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Aerial/Drone photograph of a sunset over the Colorado state capital building. Capital city of Denver.

FULL TEXT: Letter from Colorado bishops to Catholic lawmakers who backed abortion law

Jun 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bishops of Colorado on Tuesday issued an open letter asking Catholic lawmakers who recently voted for a new abortion... Read more

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U.S. bishops urge prayer during Religious Freedom Week to combat abortion, church vandalism

Jun 8, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

This year, the bishops are focusing on promoting a culture of life, with the theme "Life and Dignity for All." Read more

Mountain Area Pregnancy Services, a pro-life pregnancy center in Asheville, North Carolina, had its windows smashed and was spray-painted with pro-abortion messaging on June 6 or June 7, 2022.

Windows smashed, pro-abortion messages tagged on NC pro-life pregnancy clinic 

Jun 7, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Police discovered red spray paint on the Mountain Area Pregnancy Services building with the words “No forced birth” and “If... Read more

Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver.

Catholic lawmakers who backed Colorado's abortion law should refrain from Communion, state's bishops say

Jun 7, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Voting to allow abortion for any reason up until birth was a "gravely sinful action," the bishops said in a... Read more

CompassCare, a pro-life pregnancy center near Buffalo, New York, was heavily damaged by fire and spray-painted with pro-abortion graffiti on June 7, 2022.

Police investigating fire at New York pregnancy center

Jun 7, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

“It's an evil thing that happened, but God is in the business of turning things upside down and making them... Read more

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OKC archbishop calls for end to death penalty after court upholds lethal injections

Jun 6, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the death penalty "inadmissible." Read more

Joel Osteen preaches at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, during the 8:30 a.m. Sunday service on June 5, 2022. Pro-abortion activists disrupted the 11 a.m. service later the same day.

Pro-abortion activists disrupt Joel Osteen’s Pentecost Sunday service

Jun 5, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Thirteen activists were escorted out of Lakewood Church and warned by the police not to return. Read more

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Pregnant women and their babies can find help among Rhode Island's Catholics

Jun 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Expectant mothers, babies, and their families can find comfort and encouragement alongside material help like cribs, diapers, and baby formula... Read more

Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury's Galileo before the Holy Office (1847)

Vatican Observatory astronomer awarded for Galileo article

Jun 4, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

Chris Graney, an astronomer and historian of science at the Vatican Observatory, was recently given the 2021 Nelson H. Minnich... Read more

Depiction of the Holy Spirit in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Everything you need to know about Pentecost

Jun 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. Photo courtesy of DeChant-Hughes Public Relations.

Here's what Bishop Barron said about his future with Word on Fire

Jun 3, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A new job for its founder, and controversy over its workplace culture, raise questions about the future of the Catholic... Read more

Photos of the June 3 vandalism show a splash of red paint covering the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center’s white door. On the brick outer building, the words “Jane says revenge” are written in black spray paint.

Pregnancy resource center vandalized in DC

Jun 3, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A pregnancy resource center in Washington, D.C., was vandalized with red paint and graffiti this week. The incident is the... Read more

Pallbearers and U.S. Marine Christian Garcia, son of Linda Garcia, carry the casket of Irma Linda Garcia and her husband Jose Antonio Garcia during their funeral mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, Texas, on June 1, 2022. Irma Garcia, a teacher, was killed in a mass shooting at a local elementary school on May 24, 2022.

Uvalde mortician: Without a relationship with God 'there's no way you can handle something like this'

Jun 3, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The head of the Knights of Columbus in Uvalde, Texas, works at a local funeral home that's been inundated with... Read more

Bishop David Konderla of Tulsa. Courtesy of the Diocese of Tulsa.

Tulsa bishop says Mass with shooting victims' families: 'We should not fear'

Jun 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Bishop David Konderla of Tulsa celebrated a memorial Mass at St. Francis Hospital Thursday following a mass shooting on the... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron speaks at the Holy SeePress Office, Oct. 12, 2018.

Bishop Barron expresses 'great gratitude' for his appointment to Winona-Rochester

Jun 2, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In a Thursday press conference, Bishop Robert Barron, newly appointed to the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, said he got on his... Read more

Police respond to the scene of a mass shooting at St. Francis Hospital on June 1, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At least four people were killed in a shooting rampage at the Natalie Medical Building on the hospital's campus, according to published reports. The shooter is also dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

Tulsa diocese asks for prayers after Oklahoma hospital shooting

Jun 1, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

The Diocese of Tulsa has requested prayer for all involved in a mass shooting at a medical office building near... Read more

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Rep. Chris Smith 'hopeful' fetal tissue research at University of Pittsburgh will be investigated

Jun 1, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Representative Chris Smith [R-NJ] says he is hopeful that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will investigate the... Read more

Participants at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2022.

SBA Pro-Life America: Group's new name reflects growing mission

Jun 1, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List is embracing a new name: Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America — or SBA... Read more

Uvalde shooting victim Irma Garcia and her husband Joe Garcia, who died two days later of a heart attack.

San Antonio archbishop: The Garcias 'witnessed to the love that comes from God'

Jun 1, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

In his homily for the Wednesday funeral Mass commemorating the lives of Uvalde shooting victim Irma Garcia and her husband... Read more

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Minors seeking abortion in Illinois no longer need notify parents

Jun 1, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Minors in Illinois are no longer required to notify an adult before seeking an abortion, as a repeal signed by... Read more