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Pope Francis speaks at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Jan. 18, 2023.

Pope Francis clarifies comments on sin and homosexuality

Jan 28, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“I should have said ‘It is a sin, as is any sexual act outside of marriage,’” the pope wrote. Read more

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Skull of St. Thomas Aquinas unveiled at 700th anniversary of his canonization

Jan 28, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The skull of St. Thomas Aquinas has arrived at the Dominican Convent of Toulouse, France, and placed in a new... Read more

Mark Houck gives a speech at the Men's March in Boston on Oct. 15, 2022.

Mark Houck trial: Jury deadlocked, will resume deliberations Jan. 30

Jan 27, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The jury deciding the fate of pro-life activist Mark Houck could not come to a decision Friday on whether the... Read more

Statues of Joseph and Mary were stolen from a Nativity scene at St. Patrick’s Co-Cathedral in Billings, Montana, after vandals destroyed the statues the night of Jan. 16, 2023. The statues were found Jan. 26, 2023.

A ‘hate crime’ at Montana Catholic churches? Some think so

Jan 27, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

Vandals destroyed a Nativity scene at St. Patrick’s Co-Cathedral in Billings, Montana, the night of Jan. 16. Read more

A summer day with a row of school buses stands out in the green farmlands.

New Iowa ‘school choice’ program a boon for Catholic schools, bishop says

Jan 27, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Students who attend Iowa Catholic schools will soon get a financial boost of nearly $7,600 per year. Read more

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Virginia Democrats block three bills restricting abortion 

Jan 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

A Democrat-controlled Virginia Senate committee voted down three bills that would have put more restrictions on abortion in the commonwealth. Read more

Pope Francis greets a married couple at a Wednesday General Audience.

Pope Francis: Marriage is a lifelong union between a man and woman

Jan 27, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Friday reiterated the Church’s perennial teaching on marriage as a lifelong union between a man and a... Read more

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Japanese government to investigate forced sterilization of intellectually disabled people

Jan 27, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

At least eight couples have reportedly undergone sterilization at the behest of Asunaro Social Welfare Service Corp. Read more

The statue, called “Christ in Death,” portrays Jesus’ corpse laying on a burial shroud with a crown of thorns laid alongside his lower legs.

Woman arrested at Fargo cathedral for smashing ‘Christ in Death’ statue

Jan 27, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Church surveillance footage reportedly shows the half-dressed suspect, Brittany Marie Reynolds, damaging the statue in St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo. Read more

The Religious Freedom Institute honored outgoing president Tom Farr, who will be succeeded by Eric Patterson, on Jan. 24, 2023.

Religious Freedom Institute honors Tom Farr, champion of those persecuted for their faith

Jan 27, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Religious Freedom Institute announced the retirement as president of Tom Farr and the appointment of his successor Eric Patterson... Read more

Archbishop Broglio blesses Sashko Lenevych, a lieutenant in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Here’s what American Catholics in the pews have done to help relief efforts in Ukraine

Jan 27, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

“When the first bombs struck Ukraine nearly a year ago, aid was already coming in from Catholics in the United... Read more

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Prosecution rests case in Mark Houck trial, defense motions to dismiss the case

Jan 26, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

In the trial of Mark Houck, charged with violating Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, defense lawyers argued that... Read more

Cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.

Christian baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake case

Jan 26, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Jack Phillips now faces a civil lawsuit for declining to make a cake celebrating a purported gender transition of a... Read more

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Sacristan killed, priest wounded in terrorist attacks in Spain; bishops condemn violence

Jan 26, 2023

By CNA Staff

The National Court in Spain has initiated the investigation in Wednesday’s incidents as a suspected jihadist terror attack. Read more

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Minnesota bishops decry bill that would make abortion a right

Jan 26, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic bishops of Minnesota urged lawmakers to vote down a bill that would codify the right to abortion, proposing... Read more

Riot policemen clash with demonstrators during a protest in Lima on Jan. 24, 2023.

Five things to know about the violence racking Peru

Jan 26, 2023

By CNA Staff

Violent protests have been taking place for more than a month in different regions of Peru and have claimed at... Read more

Anna Lulis from Moneta, Virginia, (left) who works for the pro-life group Students for Life of America, stands beside an abortion rights demonstrator outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022, after the court's decision in the Dobbs abortion case was announced.

Pro-life college students to protest ‘life-ending’ abortion drugs at Walgreens, CVS 

Jan 26, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“Our purpose of having these protests is so that we can let ‘Big Pharma’ companies know that it’s absolutely unacceptable... Read more

Bishop Michael Pfeifer was Bishop of San Angelo, Texas, from 1985 to 2013.

Retired bishop calls on fellow bishops, pro-lifers to stay focused on culture of life

Jan 26, 2023

By Katie Yoder

An emeritus Texas bishop is calling on his fellow bishops and all pro-lifers people to focus on creating a culture... Read more

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Bishop remembers slain journalists in Mexico on feast day of their patron saint

Jan 25, 2023

By CNA Staff

According to the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico, between 2000 and 2018, a total of 134 journalists were murdered. Read more

A pro-life pregnancy center in Hollywood, Florida, was defaced with pro-abortion graffiti over Memorial Day Weekend 2022.

Two Florida residents indicted for vandalizing pro-life pregnancy centers

Jan 25, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The indictments represent the first suspects known to have been arrested in attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers since a rash... Read more