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Police officers watch as altar servers enter the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver for the funeral of police officer Eric Talley.

By Jonah McKeown

Eric Talley funeral: Catholic father of seven ‘died a hero’

A funeral Mass was held Monday in Denver for Officer Eric Talley, a Catholic father of seven who was killed... Read more

Pennsylvania's long-standing abortion funding ban wins lopsided victory in court

A lawsuit from abortion providers seeking to overturn Pennsylvania’s ban on state funds for abortion found little support in court,... Read more

South Dakota state capitol

Stand with women athletes against transgender ideology, groups ask South Dakota governor

As South Dakota’s governor has proposed changes to a transgender sports law, conservative organizations are asking her to abandon her... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro JD. CNA file photo.

By Kevin Jones

CRS: Relieving Central American pressures could help with immigration challenge for US

Immigration pressures at the U.S.-Mexico border start in Central America—and these pressures need attention in the United States’ immigration debate,... Read more

Celebration Parade for Villanova Men's Basketball Team, 2016 NCAA Champions on April 8, 2016

With Catholic schools’ success in NCAA basketball tournament, it’s the ‘good times’

In the 2021 NCAA men’s Division I basketball tournament, one-quarter of the 16 remaining teams are Catholic schools – three... Read more

Mother Angelica.

By Mary Farrow

'The shenanigans' at Mother Angelica's first vows

If you picture a nun's first profession of vows, you probably picture a serene, peaceful affair with the sisters singing... Read more

Mother Angelica.

Five years after death, Mother Angelica’s work lives on

It has been five years since Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, foundress of EWTN, passed away. Read more

Mother Angelica with John Paul II.

By Mary Farrow

Mother Angelica: A female powerhouse in a supposedly sexist Church

It was September 1987, and Pope John Paul II had just arrived in Los Angeles after traveling around the United... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

By CNA Staff

As pandemic drags on, Cardinal Dolan calls for focus on a culture of life

In a recent pastoral letter, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York encouraged Catholics to foster a culture of life through... Read more

Uyghur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China.

China blacklisting companies that have stopped sourcing from Xinjiang

U.S. companies must stand strong and ensure their supply chains in China are not tainted with forced labor, one human... Read more

Senators demand investigation into Planned Parenthood getting PPP loans

A letter signed by 25 Republican senators is demanding an investigation into Planned Parenthood affiliates illegally accessing emergency small business... Read more

St. Matthew's Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

Federal court sides with D.C. Archdiocese on church capacity limits

A federal judge sided with the Archdiocese of Washington on Thursday in its lawsuit against Washington, D.C. over church capacity... Read more

Providence diocese opposes bill expanding liability for child sex abuse

The Diocese of Providence is opposing a bill that would allow survivors of child sex abuse to sue institutions which... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois.

Bishop Paprocki: Examining conscience before communion is essential

Amid the debate about whether Catholic public figures who support abortion should be permitted to receive Holy Communion, Bishop Thomas... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois.

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Paprocki: Examining conscience before communion is essential

Amid the debate about whether Catholic public figures who support abortion should be permitted to receive Holy Communion, Bishop Thomas... Read more

The MV Dorothy Day, which is expected to join the fleet of Staten Island Ferries in 2022. Credit: NYC DOT.

New Staten Island Ferry to be named for Dorothy Day, Catholic activist who loved the poor

One of the newest Staten Island ferry boats in New York harbor will be named for the Catholic journalist, radical... Read more

Canada’s assisted suicide law could especially harm indigenous peoples, group warns

A Canadian suicide prevention group is raising alarms that the country’s new assisted suicide law could especially harm indigenous peoples. Read more

Research on human embryos in an artificial womb? Why recent experiments have ethicists concerned

After scientists successfully grew mouse embryos in an artificial uterus, ethicists are warning against any future extension of the experiments... Read more

Bishop Oscar Solis

By Christine Rousselle

‘Give them hope’: How parishes can be a light amid violence and racism

Transforming communities to become more inclusive and accepting places must begin at the parish level, Bishop Oscar Solis of Salt... Read more

Cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.

By Kevin J. Jones

After Supreme Court victory, Colorado baker in court for declining gender transition cake

Jack Phillips, a Christian cake baker, was again in court for declining to make a cake that expresses messages contrary... Read more