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Pope Francis sits down for an interview with Norah O'Donnell on CBS' "60 Minutes," which aired Monday, May 20, 2024.

Pope Francis on female deacons: ‘No’

May 21, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Holy Father stressed the importance of women’s roles in the Catholic Church, describing them as “the ones who move... Read more

Bishop-elect Joseph A. Williams.

Pope Francis names Bishop Joseph Williams as coadjutor bishop of Camden, New Jersey

May 21, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Williams, 50, has served as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis since 2022. Read more

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone processes over the Golden Gate Bridge with the Eucharist on May 19, 2024.

VIDEO: A look at the beginning of the four National Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes

May 20, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The EWTN News team deployed to the four corners of the nation to cover the May 19 start of the... Read more

Bishop Louis Tylka.

Peoria Diocese to reduce the number of parishes in the diocese by half

May 20, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Louis Tylka announced on Saturday that between now and May 2026, the diocese will be reshaped from 156 parishes... Read more

Archbishop Cordileone and the faithful from the Archdiocese of San Francisco process across the Golden Gate Bridge in the historic first eucharistic pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress.

PHOTOS: Jesus crosses the Golden Gate Bridge at start of National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

May 20, 2024

By Jeffrey Bruno

“We were pursuing Christ. Certainly, for the photo. But maybe also so I could share this story,” writes photojournalist Jeffrey... Read more

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U.S. religious freedom watchdog’s new appointments include three Catholics

May 20, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The USCIRF is a government organization that reviews violations of religious freedom around the world and makes policy recommendations.  Read more

In an interview with "60 Minutes" anchor Norah O'Donnell, Pope Francis discusses a wide range of issues.

Here’s what Pope Francis said in his ‘60 Minutes’ interview

May 20, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The pope spoke with “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell at the Vatican via a Spanish translator. Read more

Jim Wahlberg speaks to CNA in an interview ahead of the premiere of the new film "Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist" in Orange County, California.

Jim Wahlberg on new film and powerful conversion: Mother Teresa ‘was sent there for me’ 

May 20, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist” is a new film co-produced by Jim Wahlberg that helps viewers rediscover the... Read more

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Nearly one-third of U.S. states now require age verification for porn sites

May 20, 2024

By Daniel Payne

A total of 16 U.S. states have passed and/or will soon enact laws that order porn websites to verify that... Read more

Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, Minnesota, blesses the crowd with the Eucharist in a monstrance during an outdoor Pentecost Sunday Mass on May 19, 2024, in Bemidji, Minnesota. The Mass at the headwaters of the Mississippi River marked the start of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, a four-route trek consisting of Eucharistic processions, community service, and other events that culminates in July at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianpolis.

And they’re off! National Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes begin with Holy Spirit-powered send-offs

May 19, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage began on Pentecost Sunday with Masses, processions, and prayers a renewal of Eucharistic devotion in the... Read more

More than 1,000 Catholics attend the Eucharistic procession in Washington, D.C. on May 18, 2024,

Over 1,000 attend Washington, D.C., Eucharistic procession despite rain

May 19, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The Catholic Information Center’s second annual Eucharistic procession drew participation from priests, nuns, and laypeople from the area. Read more

Holy Spirit stained glass in St. Peter's Basilica.

What is the Holy Spirit like?

May 19, 2024

By Tom Hoopes

A user’s guide to understanding the Holy Spirit as the Church celebrates Pentecost. Read more

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Hospice and palliative care: A look at ‘absolutely vital’ end-of-life support

May 19, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In contrast to assisted suicide and euthanasia, services such as palliative care and end-of-life hospice care seek to uphold the... Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 9, 2015.

Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Tagle as special envoy to National Eucharistic Congress 

May 18, 2024

By Zoe Romanowsky

The Vatican announced Saturday that the pope has appointed Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle,as his special envoy to the National... Read more

A map of a few of the largest cities that will be traversed by the Serra Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimages.

The longest and grandest of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimages: A look at the Serra Route

May 18, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Serra Route pilgrims will walk over 2,000 miles — across the Golden Gate Bridge, the Rocky Mountains in Colorado,... Read more

A map of the Juan Diego Route which goes through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, ending in Indiana.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage: Don’t miss these stops on the St. Juan Diego Route

May 18, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The St. Juan Diego Route will start at the southern tip of Texas with a Pentecost Mass hosted by the... Read more

Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln credits the support of friends, family, medical professionals, and his golden retriever, Stella, with his recovery from mental illness.

Nebraska bishop shares mental illness story, offers message of hope 

May 17, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln shared in a May 16 letter about his experience with mental illness... Read more

Larry Hogan, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland, greets supporters before casting his ballot in the state primary election at Davidsonville Elementary School on May 14, 2024, in Davidsonville, Maryland.

Maryland Republican Senate candidate Larry Hogan backs codifying Roe

May 17, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Hogan endorsed the plan to codify Roe in an interview with the New York Times, which was published on Thursday,... Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom attends an event with fellow governors in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 23, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

California governor: Pope Francis told me he was ‘proud’ of state’s death penalty moratorium

May 17, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

No one has been executed in California since 2006, due in part to a moratorium beginning in 2019 that Newsom... Read more

School children read about the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis at the celebration of his new shrine at St. Dominic Parish in Brick, New Jersey. Oct, 1, 2023.

Movie on Blessed Carlo Acutis and his love for the Eucharist opens this weekend

May 17, 2024

By David Ramos

“Eucharistic Miracles: The Heartbeat of Heaven” about Blessed Carlo Acutis and the Eucharistic miracles he studied is showing in theaters... Read more