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Supreme Court to hear challenges to Texas heartbeat law

Oct 22, 2021

By Matt Hadro, Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider two legal challenges to Texas’ pro-life heartbeat law, just weeks before it... Read more

Father Thomas Dailey, O.S.F.S.; Philadelphia Archbishop Nelson J. Perez; Msgr. Gerald Mesure, archdiocesan chancellor; and Father Sean Bransfield, vice chancellor, hold the official documents for the canonization cause of Father Bill Atkinson during the closing ceremony on Oct. 19, 2021.

Father Bill Atkinson canonization cause completes first phase, moves onto Rome

Oct 22, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Father Bill Atkinson, an Augustinian priest from Philadelphia who died in 2006, is one step closer in the cause for... Read more

Bishop Glen Provost of Lake Charles

Bishops of Lake Charles, Raleigh issue statements on Latin Mass

Oct 21, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Three months after the release of Traditionis custodes, Pope Francis’ restrictions on traditional liturgies, U.S. bishops are continuing to implement... Read more

The Cathedral Church of St. John in Albuquerque, N.M., seat of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande, which hosted the attempted ordination of Anne Tropeano Oct. 16, 2021.

Santa Fe archdiocese: Woman's attempted ordination invalid

Oct 21, 2021

By Carl Bunderson

The supposed ordination of women is invalid, the vicar general of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe reiterated Monday, shortly after... Read more

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

Denver archbishop denounces ‘anti-Semitic and hateful vandalism’ at two schools

Oct 21, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver denounced recent incidents of “anti-Semitic and hateful vandalism” that occurred at two area schools last... Read more

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Missouri Christian church wins settlement over coronavirus restrictions on worship

Oct 20, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Kansas City-area Baptist megachurch has reached a $150,000 settlement with the county over coronavirus restrictions, with the church claiming... Read more

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska in St. Peter's Square, a day before the canonization Mass of St. John Henry Newman, Oct. 12, 2019.

Two priests in Lincoln diocese reassigned with restrictions, following review of alleged misconduct

Oct 20, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Two priests in the Diocese of Lincoln are being reassigned to ministry with restrictions, following diocesan review of accusations of... Read more

Former Washington State University head football coach Nick Rolovich

After Catholic football coach was fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine, lawyer alleges anti-religious animus

Oct 20, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The former Washington State University football coach, a Catholic, intends to sue the school after he was refused a religious... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the USCCB's fall meeting in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019.

Synod on Synodality a learning opportunity for Catholic Church, Archbishop Gomez says

Oct 20, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The upcoming gatherings of Catholics for a synodal process are important opportunities for outreach, support, and communication, according to Archbishop... Read more

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) testifies before a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on March 20, 2007

Pro-life groups must 'wake up' in support of pro-life Democrats, former congressman says

Oct 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life Americans must do more to support embattled pro-life Democrats, said Catholic former Democratic congressman Dan Lipinski who is reportedly... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York

Cardinal Dolan outlines 7 ‘non-negotiables’ for the Synod on Synodality

Oct 19, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

In an attempt to bring clarity to Pope Francis’s vision for the Synod on Synodality for his flock, Cardinal Timothy... Read more

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Christian aid group requests prayers for kidnapped missionaries in Haiti

Oct 19, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The gang responsible for the kidnapping of 17 missionaries in Haiti is demanding a $17 million ransom for their safe... Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

Catholic congressman charged with lying to federal investigators; denies accusations

Oct 19, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic congressman Jeff Fortenberry on Tuesday was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of making false statements to... Read more

Hispanic pro-life advocate Mayra Rodriguez speaks to a crowd of over 300,000 during Mexico’s “March for Women and Life,” on Oct. 3 2021.

Planned Parenthood whistleblower turned Hispanic pro-life leader details clinic corruption, intimidation

Oct 19, 2021

By ACI Prensa

During her tenure with Planned Parenthood, Mayra Rodríguez said she witnessed falsified abortion records, serious complications from abortions, and experienced... Read more

Aug. 17 rally in support of the Hyde amendment in Raleigh, North Carolina

Senate committee proposes rollback of pro-life policies

Oct 18, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A Senate committee introduced nine budget bills on Monday that would roll back several pro-life provisions, allowing for domestic funding... Read more

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How the Chinese Communist Party sees organized religion

Oct 18, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Chinese Communist Party is targeting organized religion as a threat – even seeking to “change” or “transform” it into... Read more

Pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators at the Supreme Court.

US Justice Department asks Supreme Court to block Texas heartbeat abortion law

Oct 18, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The US Department of Justice on Monday asked the Supreme Court to block a Texas pro-life law, in effect since... Read more

Photograph of a bronze statue of Saint Father Junipero Serra in the Gardens of the Carmel Mission Basilica in Carmel, California

Los Angeles renames Father Junipero Serra Park, despite Catholic praise for sainted missionary

Oct 16, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

While Catholic leaders have made strong defenses of St. Junipero Serra after a wave of vandalism and crime targeted Catholic... Read more

An image of the Sacred Heart in the Church of the Jesu, in Rome.

Everything you need to know about the devotion to the Sacred Heart

Oct 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

June 19, is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. But what does that mean?  Read more

The Texas capitol.

Texas abortion law survives injunction effort; Supreme Court challenge next

Oct 15, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A federal appeals court has allowed a heartbeat-based Texas ban on abortion to remain in effect, rejecting the U.S. Department... Read more