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Olivia Newton-John arrives for G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala Jan. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. The singer and actress died Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at age 73 after a decades-long struggle with breast cancer.

Olivia Newton-John attended Catholic Mass, said ‘favorite prayer’ daily

Aug 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

She began reciting the prayer after she became pregnant with her only child in 1986. In recent years she was... Read more

The community of Trappist monks of the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña in Burgos, Spain.

Why did the floor of a Spanish monastery turn blood red once a year for almost 500 years?

Aug 9, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

On Aug. 6 in the year 953, 200 monks living at the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña in Burgos,... Read more

Father Capodanno with fellow Marines in Vietnam

In Rome, a setback for Father Vincent Capodanno sainthood cause

Aug 12, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Consultants to the Vatican office tasked with judging possible saints have recommended the suspension of Capodanno’s cause, though his backers... Read more

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Adams County, Colorado, sustained thousands of dollars in estimated damage from a pair of drive-by shootings Aug. 6 and Aug. 8, 2022.

Drive-by gunshots target Denver-area Catholic church

Aug 8, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

No one was hurt, but the church suffered tens of thousands of dollars in estimated damage. Read more

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Is Latin more effective in driving out demons? An exorcist responds

Aug 10, 2022

By David Ramos

Father Francisco Torres Ruiz of the Diocese of Plasencia, Spain, said many wonder if an exorcism ritual from 1614 is... Read more

Singer Britney Spears attends the MTV Bash at the Hollywood Palladium on June 28, 2003 in Hollywood, California.

Britney Spears clarifies she asked for a Catholic church wedding: ‘I don’t like being called a liar’

Aug 10, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The American pop star has more to say about wanting to be married in a Catholic church. Read more

St. Paul VI

Reacting to pontifical academy, theologian says teaching of Humanae vitae can't change

Aug 8, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Even if a specific encyclical such as Humanae vitae is not infallible, "the teaching that it presents is in fact... Read more

Bishop Emil Stehle

German bishop, accused of abuse, found to have helped wanted pedophile priests escape to Latin America

Aug 8, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The now-deceased prelate allegedly used money from the German Bishops' Conference to financially support other alleged perpetrators. Read more

Sister Lucia, seer of Fatima (left); detail of the sanctuary of Pontevedra (right)

Spanish shrine where Our Lady of Fatima appeared to Sister Lucía is falling into ruin

Aug 11, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The place where Our Lady called for the first Saturday devotion needs urgent reconstruction work. Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, walks with other pilgrims to the Shrine of the Divine Child in July 2022.

Nicaraguan police place Catholic bishop, priests under house arrest

Aug 8, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

The bishop, along with six priests and six lay people, have been surrounded by dozens of riot police since Aug.... Read more

Cardinal Jozef Tomko in 2018 at a shrine on Mount Zvir, above the village of Litmanová, Slovakia.

Cardinal Tomko, oldest living cardinal, dead at 98

Aug 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Jozef Tomko died early Monday morning in Rome at the age of 98. At the time of his death,... Read more

Students for Life Action volunteer Grace Hartsock

Kansas woman arrested after allegedly striking pro-life teen ‘with fists’ to the head

Aug 10, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Grace Hartsock was knocking on doors to encourage Kansas citizens to vote for a pro-life amendment when, she says, she... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 10, 2022

Pope Francis: The desire for ‘eternal youth’ and ‘unlimited well-being’ is delusional conceit

Aug 10, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that it is “delusional” to try to stop the natural passage of time in pursuit of... Read more

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Vatican enlists influencers to get young, disenchanted Catholics to answer Synod survey

Aug 9, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Jimmy Akin, a Catholic apologist and a host of the popular radio call-in show Catholic Answers Live, was tapped by... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, is monitored by police in early August 2022.

The history behind the persecution of the Catholic Church in Nicaragua

Aug 12, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

How did the Central American country come to such a crisis? Read more

The cross in the Valley of the Fallen is erected over a granite outcrop, 150 meters over the basilica.

Why the world’s largest cross and its custodians are under imminent threat in Spain

Aug 12, 2022

By Estefanía Aguirre

In a move that could destroy the largest cross in the world, Spain’s government wants to turn the world’s longest... Read more

The flag of the Republic of Ireland.

Pro-lifers react with dismay to news that Irish government plans to fine for praying near abortion clinic

Aug 9, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

Pro-life campaigners and advocates for religious freedom in Ireland have expressed dismay following the news that the Irish Government intends... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong.

Cardinal Zen to stand trial in September over role with pro-democracy fund

Aug 11, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Cardinal Joseph Zen is set to stand trial next month, along with four other people, in connection to his role... Read more

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Catholic schools’ free lunch funds jeopardized by Biden LGBT rule change

Aug 10, 2022

By Edie Heipel, Joe Bukuras

A reinterpreted discrimination ban puts pressure on schools not aligned with the Biden administration’s LGBTQ agenda that rely on federal... Read more

Firefighters work to put out a roof fire at historic St. James Catholic Church, in Rockford, Illinois, on Aug. 8, 2022. The Diocese of Rockford said a lightning strike was a possible cause.

Lightning strike causes major fire damage to historic Illinois Catholic church

Aug 9, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Three firefighters were injured responding to the Aug. 8 fire St. James Catholic Church in Rockford, Illinois. Read more