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Bishop Emeritus Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs, who died Sept. 27, 2022.

Colorado Springs Diocese mourns death of emeritus Bishop Sheridan

Sep 27, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Michael Sheridan, who led the Diocese of Colorado Springs from 2003 to 2021, died Tuesday. Read more

United States Naval Research Laboratory's infrared-gray satellite image of Hurricane Ian.

Florida bishop calls for prayers ahead of Hurricane Ian

Sep 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Gregory L. Parkes of St. Petersburg asked for prayers for “protection during the storm.” Read more

Cardinal Francis Arinze.

Cardinal Arinze explains why Belgian bishops can’t bless same-sex couples

Sep 26, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Belgian bishops’ introduction of blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples has drawn rebuke from the former head of the Vatican’s... Read more

An FBI agent stands outside the Houck residence in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 23, 2022. Mark Houck was arrested that day and charged with assaulting a Planned Parenthood escort outside an Philadelphia abortion clinic on Oct. 13, 2021.

Amid outcry, FBI disputes account of raid at pro-life Catholic family’s home

Sep 26, 2022

By Shannon Mullen, Joe Bukuras

The alleged circumstances of the Sept. 23 arrest of Mark Houck have led to a public outcry about what many... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court building

Bishop Pfeifer asks Supreme Court to recognize ‘personhood’ of the unborn

Sep 26, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In a September statement, Bishop Michael Pfeifer called on the court to recognize the personhood of the unborn under the... Read more

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Election 2022: Abortion appears on ballot in 5 states this November

Sep 26, 2022

By Katie Yoder

California, Michigan, and Vermont are proposing constitutional amendments to advance abortion, while Kentucky and Montana are voting on pro-life measures. Read more

Graffiti on the exterior of Bella Health + Wellness in Englewood, Colorado, on Sept. 25, 2022.

Pro-life Catholic clinic in Denver area vandalized, suspect quickly arrested

Sep 25, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Bella Health + Wellness, located in Englewood, Colorado, provides OB-GYN care, family medicine, and pediatrics. Read more

Mark and Ryan-Marie Houck with their seven children, ages 2 to 13.

New information raises questions about FBI raid on Catholic father of 7

Sep 25, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

As of Sunday night, an online fund drive had raised more than $126,000 to help the family, far surpassing an... Read more

Gia, an 8-month-old Bernedoodle, visits Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Baton Rouge twice a week with a group of Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

Meet the therapy dog trained by Mercedarian sisters to help the students they serve

Sep 25, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Students at Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are visited twice a week by Gia, an 8-month-old... Read more

The Benedictine Monks of Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma emphasize Gregorian Chant as a way to delve deeper into the psalms.

The next generation of sacred music? Gregorian Chant album uses new spatial audio feature

Sep 25, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

The Benedictine Monks of Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma have released a new album of Advent melodies that takes advantage... Read more

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Pro-life volunteer shot while going door-to door-in Michigan

Sep 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder

An 84-year-old pro-life volunteer was shot on Sept. 20 while going door-to-door in her community to talk about a ballot... Read more

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch was among the honorees of Live Action's Life Gala in Dana Point, California, on Sept. 17, 2022.

Live Action’s Life Awards Gala celebrates progress made and work still to be done

Sep 24, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

This year, nearly 500 people gathered on Sept. 17 for the third annual event, the first to be held in... Read more

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Catholics with mental health struggles aren’t alone, Phoenix bishop says

Sep 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics who struggle with mental illness, and their loved ones who want to help them, will soon find more formal... Read more

Chloe Cole in her AirBnb in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21, 2022. A self-described “former trans kid,” she de-transitioned after undergoing years of puberty blockers and an irreversible double mastectomy at the age of 15.

Meet Chloe Cole, the 18-year-old leading the fight to protect children from transgender surgeries

Sep 24, 2022

By Edie Heipel

“At 15, I wasn’t really thinking. I was a kid, just trying to fit in,” says Chloe Cole, who underwent... Read more

California State Governor Gavin Newsom.

‘Unconscionable’: California Gov. Newsom cites Jesus on billboards promoting abortion

Sep 23, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Why the strong reaction? The abortion-selling ads include a passage from Scripture. Read more

Planned Parenthood gets millions of dollars in federal support each year.

FBI raids home of pro-life leader on questionable charges

Sep 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

If convicted, he could face up to 11 years in prison. Read more

Former Celtics player Enes Kanter Freedom will be the keynote speaker at the March for the Martyrs,

This Muslim NBA vet is marching for persecuted Christians on Saturday

Sep 23, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Enes Kanter Freedom, a practicing Muslim from Turkey, will be speaking at the Sept. 24 March for the Martyrs in... Read more

Artist Timothy P. Schmalz touches the hands of Padre Pio in one of his sculptures.

Padre Pio sculptor’s work to be blessed on saint’s feast day: ‘I have to honor him’

Sep 23, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Catholic artist Timothy P. Schmalz calls Padre Pio his favorite saint. And so, when he learned that four of his... Read more

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Which U.S. states rank first (and last) in religious freedom protections?

Sep 23, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The states are ranked according to how many laws are on the books that protect the free exercise of religion. Read more

President Joe Biden speaks during the Global Fund Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York on Sept. 21, 2022.

President Biden fundraiser remarks muddle Catholic teaching on abortion

Sep 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The president appeared to suggest — erroneously — that the Catholic Church makes exceptions for rape and incest in its... Read more