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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Easter celebrations return to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Christians will celebrate Easter at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre this year after the storied church remained closed last... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

Several pro-life bills advance in Texas

The Texas Senate passed six pro-life bills on Tuesday, including one banning abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy and... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a press conference.

Priests are still essential, says Archbishop Wenski

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami stressed this week that despite public health distinctions created over the past year, priests are... Read more

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Black parishes in Chicago closing disproportionately due to low attendance, official says

Amid a plan to merge and close dozens of parishes, the Archdiocese of Chicago has disproportionately closed parishes that minister... Read more

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Report analyzes religious groups' risks of internet 'de-platforming', calls for action

Religious groups that speak on controversial topics are at risk of being removed from social media platforms and need to... Read more

‘Reproductive rights are human rights,’ U.S. Secretary of State says

“Reproductive rights” are “human rights,” the U.S. Secretary of State emphasized on Tuesday upon the release of the State Department’s... Read more

Arkansas legislature passes ban on gender-transitioning for children

Arkansas is set to ban gender-transitioning procedures for children, including the use of cross-sex hormones, surgeries, and puberty-blocking drugs.  Read more

Survey: Two-thirds of Catholics say Biden should be able to receive Communion

Two-thirds of U.S. Catholics say that President Joe Biden, who has contradicted Church teaching on abortion, marriage, and gender ideology,... Read more

By CNA Staff

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week

A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary and all... Read more

By ACI Prensa

Why the date of Holy Week changes every year

Every year the dates of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday vary. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Amid hefty legal fees, Buffalo diocese cuts Catholic school spending

Following its bankruptcy filing last year, the Diocese of Buffalo, New York has cut spending on some its Catholic schools.  Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

Archbishop Cordileone calls for end to violence against Asian Americans

The Archbishop of San Francisco on Tuesday urged an end to violence against Asian people in the city and across... Read more

Professor Nicholas Meriwether

Court allows professor to challenge university’s transgender pronoun mandate

A federal appeals court has allowed a philosophy professor to sue a public university in Ohio after he faced disciplinary... Read more

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By Kate Scanlon

Kentucky bishops applaud passage of school choice bill

Kentucky lawmakers voted Monday evening to override Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of school choice legislation.  Read more

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Supreme Court will consider if Kentucky attorney general can defend pro-life law

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether Kentucky’s pro-life attorney general can defend the commonwealth’s law banning dismemberment... Read more

Loyola Chicago's 1963 championship basketball team

By Matt Hadro

‘Heroes’ and ‘villains’: The history of Catholic college basketball and race relations

In the history of Catholic college basketball and race, there are both “heroes” and “villains,” said one author of a... Read more

After China retaliates with sanctions, U.S. religious freedom advocates say they won’t be silenced

After China announced retaliatory sanctions against U.S. human rights advocates this weekend, advocates responded they would not be silent about... Read more

Arkansas governor signs landmark medical conscience objection law

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law on Friday legislation allowing doctors to decline to perform non-emergency medical procedures that... Read more

June 28, 2020: A family prays in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York

Report: Church membership among Catholics declined nearly 20% since 2000

The percentage of Catholics who say they are a “member” of a church has dropped by nearly 20 points since... Read more

Jersey parish reverses vaccine mandate for confessions

A parish in the Diocese of Trenton will no longer restrict the Sacrament of Confession to those who are vaccinated,... Read more