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Pro-abortion activists gather in front of pro-life advocates outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in downtown Manhattan on Feb. 3, 2024, in New York City.

New York court puts pro-abortion amendment back on November ballot

Jun 19, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Although the proposed “Equal Rights” amendment does not use the word “abortion,” it would establish broad rights to “reproductive health... Read more

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs sits in the audience prior to President Joe Biden's remarks at the Tempe Center for the Arts on Sept 28, 2023, in Tempe, Arizona.

Arizona governor vetoes bill requiring insurance companies to cover trans ‘detransitions’

Jun 19, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed state Senate Bill 1511 after it passed both houses of the state Legislature. Read more

Pilgrims kneel in adoration at a World Youth Day event in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 2, 2023. The event was hosted by the U.S. bishops’ conference and featured a talk by Bishop Robert Barron culminating in a eucharistic procession and Holy Hour.

U.S. bishops approve plan for youth, young adult ministry

Jun 19, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Bishop Robert Barron said he hopes the document creates “another watershed moment” like World Youth Day in Denver. Read more

Venerable Augustus Tolton.

Juneteenth and the life of the first Black American Catholic priest

Jun 19, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

On the federal holiday that marks the end of slavery in the United States, we honor the first African American... Read more

An 1889 rendition by architects Bullard & Bullard of the National Emancipation Monument proposed for Springfield, Illinois (Library of Congress), superimposed on a 34-star U.S. flag dating to the Civil War.

‘American Spartacus’: Honoring a Black Catholic Civil War hero on Juneteenth

Jun 19, 2024

By Peter Jesserer Smith

Catholics should honor Capt. André Cailloux’s bold sacrifice, which his contemporaries believed decisively changed the outcome of the Civil War. Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at an event marking the 12th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in the East Room at the White House on June 18, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

U.S. bishop applauds Biden’s move to allow undocumented spouses pathway to citizenship

Jun 18, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

To be eligible for this process, noncitizens must have resided in the U.S. for 10 years or more and be... Read more

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Texas doctor indicted after exposing transgender child surgeries at children’s hospital

Jun 18, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In 2022, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston announced it would cease performing transgender procedures on minors, citing concerns over “legal... Read more

A bridge over the Mississippi River near St. Louis.

Judge throws out Missouri lawsuit that challenged abortion ban on religious grounds

Jun 18, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

A coalition of more than a dozen Missouri religious leaders, including Jews, Christians, and Unitarian Universalists, filed the lawsuit in... Read more

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Federal court shields U.S. bishops from abortion mandate as lawsuit plays out

Jun 18, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The bishops’ conference will not be “forced to support employee abortions against their religious beliefs” while a federal lawsuit works... Read more

Hundreds of Catholics participate in Eucharistic procession in the Brookline neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Catholic pilgrims at Pittsburgh processions evangelize about Christ and the Eucharist

Jun 18, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The city’s rich Catholic heritage made it an essential stop on the pilgrimage, which is part of the U.S. Catholic... Read more

"Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist" will be shown in theaters June 18-26, 2024.

UPDATE: ‘Jesus Thirsts’ film announces extended release

Jun 18, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The new film “Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist” scored big at the box office, grossing $2,141,273 and landing... Read more

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Judge blocks Biden gender identity protection rule in 6 states

Jun 18, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

“There are two sexes: male and female,” began Chief Judge Danny Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern... Read more

Pro-life activists chant during a Celebrate Life Day Rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the first anniversary of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, June 24, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Two years after overturning of Roe, pro-lifers come to DC to ‘Celebrate Life’

Jun 18, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

March for Life President Jeanne Mancini will deliver the opening keynote session on the next steps for the pro-life movement... Read more

Migrants mostly form Central America wait in line to cross the border at the Gateway International Bridge into the U.S. from Matamoros, Mexico, to Brownsville, Texas, on June 4, 2024.

Catholic migrant shelter calls ‘human smuggling’ accusations ‘utter nonsense’

Jun 17, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Lawyer Jerome Wesevich claimed that Attorney General Ken Paxton’s actions violate the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Read more

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to pro-life supporters before signing a law restricting abortion in Florida.

New data shows more people traveling for abortions post-Dobbs

Jun 17, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The data, which tracks month-to-month abortion numbers in the U.S., found that more than 171,000 Americans traveled out of state... Read more

Harvard University.

Will Harvard return an alleged third-century relic of St. Sebastian to the Church?

Jun 17, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

The Ivy League university is currently in the process of returning Indigenous human remains in its possession to those with... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila carries the Eucharist out of the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver on June 9, 2024.

New study suggests more than two-thirds of Catholics believe the Eucharist is truly Jesus

Jun 16, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

A new study has found that 69% of Mass-going Catholics believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist,... Read more

Young men at Ave Maria University take part in an event hosted by the St. Joseph's Men's Group, which strives to form selfless husbands, loving fathers, and emulate the group's namesake.

Men’s group at Ave Maria University aims to form selfless husbands and loving fathers

Jun 16, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The St. Joseph’s Men’s Group is made up of roughly 190 men striving to emulate the group’s namesake. Read more

Al Kresta.

Al Kresta, longtime Catholic radio host, dies at 72

Jun 15, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

A former evangelical Protestant who rose to prominence as a radio host before his conversion to Catholicism, Kresta’s voice was... Read more

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10 inspiring Catholic quotes about fatherhood

Jun 15, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Whether you’re writing out a Father’s Day card or pondering the great vocation, here are 10 quotes from Catholic figures... Read more