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Chaldean Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako presides over the dedication ceremony of the altar of the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Mosul, Iraq. April 5, 2024.

As new altar is consecrated at destroyed Iraq church, former parishioner recalls ‘wonderful days’

Apr 18, 2024

By Zoe Romanowsky

Georgena Habbaba says her eyes filled with tears to see her childhood parish and school in Mosul, Iraq, reconstructed and... Read more

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Arizona lawmakers vote to retain law protecting life at conception

Apr 17, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

In a near party-line vote, House Democrats failed to gain a majority of votes to suspend the Legislature’s rules to... Read more

Father Benedict Kiely, founder of Nasarean.org, speaks during a panel discussion on Day 2 of The National Conservatism Conference at the Claridge on April 17, 2024, in Brussels, Belgium.

Belgian court overturns ban on conservative conference attended by German cardinal

Apr 17, 2024

By Edward Pentin

Cardinal Gerhard Müller told author Rod Dreher, who was also speaking at the conference, that the attempt to shut down... Read more

Caitlin Clark attended Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, where she was coached by Kristin Meyer, who joined “EWTN News Nightly” host Tracy Sabol on April 16, 2024, to share what it has been like for her to watch Clark become a basketball phenom.

Caitlin Clark’s former coach says she ‘tries to maximize her God-given talents’

Apr 17, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Caitlin Clark was selected as the No. 1 draft pick by the Indiana Fever in the 2024 Women’s National Basketball... Read more

Anglican nuns from Sisterhood of Saint Mary (photographed with bishops from the Anglican Church of North America's Diocese of the Living Word) are among those suing the state of New York for requiring that they cover abortion in their health plans.

Catholic and Anglican nuns defend religious freedom in New York’s highest court

Apr 17, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The lawsuit is over a New York Department of Financial Services regulation that could require faith-based organizations to cover “medically... Read more

The Chapel of the Good Shepherd is home to the General Theological Seminary in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

Episcopal bishops oppose Catholic music group’s use of New York seminary

Apr 17, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In a letter, the Episcopal bishops said they were “concerned by the lack of full acceptance of the LGBTQ stance”... Read more

New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks to the media on May 26, 2022, in New York City.

New York prosecutor, Brooklyn Diocese reach agreement over sex abuse mishandling

Apr 17, 2024

By Daniel Payne

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that the Diocese of Brooklyn has agreed to “significant action” to address shortcomings... Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on April 17, 2024, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis: The temperate person is balanced by both principle and empathy

Apr 17, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

“In a world where many people boast about saying what they think, the temperate person instead prefers to think about... Read more

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Christian leaders in Africa mark 30 years since Rwandan genocide

Apr 17, 2024

By ACI Africa

Members of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum expressed their solidarity with the people of Rwanda as they remember the 800,000... Read more

Cardinal William Goh of Singapore celebrates Mass at the city-state's Indoor Stadium on July 4, 2015.

Cardinal Goh of Singapore hopes Pope Francis’ visit will ‘spur a renewal’ in the country

Apr 17, 2024

By Kristina Millare

Cardinal William Goh expressed his hope that the Holy Father’s visit to the city-nation from Sept. 11–13 “will bring renewed... Read more

Statue of St. Peter in front of St. Peter's Basilica.

Rome to host World Meeting of Parish Priests in preparation for Synod on Synodality

Apr 17, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

The World Meeting of Parish Priests for the Synod on Synodality will be held April 29–May 2 in Sacrofano, Rome. Read more

The Court of Federal Appeals (Lewis F. Powell Courthouse) and the skyline of Richmond, Virginia, from the foot of the Virginia Capitol grounds, Richmond, Virginia.

Appeals court rules against West Virginia ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’

Apr 16, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

This is the latest development in a case in which a 13-year-old who identifies as a girl is alleging that... Read more

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is seen on the set of the TV show “Porta a Porta” at Rai Studios, on April 4, 2024, in Rome, Italy.

Italy’s prime minister backs stricter ban on surrogacy: How Europe differs from U.S. on issue

Apr 16, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Speaking at a conference in Rome, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni called surrogacy “inhuman” and referred to it as “uterus renting.” Read more

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Biden administration to mandate employers grant leave for workers to obtain abortions

Apr 16, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The federal rule expands the scope of accommodations employers must make to also include workers’ decisions about “having or choosing... Read more

Louisiana legislators are sponsoring legislation to support women in crisis pregnancies by setting aside millions in funding for pregnancy resource centers and other social services.

Pro-life Democrats champion government aid to pregnancy resource centers in Louisiana

Apr 16, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The program would increase the total spending on the Alternatives to Abortion program from $1 million this cycle to between... Read more

Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz told CNA that his monumental Stations of the Cross to be installed on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando, Florida, is the fruit of nearly constant work over the last three years and is expected to draw thousands of visitors once completed this fall.

Catholic sculptor readies monumental Stations of the Cross in Orlando, Florida

Apr 16, 2024

By Martin Barillas

The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Queen of the Universe in Orlando is adding a “Gospel Garden” featuring... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on April 21, 2007, in Vigevano, Italy.

Conference in Mexico City to explore philosophical vision, theology of Pope Benedict XVI

Apr 16, 2024

By Diego López Colín

According to the event’s website, the congress came about as a result of a research project initiated by the International... Read more

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Survey: New priests are young and involved in their community 

Apr 16, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The survey found that half of the graduating 2024 seminarians, “ordinands,” will be ordained at 31 years or younger —... Read more

Forensic police are seen at Christ the Good Shepherd Church in the Sydney suburb of Wakeley, Australia, on April 16, 2024. Hundreds clashed with police in western Sydney on April 15 after Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel was stabbed at the alter during a service at an Assyrian church in Wakeley. New South Wales police have declared the attack a terror event. Police apprehended a 16-year-old in connection with the attack.

Australian archbishop, religious leaders urge calm after violent attack on Sydney bishop

Apr 16, 2024

By AC Wimmer

“I urge the faithful to not respond to these events with fear, avoiding places of worship because they are worried... Read more

1960. Varigotti (SV). Father Luigi Giussani with students during the Tower Ray.

Sainthood cause of Father Luigi Giussani: Milan Archdiocese to begin collecting testimonies

Apr 16, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Mario Delpini will hold the first public session of the testimonial phase of Giussani’s cause in the Basilica of... Read more