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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

California State Governor Gavin Newsom.

‘Unconscionable’: California Gov. Newsom cites Jesus on billboards promoting abortion

Sep 23, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Why the strong reaction? The abortion-selling ads include a passage from Scripture. Read more

Planned Parenthood gets millions of dollars in federal support each year.

FBI raids home of pro-life leader on questionable charges

Sep 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

If convicted, he could face up to 11 years in prison. Read more

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Pro-life caucus forms in Colombia’s Congress in aftermath of legalization of abortion, assisted suicide

Sep 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Members of the new pro-life caucus stated that “there is a major commitment to life, family, and religious freedom.” Read more

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Pastor and more than 80 others kidnapped in attacks on two Nigerian churches

Sep 23, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

On Sept. 17, militants raided the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Suleja in Niger state and abducted dozens of worshippers... Read more

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Spanish bishop to Belgian bishops: The Church doesn’t have authority to bless gay unions

Sep 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla reminded the Belgian bishops that the blessing of gay unions goes against the teaching of the... Read more

Former Celtics player Enes Kanter Freedom will be the keynote speaker at the March for the Martyrs,

This Muslim NBA vet is marching for persecuted Christians on Saturday

Sep 23, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Enes Kanter Freedom, a practicing Muslim from Turkey, will be speaking at the Sept. 24 March for the Martyrs in... Read more

Alessandro Diddi addresses Pope Francis during the opening of the Vatican City State court's 93rd judicial year on March 12, 2022.

Pope Francis’ chief Vatican prosecutor retires; deputy prosecutor promoted

Sep 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The new head prosecutor, Alessandro Diddi, is also the lead investigator for the Vatican’s major finance trial against defendant Cardinal... Read more

Artist Timothy P. Schmalz touches the hands of Padre Pio in one of his sculptures.

Padre Pio sculptor’s work to be blessed on saint’s feast day: ‘I have to honor him’

Sep 23, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Catholic artist Timothy P. Schmalz calls Padre Pio his favorite saint. And so, when he learned that four of his... Read more

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Which U.S. states rank first (and last) in religious freedom protections?

Sep 23, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The states are ranked according to how many laws are on the books that protect the free exercise of religion. Read more

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI writes about ‘inner drama of being a Christian’ in new letter

Sep 23, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In a new letter, Benedict XVI praised the story of a woman who lived “the inner drama of being a... Read more

Cardinal Seán O'Malley celebrates Mass in San Giovanni Rotondo for the feast of Padre Pio Sept. 23, 2022

Cardinal O’Malley: ‘Padre Pio shows us the power of the cross’

Sep 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The archbishop of Boston celebrated Mass on Sept. 23 in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, in the Church of Saint Pio... Read more

President Joe Biden speaks during the Global Fund Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York on Sept. 21, 2022.

President Biden fundraiser remarks muddle Catholic teaching on abortion

Sep 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The president appeared to suggest — erroneously — that the Catholic Church makes exceptions for rape and incest in its... Read more

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Ortega dictatorship expels another religious congregation from Nicaragua

Sep 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

The dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua has expelled the Religious Sisters of the Cross, thus continuing its attacks... Read more

Deborah True was investigated on suspicion of embezzling church funds at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach, Florida. Police say the former pastor, Father Richard “Dick” Murphy, who died on March 22, 2020, was also involved in funneling money from the parish.

Florida priest and parish administrator embezzled $1.5 million from parish, police say

Sep 22, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The Diocese of Palm Beach contacted the police department in December 2021, raising concerns about a fraudulent bank account and... Read more

Hand wearing gay pride rainbow wristband making a power fist gesture in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Via Shutterstock

Methodist-linked university’s Christian conduct code under fire from LGBT advocates

Sep 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Do church-affiliated universities and Christian moral codes have a place in higher ed? Critics of Seattle Pacific University, it seems,... Read more

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Blessed Sacrament found intact in tabernacle of church burned by armed men in Cameroon

Sep 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

In the aftermath of the fire that gutted a church in Cameroon, Bishop Aloysius Fondong found the sacred Hosts and... Read more

Father Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

Leading theologian sees a ‘rise in interest in Aquinas’ among young Catholics

Sep 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

A new generation of young people are deeply invested in the study of St. Thomas Aquinas, according to Father Thomas... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with Punit Renjen, an Indian-American businessman and CEO of the multinational professional services firm Deloitte, during an audience to the participants of the Deloitte Global meeting on Sept. 22, 2022, at Paul VI Hall in the Vatican.

Pope Francis asks financial consultants to put people before business

Sep 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope spoke about the role of integral human development in the financial sector during a Sept. 22 meeting at... Read more

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US bishops’ pro-life chair asks Catholics to practice ‘unconditional love’ after Roe

Sep 22, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In anticipation of Respect Life Month in October, Archbishop William E. Lori is calling for “radical solidarity” for pregnant and... Read more