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Damage in Joplin, Mo., several days after the 2011 tornado. Credit: Bob Webster via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Missouri parish remembers those killed in historic tornado, ten years on

May 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Catholic parish in Missouri this week held a memorial service for those killed ten years ago when a massive... Read more

Fr. James Altman

Controversial La Crosse priest says he will challenge bishop's request to resign

May 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Fr. James Altman, a controversial priest of the Diocese of La Crosse who published a viral video statement last year... Read more

Democratic Senators warn of court-packing if Roe is altered by Supreme Court

May 24, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Democratic senators have argued that overturning or otherwise limiting Roe v. Wade would pave the way to change the size... Read more

Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

As S.C. Catholics challenge state’s Blaine Amendment, scholars argue it was ‘born of bigotry’

May 23, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics and others challenging South Carolina’s Blaine Amendment are right to argue that the amendment was “born of bigotry and... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo preaching at Westminster Cathedral in London, England, May 12, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org| The flag of the People's Republic of China. Credit: Gang Liu/Shutterstock

Christian group supports prayer octave for China

May 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Christian coalition is supporting the prayer octave for the Church in China urged by Charles Maung Cardinal Bo of... Read more

Catholic Charities mobilizes in rain-drenched Southern Louisiana

May 21, 2021

The town of Lake Charles, Louisiana is reeling from more than a foot of rain and widespread flooding that occurred... Read more

Pro-life leader ‘confident’ Manchin will oppose abortion funding in upcoming budget battles

May 21, 2021

By Matt Hadro

One pro-life leader is “confident” that Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (W.Va.) – a key swing vote in the U.S. Senate... Read more

An LGBT rally in Portugal. Credit: Pedro Ribeiro Simões via Flickr  (CC BY 2.0).

Catholic doctrine preserves the life of LGBT members of the Church

May 21, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Is it possible to be gay and Catholic? After extensive interviews, CNA has found that to a silent majority, the... Read more

Pro-abortion groups seek to block Indiana law over abortion pill reversal

May 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

Pro-abortion groups this week asked a federal judge to block a new law in Indiana, set to take effect this... Read more

Catholic Church of the Saviour in Xicheng District, Beijing, China.

US bishops promote prayer octave for China

May 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

The chair of the US bishops’ international justice and peace committee on Thursday called for participation in the prayer octave... Read more

Buildings destroyed by airstrikes in the Gaza Strip

Remember the humanity on both sides of Israel-Gaza conflict, Catholic aid group insists

May 20, 2021

Catholics must be mindful of the humanity on both sides of conflict in Israel and Gaza, said a top official... Read more

Christian college to Biden administration: Don't force us to violate our religious beliefs

May 20, 2021

Attorneys representing a Missouri Christian college asked a federal court Wednesday to halt a Biden administration directive the school says... Read more

Sign at Catholic University of America.

Catholic University professor's suicide prevention treatment deemed ‘well supported’ 

May 19, 2021

The Catholic University of America announced this week that an intervention for suicide developed by one of its psychology professors... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Chattanooga pro-lifers celebrate 28 years without an abortion clinic

May 19, 2021

The pro-life community in Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated its 28th anniversary this week of not having an abortion clinic in the... Read more

Catholics make last-minute appeal of execution in Texas

May 19, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholics are asking the governor of Texas to halt an execution scheduled for Wednesday evening.  Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Newark, New Jersey

New lawsuit alleges child sex abuse by former Newark archbishop 

May 19, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A new lawsuit alleges that the late archbishop of Newark groomed and molested a five year-old girl during his tenure... Read more

Bishop James Wall of Gallup greets parishioners following Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Gallup.

Bishop Wall on politicians and Communion: 'Our concern is not political but pastoral'

May 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop James Wall of Gallup responded Tuesday to a recent essay from Bishop Robert McElroy, in which the Bishop of... Read more

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Mindfulness and meditation 'AmaZen' employee program not religious, Amazon says

May 19, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Corporate giant Amazon will offer an “AmaZen” component to employees to encourage “mindfulness practices” as part of its revamped employee... Read more

Texas state capitol building

Texas governor signs ‘heartbeat’ bill into law

May 19, 2021

The governor of Texas on Wednesday signed a ban on most abortions conducted after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. Read more

Elias Elsayah at Chris and Sam's Barber Shop in Norwood, Massachusetts

From sin to scissors: the barber shop evangelist

May 19, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Six days a week on busy Washington Street in Norwood, Massachusetts, barber Elias Elsayah can be found clipping hair and... Read more