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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

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

Pope Benedict XVI revealed in a letter to his biographer that insomnia was the "central reason" why resigned in 2013.

Letter from Benedict XVI reveals the ‘central motive’ for his resignation, biographer says

Jan 29, 2023

By AC Wimmer

Benedict XVI said he had suffered from chronic insomnia since the early days of his pontificate, according to a letter... Read more

Father James Martin, SJ.

Spanish priest calls out Father James Martin for his ‘poisoned doctrine’ on homosexuality

Jan 24, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Father Francisco José Delgado said that “Martin, an American Jesuit, has the habit of speaking out on social media in... Read more

A group of school girls receiving the sacraments of baptism and confirmation in Onitsha, Anambra, Nigeria, on May 30, 2022.

Where is Mass attendance highest? One country is the clear leader

Jan 29, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A compilation of new data by researchers at Georgetown University sheds light on the countries around the world that have... Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience at the Vatican, Dec. 21, 2022.

‘Being homosexual is not a crime,’ Pope Francis reiterates in new interview

Jan 25, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The interview with the Associated Press covered a wide range of topics, including laws that criminalize homosexuality and sodomy. Read more

The golden-horned female statue titled “NOW” was made by Pakistani-born artist Shahzia Sikander.

How the ‘satanic’ New York City courthouse statue is all about abortion

Jan 28, 2023

By Peter Pinedo, Zelda Caldwell

The artist created the statue as a homage to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a lament over the... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx and fellow bishops from Germany meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Nov. 17, 2022

Pope Francis decries German Synodal Way as ‘neither helpful nor serious’

Jan 25, 2023

By AC Wimmer

In an interview published Wednesday, Pope Francis decried the German Synodal Way as elitist and running the risk of bringing... Read more

Bishop Robert Francis Prevost was named prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Bishops on Jan. 30, 2023.

Pope Francis accepts Ouellet’s resignation, appoints American to lead Dicastery for Bishops

Jan 30, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Robert Francis Prevost will lead the Vatican office responsible for evaluating new members of the Catholic Church’s hierarchy. Read more

After being acquitted of federal charges by a jury in Philadelphia on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, Mark Houck embraces and kisses his wife, Ryan-Marie Houck. Also with Houck are his son Mark Houck Jr., 14, and his daughter, Ava Houck, 12.

UPDATE: Mark Houck cleared of FACE Act charges in rebuke to Justice Department’s aggressive prosecution

Jan 30, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Pro-life activist Mark Houck was found not guilty Monday on federal assault charges stemming from a shoving incident outside a... 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

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ, in an interview with EWTN in 2020.

Pope Francis: ‘I had nothing to do’ with Father Marko Rupnik case

Jan 25, 2023

By Shannon Mullen, AC Wimmer

For the first time, Pope Francis has commented publicly about the scandal surrounding Jesuit artist Father Marko Rupnik. 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 and his wife, Ryan-Marie Houck, prior to entering the federal court house in Philadelphia on Jan. 25, 2023.

Pro-life leader and Catholic father of 7 Mark Houck goes to trial: an emotional first day

Jan 25, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The allegations relate to an incident that occurred at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Philadelphia on Oct. 13, 2021. 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

Father Fidelis Moscinski (lower left, standing behind the cross), a well-known pro-life activist and priest of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR) is seen during a tense standoff between pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators in Lower Manhattan on July 2, 2022. The pro-life marchers were trying to reach a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic where they planned to hold a prayer vigil, and the pro-abortion demonstrators were trying to block their path.

Priest found guilty of blocking entrance to abortion clinic, faces prison time

Jan 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

“The defendant attempted to prevent women from accessing their legal right to vital reproductive and pregnancy services,” United States Attorney... 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

The Houck family

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

Pope Francis, seated in a wheelchair, greets a child during the pope's general audience at the Vatican on Jan. 25, 2023.

Pope Francis says intestinal problems have ‘returned’ but insists, ‘I’m in good health’

Jan 25, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

The 86-year-old pontiff discussed his health and possible retirement in a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press published Jan. 25. Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Sunday Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023.

Pope Francis decries culture that ‘throws away’ unborn children, elderly, poor

Jan 29, 2023

By Courtney Mares

In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis decried a culture that “throws away” unborn children, the elderly, and the poor... Read more