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Our Lady of Christendom is an annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Covadonga (Asturias) that takes place around the feast of St. James the Apostle (July 25), patron saint of Spain.

Vatican prohibits customary Traditional Latin Mass for pilgrims in Spain 

Jul 9, 2024

By David Ramos

The organizers of the fourth edition of the pilgrimage announced the prohibition in a July 6 post on X. Read more

St. Mary’s Catholic Preschool in Littleton, Colorado.

Colorado parishes to appeal ruling in dispute over universal preschool program

Jul 10, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The schools are unable to participate in the preschool program and uphold their religious beliefs, lawyers argue. Read more

Pro-lifers were present at the Arkansas capitol on July 5, 2024, when a pro-abortion group submitted its petitions for a ballot measure that proposes an amendment that would enshrine abortion as a right in the state constitution for the first half of a pregnancy.

Proposed Arkansas abortion ballot measure is ‘extreme,’ ‘unsafe,’ critics warn

Jul 8, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The ballot measure proposes an amendment that would enshrine abortion as a right in the state constitution for the first... Read more

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage enters St. Josephine Bakhita Parish in St. Louis.

Historically Black Catholic parish rolls out red carpet for St. Louis Eucharistic pilgrimage

Jul 10, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

St. Josephine Bakhita Parish was formed from a recent merger of three former parishes, which came into effect in October... Read more

Filipino newlyweds dance in the street during a reception in Baleno town, Masbate island province in the central Philippines, April 15, 2007.

Filipino bishops urge nation to ‘take a little more time’ before legalizing civil divorce

Jul 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Philippines is the only nation in the world, other than the Vatican, where divorce is still outlawed.  Read more

Pope Francis travels between the conference center and Unità d’Italia Square in Trieste, Italy, with a golf cart during his pastoral visit to the northern Italian city on July 7, 2024. In Trieste, the pope addressed around 1,200 participants in a Catholic conference on democracy for the annual Social Week of Catholics.

Gun found in abandoned suitcase before papal visit to Trieste, Italy

Jul 12, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

According to Italian press, less than 24 hours after the pope’s arrival, the police discovered a Czech-made semiautomatic pistol inside... Read more

The front of the Phat Diem Cathedral, Vietnam.

11 Vietnamese Christians missing from detention amid religious freedom concerns

Jul 10, 2024

By AC Wimmer

A report released July 5 claims the missing individuals were sentenced between 2011 and 2016 to a combined total of... Read more

A map of Nigeria.

Catholics in Africa want Nigeria withdrawn from ‘pro-LGBT, pro-abortion’ Samoa agreement

Jul 12, 2024

By Silas Isenjia

In a July 9 petition CitizenGo Africa say there have been widespread debates in Nigeria compelling the government to withdraw... Read more

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage passes southwest of Omaha, Nebraska, on June 21, 2024.

Pope Francis praises National Eucharistic Revival in the U.S.

Jul 9, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

In a letter published Tuesday, Pope Francis said he wished to extend a special blessing to all those attending the... Read more

A tapestry of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, hangs in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Oct. 16, 2015, in preparation for their canonization.

Church-builders Louis and Zélie Martin: St. Thérèse’s incomparable parents

Jul 12, 2024

By Father Roger Landry

July 12 was chosen as the feast of Louis and Zélie Martin because it was on this day in 1858... Read more

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Pope Francis tells AI leaders: No machine should ever choose to take human life

Jul 10, 2024

By Courtney Mares

In a message to an AI ethics conference in Hiroshima, Japan, the pope underlined that artificial intelligence has implications for... Read more

An image of the annunciation and the incarnation — when God became man in the womb of the Virgin Mary — was placed close to the altar during a Mass Pope Francis celebrated on July 7, 2024, in Trieste, Italy. The pope was in Trieste to attend the last morning of a July 3-7 Catholic conference on the topic of democracy.

‘God is hidden in human misery’: Pope Francis highlights dignity of migrants, prisoners

Jul 7, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Sunday highlighted the plight of migrants and prisoners during a Mass in Trieste, Italy, for the closing... Read more

“Beyond Dobbs” panelists at the 2024 National Conservatism Conference on July 10, 2024, in Washington, D.C., included, left to right: Emma Waters, senior research associate at The Heritage Foundation; Mary Margaret Olohan, author and journalist at The Daily Signal; Tom McClusky, conservative policy strategist; Chad Pecknold, professor of systematic theology at The Catholic University of America; and Katy Talento, CEO of AllBetter Health.

‘Worst platform I’ve ever seen’: Conservatives slam Republicans for softening pro-life stance

Jul 11, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The National Conservatism Conference’s panel “Beyond Dobbs” focused on the political landscape in the post-Roe v. Wade era. Read more

Hundreds of people joined as the Eucharist left the Shrine of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, headed for St. Peter Parish, in St. Charles, Missouri.

PHOTOS: Jesus passes through St. Louis on National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

Jul 8, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The St. Junipero Serra Route began in San Francisco in May and arrived in the St. Louis area to enthusiastic... Read more

The German Parliament building in Berlin.

‘Black day for democracy’: German pro-lifers condemn ‘censorship zones’

Jul 8, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The proposed Pregnancy Conflict Act claims to protect pregnant women from what supporters call “sidewalk harassment” by pro-life activists. Read more

Hurricane Beryl hit Texas early Monday morning as a Category 1 hurricane, claiming two lives and causing power outages in 2.7 million homes in Houston.

Catholic Charities responds to Hurricane Beryl power outages and flooding

Jul 8, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Hurricane Beryl made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at about 4 a.m. local time Monday on the Gulf Coast... Read more

Bishop Earl Fernandes of Columbus, Ohio, carries the Blessed Sacrament during a procession at Pickaway Correctional Institution on June 28, 2024, at one of the stops on the Seton Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage.

Seton Route holds prison Mass on National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

Jul 7, 2024

By The Catholic Times

On June 28, the Seton Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage visited Pickaway Correctional Institution in Orient, Ohio, for a... Read more

Speakers at the panel discussion "Separation of Church and State Has Failed" at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, D.C., July 9, 2024.

At Conservatism Conference, panel challenges philosophy of church-state separation

Jul 12, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

“A good society educates the young to look above … and not just below,” R.R. Reno, the editor of the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk at the Vatican on Aug. 5, 2022.

Pope Francis meets Russian Orthodox Church’s ‘foreign minister’ at the Vatican

Jul 12, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The pope met Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Anthony at the Vatican, the head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church... Read more

An empty street as Hurricane Beryl hit Kingston, Jamaica, on July 3, 2024. Beryl caused widespread damage in several island nations as it crossed the Caribbean and then hit the city of Houston.

Catholic Relief Services mobilizes supplies after hurricane ‘rips through’ Caribbean

Jul 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

CRS said in a press release that it was partnering with aid workers in the Caribbean to respond to the... Read more