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Saint Anthony of Padua, by El Greco (c. 1580).

St. Anthony of Padua relics to visit Kansas City — and one will stay

Oct 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Several parishes in Kansas City, Missouri, are set to host traveling relics of St. Anthony of Padua this weekend —... Read more

Sister Deirdre “Dede” Byrne, POSC, will address participants of a rosary rally Oct. 9, 2022, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

‘Rosary rally’ outside U.S. Capitol to unleash prayers for a ‘world gone mad’

Oct 7, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

On Sunday, Oct. 9, a eucharistic procession will make its way to the National Mall not far from the U.S.... Read more

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The ultimate rosary gift guide

Oct 7, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Oct. 7 marks the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, when the Catholic Church celebrates its most beloved devotion... Read more

Catholic school teachers and students. Courtesy: School Sisters of Christ the King

Catholic schools are booming — new EWTN poll sheds light on possible reasons

Oct 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown, Zelda Caldwell

Catholic voters expressed dissatisfaction with several aspects of public education, which may help explain why Catholic schools are enjoying an... Read more

Father James Jackson, FSSP, appears at an arraignment before the Rhode Island District Court, Nov. 15, 2021.

Priest charged with child porn investigated for illegal 'internet activity' while he was awaiting trial

Oct 6, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A Kansas police detective said that Father James Jackson was the “primary target” in a child pornography investigation run by... Read more

Participants in a demonstration against Proposition 1 outside the California capitol in Sacramento, Oct. 6, 2022.

California voters must reject ‘no limit’ Proposition 1 abortion amendment, critics say

Oct 6, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Unlimited abortion would become a fundamental right, as would abortion on viable unborn children, if voters pass the proposed California... Read more

Arizona Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for governor Katie Hobbs speaks to reporters at a news conference on Aug. 2, 2022, in Tolleson, Arizona. Hobbs has made her support for abortion a centerpiece of her campaign against Republican Kari Lake.

2022 midterms: Is abortion a winning issue for Democrats?

Oct 6, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Public protests in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s overturning and a defeat of a pro-life amendment in Kansas have... Read more

Father Mike Schmitz addresses the crowd at "SEEK First," a preview event put on by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students in St. Louis on Oct. 1, 2022.

St. Louis hopes FOCUS conference will spark Catholic renewal in the ‘Rome of the West’

Oct 6, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Nearly 1,000 Catholic students and adults gathered in St. Louis Oct. 1 for a preview of the upcoming FOCUS national... Read more

Lorie Smith is challenging a Colorado law that would require her to design websites celebrating same-sex marriages.

Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings 

Oct 6, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Lorie Smith is challenging a Colorado state law for her right to refuse creative services when they conflict with her... Read more

Students participate in the Ohio March for Life in Columbus, Oct. 5, 2022.

With Roe gone, Ohio’s first March for Life emphasizes support for pregnant women

Oct 6, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Pro-life advocates held the first Ohio March for Life in Columbus on Wednesday to celebrate the end of the Roe... Read more

Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa.

Police: Man attacked Tulsa cathedral attendant with sword, tried to set building on fire

Oct 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Police apprehended a suspect approximately an hour and a half after the alleged attack. Read more

The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court released its decision in the Dobbs abortion case on June 24, 2022.

100 days after Dobbs: Biden calls for abortion, while Catholic bishops celebrate life

Oct 5, 2022

By Katie Yoder

President Joe Biden and the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair each have marked 100 days since the overturning of Roe v.... Read more

Anna Lulis from Moneta, Virginia, (left) who works for the pro-life group Students for Life of America, stands beside an abortion rights demonstrator outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022, after the court's decision in the Dobbs abortion case was announced.

New EWTN poll: Where do Catholics stand on abortion ahead of the 2022 midterms?

Oct 5, 2022

By Katie Yoder

U.S. Catholic voters are split on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, but a majority agrees that... Read more

A screenshot of the image produced from the Philadelphia Catholic Higher Education Synod, which participants say misrepresented them.

Philly synod artwork misrepresented our views, Catholic students say

Oct 5, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Artwork based on a listening session for Philadelphia-area Catholic university students drew global comment and criticism after it was shared... Read more

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A mobile abortion clinic at a church? Planned Parenthood is considering just that

Oct 4, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The abortion RV will drive along the border of Illinois — a state with liberal abortion laws — to cater... Read more

Parishioners of Holy Cross Church in Garrett Park, Maryland, learned in a Sept. 30, 2022, email that their pastor was suspended over allegations of sexual abuse of minors.

Maryland priest accused of sexual abuse of minors placed on administrative leave

Oct 4, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

A priest at a parish in Garrett Park, Maryland, has been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of... Read more

Boston Children's Hospital

Medical groups ask DOJ to investigate critics of hospitals’ gender surgeries on children

Oct 4, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The groups urged the Department of Justice to “investigate” and “prosecute” anyone responsible for spreading “disinformation” about gender programs.  Read more

USCCB Fall Meeting 2021

U.S. bishops nominate candidates for conference president and vice president

Oct 4, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The U.S. bishops released on Tuesday the names of the 10 candidates nominated to be the next president and vice... Read more

Father James Jackson, FSSP, appearing at a Nov. 15 arraignment before the Rhode Island District Court.

Details emerge about Father James Jackson's alleged pre-trial release violations

Oct 3, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The Rhode Island priest is awaiting trial on federal child pornography charges. Read more

President Joe Biden speaks during the Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1, 2022.

New EWTN poll: Most Catholics don’t want Biden to run for a second term

Oct 3, 2022

By Matthew Bunson

The poll shows Biden continues to face challenges in garnering support among Catholic voters as the country prepares for the... Read more