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Pro-lifers rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1, 2021.

Each of Louisiana’s abortion clinics are leaving the state

Aug 17, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The three abortion clinics in Louisiana are leaving the state following the state’s Supreme Court Aug. 12 decision that an... Read more

Uyghur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China.

UN: China’s mistreatment of the Uyghurs amounts to modern-day slavery

Aug 17, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In recent years, China has detained Uyghurs in hundreds of “reeducation camps” and reportedly subjected them to torture and political... Read more

A Traditional Latin Mass.

Arlington bishop offers path forward after implementing Traditional Latin Mass restrictions

Aug 17, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Effective September 8, Burbidge’s directives allow eight parishes to continue offering the Traditional Latin Mass. But only three of those... Read more

Pope Francis with a surprise visitor on stage at the General Audience in the Vatican on Aug. 17, 2022

Pope Francis: An alliance between old and young will save the family

Aug 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Wednesday emphasized the family’s need for healthy relationships and dialogue between the young and the elderly. Read more

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Reform and obedience to the Pope: How two crucial meetings will shape the future of the Order of Malta

Aug 17, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The debate on the reform of the Order of Malta is entering a crucial phase on Wednesday: Two meetings are... Read more

A consistory for the creation of new cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica Nov. 28, 2020.

What you need to know about Pope Francis’ next consistory

Aug 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday, Aug. 27, Pope Francis will place a red biretta on the heads of 18 bishops and two priests,... Read more

Father Jeewantha Peiris

Sri Lankan priest involved in protests granted bail

Aug 17, 2022

By Charlotte Evans

A priest involved in the recent protests in Sri Lanka has been granted bail after being accused of several criminal... Read more

Original painting of the Divine Mercy, by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski in 1934 | Pope John Paul II in 1996.

Twenty years ago John Paul II entrusted the world to Divine Mercy with this prayer

Aug 17, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

On Aug. 17, 2002, twenty years ago today, Pope John Paul II entrusted the world to Divine Mercy as he... Read more

Firefighters work at the scene of a burnt collective transport vehicle after it was set on fire by unidentified individuals in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on Aug. 12, 2022.

Archbishop condemns attacks by organized crime in US-Mexico border area

Aug 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Francisco Moreno Barrón, the archbishop of Tijuana, Mexico, condemned the 20 attacks carried out in several towns in the state... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet takes part in the Pontifical Council for Culture's Plenary Assembly on Women's Cultures in Rome, Feb. 6, 2015.

Cardinal Ouellet named in Canadian sex abuse lawsuit

Aug 16, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops, was accused of sexual assault in a civil suit filed against... Read more

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish Church in Maricaban, Pasay City, in the Philippines.

Nuns in the Philippines charged with aiding terrorists

Aug 16, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

More than a dozen people, including several Catholic nuns, have been charged under the Philippines’ strict anti-terror law with allegedly... Read more

The faithful gather for Mass behind the fence of the church as the parochial vicar celebrates Mass in the atrium of Santa Lucía Parish in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Aug. 16, 2022.

Police harassment forces priest to celebrate Mass outside church in Nicaragua

Aug 16, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

A group of police officers from the Daniel Ortega dictatorship in Nicaragua arrived at a parish Aug. 16 with the... Read more

Daniel Ortega celebrates his re-inauguration as president of Nicaragua, Jan. 10, 2012.

Bianca Jagger implores Pope Francis to aid persecuted Catholic Church in Nicaragua

Aug 16, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Human rights activist Bianca Jagger is raising awareness of the Nicaraguan regime’s oppression of the Catholic Church, calling on Pope... Read more

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Rosaries are flying off the shelves after ‘The Atlantic’ article suggests link to ‘extremism’

Aug 16, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Three online shops that sell rosaries have reported a boost in sales following a controversial article which attempted to link... Read more

The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Lungern, Switzerland

Swiss bishops' Synod report: Catholic Church denies equality to women and excludes LGBT people

Aug 16, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The Swiss Bishops' Conference's report from the Synod says the Catholic Church was seen as suffering from clericalism as well... Read more

A scene from a papal visit to Lebanon, Sept. 14, 2012.

After Maronite archbishop detained in Lebanon, U.S. bishops voice solidarity

Aug 15, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A Maronite Catholic archbishop was bringing aid back to Lebanon when he was wrongly detained by Lebanese authorities at the... Read more

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Doctor says Boston gender clinic mutilates and sterilizes children

Aug 15, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Controversy erupted last week when news of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Gender Clinic for kids took over social media, prompting outrage... Read more

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‘The Atlantic’ publishes article on the rosary as symbol of far-right, violent extremism

Aug 15, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The author describes photos of rosary beads "made of cartridge casings, and complete with gun-metal-finish crucifixes." Read more

Tawadros II, Coptic Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria, presides over a funeral liturgy for victims of the Dec. 11, 2016 bomb attack on his cathedral.

Who are the Coptic Christians? Tragic church fire a blow to a persecuted group

Aug 15, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Egypt’s Christian minority has long been regarded as a second-class group among the Muslim majority populace, and in recent years... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address at St. Peter's Square, Aug. 15, 2022.

Pope Francis on the Assumption: ‘Do I believe that to love is to reign, and to serve is power?’

Aug 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

Reflecting on the Visitation during his Angelus address on Monday, Pope Francis reflected on the raising up to heaven of... Read more