Pope Francis’ advice for reigniting your spiritual life

Oct 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis gave Catholics some recommendations for how to restart their spiritual life after falling out of practice. Read more

Major Daniel E. O'Connell, MD, MPH, receives the 2021 Catholic Doctor of the Year Award on Oct. 24, during the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ annual Mass for Catholic Healthcare Professionals.

Catholic doctor honored for service during COVID-19 pandemic

Oct 26, 2021

By Kate Olivera

A neurologist who responded to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City in 2020 has been awarded... Read more

Cardinal George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly

In India, Cardinal Alencherry again rejects allegations of illegal land deals

Oct 26, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Cardinal George Alencherry and his spokesman continue to reject claims of illegality in controversial land deals in the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese... Read more

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Orthodox leader discusses religious freedom, climate change with Biden

Oct 26, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I discussed religious freedom and climate change with U.S. leaders on Monday in Washington, D.C., and announced... Read more

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Why the next bishop of Hong Kong has a giraffe in his coat of arms

Oct 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Bishop-elect Stephen Chow Sau-yan is due to be consecrated on Dec. 4. Read more

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Canadian diocese requires COVID-19 vaccination to attend Mass

Oct 26, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A Catholic diocese in Canada will be requiring proof of vaccination and identity verification for anyone 12 or older to... Read more

Toufic Baaklini at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, 2016

Head of Christian advocacy group resigns over ties to illegal campaign donations

Oct 26, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The president of an advocacy group for Middle Eastern Christians has resigned from the organization over his connection to illegal... Read more