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The first day of school at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde, Texas, Aug. 15, 2022.

Back-to-school in Uvalde means Catholic school scholarships for hurting families

Aug 18, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A Catholic charity with a longtime link to Uvalde has funded 30 scholarships so that students may attend the local... Read more

Pro-lifers rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1, 2021.

Each of Louisiana’s abortion clinics are leaving the state

Aug 17, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The three abortion clinics in Louisiana are leaving the state following the state’s Supreme Court Aug. 12 decision that an... Read more

A Traditional Latin Mass.

Arlington bishop offers path forward after implementing Traditional Latin Mass restrictions

Aug 17, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Effective September 8, Burbidge’s directives allow eight parishes to continue offering the Traditional Latin Mass. But only three of those... Read more

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Rosaries are flying off the shelves after ‘The Atlantic’ article suggests link to ‘extremism’

Aug 16, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Three online shops that sell rosaries have reported a boost in sales following a controversial article which attempted to link... Read more

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Doctor says Boston gender clinic mutilates and sterilizes children

Aug 15, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Controversy erupted last week when news of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Gender Clinic for kids took over social media, prompting outrage... Read more

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‘The Atlantic’ publishes article on the rosary as symbol of far-right, violent extremism

Aug 15, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The author describes photos of rosary beads "made of cartridge casings, and complete with gun-metal-finish crucifixes." Read more

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Online conference to examine ‘proclamation of the kingdom’

Aug 13, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

“The Proclamation of the Kingdom” is an online conference being held later this month to discuss evangelization and the great... Read more

Joan of Arc depicted on horseback in an illustration from a 1504 manuscript.

Who was Joan of Arc?: Answers to your questions about this heroic saint  

Aug 13, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

Commissioned by God at the age of 13 to lead the army of France, Joan of Arc seems more legend... Read more

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Will these African Americans be canonized?

Aug 13, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Among the many Black men and women who have been declared saints in the Catholic Church, not one of them... Read more

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As Muslims in Albuquerque grieve murders, U.S. bishops offer sympathy and support

Aug 12, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic leaders have offered prayer and support following the murders of four Muslim men in Albuquerque. Read more

Salman Rushdie speaks at the Frankfurt Bookfair, Oct. 12, 2017.

Salman Rushdie attacked at lecture in New York

Aug 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

The author Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” led to a call for his assassination from Iran’s Supreme Leader... Read more

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Bishops urge passage of bill that would give same sentences to crack and powder cocaine offenders

Aug 11, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Legislation passed in the House of Representatives would eliminate a disparity in federal sentencing the bishops say has a disproportionate... Read more

Olivia Newton-John arrives for G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala Jan. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. The singer and actress died Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at age 73 after a decades-long struggle with breast cancer.

Olivia Newton-John attended Catholic Mass, said ‘favorite prayer’ daily

Aug 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

She began reciting the prayer after she became pregnant with her only child in 1986. In recent years she was... Read more

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Religious freedom objections to mandatory health care coverage part of broader lawsuit

Aug 11, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Religious freedom violations are among the claims of a federal lawsuit challenging mandatory “preventive care” coverage in employee health plans.... Read more

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Catholic schools’ free lunch funds jeopardized by Biden LGBT rule change

Aug 10, 2022

By Edie Heipel, Joe Bukuras

A reinterpreted discrimination ban puts pressure on schools not aligned with the Biden administration’s LGBTQ agenda that rely on federal... Read more

Singer Britney Spears attends the MTV Bash at the Hollywood Palladium on June 28, 2003 in Hollywood, California.

Britney Spears clarifies she asked for a Catholic church wedding: ‘I don’t like being called a liar’

Aug 10, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The American pop star has more to say about wanting to be married in a Catholic church. Read more

Students for Life Action volunteer Grace Hartsock

Kansas woman arrested after allegedly striking pro-life teen ‘with fists’ to the head

Aug 10, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Grace Hartsock was knocking on doors to encourage Kansas citizens to vote for a pro-life amendment when, she says, she... Read more

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Will Biden's Inflation Reduction Act work? Here's what cash-strapped families need to know

Aug 10, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The Inflation Reduction Act promises Americans relief from rising prices, but the massive $485 billion bill has drawn criticism from... Read more

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Vatican enlists influencers to get young, disenchanted Catholics to answer Synod survey

Aug 9, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Jimmy Akin, a Catholic apologist and a host of the popular radio call-in show Catholic Answers Live, was tapped by... Read more

Firefighters work to put out a roof fire at historic St. James Catholic Church, in Rockford, Illinois, on Aug. 8, 2022. The Diocese of Rockford said a lightning strike was a possible cause.

Lightning strike causes major fire damage to historic Illinois Catholic church

Aug 9, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Three firefighters were injured responding to the Aug. 8 fire St. James Catholic Church in Rockford, Illinois. Read more