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University of Dallas President Dr. Jonathan Sanford speaks at the Heritage Foundation on Feb. 8, 2024.

University of Dallas president: Mission of higher ed is open debate in pursuit of truth

Feb 12, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

University of Dallas President Jonathan J. Sanford expressed concerns about the level of politicization that reigns in American universities. Read more

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Former South Carolina priest sentenced to 21 years in prison over child sex abuse

Feb 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Jamie Adolfo Gonzalez-Farias “was sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison” following his conviction. Read more

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Black Catholic history is for everyone, Catholic educator says

Feb 12, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

“Being Catholic is an overarching, cross-racial identity. There is no outgroup in the Catholic Church,” said Kaye Crawford, who founded... Read more

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Chemical abortion pill: U.S. bishops issue guide laying out dangers and concerns  

Feb 12, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The bishops’ document cited a number of safety concerns with the abortion pill, which included blood loss, infections, and even... Read more

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How to honor Valentine’s Day on Ash Wednesday 

Feb 11, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

This year, Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day. But the two days don’t need to be completely at odds with... Read more

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10 ways to renew your life in Christ this Lent

Feb 11, 2024

By ACI Prensa

Consider these tried-and-true ways of entering into Lent this year. Read more

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How Christians used to ‘pre-game’ their Lent

Feb 10, 2024

By Mary Farrow

Sunday, Feb. 11, is the last Sunday before Shrovetide, which culminates in Shrove Tuesday — more popularly known as Mardi... Read more

The interior and side chapel of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beloit, Kansas, which will house a first-class relic of St. Padre Pio starting Feb. 11, 2024.

Chapel housing first-class Padre Pio relic to open in Kansas this weekend

Feb 10, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The inaugural chapel, located inside St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beloit, Kansas, opens Feb. 11. Read more

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (left) and Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop James Johnston (right) made a friendly Super Bowl wager on “EWTN News in Depth” with Montse Alvarado on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024.

Winner, winner, Rice-A-Roni dinner? Bishops bet on the Super Bowl

Feb 10, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop James Johnston and San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone made their friendly wager on Friday.  Read more

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks in front of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., on June 9, 2022.

Ted Cruz demands DC preserve bodies of five late-term aborted babies for investigation

Feb 9, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Dozens of federal lawmakers and pro-life activists have called for an investigation and autopsy to determine if the babies were... Read more

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U.S. bishops urge passage of anti-human trafficking bill in Congress

Feb 9, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The bishops called on lawmakers to support the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2023. Read more

Father Jerome "Jerry" Kaywell, a Grammy award-winning musician, has been placed on leave amid claims of sexual misconduct with a minor that allegedly occurred years ago.

Florida diocese places Grammy-winning priest on leave amid sexual misconduct allegations

Feb 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Diocese of Venice “received notification from a law firm of an allegation of sexual misconduct by Rev. Jerome Kaywell... Read more

Springfield Bishop William Byrne and his sibling Sister Dede Byrne speak to EWTN News’ Catherine Hadro at the 2024 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C., Feb. 8, 2024.

Brother and sister who are bishop and nun say faithful parents helped foster vocations

Feb 9, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

For Bishop William Byrne and his sibling Sister Dede Byrne, it was their parents’ daily devotion to the Eucharist that... Read more

A still from Hallow’s Super Bowl commercial airing Feb. 11, 2024.

Catholic prayer app Hallow to air commercial during Super Bowl LVIII

Feb 9, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Hallow’s first-ever Super Bowl ad will feature Mark Wahlberg and Jonathan Roumie. Read more

Bishop William Byrne of the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, gives the keynote address at the 2024 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Feb. 8, 2024.

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast speakers highlight joy and sacrifice of the Christian life

Feb 8, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop William Byrne Byrne of Springfield, Massachusetts, delivered the keynote address on the need for greater participation in the Christian... Read more

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Carmelite nuns move from New York to Florida in pursuit of ‘silence and solitude’

Feb 8, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

“Prayerful greetings from sunny Florida!” a February message on the religious community’s website said.  Read more

Florida Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie speaks to “EWTN News Nightly” host Tracy Sabol on Florida’s proposed abortion amendment Feb. 6, 2024.

Florida abortion amendment would aid ‘unscrupulous’ providers, Catholic doctor says

Feb 8, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Florida attorney general last year asked the state Supreme Court to block a proposed amendment that would enshrine abortion... Read more

Supporters of abortion rights confront PAAU activists outside of Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2022.

Pro-life groups ask Congress to ‘intervene’ in disposal of aborted baby bodies

Feb 8, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

The secular pro-life group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) originally obtained the remains of the aborted babies in March 2022. Read more

"He Leadeth Me" Hallow Pray40 Challenge.

Lent 2024: Catholic resources to help you grow in your faith

Feb 8, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

This list of Catholic resources can help you grow closer to the Lord this Lenten season. Read more

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Pediatric pushback on ‘trans kids’ treatments

Feb 7, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Youth who identify as a gender other than their biological sex have high rates of mental health issues, the American... Read more