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America loses its only Trappist brewery, amid competitive beer market 

May 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The first and only certified Trappist brewery in the U.S. has said that it will close, citing a lack of... Read more

Protesters in Hong Kong march against the extradition bill in July 2019.

Tiananmen memorial Masses won’t be held in Hong Kong this year amid security law concerns

May 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic group in Hong Kong will not be holding Masses this year to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre,... Read more

State troopers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years.

15 killed in Texas shooting at elementary school

May 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

A gunman killed 14 students and a teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, about 90 miles west of... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Gaylord tornado

May 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis expressed his closeness on Tuesday to the victims of a tornado that struck Gaylord last week, killing two... Read more

Leon is a baby boy cared for and loved at Mary's Shelter, a pro-life maternity home in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Baby formula shortage: Pro-life pregnancy centers offer aid to moms

May 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Here’s another, perhaps lesser-known, option parents can also turn to for help during the baby formula shortage: pregnancy resource centers. Read more

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” on May 24, 2022.

Nancy Pelosi doubles down on abortion support in response to Communion ban 

May 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

The House Speaker made her first public comments since being banned from receiving Communion in her home diocese because of... Read more

Roberta Drury, 32, who was killed in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, May 14, 2022.

Roberta Drury, a Catholic victim of Buffalo shooting, 'reflected God's love'

May 24, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Roberta Drury, one of the victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, was remembered at her funeral Mass... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone responds to criticism that he's 'politicizing the Eucharist'

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cordileone was interviewed May 23 by EWTN News' Erik Rosales. Read more

The Dorothy dress at the center of the dispute.

Judge blocks auction of Dorothy's Wizard of Oz dress, over Catholic University's objections

May 23, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catholic University of America cannot auction a dress from the Wizard of Oz until a court resolves a legal... Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington takes possession of Immacolata Concezione di Maria a Grottarossa in Rome, Sept. 27, 2021

DC archdiocese mistakenly gives candid response on Pelosi Communion denial

May 23, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Washington’s communications office erroneously told a reporter Monday that media requests related to Nancy Pelosi’s denial of... Read more

St. Francis Xavier statue in front St. Joseph Cathedral in Beijing, China, February 25, 2016.

This is the prayer that Catholics are asked to say for the Church in China on May 24

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed May 24, the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, to be a World... Read more

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Oklahoma passes extensive abortion ban bill, as country awaits Supreme Court ruling

May 23, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Oklahoma legislature has passed another law limiting abortion, ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could allow many... Read more

Bishop Jacques Fabre-Jeune of Charleston.

Charleston bishop 'conquered hearts' ministering to Hispanics in Georgia

May 22, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The newly consecrated Bishop of Charleston showed a great commitment and love for the Hispanic community in the Archdiocese of... Read more

Yellow brick road.

Not over the rainbow, yet: Lawsuit blocks Catholic University's auction of 'Wizard of Oz' dress

May 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The university had planned to auction the dress to fund its drama school. Read more

Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament.

Here are two basic requirements Catholics must meet to receive Holy Communion

May 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

Receiving the Eucharist can transform one’s spiritual life, but it is important for Catholics to observe the basic requirements for... Read more

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UPDATE: These Catholic bishops support Nancy Pelosi ban on Holy Communion

May 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

So far only a small minority of U.S. bishops have come out publicly in support of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s... Read more

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the St. James Chapel at Bethany Center in Lutz, Fla., April 25, 2022.

St Petersburg diocesan summit to grow the Church was historic opportunity

Parish and Pastoral Center leaders from across the Diocese of St. Petersburg gathered April 25-27, 2022, for one purpose: growing... Read more

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 13, 2012.

Full text of Archbishop Cordileone letter to Nancy Pelosi banning her from Communion

May 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

Here is the full text of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s notification to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, informing... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco in Rome, June 28, 2013.

Catholics respond to barring of Nancy Pelosi from Holy Communion

May 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Catholics are responding in a variety of ways to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's decision not to admit Nancy Pelosi to Communion,... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila says Mass for the Transitional Deacon Ordination in 2020.

Denver archbishop: Cordileone 'made every attempt' to avoid barring Pelosi from Communion

May 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

“I support and commend my brother bishop for making this courageous, compassionate, and necessary decision,” Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila said. Read more