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Denial of clemency to death row inmate disappoints Oklahoma archbishop

Sep 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

One day after a parole board denied clemency to death row inmate Benjamin Cole, the archbishop of Oklahoma City registered... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito

Supreme Court Justice Alito: faith ‘should affect the way you treat people’ as a judge

Sep 28, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The author of the deciding opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade made his remarks Tuesday to law students at the... Read more

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Afghan refugees reunited with baby thanks to pro-life pregnancy center

Sep 28, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The last time they saw Jasoor was over a year ago — they had been separated from him for more... Read more

A vehicle drives through the winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28, 2022, in Sarasota, Florida. Ian is hitting the area as a likely Category 4 hurricane.

Florida Catholic schools prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Ian with action and prayer

Sep 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic schools of all levels are taking measures to keep their students safe amid the imminent arrival of Hurricane Ian. Read more

Mark and Ryan-Marie Houck with their seven children, ages 2 to 13.

Legislators raise concerns about FBI raid at pro-life family’s home

Sep 27, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Twenty-two members of Congress are demanding an explanation from the Department of Justice after the arrest of a Catholic pro-life... Read more

A group of volunteers stand in front of a Notre-Dame Cathedral truss replica at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26, 2022.

Catholic University raises replica of Notre-Dame de Paris truss

Sep 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Produced using traditional, 800-year-old methods, the hand-hewn truss was created using blueprints of the original roof supports. Read more

Bishop Emeritus Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs, who died Sept. 27, 2022.

Colorado Springs Diocese mourns death of emeritus Bishop Sheridan

Sep 27, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Michael Sheridan, who led the Diocese of Colorado Springs from 2003 to 2021, died Tuesday. Read more

United States Naval Research Laboratory's infrared-gray satellite image of Hurricane Ian.

Florida bishop calls for prayers ahead of Hurricane Ian

Sep 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Gregory L. Parkes of St. Petersburg asked for prayers for “protection during the storm.” Read more

Cardinal Francis Arinze.

Cardinal Arinze explains why Belgian bishops can’t bless same-sex couples

Sep 26, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Belgian bishops’ introduction of blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples has drawn rebuke from the former head of the Vatican’s... Read more

An FBI agent stands outside the Houck residence in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 23, 2022. Mark Houck was arrested that day and charged with assaulting a Planned Parenthood escort outside an Philadelphia abortion clinic on Oct. 13, 2021.

Amid outcry, FBI disputes account of raid at pro-life Catholic family’s home

Sep 26, 2022

By Shannon Mullen, Joe Bukuras

The alleged circumstances of the Sept. 23 arrest of Mark Houck have led to a public outcry about what many... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court building

Bishop Pfeifer asks Supreme Court to recognize ‘personhood’ of the unborn

Sep 26, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In a September statement, Bishop Michael Pfeifer called on the court to recognize the personhood of the unborn under the... Read more

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Election 2022: Abortion appears on ballot in 5 states this November

Sep 26, 2022

By Katie Yoder

California, Michigan, and Vermont are proposing constitutional amendments to advance abortion, while Kentucky and Montana are voting on pro-life measures. Read more

Graffiti on the exterior of Bella Health + Wellness in Englewood, Colorado, on Sept. 25, 2022.

Pro-life Catholic clinic in Denver area vandalized, suspect quickly arrested

Sep 25, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Bella Health + Wellness, located in Englewood, Colorado, provides OB-GYN care, family medicine, and pediatrics. Read more

Mark and Ryan-Marie Houck with their seven children, ages 2 to 13.

New information raises questions about FBI raid on Catholic father of 7

Sep 25, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

As of Sunday night, an online fund drive had raised more than $126,000 to help the family, far surpassing an... Read more

Gia, an 8-month-old Bernedoodle, visits Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Baton Rouge twice a week with a group of Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

Meet the therapy dog trained by Mercedarian sisters to help the students they serve

Sep 25, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Students at Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are visited twice a week by Gia, an 8-month-old... Read more

The Benedictine Monks of Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma emphasize Gregorian Chant as a way to delve deeper into the psalms.

The next generation of sacred music? Gregorian Chant album uses new spatial audio feature

Sep 25, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

The Benedictine Monks of Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma have released a new album of Advent melodies that takes advantage... Read more

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Pro-life volunteer shot while going door-to door-in Michigan

Sep 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder

An 84-year-old pro-life volunteer was shot on Sept. 20 while going door-to-door in her community to talk about a ballot... Read more

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch was among the honorees of Live Action's Life Gala in Dana Point, California, on Sept. 17, 2022.

Live Action’s Life Awards Gala celebrates progress made and work still to be done

Sep 24, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

This year, nearly 500 people gathered on Sept. 17 for the third annual event, the first to be held in... Read more

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Catholics with mental health struggles aren’t alone, Phoenix bishop says

Sep 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics who struggle with mental illness, and their loved ones who want to help them, will soon find more formal... Read more

Chloe Cole in her AirBnb in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21, 2022. A self-described “former trans kid,” she de-transitioned after undergoing years of puberty blockers and an irreversible double mastectomy at the age of 15.

Meet Chloe Cole, the 18-year-old leading the fight to protect children from transgender surgeries

Sep 24, 2022

By Edie Heipel

“At 15, I wasn’t really thinking. I was a kid, just trying to fit in,” says Chloe Cole, who underwent... Read more