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Photograph of Father Luis María Roma, SJ, in the auditorium of the John XXIII boarding school in Cochabamba, Bolivia, the place where another Jesuit priest, Alfonso Pedrajas (“Padre Pica”) allegedly committed most of his abuse of minors. This image was taken there in October 2023.

Jesuits in Bolivia admit their actions were ‘disastrous’ in dealing with sexual abuse

Jun 18, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Jesuits of Bolivia in a June 16 statement admitted their actions were “negligent, indolent, and disastrous” in response to... Read more

The sisters Madeleine and Marie-Liesse together with Louis Antona at the entrance of Greece. The three young people covered the distance from Paris to Jerusalem on foot, arriving in mid-May 2024. “I needed to walk 4,500 kilometers to understand that Jesus is not just in Jerusalem, but was by my side every step of the way,” Antona told CNA.

Three young adult pilgrims walk from Paris to Jerusalem ‘to deepen our faith’

Jun 18, 2024

By Marinella Bandini

“Every day of this pilgrimage was a miracle,” said Louis Antona, 24, of the journey he made with two young... Read more

Migrants mostly form Central America wait in line to cross the border at the Gateway International Bridge into the U.S. from Matamoros, Mexico, to Brownsville, Texas, on June 4, 2024.

Catholic migrant shelter calls ‘human smuggling’ accusations ‘utter nonsense’

Jun 17, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Lawyer Jerome Wesevich claimed that Attorney General Ken Paxton’s actions violate the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Read more

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Schismatic Spanish nuns have last chance to avoid formal excommunication

Jun 17, 2024

By David Ramos

Three of the Poor Clares had to appear before the ecclesiastical tribunal at the latest on Sunday, June 16. However,... Read more

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to pro-life supporters before signing a law restricting abortion in Florida.

New data shows more people traveling for abortions post-Dobbs

Jun 17, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The data, which tracks month-to-month abortion numbers in the U.S., found that more than 171,000 Americans traveled out of state... Read more

“The Mass is to unite, the Mass is to make us brothers,” said Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva during Mass on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

‘The Mass is something sacred’: Argentina archbishop responds to political chants at Mass

Jun 17, 2024

By David Ramos

“The Eucharist is something sacred; that’s why the Mass is something sacred,” said Archbishop Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva of Buenos... Read more

Alfred Magero, Matthew Njogu, and Edward Chaleh Nkamanyi are three Catholic fathers from Africa who recently shared insights about being a present dad, protecting their families amid threats to the African family, and being a model of family values for their children with ACI Africa, CNA's news partner in Africa.

Catholic fathers talk fatherhood, family values, and threats to the African family

Jun 17, 2024

By Agnes Aineah

Four fathers from three African countries share their experiences of fatherhood and what they’ve learned about being good dads. Read more

A view of the Vatican Apostolic Library in 2021.

Vatican library to award NFTs to donors in ‘experimental project’

Jun 17, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

For the time being, the project, considered “experimental,” only applies to Italian donors to the Vatican Apostolic Library. Read more

Harvard University.

Will Harvard return an alleged third-century relic of St. Sebastian to the Church?

Jun 17, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

The Ivy League university is currently in the process of returning Indigenous human remains in its possession to those with... Read more

Sisters from the Salesian Sisters in Sudan serve the poor and needy in the midst of a brutal war in Sudan. The sisters commiunity, Dar Mariam, has been a refuge for hundreds, though has damaged by gunfire and bombs. May 2024.

Civil war in Sudan: What’s happening and why?

Jun 17, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Amid the chaos and a complex set of competing political interests, children and the poor have been hit hardest. Read more

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Colombian bishop warns that deterioration of society is rooted in weakening of the family

Jun 16, 2024

By Eduardo Berdejo

In the latest editorial of the diocesan newspaper La Verdad, bishop of Cúcuta in Colombia, José Libardo Garcés invited Christians... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Angelus address on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

Pope Francis: The seeds of the Gospel take time to bloom

Jun 16, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Reflecting on Jesus’ parable comparing the kingdom of God to a mustard seed, the pope said Christians should have an... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila carries the Eucharist out of the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver on June 9, 2024.

New study suggests more than two-thirds of Catholics believe the Eucharist is truly Jesus

Jun 16, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

A new study has found that 69% of Mass-going Catholics believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist,... Read more

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

Calle de Bailén Almudena Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid.

Priest says schismatic Spanish nuns are in state of ‘paranoia’ according to own thesis

Jun 15, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Father Jesús Silva of the Archdiocese of Madrid discusses why the schismatic Poor Clares of the Belorado Monastery are experiencing... Read more

The beatification Mass of Father Michał Rapacz at the Divine Mercy Shrine in Krakow-Łagiewniki, Poland, on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Priest and martyr of communism Father Michał Rapacz beatified in Krakow

Jun 15, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of Father Michał Rapacz in January. The 41-year-old priest was shot twice by communist authorities... 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