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The Progress Pride flag is shown above (center flag) at a White House "Pride" celebration on June 10, 2023.

Biden administration retreats from sex-change surgeries for minors, still backs other interventions

Jul 5, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is backing away from its previous support of sex-change surgeries for minors who identify as... Read more

Dr. Peter Kilpatrick, president of The Catholic University, of America and Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

CUA to establish Hispanic ministry chair in honor of Cardinal Seán O’Malley 

Jul 4, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley Endowed Chair for Hispanic Ministry and Evangelization will reside in the School of Theology and... Read more

Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Charles Carroll of Carrollton: a ‘patriotic’ Catholic Founding Father

Jul 4, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Carroll was the only signer of the Declaration who was Catholic — in a time and place when Catholics faced... Read more

U.S. Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington, D.C.

Pro-life activist Paul Vaughn avoids jail time after FACE Act conviction

Jul 3, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Pro-life activist Paul Vaughn has been sentenced to three years of supervised release — but did not receive prison time... Read more

U.S. Department of Education building in Washington, D.C.

Judge blocks Biden administration’s inclusion of ‘gender identity’ in Title IX regulations

Jul 3, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

U.S. District Court Judge John Broomes issued a ruling that blocks enforcement of the regulation in every school and college... Read more

Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, speaks on the Senate floor in favor of his pro-life amendment.

Sen. Lankford calls on Republicans to not back down from pro-life stance

Jul 3, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Here are the latest developments related to pro-life issues across the country. Read more

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Baltimore voters to weigh ‘baby bonus’ of $1,000 to new parents

Jul 3, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Voters in Baltimore will decide this fall whether to approve a $1,000 bonus that parents would receive upon the birth... Read more

British media executive Sir Nicholas Coleridge, journalist Fraser Nelson, classical pianist Dame Mitsuko Uchida, author Tom Holland, and human rights advocate Bianca Jagger in a July 2, 2024, letter in the London newspaper The Times called upon the Holy See to preserve what they describe as the “magnificent” cultural artifact of the Catholic Church’s Traditional Latin Mass.

British lords, celebrities call on Vatican to preserve ‘treasure’ of Latin Mass

Jul 3, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In a Tuesday letter, a wide cross-section of English cultural fixtures openly implored the Vatican to refrain from restricting the... Read more

The Incredulity of St. Thomas by Caravaggio.

St. Thomas the Apostle: more than just a doubter

Jul 3, 2024

By Theresa Doyle-Nelson

A closer look at Scripture reveals that there’s a lot more to the story of the apostle who went on... Read more

Dainelys Soto, Genesis Contreras, and Daniel Soto, who arrived from Venezuela after crossing the U.S. border from Mexico, wait for dinner at a hotel provided by the Annunciation House on September 22, 2022 in El Paso, Texas.

Judge throws out Texas lawsuit against nonprofit accused of facilitating illegal immigration

Jul 2, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

A judge has thrown out Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Annunciation House, a Catholic migrant shelter. Read more

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Nevada tees up abortion vote as pro-lifers continue to fight 2024 ballot measures

Jul 2, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Including Nevada, six states are set to vote on pro-abortion amendments in November, and seven are considering adding measures to... Read more

Catholic Relief Services workers help to distribute humanitarian aid materials to Gazan civilians in March 2024.

Catholic Relief Services ‘alarmed’ by proposed U.S. foreign aid cuts

Jul 2, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The official charitable arm of the U.S. Catholic bishops, CRS has in recent years pushed for more government funds, which... Read more

Vandalism at a Heartbeat of Miami pregnancy center in Hialeah, Florida, July 3, 2022.

Perpetrators to be ‘held accountable’ after vandalism against pregnancy center

Jul 2, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Heartbeat of Miami has “reached a favorable settlement” with vandals who graffitied its property in June 2022, according to a... Read more

Actor Demetrius Grosse as Rev. Martin in the new movie "Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot," which will be released in theaters on July 4, 2024.

New movie depicts story of how a small church changed the lives of 77 foster children

Jul 2, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot” tells the story of a small community in East Texas that came... Read more

Participants in the Eucharistic procession walk up Capitol Hill, near the Tennessee State Capitol, in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 28, 2024.

Over 1,000 process with Eucharist through downtown Nashville to historic churches

Jul 2, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The four-mile procession brought Christ through several neighborhoods in and around the downtown area on the hot morning of June... Read more

Bishop Jacques Fabre-Jeune poses alongside many of the priests of the Diocese of Charleston at a recent ordination. The diocese has seen a recent surge in vocations.

The rise of South Carolina’s Catholic population

Jul 2, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

The Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, which turns 204 years old this month, has seen an impressive rise in its... Read more

The Wisconsin Supreme Court building in Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules in favor of pro-life advocate citing ‘free speech rights’

Jul 1, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

The court ruled last week that a lower court order prohibiting a pro-life advocate from approaching a Planned Parenthood employee... Read more

Iowa state capitol building in Des Moines, Iowa.

Iowa bishops celebrate as ‘heartbeat’ law goes into effect

Jul 1, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The narrow 4-3 decision, issued in Planned Parenthood v. Iowa on June 28, reversed a lower court’s temporary blockage of... Read more

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Texas Supreme Court upholds ban on transgender procedures for minors

Jul 1, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Texas Supreme Court’s ruling said that the state is within its authority to outlaw extreme medical treatments for young... Read more

St. Joseph’s School in Adrian, Michigan.

Michigan parents press case to end discrimination in school funding 

Jul 1, 2024

By Martin Barillas

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Bursch Law firm have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their... Read more