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Emilee Carpenter

Christian photographer claims New York law silences her free speech

A Christian photographer is suing the state of New York, claiming that a state nondiscrimination law violates her free speech... Read more

Hans Küng receives an honorary degree from the National University of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain, Jan. 27, 2011.

On Twitter, Pontifical Academy for Life marks death of dissenting theologian Hans Küng

The Pontifical Academy for Life commented on Twitter on the death of the influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng,... Read more

Nebraska Capitol.

By Kevin Jones

Critics of Nebraska education standards see major flaws on sex, gender

There are too many ideological and political assumptions in the Nebraska Department of Education’s proposed curriculum standards on sex education,... Read more

By Matt Hadro

Cardinal Dolan implores Catholics to return to Sunday Mass

In a column for the archdiocesan newspaper on Wednesday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York implored Catholics to return to... Read more

Indianapolis archdiocese: Government can’t interfere in Catholic schools' mission

Catholic schools must be free to uphold the Church’s teachings, lawyers for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis said after a federal... Read more

A guest living in a Rome shelter receives his COVID vaccine.

By Matt Hadro

White House: Pope Francis has said there’s a ‘moral obligation’ to get vaccinated

President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying that Pope Francis has called... Read more

Catholic teaching on Communion applies to politicians who support abortion, too, bishop says

Catholic teaching sees the Eucharist as Christ’s transformative sacrifice on the cross and this Holy Communion must only be received... Read more

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LA Archdiocese to close, consolidate six elementary schools

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced this week that six Catholic elementary schools in the area will close and be... Read more

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By Jonah McKeown

Utah to require fathers to pay for half of pregnancy costs

A new law in Utah will require fathers to pay for half of the mother’s cost of pregnancy, making Utah... Read more

White House: Biden has ‘difference of opinion’ from Catholics concerned about Equality Act

The White House on Tuesday said that President Joe Biden “has a difference of opinion” from Catholics concerned that the... Read more

Bishop Conley distributes Communion during his Mass of Installation as Bishop of Lincoln, Nov. 20, 2012. Credit: Seth DeMoor/CNA.

Nebraska dioceses to restore Sunday Mass obligation in May

The bishops of the three local Churches in Nebraska will each restore the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo.

Judge puts three dozen lawsuits against Buffalo parishes on hold amid bankruptcy

A federal bankruptcy judge last week put 36 lawsuits against Buffalo Catholic parishes and schools on hold until this fall,... Read more

Arkansas legislature overrides veto of gender-transitioning ban

The Arkansas state legislature voted on Tuesday to override a veto by Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) of a bill prohibiting... Read more

By Christine Rousselle

Missouri nuns have a history of being targeted for shootings, harassment

A recent series of shootings at a Benedictine abbey in Missouri is only the latest manifestation of ongoing violence and... Read more

By Matt Hadro

One year later: How D.C. Catholic Charities is serving the most vulnerable during COVID-19

A year after the coronavirus pandemic forced closures of businesses and sent the national unemployment rate soaring, Catholic Charities D.C.... Read more

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Paprocki explores link between physical and spiritual fitness in new book

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois doesn’t generally introduce himself as a runner. His first love is hockey, which, at... Read more

The paschal candle in St. Peter's Basilica.

By ACI Prensa

The Easter Vigil: ‘the mother of all vigils’

The Easter Vigil, which takes place Holy Saturday night, “is the greatest and most noble of all solemnities and it... Read more

From left: Relic of the Lignum Crucis, Holy Shroud, and Holy Chalice.

By CNA Staff

Three relics of Christ’s Passion housed in Spain

While the Shroud of Turin – believed to be the burial cloth that wrapped the body of Jesus after his... Read more

The Holy Thursday seven churches devotion

The Visitation to Seven Churches is a Holy Thursday devotion primarily  practiced in Latin America, Italy, Poland and the Philippines. Read more

Original painting of the Divine Mercy, by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski in 1934. Wikimedia Commons 4.0.

Divine Mercy Novena begins tomorrow

The Divine Mercy Novena begins tomorrow, Good Friday. Read more