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Synod snafu: The USCCB tweet Catholic Twitter can't stop talking about

Jan 11, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

No one ever said gathering constructive input from the world's 1 billion Catholics was going to be easy. But a... Read more

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Former priest withdraws pleas over child sex abuse after judge's rejection of sentencing agreement

Jan 12, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Gary Berthiaume, a former priest, withdrew his guilty pleas after being sentenced to spend up to 15 years in prison... Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

10 things to know about Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Jan 14, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The 94-year-old is a champion of truth, Mozart — and cats. Read more

Pope Francis listens as Sister Marije Kaleta speaks in Tirana’s St. Paul Cathedral, Albania, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.

Catholic nun who secretly baptized babies under communism dies at 92

Jan 12, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Sister Marije Kaleta risked her life to take Communion to the sick and dying. Read more

Pope Francis opens the Holy Doors at St. Peter's Basilica to begin the Year of Mercy, Dec. 8, 2015.

Vatican unveils motto for 2025 Jubilee Year

Jan 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Preparations are already underway in Rome for the 2025 Jubilee, a special year of grace and pilgrimage in the Catholic... Read more

Fr. David Hudgins, a priest of the Diocese of Lansing who died in a car accident Jan. 3, 2022.

The Final Dispatch of Father Hudgins, a Lansing priest who died in a road accident

Jan 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father David Hudgins, a priest of the Diocese of Lansing, penned an article for publication in his parish bulletin shortly... Read more

Pope Francis is seen leaving a record store in Rome, Jan. 11, 2022.

Why did Pope Francis visit a record store in Rome?

Jan 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A photo showing Pope Francis exiting a record store gained traction on social media Tuesday as people asked the question:... Read more

2020 March for Life, Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 2020

March for Life speakers include Father Mike Schmitz, actor Kirk Cameron

Jan 11, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The March for Life Education and Defense Fund announced the speaker lineup for the upcoming 49th annual March for Life... Read more

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Use ‘preferred pronouns’ or else, university’s gender inclusion plan warns

Jan 16, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The bishops of Fargo and Bismarck are speaking out against a proposed “gender inclusion” policy that would require everyone at... Read more

Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., pictured on March 3, 2012.

Vatican astronomer: ‘Trust the science’ does not convince those who most need to be convinced

Jan 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

Brother Guy Consolmagno said the phrase left him ‘puzzled.’ Read more

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March for Life: What about bathrooms? Food? We’ve got answers here

Jan 16, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Christine Rousselle

The 49th Annual March for Life is going on as planned on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C. Here's what you... Read more

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Citing abortion views, DC restaurant boots pro-life group

Jan 13, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Saying it “stands firmly” in support of legalized abortion, a Washington, D.C. restaurant has canceled a pro-life group’s booking for... Read more

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Bishop of Fort Worth asks for prayers for Synagogue hostage situation involving alleged Al Qaeda terrorist

Jan 15, 2022

By Alejandro Bermudez

Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, made an urgent request to Catholics to pray for those involved in a... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, who was acquitted of charges of the rape of a nun Jan. 14, 2022.

Catholic bishop in India cleared of charges of raping a nun

Jan 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

A bishop charged with the repeated rape of a nun over the course of two years was acquitted by a... Read more

Fr. Peter Williams, pastor of Holy Family parish in Springfield, Vt.

Burlington priest asks parishioners to tell bishop of his pastoral care, mental health

Jan 17, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Father Peter Williams says the Diocese of Burlington is trying to remove him as pastor of his parish because he... Read more

Dr. Alice von Hildebrand

A joyful, faithful 'warrior': Catholic philosopher, author Alice von Hildebrand dies at 98

Jan 14, 2022

By Kate Olivera

Alice von Hildebrand, known to her friends as "Lily," died Jan. 14, leaving behind an impressive collection of writing and... Read more

Surveillance footage shows a man hammering at the Our Lady of Fatima statue located outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5, 2021.

Here's the latest update on the attack on the Our Lady of Fatima statue in D.C.

Jan 14, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Police say they have identified a person of interest after releasing security camera footage of a man damaging an Our... Read more

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer speaks at a press conference on June 22, 2020.

German Catholic bishop criticizes delay in Synodal Way gender-neutral language debate

Jan 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer said: ‘I protest against this approach.’ Read more

Father Peter Harman, rector of the North American College seminary in Rome, in a 2017 photo.

Rector agrees to delay departure from Rome’s North American College

Jan 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Peter Harman will now stay until the end of June. Read more

A concrete statue of Mary stands near the burned home of the McLaren family in Superior, Colorado after the Dec. 30, 2021 Marshall Fire.

Blessed Mother statues still stand at Colorado family home destroyed by wildfire

Jan 16, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

As Bob and Tina McLaren fled the Superior, Colorado neighborhood they had called home since 1992, Tina looked back and... Read more