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Archbishop Thomas Rodi of Mobile

Mobile archbishop tests positive for COVID-19, reminds public to get vaccinated

Oct 6, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Archbishop Thomas Rodi of Mobile has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in quarantine, the Archdiocese of Mobile announced on... Read more

Afghan refugees are being processed inside Hangar 5 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Sept. 8, 2021.

Why stories of rescued Afghan Christians cannot be told

Oct 6, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

The stories of Afghan rescues are compelling human dramas, filled with miraculous saves, life-threatening dangers, and heroic choices on the... Read more

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Federal government issues guidance on COVID-19 vaccine religious exemptions

Oct 6, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

New guidance on issuing COVID-19 vaccine religious exemptions for federal employees insufficiently treats the matter of conscience, one Catholic bioethicist... Read more

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Missouri executes inmate after Holy See appealed for clemency

Oct 6, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Missouri on Tuesday evening executed Ernest Johnson, 61, an inmate convicted of murdering three people in the 1990s, after the... Read more

Dr. Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins, scientist and Christian, to step down as NIH head

Oct 5, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health and an outspoken Christian, announced Tuesday that he will step... Read more

Sign at 2020 March for Life

Pro-lifers counter pro-abortion protests across the United States

Oct 5, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

As pro-abortion rallies were held across the country last weekend in response to a Texas law regulating abortion, pro-lifers in... Read more

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Knights of Columbus online exhibit explores baseball's Catholic history

Oct 5, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Knights of Columbus are releasing a four part series presentation exploring the historical connection between the fraternal organization and... Read more

Cate Ford, one of the intervenor-plaintiffs in The State of Tennessee v. United States Department of Education

Arkansas students seek to intervene in challenge to federal transgender sports policy

Oct 5, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Three female athletes and a Christian education association are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit against the Biden administration, over... Read more

Elizabeth Kirk, research associate and lecturer at CUA's Columbus School of Law.

Profiles of pro-life women: A Q&A with Elizabeth Kirk

Oct 5, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

This December, the US Supreme Court is set to hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that many... Read more

The tomb of St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938) in Łagiewniki, Poland.

7 things you need to know about St. Faustina and her vision of Hell

Oct 5, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

While Catholics around the world are familiar with St. Faustina Kowalska and her connection to Divine Mercy, many may not... Read more

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Biden administration allows funding of abortion referrals, providers under new rule

Oct 4, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Biden administration will allow Planned Parenthood and other clinics providing abortions to once again receive federal family planning funds,... Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, delivers the homily for the 69th annual Red Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 3.

Vatican diplomat warns US leaders not to use God for selfish ends

Oct 4, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A leading Vatican diplomat on Sunday exhorted U.S. government officials and justices to not use God for their own selfish... Read more

Book cover of "Behold the Handmaid of the Lord," by Marian theologian Father Edward Looney, published by Ave Maria Press.

Need more of Our Lady in your life? Then this personal retreat is for you

Oct 4, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Marian theologian Father Edward Looney new book, "Behold the Handmaid of the Lord," masterfully summarizes the central teachings of St.... Read more

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Do women need abortion to succeed? Women legal scholars say no

Oct 4, 2021

By Katie Yoder

In a legal brief in the pivotal Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court,... Read more

The 31st annual meeting of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium will take place Oct. 7-9 at the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame to host 31st Annual Black Catholic Theological Symposium

Oct 3, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Oct. 7, the University of Notre Dame will begin to host the 31st annual Black Catholic Theological Symposium (BCTS)... Read more

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A girl asked an archbishop why God allows disabilities. Here’s his response.

Oct 3, 2021

By Katie Yoder

A Kentucky archbishop still remembers when a little, 6-year-old girl asked him, “Why was my brother born with autism?” Read more

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati archdiocese implementing reorganization process of parish mergers

Oct 2, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is implementing a multi-year parish reorganization process which will transform the its 208 parishes into 60... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre addresses the 2020 USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Holy See asks Missouri governor to halt scheduled execution

Oct 2, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christopher Pierre, asked the governor of Missouri on Monday to spare the... Read more

Louisiana State Senator Katrina Jackson at the Live Action Life Awards.

Louisiana state Sen. Katrina Jackson: ‘It’s racist to fund abortions’

Oct 2, 2021

By Katie Yoder

A Louisiana state senator is calling out her fellow Democrats for using race to justify their support of taxpayer-funded abortions. Read more

Detail of Adoration of an Angel by Fra Angelico, early 1400's.

5 Angelic Prayers Everyone Should Know

Oct 2, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Oct. 2 is the feast day of the guardian angels, just three days after the feast of the archangels. These... Read more