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Arkansas’ narrow defeat of religious freedom proposal has a backstory

Nov 14, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

As of Friday, 50.43% of voters rejected Issue 3, the Arkansas Religious Freedom Amendment. Read more

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FBI releases video of attack on firebombed Buffalo pregnancy center, says FACE Act charges possible

Nov 14, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The FBI also announced a reward of up to $25,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the arsonists. Read more

Mass celebrated inside the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. CNA file photo

National prayer vigil for life to continue post-Roe

Nov 14, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The U.S. bishops are urging Catholics across the country to participate in the prayer vigil from Jan. 19–20, 2023, to... Read more

USCCB Fall Meeting 2021

10 things to look for at the U.S. bishops’ fall meeting this week

Nov 14, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The U.S. bishops will choose a new president and vice president and discuss their voting guide, eucharistic revival, and the... Read more

A priest administers the Anointing of the Sick.

A new book of prayers for laypeople ministering to the sick could be on its way

Nov 13, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The bishops are considering publishing a new prayer book for laypeople who want to minister to the sick, especially when... Read more

Michelle Duppong, about whom the Diocese of Bismarck has opened an investigation with a view to a cause for beatification.

Meet the 3 women the U.S. bishops are considering for sainthood

Nov 13, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Catholic bishops are preparing to vote on whether to advance the causes for sainthood for three American women. Read more

Les Petites Sœurs Disciples de l’Agneau, or The Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb, live of prayer in the Indre region of southern France.

Only religious community in the world for sisters with Down syndrome seeks American sisters 

Nov 12, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A community of religious sisters with Down syndrome faithfully live out their vocation of contemplative prayer in southern France. Read more

Caden Bennett and Madeleine Sri started their own business, Little Way of Perfection, while students at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

These college students started a coffee business that was inspired by a prayer

Nov 12, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

When Madeleine Sri and Caden Bennett met as students at Benedictine College, little did they know they would become co-owners... Read more

Peter Kilpatrick is formally installed as the 16th president of the Catholic University of America at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 11, 2022.

Peter Kilpatrick installed as new Catholic University president

Nov 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Students and faculty flooded the pews of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Friday during the... Read more

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Denver Archdiocese defends gender identity policy for schools

Nov 11, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Denver is defending its guidance on sexual identity in Catholic schools after an article on the policy... Read more

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18-year-old arrested after threats to New Jersey synagogues 

Nov 11, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Omar Alkattoul of Sayreville, New Jersey, was arrested Thursday morning by federal authorities.  Read more

Chloe Cole testifies outside the U.S. Capitol for H.R. 8731 in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 20, 2022.

‘Former trans kid’ Chloe Cole sues doctors for medical malpractice

Nov 11, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The 18-year-old is suing the doctors who performed transgender procedures, including an irreversible double mastectomy, on her when she was... Read more

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron speaking April 25, 2019 at The Catholic University of America.

‘We weep with Jesus’: Catholic bishops lament pro-abortion ballot victories

Nov 11, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

As pro-abortion measures won on state ballots and pro-life measures faced defeat, Catholic bishops responded to election results with profound... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York

Arrest made in vandalism of Cardinal Dolan’s residence at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC

Nov 10, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Juan Velez was arrested by the New York Police Department’s Warrant Squad, police said Wednesday. Read more

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Kidnapping scam is targeting Catholic school parents, Santa Fe Archdiocese says

Nov 10, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Local authorities have confirmed that it is a scam and have advised parents and guardians not to pay any money,... Read more

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Weed on the ballot: two states legalize recreational marijuana while three reject it

Nov 9, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Voters in Maryland and Missouri said yes to ballot measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use, while voters in Arkansas and... Read more

The Arizona state capitol building.

Democrats poised to take three state legislatures from GOP; could affect abortion bans

Nov 9, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

As the results of Tuesday’s election trickle in, Democrats are threatening to take control of several state legislatures that had... Read more

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio, gives the homily during Mass with members of the USCCB Region VI at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on Dec. 10, 2019, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit.

Steubenville-Columbus diocesan merger halted one week before vote at U.S. bishops’ meeting

Nov 9, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Diocese of Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey Monforton announced Monday that a proposed merger with the Diocese of Columbus will be put... Read more

Participants in a demonstration against Proposition 1 outside the California capitol in Sacramento, Oct. 6, 2022.

Abortion in 2022 midterms: How did the states vote?

Nov 9, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Ballot initiatives to protect and expand abortion passed across the nation on Election Day. Read more

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives a victory speech after defeating Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Charlie Crist during his election night watch party at the Tampa Convention Center on Nov. 8, 2022, in Tampa, Florida. DeSantis was the projected winner by a double-digit lead.

2022 Midterms: Which party came out on top? Stay tuned!

The American people spoke on Election Day, but it’s not clear yet what they were trying to say. Read more