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Cardinal Arinze explains why Belgian bishops can’t bless same-sex couples

Sep 26, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Belgian bishops’ introduction of blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples has drawn rebuke from the former head of the Vatican’s... Read more

An FBI agent stands outside the Houck residence in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 23, 2022. Mark Houck was arrested that day and charged with assaulting a Planned Parenthood escort outside an Philadelphia abortion clinic on Oct. 13, 2021.

Amid outcry, FBI disputes account of raid at pro-life Catholic family’s home

Sep 26, 2022

By Shannon Mullen, Joe Bukuras

The alleged circumstances of the Sept. 23 arrest of Mark Houck have led to a public outcry about what many... Read more

The Catholic chapel in El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia. The airport announced Aug. 26, 2022, that the space would be modified and used as a place “where all religions will be welcome.”

Authorities reach agreement to reopen Catholic chapel at Colombian airport

Sep 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

The management company that operates the airport had previously announced that the chapel was going to be converted into a... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court building

Bishop Pfeifer asks Supreme Court to recognize ‘personhood’ of the unborn

Sep 26, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In a September statement, Bishop Michael Pfeifer called on the court to recognize the personhood of the unborn under the... Read more

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Election 2022: Abortion appears on ballot in 5 states this November

Sep 26, 2022

By Katie Yoder

California, Michigan, and Vermont are proposing constitutional amendments to advance abortion, while Kentucky and Montana are voting on pro-life measures. Read more

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça celebrates Mass at Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2021.

Pope Francis names new head of Vatican Dicastery for Culture and Education

Sep 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced on Sept. 26 that the pope appointed Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça as the prefect of the... Read more

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral in Broome, Australia.

Vatican opens canonical investigation into Australian bishop

Sep 26, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The Vatican has appointed Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane to oversee an investigation into former Bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia's highest-ranking Catholic clerics, arrives at a court for his trial in Hong Kong on Sept. 26, 2022.

Cardinal Zen stands trial in Hong Kong

Sep 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others stood trial in Hong Kong on Monday for failing to properly register a fund... Read more

Graffiti on the exterior of Bella Health + Wellness in Englewood, Colorado, on Sept. 25, 2022.

Pro-life Catholic clinic in Denver area vandalized, suspect quickly arrested

Sep 25, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Bella Health + Wellness, located in Englewood, Colorado, provides OB-GYN care, family medicine, and pediatrics. Read more

Mark and Ryan-Marie Houck with their seven children, ages 2 to 13.

New information raises questions about FBI raid on Catholic father of 7

Sep 25, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

As of Sunday night, an online fund drive had raised more than $126,000 to help the family, far surpassing an... Read more

Gia, an 8-month-old Bernedoodle, visits Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Baton Rouge twice a week with a group of Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

Meet the therapy dog trained by Mercedarian sisters to help the students they serve

Sep 25, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Students at Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are visited twice a week by Gia, an 8-month-old... Read more

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Catholic doctors discuss conscientious objection at physicians meeting in Rome

Sep 25, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The 26th World Congress of Catholic Physicians was put on Sept. 15–17 by the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations. Read more

The Benedictine Monks of Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma emphasize Gregorian Chant as a way to delve deeper into the psalms.

The next generation of sacred music? Gregorian Chant album uses new spatial audio feature

Sep 25, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

The Benedictine Monks of Clear Creek Abbey in Oklahoma have released a new album of Advent melodies that takes advantage... Read more

Pope Francis speaks in his Angelus address after Mass in Matera, Italy, on Sept. 25, 2022.

Pope Francis appeals for the release of kidnapped Catholics in Cameroon

Sep 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Five Catholic priests, a religious sister, and three lay people were kidnapped in an attack on a Catholic church in... Read more

Pope Francis prays at Italy’s National Eucharistic Congress in Matera, Italy on Sept. 25, 2022.

Pope Francis: The Eucharist teaches us to adore God rather than ourselves

Sep 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Matera, known as the “city of bread,” hosted Italy’s National Eucharist Congress. Read more

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Pro-life volunteer shot while going door-to door-in Michigan

Sep 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder

An 84-year-old pro-life volunteer was shot on Sept. 20 while going door-to-door in her community to talk about a ballot... Read more

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch was among the honorees of Live Action's Life Gala in Dana Point, California, on Sept. 17, 2022.

Live Action’s Life Awards Gala celebrates progress made and work still to be done

Sep 24, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

This year, nearly 500 people gathered on Sept. 17 for the third annual event, the first to be held in... Read more

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Catholics with mental health struggles aren’t alone, Phoenix bishop says

Sep 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics who struggle with mental illness, and their loved ones who want to help them, will soon find more formal... Read more

Pope Francis at the Economy of Francesco conference for young economists, researchers, and activists in Assisi, Italy, Sept. 24, 2022.

Pope Francis: Young people are missing the ‘spiritual capital’ that gives life meaning

Sep 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Look at the youth suicide rate, how it has gone up,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Chloe Cole in her AirBnb in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21, 2022. A self-described “former trans kid,” she de-transitioned after undergoing years of puberty blockers and an irreversible double mastectomy at the age of 15.

Meet Chloe Cole, the 18-year-old leading the fight to protect children from transgender surgeries

Sep 24, 2022

By Edie Heipel

“At 15, I wasn’t really thinking. I was a kid, just trying to fit in,” says Chloe Cole, who underwent... Read more