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This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of January 

Jan 10, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“I would like to propose that educators add new content to their teaching: fraternity,” the Holy Father said. Read more

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In pandemic’s wake, churchgoing takes a hit, survey indicates

Jan 9, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted much of American society, including religious worship,” said a January 2023 report on the survey “Faith... Read more

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Priest who served in Diocese of Charleston charged with sexual abuse of 11-year-old girl 

Jan 9, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Father Jaime Adolfo Gonzalez-Farias, a visiting priest from Chile who served in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, has been... Read more

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Catholic bishops condemn Biden administration’s new policy on abortion pills

Jan 9, 2023

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Catholic bishops are challenging the Biden administration after the FDA announced for the first time that pharmacies can... Read more

Bishop Seitz welcomes President Biden at the El Paso airport as he begins his first trip to the border as president Jan. 8, 2023.

El Paso bishop meets with Biden, warns of ‘suffering’ to result from new immigration policy

Jan 9, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Mark Seitz handed President Joe Biden a a Sacred Heart holy card on which a migrant child on the... Read more

Father Mike Schmitz speaks at SEEK23.

‘Catechism in a Year’ podcast tops the charts: ‘It has a beauty that speaks to the heart’

Jan 9, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The success of “The Catechism in a Year,” hosted by Father Mike Schmitz, speaks to “the deep longing we all... Read more

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen in a post-game press conference on Jan. 8.

‘God is real,’ says Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen after game honoring Damar Hamlin

Jan 9, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

After the Bills defeated the New England Patriots on Sunday in stunning fashion, excitement over the game was expressed in... Read more

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Meet me in St. Louis: SEEK24 to return to ‘Rome of the West’

Jan 9, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Nearly 19,000 people attended the five-day SEEK23 conference at the America’s Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis last week. Read more

A male Border Patrol agent in La Joya, Texas, speaks in November 2021 with a Honduran man holding his daughter and waiting to be transported to a processing center after turning himself in to seek asylum.

U.S. bishops urge Biden administration to ‘reverse its present course’ on immigration

Jan 8, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

The bishops declared their opposition to the administration’s new rules and said those who flee violence have a right to... Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden

Biden announces crackdown on illegal immigration ahead of visit to El Paso

Jan 6, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“Do not just show up at the border. Stay where you are and apply legally from there,” the president said. Read more

Bishop-designate Michael John Izen, next auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese

Jan 6, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Father Michael John Izen has served the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as a priest for almost 18 years. Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, the outgoing president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaking on Nov. 15, 2022, at the conference's fall assembly in Baltimore.

LA archbishop Gomez: Pope Benedict XVI put Jesus at the center of his life

Jan 6, 2023

By CNA Staff

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles said that while the late pope will be remembered for his great intellect, his... Read more

Federal court house in Charleston, South Carolina

South Carolina Supreme Court strikes down state’s 6-week abortion ban

Jan 6, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The 3-2 decision Thursday said that the law violated the right to privacy in the state’s constitution. Read more

Attendees at the SEEK23 Catholic conference held in St. Louis

Young Catholics converge at SEEK23: ‘I love seeing people fall in love with Jesus’

Jan 6, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

More than 17,000 people descended on St. Louis this week for the SEEK23 Catholic conference, put on by the Fellowship... Read more

Subiaco Abbey, in Subiaco, Arkansas, had its altar smashed with a hammer, and relics inside the altar stolen on Jan. 5, 2023. A suspect has been arrested and is set to be charged in connection with the attack.

Arkansas monastery’s altar desecrated with sledgehammer, 1,500-year-old relics stolen

Jan 6, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

A 31-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with the crimes committed at the Benedictine Subiaco Monastery. Read more

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American Catholics remember Benedict XVI’s singular brilliance, love for beauty

Jan 6, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

“You can’t understand him simply as a brain. You have to understand him as a person who had a real... Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden signs the condolence book for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5, 2023.

Biden visits Vatican embassy to pay respects to Benedict XVI

Jan 6, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The president visited the apostolic nunciature in Washington, D.C., Thursday to sign a book of condolences for Pope Benedict XVI,... Read more

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Walgreens, CVS pharmacies to dispense abortion drugs after FDA changes

Jan 6, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 3 announced it will allow any patient with a prescription to obtain... Read more

Some 17,000 people are gathered in St. Louis, Missouri for SEEK23, a weeklong conference of speakers, prayer, and fellowship put on by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).

Catholic speakers at SEEK23 remember Pope Benedict XVI on the day of his burial

Jan 5, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Some 17,000 people are gathered in St. Louis for a weeklong conference of speakers, prayer, and fellowship put on by... Read more

Damar Hamlin, a safety for the Buffalo Bills, went into cardiac arrest after a tackle in a Jan. 2, 2023, game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

NFL player Damar Hamlin making ‘substantial progress’; ESPN host offers ‘brave’ on-air prayer 

Jan 5, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Doctors reported that the NFL safety who went into cardiac arrest during Monday night’s game is “beginning to awaken.” Read more