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Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso speaks at the “Responding to Changing Realities at the U.S. Border and Beyond" conference, hosted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic University of America on April 11, 2024.

El Paso bishop criticizes Texas border efforts, laments ‘anti-immigrant’ rhetoric

Apr 12, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

During an immigration policy conference, El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz criticized a Texas law that increases the state’s role in... Read more

Maya Hawke as American writer Flannery O'Connor in the 2024 film "Wildcat."

New film about writer Flannery O’Connor shows ‘God can deliver his grace in any way’

Apr 12, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The film depicts the life of Southern Gothic writer Flannery O’Connor and will be released in theaters on May 3.  Read more

The Maine State House in Augusta.

Abortion amendment disqualified from Maine 2024 election ballot

Apr 11, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Though the amendment proposal received a majority of votes this week, it failed to reach the required two-thirds supermajority in... Read more

Bishop Oscar Cantú of San Jose, California.

California bishop praises district attorney for seeking to change death sentences

Apr 11, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

“Catholic social teaching urges us to recognize the dignity of every human being, especially the most vulnerable,” Bishop Oscar Cantú... Read more

A Mayo Clinic study published in late March 2024 found that boys who take puberty blockers may suffer “irreversible” harm.

Puberty blockers may cause irreversible harm to young boys, Mayo Clinic study finds

Apr 11, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The study found that adolescent boys who take puberty blockers may experience fertility problems and atrophied testes. Read more

A Massgoer prays at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City before a Eucharistic procession through the streets Oct. 10, 2023.

Catholics who participate in Eucharistic Pilgrimage, Congress can receive plenary indulgences

Apr 10, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The U.S. bishops have announced that Catholics who participate in the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Eucharistic Congress can receive plenary... Read more

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New Idaho law aims to protect against forced use of incorrect pronouns, names

Apr 10, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The new law covers government employees and students at public schools. Read more

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he arrives at the Atlanta airport on April 10, 2024, in Atlanta.

Trump says he will not sign a national abortion ban if reelected

Apr 10, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Trump was at an event in Atlanta on Wednesday when a reporter asked him: “Would you sign a national abortion... Read more

Penn University transgender swimmer Lia Thomas celebrates taking first place in the 500-yard freestyle race with a time of 4.37.32 during the championship final race in heat three during the Women's Ivy League Swimming & Diving Championships at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Feb. 17, 2022.

College sports association bans biological men from women’s sports

Apr 9, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Colleges such as Benedictine College and Ave Maria University are members of the NAIA, which issued a ban on biological... Read more

The State Supreme Court building in Phoenix.

Arizona Supreme Court upholds law protecting life throughout pregnancy

Apr 9, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The court ruled that state law does not guarantee a right to an abortion and that an 1864 law prohibiting... Read more

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signs a bill in 2020.

Missouri governor denies clemency to death row inmate despite Catholic protests

Apr 9, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic bishops of Missouri had strongly urged the faithful to contact Gov. Mike Parson and ask him to stay... Read more

The Department of Justice announced the arrest of Alexander Scott Mercurio, 18, after he allegedly plotted to kill Christians and burn down churches in his town to further the mission of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Idaho teen arrested for plot to attack churches, kill Christians for ISIS

Apr 9, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The teenager landed on the FBI’s radar when he tried to provide financial support to foreign terrorist organizations, including ISIS,... Read more

President's Hall, Seton Hall University.

Seton Hall University names priest president following resignation of previous president

Apr 9, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The 168-year-old university had a “priest-president” for 146 years of its history, and Reilly’s appointment marks a “return” to the... Read more

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Baltimore archbishop attends bankruptcy hearing, listens to testimony from abuse victims

Apr 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

“To the victim-survivors who long to hear that someone is sorry for the trauma they endured and for its life-altering... Read more

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Diocese of Charlotte Bishop  Peter Jugis (left) and appointed Monsignor Michael Martin, OFM Conv, to take his place, the Vatican announced April 9, 2024.

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Charlotte, North Carolina

Apr 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Charlotte Diocese has witnessed “unprecedented growth” over the last few decades. Read more

President Joe Biden speaks at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin, April 8, 2024.

Biden campaign: Trump ‘scrambling’ on abortion amid policy announcement

Apr 8, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

“There is nothing more un-American than having our personal freedoms taken away. And that is what Donald Trump has done,”... Read more

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Religious broadcasters ask Supreme Court to strike down ‘discriminatory’ fees

Apr 8, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The suit argues that the Copyright Royalty Board is subjecting religious broadcasters to a discriminatory royalty fee that violates U.S.... Read more

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Missouri bishops plead for death row inmate on eve of execution

Apr 8, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic bishops of Missouri are urging the faithful to contact Gov. Mike Parson to stay the execution of convicted... Read more

Jessica Hanna and her son, Thomas Solanus.

Jessica Hanna, Catholic mother who chose life amid cancer battle, dies

Apr 8, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“Be sure to remember — with every Good Friday comes an Easter Sunday,” the mother of four pointed out. “With... Read more

Former President Donald Trump arrives for a rally on April 2, 2024, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Trump on abortion: ‘It’s up to the states to do the right thing’

Apr 8, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

In a video, Trump touted his role in appointing three Supreme Court Justices who helped overturn Roe v. Wade in... Read more