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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

Students from the Diocese of Gary Catholic Schools.

Nonprofit announces largest single investment in Catholic school education history

Jun 15, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation will be donating $150 million to the Big Shoulders Fund to invest the... Read more

Byzantine Divine Liturgy at Holy Protection of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church in downtown Denver on June 8, 2024.

Through a pilgrim’s eyes: The Byzantine Divine Liturgy on the Eucharistic Pilgrimage route

Jun 15, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Day-to-day, the perpetual pilgrims make their way across the U.S. by walking and driving, sometimes in a procession of cars,... Read more

Pope Francis meets with U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday, June 14, 2024, after a session at the G7 summit, which is being held June 13–15 in the southern Italian region of Puglia.

Joe Biden meets with Pope Francis at G7 Summit to discuss foreign policy, climate change

Jun 14, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

President Joe Biden privately met with Pope Francis early Friday evening in Apulia, Italy, at the Group of Seven (G7)... Read more

Adele Brise.

U.S. bishops vote to take first steps to declare Adele Brise a saint

Jun 14, 2024

By Zelda Caldwell

Brise, an immigrant from Belgium living in northern Wisconsin, witnessed the first and only approved Marian apparition in the United... Read more

Bishop Edward M. Lohse.

Vatican appoints new administrator of Steubenville Diocese amid possible merger

Jun 14, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Vatican has removed Bishop Paul Bradley as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Steubenville, the bishop revealed on Friday.  Read more

Cardinal Robert McElroy, bishop of San Diego, celebrates Mass at St. Patrick's Church in Rome Aug. 28, 2022.

San Diego Diocese files for bankruptcy to address sexual abuse claims

Jun 14, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Diocese of San Diego filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, the latest U.S. diocese to do so in response to... Read more

Interior view of a stained-glass window of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

Update: U.S. bishops apologize to Indigenous Catholics, vow to address ‘unique cultural needs’

Jun 14, 2024

By Mark Irons

In a document on ministering to Native American Catholics the bishops write: “The Church recognizes that it has played a... Read more

Cardinal Christophe Pierre, the Vatican's nuncio to the United States, speaks to the U.S. bishops at their annual fall assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 14, 2023.

Pope Francis’ ambassador conveys Holy Father’s enthusiasm for Eucharistic revival

Jun 14, 2024

By Zelda Caldwell

“Pope Francis is united with us in his desire that people rediscover the power of the Eucharist,” Cardinal Christophe Pierre... Read more

The University of Notre Dame School of Law.

Notre Dame religious liberty clinic backs lawsuit against church grant discrimination

Jun 14, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The clinic’s amicus brief argues that “excluding religious organizations from generally available grant programs” both “violates the law and harms... Read more

Head coach of the Boston Celtics Joe Mazzulla (left) and forward Jayson Tatum.

Boston Celtics head coach, now in NBA finals, treasures his Catholic faith

Jun 14, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

A devout Catholic, Joe Mazzulla is in his second season as head coach for the Boston franchise. Here’s how he... Read more

USCCB president Archbishop Timothy Broglio speaks at the bishops' spring meeting, Thursday, June 13, 2024.

Archbishop Broglio reminds bishops about Church teaching on transgenderism

Jun 14, 2024

By Zelda Caldwell

Broglio’s remarks come less than a month after news broke that a woman identifying as a man was living a... Read more

Former abortionist turned pro-life advocate Dr. John Bruchalski speaks at a Live Action press conference in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2024.

‘The fight for life is far from over:’ Principled pro-life advocates, lawmakers uphold cause

Several leading pro-life advocates and lawmakers gathered in Washington for a Live Action press conference to underscore the violence of... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair on opposition to abortion pill: It’s ‘because we love women’ 

Jun 14, 2024

By Zelda Caldwell

The high court’s unanimous decision on Thursday found that the plaintiffs did not have legal standing to sue the U.S.... Read more

U.S. Capitol, Senate side.

Democratic, Republican bills on IVF voted down in U.S. Senate

Jun 13, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Right to IVF Act, introduced by Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, failed 48-47 on Thursday, needing 60 votes... Read more

The Eucharist makes its way up a ski hill in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, as part of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage.

Eucharistic pilgrims go ‘to the heights’ at the top of the Rocky Mountains

Jun 13, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

At the Continental Divide last week, a priest held up the golden monstrance containing Jesus and blessed both halves of... Read more

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 26, 2024, for a lawsuit brought by the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine (AHM), which seeks to impose more restrictions on the prescription of mifepristone.

In unanimous decision, SCOTUS rejects doctors’ challenge to abortion pill

Jun 13, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled against a physician-led challenge to the abortion drug mifepristone. Read more

The exterior of St. Casimir Church in Buffalo, New York

Preservation group launches campaign to save New York churches from closure

Jun 13, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The “Save Our Sacred Sites” campaign aims to save historic church buildings at risk of closure by the Diocese of... Read more