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Bishop Peter Muhich of the Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Diocese of Rapid City announces death of Bishop Peter Muhich

Feb 17, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The bishop had entered hospice earlier in the week. Read more

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral offers reparation Mass after ‘scandalous’ funeral for trans activist

Feb 17, 2024

By Daniel Payne

On Saturday, Father Enrique Salvo, the pastor of St. Patrick’s, responded to the “outrage over the scandalous behavior” after the... Read more

Pope Francis at the Synod on Synodality’s closing Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 29, 2023.

Pope Francis launches study groups to analyze Synod on Synodality’s key issues

Feb 17, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis has launched synodal study groups to analyze key issues ahead of October’s Synod... Read more

Sister Cecilia María of the Holy Face.

Argentine nun remembered for her smile considered for sainthood

Feb 17, 2024

By Julieta Villar

The edict has been signed that begins the process prior to the opening of the cause of canonization of Sister... Read more

St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in Chilpancingo, Mexico.

Seeking peace in Mexico, four bishops meet with organized crime 

Feb 17, 2024

By Diego López Colín, David Ramos

Four bishops from the Mexican state of Guerrero recently met with members of organized crime in an effort to seek... Read more

Luke and Sarah Hellwig in the new series “The Catholic Parent” on FORMED.

New series hopes to inspire Catholic parents to ‘fully embrace their vocation’

Feb 17, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

A new series called “The Catholic Parent” helps parents embrace their role as the primary educators of the faith for... Read more

A view of the separation wall between Israel and the Palestinian Territories from behind a window in the Comboni Sisters' house in East Jerusalem.

These religious sisters are a ‘bridge’ between Israel and the Palestinian territories

Feb 17, 2024

By Marinella Bandini

“By placing ourselves in the middle, we listen to the injustice faced by the Palestinians and also to the fears... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York

UPDATE: Irreverent funeral service at St. Patrick's Cathedral for trans activist sparks outcry

Feb 16, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl, Matt McDonald

The Feb. 15 funeral service was held for Cecilia Gentili, a high-profile trans activist and sex-worker advocate. Read more

President Donald Trump in 2017.

New York Times reports Trump backs 16-week abortion ban; campaign pushes back

Feb 16, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The New York Times is reporting that former President Donald Trump has told advisers he would support a national ban... Read more

The vandalized statue of “Mary, Protector of the Faith” on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The vandalism was discovered around 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 2024.

Blessed Mother statue at D.C.’s National Shrine vandalized

Feb 16, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The statue, located on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, appeared to have... Read more

Father Patrick Pullicino, an English Catholic priest and neurologist, has been vindicated after being investigated by a UK medical regulation agency for giving his expert opinion in an emergency end-of-life case.

UPDATE: English Catholic priest vindicated for ‘pro-life’ opinion in end-of-life case

Feb 16, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Father Patrick Pullicino, an English Catholic priest and neurologist, has been vindicated after being investigated by a U.K. medical regulation... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen is bishop emeritus of Hong Kong.

Cardinal Zen publishes new critique of Synod on Synodality

Feb 16, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong warns that the synod’s vision of the Church “can change everything, the doctrine of... Read more

Mexican presidential candidates Xóchitl Gálvez and Claudia Sheinbaum met separately with Pope Francis.

Mexican presidential candidates meet with Pope Francis

Feb 16, 2024

By Diego López Colín

2024 Mexican presidential candidates Xóchitl Gálvez Ruiz and Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo met separately with Pope Francis this week. Read more

Photographs and flowers are left outside the Russian Embassy in London on Feb. 16, 2024, following the news of the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Russian opposition leader, outspoken Christian Alexei Navalny reportedly dead in prison

Feb 16, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Navalny, 47, had been serving a 19-year sentence for alleged extremism and years of criticism of the authoritarian President Vladimir... Read more

Greek Parliament Building in Athens, Greece.

Greece becomes first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex marriage

Feb 16, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Greece this week legalized same-sex marriage at the national level, becoming the first officially Orthodox Christian country to do so. Read more

The United States 10th National Eucharistic Congress will be held July 17–21, 2024, in Indianapolis and is expected to draw 80,000 Catholics to Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts. This is the first National Eucharistic Congress in 83 years.

Registration opens for ‘milestone’ 2024 National Eucharistic Congress

Feb 16, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Registration opened on Thursday for the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress, a “milestone” in the third year of the U.S. bishops’... Read more

"He Leadeth Me" Hallow Pray40 Challenge.

Catholic prayer app Hallow makes history in app store 

Feb 16, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Hallow reached the top spot on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, which was the same day its Lent Pray40 prayer challenge... Read more

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Indiana Catholic couple asks Supreme Court to hear transgender child custody case 

Feb 16, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The state of Indiana removed Mary and Jeremy Cox’s son from their home, placing him in another home that “affirmed”... Read more

St. Peter Catholic, a career and technical high school in Houston.

First of its kind Catholic trade high school debuts in Houston

Feb 16, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has opened a first of its kind Catholic trade school for high schoolers in Texas’ largest... Read more

Pan Ngath Orphanage (run by the Missionary Sisters of Charity) in Rumbek, South Sudan.

One year after papal visit, South Sudan still plagued by violence

Feb 16, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

More than a year after Pope Francis visited South Sudan, the country is still plagued with high levels of violent... Read more