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Good Shepherd Catholic Community Parish in Colleyville, Texas.

‘We offered them a safe space’: Texas priest details parish's role helping synagogue hostage families

Jan 18, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A Catholic parish in Colleyville, Texas, sprang into action to help the terrified families whose loved ones were taken hostage... Read more

Priest celebrating the traditional Latin Mass at the church of St Pancratius, Rome

'Devastated' Traditional Latin Mass devotees petition Arlington bishop to ease restrictions

Jan 18, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington has prohibited baptisms and weddings in the Extraordinary Form, citing Pope Francis' new directive curbing... Read more

Attendees at a Mass for the feast of the Santo Niño de Cebú at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 16, 2022.

Filipino community in Los Angeles celebrates 500 years of the Santo Niño de Cebú

Jan 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles said Mass Sunday in honor of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines, celebrating... Read more

We March with Selma. Via Flickr CC BY NC 2.0.

The nuns who witnessed the life and death of Martin Luther King Jr

Jan 17, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Sister Mary Antona Ebo was the only black Catholic nun who marched with civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.... Read more

Fr. Peter Williams, pastor of Holy Family parish in Springfield, Vt.

Burlington priest asks parishioners to tell bishop of his pastoral care, mental health

Jan 17, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Father Peter Williams says the Diocese of Burlington is trying to remove him as pastor of his parish because he... Read more

A concrete statue of Mary stands near the burned home of the McLaren family in Superior, Colorado after the Dec. 30, 2021 Marshall Fire.

Blessed Mother statues still stand at Colorado family home destroyed by wildfire

Jan 16, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

As Bob and Tina McLaren fled the Superior, Colorado neighborhood they had called home since 1992, Tina looked back and... Read more

Pro-life poster

March for Life: What about bathrooms? Food? We’ve got answers here

Jan 16, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Christine Rousselle

The 49th Annual March for Life is going on as planned on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C. Here's what you... Read more

A police car sits in front of the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, some 25 miles west of Dallas, Jan. 16, 2022. - All four people taken hostage in a more than 10-hour standoff at the Texas synagogue have been freed unharmed, police said late Jan. 15, and their suspected captor is dead.

'Prayers answered. All hostages are out.': Texas synagogue standoff ends

Jan 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

An FBI team on Saturday shot and killed a man who had taken hostages during a live streamed service at... Read more

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Use ‘preferred pronouns’ or else, university’s gender inclusion plan warns

Jan 16, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The bishops of Fargo and Bismarck are speaking out against a proposed “gender inclusion” policy that would require everyone at... Read more

Breaking News

Bishop of Fort Worth asks for prayers for Synagogue hostage situation involving alleged Al Qaeda terrorist

Jan 15, 2022

By Alejandro Bermudez

Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, made an urgent request to Catholics to pray for those involved in a... Read more

Remains of statues vandalized at Our Lady of Mercy parish in New York City, July17, 2021. Credit: Diocese of Brooklyn.

Cardinal Dolan laments attacks on houses of worship in Religious Freedom Day message

Jan 15, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Attacking houses of worship and religious art is akin to attacking the community who prays there, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan... Read more

The US Capitol

Pro-life congressional leaders praise pledge to oppose federal abortion funding

Jan 15, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

One hundred and eighty one members of the House of Representatives co-signed a letter praising the pro-life leadership of Senate... Read more

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US bishops' pro-life novena to begin next week

Jan 14, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ “9 Days for Life”, as the... Read more

Surveillance footage shows a man hammering at the Our Lady of Fatima statue located outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5, 2021.

Here's the latest update on the attack on the Our Lady of Fatima statue in D.C.

Jan 14, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Police say they have identified a person of interest after releasing security camera footage of a man damaging an Our... Read more

Dr. Alice von Hildebrand

A joyful, faithful 'warrior': Catholic philosopher, author Alice von Hildebrand dies at 98

Jan 14, 2022

By Kate Olivera

Alice von Hildebrand, known to her friends as "Lily," died Jan. 14, leaving behind an impressive collection of writing and... Read more

Vandalism on a door of the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo., Oct. 10, 2021.

Alleged vandal faces hate crime charge after major damage to Denver's Catholic cathedral

Jan 13, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A 26-year-old woman has turned herself in on two charges related to some $10,000 in vandalism damage to Denver’s Cathedral... Read more

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Citing abortion views, DC restaurant boots pro-life group

Jan 13, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Saying it “stands firmly” in support of legalized abortion, a Washington, D.C. restaurant has canceled a pro-life group’s booking for... Read more

President Joe Biden announces the vaccine mandate at the White House on Sept. 9, 2021

Supreme Court halts Biden vaccine-or-test policy for businesses, allows mandate for health care workers

Jan 13, 2022

By Shannon Mullen, Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court has blocked President Joe Biden's sweeping vaccine-or-test mandate for private sector businesses, while allowing a new federal... Read more

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Former priest withdraws pleas over child sex abuse after judge's rejection of sentencing agreement

Jan 12, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Gary Berthiaume, a former priest, withdrew his guilty pleas after being sentenced to spend up to 15 years in prison... Read more

Catholic journalists are called to report the truth with "a consuming passion for excellence," veteran journalist and scholar Francis X. Maier says.

Francis X. Maier: Catholic journalists called to report the truth with 'a consuming passion for excellence'

Jan 12, 2022

By Francis X. Maier

"A core Catholic audience persists that’s thirsty for good writing, clear thinking, true information, and encouragement," journalist and scholar Francis... Read more