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St. Ignatius College Prep is located in the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago.

Catholic priest injured in Chicago shooting after confronting car thieves

Jun 4, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The shooting took place outside the Jesuit residence of the priest and 15 other Jesuits who serve St. Ignatius College... Read more

Melinda French Gates shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron after a meeting at the Elysee Palace on June 23, 2023.

Melinda Gates, a Catholic, to give millions to fund abortion throughout the world

Jun 4, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Gates, who has written fondly about her Catholic upbringing, said last week she is giving multimillion-dollar donations to abortion-supporting groups. Read more

The Catholic University of America President Peter Kilpatrick (next to mascot) with Standard Solar, university, and government leaders on June 3, 2024.

Catholic University of America debuts 25-acre solar array, one of the largest in region

Jun 3, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The 42 rows of nearly 15,000 solar panels located on the grounds of the university’s West Campus will provide six... Read more

The faithful process behind the Blessed Sacrament across a bridge after leaving the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota, June 2. 2024.

Corpus Christi processions sweep the nation amid National Eucharistic Revival

Jun 3, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The Corpus Christi processions took place at a time when the Catholic Church in the U.S. is embarking on a... Read more

Father James Martin, SJ, and Pope Francis.

Pope Francis praises Father James Martin’s book on the resurrection of Lazarus

Jun 3, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis wrote that Martin’s book serves as a reminder that “Jesus isn’t afraid of our death, or our sin.” Read more

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Religious women help launch program to combat sexual abuse, ‘create a culture of care’

Jun 3, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The e-learning program helps educate religious women on how to protect children and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse situations. Read more

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In Title IX lawsuit, Texas professors say they won’t accommodate students who get abortions

Jun 3, 2024

By Daniel Payne

New U.S. Department of Education regulations prohibit “discriminating” against a woman for choosing to have an abortion. Read more

Attendees at the 2019 Society of Catholic Scientists convention listen to a talk in South Bend, Indiana.

On tap at 2024 Society of Catholic Scientists convention: AI, evolution, and the nature of faith

Jun 3, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

What does the development of artificial intelligence say about the human soul? The 2024 convention of the Society of Catholic... Read more

School children from St. Mary Academy watch the Eucharistic Procession on the campus of their home parish, St. Mary
of the Pines Church, Manahawkin, New Jersey, May 29, 2024.

Jersey Shore children encounter Jesus at stop on National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

Jun 2, 2024

By Sharon Delaney

The diocesan event was designed especially to bring awareness to school children about the real presence of Jesus in the... Read more

Scene of the walled city of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The oldest governor's mansion under the American flag, La Fortaleza, is top right.

Puerto Rico bishops’ conference issues 2024 election reflection

Jun 2, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

The bishops of Puerto Rico have published a pastoral message ahead of this year’s Nov. 5 elections in the U.S. Read more

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

Lawsuit: Los Angeles Co. Fire Dept. ‘retaliated’ against Christian employee who refused to raise Pride flag

Jun 1, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

A Christian employee has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Fire Department over his refusal to raise a... Read more

Pro-life activists protest the incarceration of nine activists charged with FACE Act violations.

Another elderly pro-life activist sentenced to two years in prison

May 31, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Paulette Harlow, 75, was sentenced to two years in jail Friday after being convicted last November of participating in a... Read more

Pro-life supporters take part in a "Rally for Life" march and celebration outside the Texas State Capitol on Jan. 27, 2024, in Austin, Texas.

Texas Supreme Court upholds law outlawing abortion even in so-called ‘hard cases’

May 31, 2024

By Matt McDonald

The Texas Supreme Court has upheld the state’s law outlawing almost all abortions, turning aside a challenge based on severe... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks at the USCCB fall plenary assembly Nov. 14, 2023.

Catholic bishop: Biden administration ‘subverted’ pro-family policy by mandating abortion leave

May 31, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, USCCB president Archbishop Timothy Broglio, denounced the EEOC for its new... Read more

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Tennessee bans ‘abortion trafficking’ of underage girls   

May 31, 2024

By Matt McDonald

The new Class C felony, called “abortion trafficking of a minor,” applies to an adult who “recruits, harbors, or transports”... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, speaks at Philadelphia’s Eucharistic Congress on Sept. 30, 2023. 

U.S. bishops to Congress: Abortion funding is ‘antithesis of health care and justice’

May 31, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Bishop Michael Burbidge highlighted in a May 16 letter that the USCCB “will oppose any bill that expands taxpayer funding... Read more

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Tennessee bans minors’ interstate gender transitioning without parental consent

May 31, 2024

By Matt McDonald

Supporters call it a parental rights bill. Opponents say it’s unnecessary and a shot at transgender people.  Read more

Charlie McCullough, in grey hoodie, walks with the Eucharistic procession through southern Texas.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is ‘bringing out the best in people,’ pilgrims say

May 31, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is an unprecedented Catholic effort to walk with the Eucharist thousands of miles across the United... Read more

Lorenzo and Jacopo Salimbeni, “The Visitation,” 1416. Oratio of St. John the Baptist, Urbino, Italy.

4 things to ponder on the feast of the Visitation

May 31, 2024

By Zoe Romanowsky

May 31 is the feast of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth, the second joyful mystery of the rosary. Read more

Copies of the Vatican document Dignitas Infinita which was published on April 8, 2024.

Trans-identifying monk risks ‘scandal’ and ‘confusion’ in Church, experts say

May 30, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Christian Matson, a hermit living in the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, went public with her transgender identity in a May... Read more