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Catholic schools proud of US Olympic medalist Katie Ledecky

Aug 2, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

American Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky will be leaving Tokyo with four medals, making her the most decorated female swimmer of... Read more

Olympic track star Sydney McLaughlin with Sister Percylee Hart RSM, the principal of Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains, NJ. McLaughlin graduated from the school in 2017.

'Go, Syd, Go!': Catholic high school ready to cheer on Sydney McLaughlin at Tokyo Olympics

Aug 2, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Track star Sydney McLaughlin, the pride of New Jersey's Union Catholic Regional High School, says her goal is "to glorify... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone schedules monthly Traditional Latin Mass at cathedral

Aug 2, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has instituted a monthly Traditional Latin Mass at San Francisco’s Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption,... Read more

Spanish Supreme Court rules divorced-and-remarried religion teacher must be reinstated 

Aug 2, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Spain’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a religion teacher whose declaration of suitability to teach religion was withdrawn by the... Read more

US bishops welcome emergency resettlement of Afghans

Aug 2, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Leading U.S. bishops on Friday welcomed Afghan nationals to the United States who had assisted the United States’ military, diplomatic,... Read more

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NFP expert: Natural Family Planning ‘empowers’ Catholic couples with fertility knowledge 

Aug 2, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Natural Family Planning (NFP) empowers women with “extremely valuable” information about their bodies, according to a Catholic OB/GYN and NaProTechnology... Read more

Neisi Dajomes. Credit: Ecuadorian Olympic Committee.

Ecuadorian bishops congratulate their country's first woman to win an Olympic gold medal

Aug 2, 2021

By David Ramos

The Ecuadorian bishops congratulated on Twitter Neisi Dajomes, the country’s first woman to win gold in the Olympics, for her... Read more

NY archdiocese warns priests not to grant religious vaccine exemptions

Aug 2, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Archdiocese of New York has instructed priests not to grant religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines, saying that do so... Read more

Fr. Patrick Ryan. Public domain.

Body of Tennessee priest on path to canonization reburied in basilica

Aug 2, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The body of Servant of God Patrick Ryan, a Tennessee priest who died in 1878 caring for victims of the... Read more

Pope Francis at World Youth Day in Poland, July 2016.

Pope Francis to Medjugorje youth festival: Christ frees us ‘from the seduction of idols’

Aug 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Have the courage to live your youth by entrusting yourselves to the Lord and setting out on a journey with... Read more

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany

Retired Albany bishop admits returning accused priests to ministry without notifying law enforcement

Aug 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The bishop emeritus of Albany says that the diocese once handled allegations of sexual abuse against priests without notifying law... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Aug. 1, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘The Lord wants a loving relationship with us’

Aug 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope said that Catholics were called to leave behind self-interest. Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke celebrates a pontifical high Mass  during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014.

Updated: Catholics ask Cardinal Gregory to reconsider cancelation of Tridentine Mass at National Shrine

Jul 31, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The organizers of an Aug. 14 Tridentine Mass in Washington, D.C. – canceled per new papal restrictions on traditional liturgies... Read more

Theodore McCarrick

Theodore McCarrick faces new civil sex abuse lawsuit

Jul 31, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick now faces a fifth civil sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey, after he was criminally charged... Read more

Bishop Kevin Doran.

Irish Catholic dioceses to go ahead with First Communions, confirmations after government advises delay

Jul 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘The mission of the Church cannot be put on hold indefinitely,’ a bishop said. Read more

The flag of Nigeria on a soldier’s arm.

Report: 17 Christians killed every day in Nigeria in first half of 2021

Jul 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

More than 3,000 Christians were murdered in 2021’s first 200 days. Read more

The newly elected Abbess and Council of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Ala., July 2021. Credit: Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration.

Mother Angelica's monastery elects new abbess, asks for 'continued prayers'

Jul 30, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Mother Mary Paschal has been elected the newest abbess of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama, filling... Read more

‘Abortion is not health care’: Members of Congress speak out against proposed abortion billing rule

Jul 30, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

More than 25 Republican senators wrote to the Biden administration this week warning that a proposed rule would allow federal... Read more

Blessed Solanus Casey. Photo courtesy of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph in Detroit.

Thank God ahead of time: What Blessed Solanus Casey teaches about a spirituality of gratitude

Jul 30, 2021

By Gretchen Siegel

Blessed Solanus Casey's childhood was not easy. He contracted diphtheria that permanently damaged his voice. Casey’s family also struggled economically... Read more

August 17, 2017 - A volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen helps a Central American refugee family take a bus to go stay with U.S. family

Catholic Charities in Texas criticizes state order restricting immigration work

Jul 30, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic entities helping migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border responded this week after the Texas governor restricted who could transport migrants... Read more