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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris attends an NCAA championship teams celebration on the South Lawn of the White House on July 22, 2024 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Joe Biden abandoned his campaign for a second term after weeks of pressure from fellow Democrats to withdraw and just months ahead of the November election, throwing his support behind Harris.

Kamala Harris’ record on Catholic issues: What you need to know

Jul 24, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Throughout her career, Kamala Harris has taken a variety of stances that could pose problems for Catholic voters, a key... Read more

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Alabama church employee pleads guilty to stealing $300,000 from parish for TikTok creators

Jul 24, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Kristen Marie Battocletti, 35, had been charged with, and agreed to plead guilty to, embezzling funds from St. Francis of... Read more

Bullfighting, which has existed since 711 A.D., is being denounced and labeled as animal cruelty by Father Terry Martin, a Catholic priest in England and an outspoken advocate for the welfare of animals. Last year Martin sent a joint letter with priests from Canada and France to Pope Francis calling on the pope to condemn the “torture and violent slaughter of innocent bulls.”

Priest partners with PETA to condemn bullfighting, calls on Pope Francis to denounce it

Jul 24, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

Father Terry Martin, who serves the Parish of Worthing and Lancing in West Sussex, England, has called on Pope Francis... Read more

More than 50,000 kneel in adoration of the Eucharist at the National Eucharistic Congress at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on July 18, 2024.

12 powerful quotes from the National Eucharistic Congress

Jul 23, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Some of the most prominent Catholics in the country spoke at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center in... Read more

The Knights of Columbus used a paper cover to temporarily cloak artwork created by Father Marko Rupnik at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, July 23, 2024.

Knights of Columbus covers Rupnik art at John Paul II Shrine pending sex abuse investigation

Jul 23, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The Knights of Columbus used a paper cover to temporarily cloak artwork created by Father Marko Rupnik at St. John... Read more

Katie Ledecky visits students at Stone Ridge of the Sacred Heart School following the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic games

‘Strong faith and humility’ mark swimmer Katie Ledecky’s life, her former principal says

Jul 23, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

Those who knew the Maryland native in her youth while she attended Catholic schools describe her as being a bright,... Read more

Steven and Joelle Schlotter, from Louisville, Kentucky, created special homemade T-shirts for their children in honor of the National Eucharistic Congress.

Families with children encouraged by National Eucharistic Congress: ‘The Church is young’

Jul 22, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Many parents brought their young children to the historic July 17–21 gathering in Indianapolis. Read more

“There is a reason that countries across the world — from Sweden to Norway, France, and the United Kingdom — have taken steps to pause these procedures and policies,” said New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu.

New Hampshire becomes latest state to restrict sex-change surgeries for minors

Jul 22, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law a bill that limits doctors performance of sex-change surgeries on minors.  Read more

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18 states back Indiana teacher’s religious liberty lawsuit in transgender pronoun dispute

Jul 22, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The Republican coalition, co-led by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals... Read more

The Church of the Rock in Castle Rock, Colorado, is a nondenominational Christian church that was founded in the 1980s. After a legal battle with the town over a short-term homeless shelter, the church was vindicated on July 19, 2024, and permitted to continue its ministry on church property.

Federal court rules in favor of Colorado church blocked from running homeless shelter

Jul 22, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Town officials had blocked the ministry, saying that housing people on church grounds violated zoning laws. Read more

Throughout the week, the perpetual adoration chapel at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis has been full to overflowing.

Packed adoration chapel at National Eucharistic Congress overflows with devotion to Jesus

Jul 22, 2024

By Zelda Caldwell

Located across the street from the Indiana Convention Center, the historic church became home base for many attendees. Read more

Parishioners attend a July 2024 Mass at St. Peter Church in Quincy, Illinois. This parish is one of many participating in the “Family School Agreement” meant to increase regular Mass attendance and activity among parishioners.

Quincy, Illinois, Catholic schools implement subsidy program to encourage Mass attendance

Jul 22, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

The goal of the “Family School Agreement” is to bring families back to the Eucharist and be more active in... Read more

National Eucharistic Congress participants heard the story of St. Manuel González García (1877–1940), a little-known saint who passionately urged people to recognize the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and to never leave him abandoned in the tabernacle.

Eucharistic congress hears story of ‘the bishop of the abandoned tabernacle’

Jul 21, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Gerardo Colacicco, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New York, shared the story of the passionate Spanish saint... Read more

President Joe Biden waves on stage during the Vote To Live Properity Summit at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 16, 2024.

Joe Biden announces he will not seek reelection in 2024 presidential race; endorses Harris

Jul 21, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Democratic president has been fielding calls from his party to pull out of the race after a much-criticized debate... Read more

Nearly 60,000 people attended the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis July 17-21, 2024.

National Eucharistic Congress ends with prayer for ‘new Pentecost’ for U.S. Church

Jul 21, 2024

By Courtney Mares

“Those who choose to stay with Jesus will be sent by Jesus,” Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle told the crowd of... Read more

Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, arrives to the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “God and Country Breakfast” at the Pfister Hotel on July 18, 2024 in Milwaukee.

13 things to know about J.D. Vance’s Catholic journey

Jul 21, 2024

By Matt McDonald

Republican vice presidential nominee J.D. Vance has written extensively about his life in faith, both in a mega-selling memoir and... Read more

This summer some 40 aspiring and current Catholic journalists gathered at the campus of the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, where they studied and worked in teams to produce, shoot, and edit videos, all while taking a deeper dive into their faith.

2024 EWTN Summer Academy in Rome concludes

Jul 21, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

Some 40 journalists from more than 20 countries participated in the training Read more

The Eucharist and the crowd for the procession as part of the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis.

PHOTOS: Massive Eucharistic procession through downtown Indianapolis

Jul 20, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Thousands of people lined the streets of Indianapolis July 20 for a one-mile Eucharistic procession, taking the National Eucharistic Revival ... Read more

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, who spearheaded the U.S. bishops’ National Eucharistic Revival, prays in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Lucas Oil Stadium during the opening ceremony for the National Eucharistic Congress on July 17, 2024.

Eucharistic congress ‘a moment of unity’ for the U.S. Church, Bishop Cozzens says

Jul 20, 2024

By Courtney Mares

More than 50,000 Catholics from all 50 states who speak more than 40 languages are at the congress, which features... Read more

Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., a sought-after spiritual director and retreat master, processes the massive golden monstrance containing the Eucharist into the midst of the assembled crowd in Lucas Oil Stadium.

An invitation to find healing in Jesus: Day 3 of the National Eucharistic Congress

Jul 20, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Before Friday’s revival session, Father Boniface Hicks, OSB, said he hoped the healing prayer service would be “a real personal... Read more