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Planned Parenthood clinic in Newton, NJ    Credit: Glynnis Jones

Biden administration proposes restoring Title X funding for abortion clinics

President Joe Biden is moving to reverse a Trump-era policy that barred federal Title X funding to entities that perform... Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo.

Former Crookston bishop apologizes for failures in governance

Bishop Michael Hoeppner, who has resigned as Bishop of Crookston after being accused of mishandling cases of priests accused of... Read more

The statue of St. Peter holding the keys, outside St. Peter's Basilica.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican’s saints office says it did not ask for money for beatification

“What was said is not true,” the undersecretary of the saints congregation wrote in an April 9 letter to the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021.

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: ‘The Church is a great school of prayer’

Pope Francis said Wednesday that an essential task of the Church today is to teach people how to pray. Read more

Young girl.

Young woman dies after getting legal abortion in Argentina

A young woman in Argentina died April 11 following a legal chemical abortion, the first such recorded death after the... Read more

Pro-life leaders: Allowing mail-order abortion pill will pose 'grave danger' for women

Pro-life groups criticized the Biden administration for allowing the distribution of the abortion pill through the mail during the COVID-19... Read more

Regis High School in New York City.

Priest-president of elite NY Jesuit high school sacked, sexual misconduct against adults alleged

A Jesuit priest who was president of an all-boys high school in New York City has been removed after the... Read more

Federal court upholds Ohio's Down syndrome abortion ban

A federal court on Tuesday upheld an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of... Read more

Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral on W 8th Street in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Former auxiliary bishop who mishandled reports of misconduct named pastor in Cincinnati archdiocese

A Catholic bishop who resigned last year as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati amid controversy for failure... Read more

The Square Michel Foucault in Paris. Credit: J. Maughn via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Abuse commission of Church in Germany defends citing Michel Foucault

The abuse commission of the Catholic Church in Germany has defended its citation of French philosopher Michel Foucault in a... Read more

Nationalists attack police on April 8, 2021 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Christian leaders in N. Ireland call for ‘unified’ negotiations, peaceful solutions

The Catholic archbishop of Northern Ireland on Tuesday joined with other Christian leaders in calling for a “unified” response to... Read more

Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Los Angeles

Following Supreme Court ruling, California lifts capacity limits on religious gatherings

California lifted all capacity restrictions on religious gatherings on Monday, following the Supreme Court’s ruling over the weekend that the... Read more

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the UN General Assembly, Sept. 28, 2015.

Christian leaders in Nigeria allege Islamization attempt after recent judicial appointments

Christian leaders in Nigeria claimed Sunday that Muhammadu Buhari's government is keen on Islamizing the West African nation, following the... Read more

Pope Francis and St. Teresa of Avila

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis hails St. Teresa of Ávila as exemplar of courage and spiritual motherhood

Pope Francis has hailed St. Teresa of Ávila as exemplar of courage and spiritual motherhood in a letter marking fifty... Read more

Charles Maung Bo pictured during a visit to Rome in 2017.

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Bo: 'We need the light of God’s mercy in Myanmar'

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has urged Catholics in Burma to share God’s mercy amid the suffering caused by the military... Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Crookston’s Bp Hoeppner after Vatican-ordered investigations

Hoeppner, 71, was the first U.S. bishop to be investigated under Vos estis lux mundi, Pope Francis’ 2019 norms on... Read more

The Portiuncula Chapel on the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Priest who served at Franciscan University of Steubenville indicted on rape allegations

A Franciscan priest who once worked in campus ministry at Franciscan University of Steubenville has been indicted in Ohio for... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone speaks at the San Francisco for Unity prayer service against racism.

Archbishop Cordileone calls for ‘inoculation against racism’

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco last week condemned violence against Asian people in the United States, drawing comparisons between... Read more

Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville

By CNA Staff

After school shooting, Knoxville bishop asks for 'positive solutions' to gun violence

Bishop Richard Stika of the Diocese of Knoxville demanded “positive solutions” to gun violence after a fatal shooting at an... Read more

A protester argues with a Minnesota State Patrol outside the Brooklyn Center Police Station after a police officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minn., April 12, 2021. Credit: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images.

St Paul-Minneapolis archbishop prays for peace, caution after Daunte Wright shooting

On Monday, Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis prayed for all parties involved in the police shooting of... Read more