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A migrant woman prays in front of an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at a migrant shelter in McAllen, Texas, run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.

Texas attorney general appeals decision in case against Catholic nonprofit

Jul 19, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The attorney general’s office is also going forward with investigations into other border nonprofits he suspects of illegal activity, including... Read more

Priests respond to a talk at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis on July 18, 2024.

Scott Hahn urges priests at National Eucharistic Congress to ‘rekindle Eucharistic amazement’ 

Jul 19, 2024

By Courtney Mares

During the first session with nearly 1,000 priests on Wednesday, Scott Hahn offered a retreat meditation on the biblical account... Read more

Abbé Pierre died at the age of 94 in 2007. He is now accused of sexually assaulting and harassing numerous women.

Famous French priest Abbé Pierre accused of sexual assault and harassment

Jul 19, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

The famous French priest, who died in 2007, has now been accused of sexual assault and harassment by at least... Read more

Mark Story.

Pro-life photojournalist Mark Story remembered as ‘true man of God’ after sudden death

Jul 19, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The pro-life activist and photojournalist best known for his poignant pictures of the “D.C. five” died of a heart attack... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court building.

Pro-life sidewalk counselors appeal to Supreme Court for stronger free speech protections

Jul 19, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Coalition Life petitioned the Supreme Court this week to consider its lawsuit against the City of Carbondale, Illinois. Read more

The U.S. Department of Education sign hangs over the entrance to the federal building housing the agency's headquarters on Feb. 9, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

Appeals court rejects Biden administration request to enforce ‘gender identity’ Title IX rules

Jul 19, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that prevents the Department of Education from enforcing any part of... Read more

“The Olympic Games are, by their very nature, about peace, not war,” Pope Francis emphasized, noting that “the five intertwined rings represent the spirit of fraternity that should characterize the Olympic event and sporting competition in general.”

Pope Francis’ desire for Olympics is to foster world peace, which is ‘seriously threatened’

Jul 19, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

In a message addressed to Archbishop Laurent Ulrich of Paris, Pope Francis expressed his fervent desire that the Olympic Games... Read more

Republican presidential nominee former president Donald Trump speaks after officially accepting the Republican presidential nomination on stage on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum on July 18, 2024, in Milwaukee.

Pro-life roundup: Trump says abortion ‘will never be a federal issue again’

Jul 19, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

In an interview this week former president Donald Trump reasserted his stance that abortion is exclusively a state issue and... Read more

The Archdiocese of Baltimore said it acquired several hundred guns as part of a “buyback” program financed by local parishes and individual donors on Aug. 5, 2023.

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

Jul 19, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The archdiocese said last year that it obtained 360 guns using $50,000 in raised funds in what officials described as... Read more

Father Mike Schmitz speaks at the revival session of the National Eucharistic Congress on July 18, 2024.

Father Mike Schmitz preaches repentance at National Eucharistic Congress

Jul 19, 2024

By Zelda Caldwell

The host of the popular “Bible in a Year” podcast called on the Catholics gathered in Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium... Read more

Bob Newhart arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 10, 2016, in Los Angeles.

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

Jul 19, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The famous stand-up comic and actor said he went to Mass twice weekly and regularly thanked God for helping his... Read more

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Bishop reminds vacationers: Only in God does the soul find rest

Jul 19, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

In a new pastoral letter Bishop Ginés García Beltrán of Getafe, Spain, points out that “rest is good and necessary.” Read more

Gianna Emanuela Molla joins a private birthday dinner for Cheryl Calire at The St. Joseph Chapel at the Mother Teresa Home.

Diocese of Buffalo welcomes Gianna Emanuela Molla for events honoring her mother

Jul 19, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Gianna Emanuela Molla was in attendance when the eighth pregnancy outreach center named after her mother was opened July 11... Read more

Elon Musk attends a session during the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity 2024 on June 19, 2024 in Cannes, France.

Elon Musk moves companies from California, blasts law that hides gender transition from parents

Jul 18, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The law prohibits school districts from adopting policies that require parental notification if a child begins to identify as a... Read more

Big smiles from a group from the Diocese of Sacramento, California, as they wait in the long line to complete their registration for the congress in the Indiana Convention Center on July 15, 2024.

Catholics from across country meet in Indiana for National Eucharistic Congress

Jul 18, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, Minnesota, called the congress “a moment of unity” for the Church in the United States. Read more

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Florida warns abortion amendment might ‘negatively affect’ state’s economy

Jul 18, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The state Financial Impact Estimating Conference approved a “financial impact” statement to be placed on the ballot alongside the abortion... Read more

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Oklahoma orders school board to rescind Catholic charter contract after court ruling

Jul 18, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School would have been the first religious charter school in the nation, but in... Read more

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Ohio priest apologizes for destroying hard drive containing possible child porn

Jul 18, 2024

By Daniel Payne

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

Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, speaks to the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “God and Country Breakfast” in Milwaukee on July 18, 2024. Vance told the audience he was raised Christian but became an atheist when he was in law school before coming into the Catholic Church later in his adult life. He blamed the “arrogance” of atheism for “a lot of secular culture in our country today.”

Vance seeks to reassure social conservatives about their role in Republican Party

Jul 18, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance promised social conservatives they will continue to have “a seat at the table” in the Republican... Read more

Some 6,000 grandparents and other older people attended the papal Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on July 23, 2023, for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

World Day of Grandparents: Vatican grants plenary indulgence for visiting the elderly

Jul 18, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

Those who are grandparents or elderly themselves can also receive a plenary indulgence. Read more