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A pro-LGBTQ message on a Methodist church in Nashville, Tennessee.

Thousands of United Methodist churches break away over LGBTQ+ disagreements

Jun 6, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

As the United Methodist Church is rocked by disagreement over LGBTQ+ issues, over 4,000 congregations have officially split from the... Read more

President Joe Biden welcomes the Kansas City Chiefs to the White House in Washington, D.C., June 5, 2023. Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker (back row, center) wore a tie with a pro-life message on it.

NFL champ Harrison Butker makes a statement with pro-life necktie at White House visit

Jun 6, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker wore a custom-made necktie with a pro-life message on it to the team’s visit to the... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall plenary assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 16, 2022.

‘We have much to celebrate’: USCCB pro-life chair releases Dobbs anniversary statement

Jun 6, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

Bishop Michael Burbidge released a statement June 6 ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn... Read more

San Diego Auxiliary Bishops-elect Felipe Pulido and Michael Pham.

Pope Francis names two new auxiliary bishops for San Diego who immigrated to US as teens

Jun 6, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed two new auxiliary bishops for San Diego who both immigrated to the U.S. as teenagers. Read more

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Oklahoma board approves first Catholic charter school in the country

Jun 5, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The state of Oklahoma approved the country’s first-ever religious charter school on Monday. Read more

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Report: Twitter fails to block some child pornography  

Jun 5, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The social media website Twitter has apparently failed to block images of child sexual abuse, with researchers detecting illegal pornographic... Read more

Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Arlington, Texas.

Carmelite nuns file new theft and defamation charges against Fort Worth Bishop Olson

Jun 5, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The new charges by the monastery are in addition to a lawsuit filed on May 3 that seeks $1 million... Read more

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento, California.

Who flew migrants to California and dropped them off at Diocese of Sacramento offices?

Jun 5, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

California’s governor and attorney general are accusing the state of Florida of “kidnapping” a group of 16 South American migrants... Read more

Gov. Abbott of Texas signed a law banning transgender procedures for children.

Texas becomes 18th state to ban sex changes for kids

Jun 5, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Gov. Greg Abbott on June 2 signed legislation prohibiting doctors from performing sex changes on children. Read more

People light candles at a Tiananmen vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, June 4, 2020.

Hong Kong police arrest dozens at memorials for victims of Tiananmen Square massacre

Jun 5, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Hong Kong police apprehended almost two dozen citizens for “seditious” activity on the 34th anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen... 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.

‘National Celebrate Life Day’ rally in Washington, DC, announced for anniversary of Roe reversal

Jun 5, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Leading pro-life organizations will hold a “National Celebrate Life Day” rally and gala in Washington, D.C., on June 24.   Read more

Sister Scholastica Radel (left) and Mother Abbess Cecilia Snell of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, discuss the recent exhumation of the order's foundress, Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, in an interview with EWTN News In Depth on May 30, 2023, at their abbey in Gower, Missouri.

‘A unifying moment’: Sister Wilhelmina’s nuns share their story in exclusive TV interview

Jun 4, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

When the abbess of her order peered into Sister Wilhelmina’s coffin she screamed for joy: “I see a foot!” Read more

Holy Trinity, detail of Iconostasis in Greek Catholic Co-cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Zagreb, Croatia.

Trinity Sunday 2023: 10 illuminating quotes from the saints about the Holy Trinity

Jun 4, 2023

By Maisy Sullivan

Trinity Sunday is observed on the Sunday after Pentecost. Read more

The "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" at an "LGBT pride" march in 1995.

In 1995 a ‘deeply embarrassed’ MLB owner apologized for event with anti-Catholic drag performers 

Jun 2, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Almost 28 years ago, the owner of the San Francisco Giants wrote a letter of apology to the Catholic League... Read more

The Reverend Mother Superior Teresa Agnes Gerlach of the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Arlington, Texas.

Fort Worth bishop dismisses Carmelite mother superior in latest in Texas monastery-diocese dispute

Jun 2, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Michael Olson has issued a decree dismissing the reverend mother from the Order of Discalced Carmelites. Read more

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a campaign stop in Salem, New Hampshire, on June 1, 2023.

Florida bishops plead with DeSantis to spare life of death row inmate

Jun 2, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops appealed to the governor to grant a stay and commute convicted murderer Duane Owen’s... Read more

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Nevada GOP governor signs pro-abortion bill; Oklahoma court strikes down abortion restrictions

Jun 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The pro-life movement suffered a blow this week in two states. Read more

"Padre Pio," starring Shia LaBeouf, airs in theaters June 2, 2023.

New ‘Padre Pio’ film is a human look at the famous saint, filmmakers say

Jun 1, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Actor Shia LaBeouf says he leaned on the saint’s famous motto anytime things were difficult while making the film: Pray,... Read more

John Kirby, coordinator of the National Security Council for Strategic Communications at the White House.

White House condemns Nicaraguan dictatorship’s latest attacks against the Catholic Church

Jun 1, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Biden administration on Wednesday condemned Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega’s attempts to discredit the Catholic Church.  Read more

Apparition of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Why is June the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus?

Jun 1, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Jesus appeared to Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1673 and began revealing ways to venerate his Sacred Heart. Read more