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Participants of the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2022.

March for Life 2022: 'A great witness to the sanctity of human life'

Participants returned in large numbers to the annual March for Life Friday, braving frigid weather one year after the event’s... Read more

St. John Cantius parish in Chicago, Ill.

St John Cantius parish in Chicago seeks to reassure faithful amid changes

Jan 21, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The priests of Chicago’s St. John Cantius parish have pledged both continued support for their parishioners and obedience to the... Read more

Thousands of pro-life advocates gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021, in conjunction with oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

US Supreme Court allows Texas abortion law challenge to stay with state's top court

Jan 21, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to send a legal challenge against a Texas abortion law back to a... Read more

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Judge blocks COVID vaccine mandate for federal employees

Jan 21, 2022

By Kate Olivera

A federal judge on Friday issued a preliminary injunction against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees. Read more

Father Mike Schmitz, the host of the "Bible in a Year" podcast, addresses the crowd at the March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2022.

'Every person matters,' Father Mike Schmitz tells pro-life marchers

Jan 21, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Father Mike Schmitz, best known as the host of the "Bible in a Year" podcast, gave an emotional, personal speech... Read more

Thomas Sternberg and Bishop Georg Bätzing at the Synodal Way’s second Synodal Assembly in Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 30, 2021.

Spanish theologian warns German Synodal Way poses great danger to the Church

Jan 21, 2022

By David Ramos

Spanish theologian Fr. José Antonio Fortea has warned of what he calls the serious danger to the Catholic Church posed... Read more

Catholics pictured near the Co-Cathedral of St. Alexander in Kyiv, Ukraine. April 3, 2021.

Europe’s Catholic bishops ask for prayers for peace in Ukraine

Jan 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The bishop said the country was facing a ‘dramatic moment of tension.’ Read more

A dedication ceremony for the ultrasound machine donated by the Knights of Columbus to the First Choice Women's Resource Center in New Brunswick, N.J.

Knights of Columbus donates 1500th ultrasound machine

Jan 21, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The Knights of Columbus donated an ultrasound machine to a New Jersey pregnancy center on Wednesday, a charitable milestone that... Read more

Tens of thousands gathered for a pre-march rally and concert at the National Mall for the 2022 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

March for Life underway, with hopes rising that Roe's days are numbered

Tens of thousands of pro-life Americans gathered Friday to participate in the 49th annual March for Life, amid rising hopes... Read more

The Institute for the Works of Religion, commonly known as the Vatican bank.

Vatican appeal court confirms former IOR officials liable for mismanagement

Jan 21, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Paolo Cipriani and Massimo Tulli were ordered to pay around $46 million in compensation. Read more

Pro-choice messages projected onto the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2022.

Cardinal Gregory criticizes activist group's 'antics' at basilica on eve of March for Life

Jan 21, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, responded strongly Friday to an activist group's projection of pro-choice messages on the facade... Read more

Marijana Petir, a member of the Croatian Parliament and former Member of the European Parliament.

Catholic politician rejects ‘false accusations’ in European Islamophobia report

Jan 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Marijana Petir questioned why she was cited in the study. Read more

The Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.

Catholic diocese in Australia found vicariously liable for clerical abuse

Jan 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

The ruling is believed to be the first of its kind in the country. Read more

Father Mike Schmitz

Seven things to know about March for Life speaker Father Mike Schmitz

Jan 21, 2022

By Kate Olivera

Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates are expected to gather at the National Mall in Washington later today for the... Read more

St. Irenaeus of Lyon.

Pope Francis declares St. Irenaeus ‘Doctor of Unity’

Jan 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The saint is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox Christians. Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the plenary session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Jan. 21, 2022.

Pope Francis: The Church is firmly committed to justice for abuse victims

Jan 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

His comments came a day after the publication of the Munich abuse report. Read more

Pro-life advocate Katie Shaw

‘A Wonderful Life’: Meet the woman with Down syndrome speaking at March for Life

Jan 21, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Katie Shaw is many things: a champion for the unborn, an advocate for those with disabilities, a faithful Catholic, and,... Read more

Twitter post by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco on Jan. 20, 2022, reacting to an activist group's projection of pro-choice messages on the facade of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Activist group projects pro-choice messages on Washington basilica on eve of March for Life

Jan 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras, Shannon Mullen

In a provocative act on the eve of the annual March for Life, an activist group projected pro-choice messages on... Read more

The Vigil Mass for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2015.

Vigil Mass for Life: 'Every human being, at every stage of life, should be treated with respect'

Jan 20, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Catholics must work to promote a culture of life and work to support mothers, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said... Read more

The Salus Populi Romani was checked by Vatican art restorers Jan. 20, 2022.

Popular Marian icon in Rome gets conservation check-up

Jan 20, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Art restorers from the Vatican Museums checked the conservation of an important Byzantine Marian icon in Rome on Thursday. Read more