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People queue to buy food in Havana on March 27, 2024. Claims of lack of food coupled with long blackouts, which affected almost the entire Cuban population in recent weeks, led hundreds of people to demonstrate on March 17 in at least four cities in the country, in the largest protests recorded since the historic anti-government marches of July 11, 2021.

Catholic Church in Cuba offers to facilitate dialogue between government and opposition

Apr 20, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

In an interview with NBC News, the priest referred to protests that once again shook the country, this time in... Read more

Father Marcel Uwineza.

Jesuit priest: Stories of Rwandan women ‘scarred by genocide’ must be told

Apr 20, 2024

By Agnes Aineah

According to Father Marcel Uwineza, telling the stories of the women gives a voice to the women who, he said,... Read more

Blessed Elena Guerra.

Pope Francis to canonize new female saint known as ‘an apostle of the Holy Spirit’

Apr 20, 2024

By Courtney Mares

A friend of Pope Leo XIII and the teacher of St. Gemma Galgani, Elena Guerra (1835–1914) is known for her... Read more

Pope Francis on April 20, 2024, named Father Reynaldo Bersabal as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento, California. 

Pope Francis names Filipino priest an auxiliary bishop of Sacramento

Apr 20, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced on Saturday that the priest ordained in the Philippines and incardinated into the Sacramento Diocese in 2004... Read more

After David Smallbone’s successful music company collapses in their home country of Australia, he moves his family to Nashville, Tennessee, in the hopes of a brighter future in the movie "Unsung Hero."

New film ‘Unsung Hero’ emphasizes the ‘power of family’

Apr 20, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The film, which will be released in theaters on April 26, depicts the true story of the Smallbone family, two... Read more

Students participating in the CEDE workshop for St. John's College High School gather for a group photo at the basilica at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in November 2022.

Catholic entrepreneur launches business startup program for teenagers

Apr 20, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The 10-week virtual summer Startup Venture Challenge will teach high schoolers how to start a business.  Read more

Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, and Rev. Mother Teresa Agnes Gerlach of the Most Holy Trinity Monastery in Arlington, Texas.

Vatican: Nuns who feuded with Texas bishop will be governed by monastery association

Apr 19, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

A Vatican letter to Bishop Michael Olson thanked him for his “heroic and thankless service to the local church and... Read more

Bishop Robert D. Gruss. CNA file photo.

Michigan bishop apologizes for calling President Biden ‘stupid’

Apr 19, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Bishop Robert Gruss of Saginaw, Michigan, issued an apology on Friday for having referred to President Joe Biden as “stupid”... Read more

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz speaks during a Senate Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill on Sept. 15, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

Biden DOJ report: ‘No malicious intent’ behind leaked FBI memo targeting traditional Catholics

Apr 19, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

FBI analysts denied targeting anyone for practicing their faith, with one saying suggestions that his motivations included anti-Catholic bias are... Read more

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, was tabbed as the next chair of the Committee for Religious Liberty on Nov. 16, 2022, in Baltimore.

U.S. bishops on new federal rule: Employers should not be forced to facilitate abortions

Apr 19, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The EEOC issued a change to regulations regarding pregnant workers’ fairness, one that mandates employers make accommodations for workers to... Read more

Groups of migrants wait outside the Migrant Resource Center to receive food from San Antonio Catholic Charities on Sept. 19, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas.

Catholic Charities denies its purchase of airfare for migrants was misuse of federal funds

Apr 19, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Rep. Henry Cuellar and Rep. Monica de la Cruz accused the San Antonio Catholic relief group of an inappropriate use... Read more

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Biden administration redefines sex discrimination in Title IX to include ‘gender identity’

Apr 19, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The new rules redefine the prohibition on sex discrimination for schools and education programs that receive federal funding. Read more

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Catechist kidnapped and murdered in Burkina Faso, West Africa

Apr 19, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

According to Aid to the Church in Need, catechist Edouard Yougbare was kidnapped Thursday by “terrorists, and his lifeless body... Read more

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FBI investigating threats against ‘multiple faith communities’ in Pennsylvania

Apr 19, 2024

By Daniel Payne

An FBI spokesman told CNA on Thursday that it “is aware of a number of threats made against multiple faith... Read more

Worcester, Massachusetts, is home to Clark University, Assumption University, and Worcester State University.

Secular university’s head of Holocaust studies finds ‘warmer welcome’ at Catholic university

Apr 19, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

“To my surprise as both a scholar and a Jew, I feel a warmer welcome and more commonality of purpose... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the faithful at his Wednesday general audience on March 27, 2024.

Pope Francis issues motu proprio on Vatican judiciary retirement age and benefits

Apr 19, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Vatican magistrates will retire at the end of the judicial year in which they turn 75 and cardinal judges at... Read more

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow announced on April 14, 2024, the decision to begin the process of beatification and canonization of Helena Agnieszka Kmiec, a young lay missionary murdered in Bolivia in 2017.

Cause for canonization opened for young Polish lay missionary killed in Bolivia

Apr 19, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Helena Agnieszka Kmiec, a young lay missionary, was just 26 years old when she was murdered in Bolivia in 2017. Read more

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Scotland pauses sex-change and puberty-blocker drugs for children

Apr 18, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The announcement effectively ends the practice of providing sex-change drugs and hormone medications to children in Scotland. Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.

Ex-Jesuit, alleged abuser Rupnik listed as consultant in 2024 Pontifical Yearbook

Apr 18, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The information appears on page 1346 of the yearbook with the list of consultants of the Dicastery for Divine Worship... Read more

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Planned Parenthood reports record number of abortions in latest annual report

Apr 18, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Released on Tuesday, the 2022-2023 report shows that Planned Parenthood performed 392,715 abortions between Oct. 1, 2021, and Sept. 30,... Read more