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Pentecost Novena: Here's how to pray the first novena

May 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The first novena ever prayed is the Pentecost Novena, or the Novena to the Holy Spirit. This year, it begins... Read more

"ALIVE: Who is there?" is a new documentary about personal encounters with the Eucharist.

Eucharist film again in US theaters for one day only

May 27, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A film highlighting the transformative power of the Eucharist will have an encore showing in theaters in the U.S. on... Read more

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Vandalism of pro-life pregnancy centers continues across US with incident near Seattle

May 27, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Seattle-area crisis pregnancy center was tagged with graffiti and vandalized in the early morning hours of May 25. In... Read more

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Large US companies rated on respect for free speech, religious freedom

May 27, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

With some American companies able to have a profound impact on the exercise of free speech and religious freedom, Alliance... Read more

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UPDATE: These Catholic bishops support Nancy Pelosi ban on Holy Communion

May 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

So far only a small minority of U.S. bishops have come out publicly in support of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s... Read more

People arrive to drop off flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the Robb Elementary School on May 26, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. - Grief at the massacre of 19 children at the elementary school in Texas spilled into confrontation on May 25, as angry questions mounted over gun control -- and whether this latest tragedy could have been prevented. The tight-knit Latino community of Uvalde on May 24 became the site of the worst school shooting in a decade, committed by a disturbed 18-year-old armed with a legally bought assault rifle.

Texas shooting victim's husband dies of heart attack; archbishop prays for Catholic family

The husband of one of the nearly two dozen victims of a mass shooter in Texas died Thursday, reportedly of... Read more

Governor Kevin Stitt (R-OK) attends a roundtable at the White House in Washington, DC June 18, 2020.

Oklahoma City archbishop encourages 'culture of life' after governor signs abortion ban

May 26, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City thanked state leaders Wednesday “for supporting pro-life measures” after the governor signed into law... Read more

Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

San Antonio Catholic Charities accepting donations to aid those affected by Texas shooting

May 26, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio is offering financial, legal, and counseling services to people affected by the May 24... Read more

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Father Josh Johnson to lead discernment retreat: 'Representation matters'

May 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

When Father Josh Johnson first felt called to the priesthood, there was an obstacle he had to overcome first —... Read more

Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan. (Official portrait)

Proposed Michigan abortion amendment has major problems, pro-life coalition says

May 26, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Advocates of legal abortion in Michigan have proposed a constitutional amendment that pro-life critics say is so poorly written it... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington.

Nancy Pelosi's Communion ban will apply in Diocese of Arlington, bishop says

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone's direction "is not limited to just a geographical area,” Bishop Michael J. Burbidge of Arlington said. Read more

Parishioners mourn at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on May 25, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. On May 24, 21 people were killed, including 19 children, during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. The shooter, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was reportedly killed by law enforcement.

Catholic community ministers to Texas shooting victims: 'God's love will prevail'

May 25, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The local Catholic community is ministering to the victims of the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school. The Archbishop... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship, delivers the commencement address at Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., May 14, 2022.

Read Cardinal Sarah's commencement address at Christendom College

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

Addressing the graduates of Christendom College this month, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship, focused... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for consolation for injured and bereaved in Texas shooting

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

A telegram sent to the Archbishop of San Antonio on Wednesday conveyed Pope Francis' deep sadness over the deaths of... Read more

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America loses its only Trappist brewery, amid competitive beer market 

May 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The first and only certified Trappist brewery in the U.S. has said that it will close, citing a lack of... Read more

Protesters in Hong Kong march against the extradition bill in July 2019.

Tiananmen memorial Masses won’t be held in Hong Kong this year amid security law concerns

May 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic group in Hong Kong will not be holding Masses this year to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre,... Read more

State troopers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years.

19 children and 2 adults killed in Texas shooting at elementary school

May 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

A gunman killed 19 students and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, about 90 miles west of... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Gaylord tornado

May 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis expressed his closeness on Tuesday to the victims of a tornado that struck Gaylord last week, killing two... Read more

Leon is a baby boy cared for and loved at Mary's Shelter, a pro-life maternity home in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Baby formula shortage: Pro-life pregnancy centers offer aid to moms

May 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Here’s another, perhaps lesser-known, option parents can also turn to for help during the baby formula shortage: pregnancy resource centers. Read more

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” on May 24, 2022.

Nancy Pelosi doubles down on abortion support in response to Communion ban 

May 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

The House Speaker made her first public comments since being banned from receiving Communion in her home diocese because of... Read more