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People wait outside a distribution point to receive aid rations in Oromia Region, Ethiopia, in February 2018

Catholic aid group praises Biden’s proposed boost to foreign assistance

A Catholic aid agency is praising President Biden’s 2022 fiscal year budget request for its focus on fighting poverty. Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption - Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Haitian bishops condemn kidnappings of Catholic priests, nuns

Seven priests and nuns were kidnapped in Haiti on Sunday, and are being held for ransom. Read more

The Indiana capitol.

Indiana bill would make religious services 'essential' during declared emergencies

The Indiana legislature on Thursday sent a bill to the governor which would classify religious services as essential during declared... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court building

California’s limit on home religious gatherings too strict, US Supreme Court says

California’s coronavirus restrictions on home-based religious gatherings like Bible studies, worship and prayer meetings were more strict than the constitution... Read more

DS Andy Wadey of the Metropolitan Police addresses parishioners at Christ the King parish, Balham, south London, April 11, 2021. Credit: Mazur/cbcew.org.uk via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

London police express regret over upset due to halting Good Friday service at Polish parish

The Archbishop of Southwark and representatives of the Metropolitan Police visited London's Christ the King Polish parish on Sunday, expressing... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Tabernacle, Eucharist desecrated in Mexican chapel

The Diocese of Querétaro, Mexico, reported that Holy Family Chapel in Saint Sebastian Parish was robbed last week, its tabernacle... Read more

Missing El Paso priest found safe

A Catholic priest of the diocese of El Paso who went missing last week has been found safe.  Read more

Police officer on duty at St Peter's square in Vatican City.

By Courtney Mares

Italian judge issues arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, who brokered Vatican property deal

An Italian magistrate has issued an arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, a broker who is under investigation due to his... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

By Courtney Mares

Vatican summit on 'theology of the priesthood' will look at questions raised in recent synods

Cardinal Marc Ouellet announced Monday that the Vatican will host a theological symposium on the priesthood that will touch on... Read more

Colorado bishops to restore Sunday Mass obligation on Pentecost

The Sunday Mass obligation will be restored for Catholics in the state of Colorado next month, unless sickness or another... Read more

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As St. Vincent volcano erupts, Catholics ask for prayers

“While we continue to pray for our nation we ask that you especially remember those who have been displaced,” the... Read more

Pope Francis before the image of Jesus of Divine Mercy April 8, 2018.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Christ’s wounds shower ‘mercy upon our misery’

“His wounds are open channels between him and us, shedding mercy upon our misery,” Pope Francis said on Divine Mercy... Read more

By Kevin J. Jones

Feds allege ex-executive embezzled children’s services non-profit for personal spending

Alleging embezzlement of over $200,000, federal prosecutors have filed charges against John Lynch, a former executive of the historically Catholic... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Australian Cardinal Edward Cassidy, Vatican official and diplomat, dies at 96

The retired cardinal had been a Vatican nuncio and Holy See official for over 30 years. Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea, August 14, 2014.

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis sends condolences to Queen Elizabeth for death of Prince Philip

"His Holiness commends him to the merciful love of Christ our Redeemer." Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Is Cardinal Becciu being rehabilitated? 

Pope Francis' private visit to Cardinal Angelo Becciu on Holy Thursday set off speculation about whether the pope is attempting... Read more

Canadian Parliament

Canadian bishops condemn new assisted suicide law

Canada’s Catholic bishops have condemned the country’s new assisted suicide law, and are asking for people to pray and to... Read more

By Jude Atemanke

Catholic bishops in DR Congo worried by killings, forced conversions in east

Renewed violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo that has resulted in the killing of civilians... Read more

Vatican City - February 27, 2013: Pope Benedict XVI stands to show his thanks after a standing ovation from the audience. @ Stephen Driscoll / CNA

By Diego Lopez Marina

Documentary says Benedict XVI’s secretary tried to convince him not to resign

A documentary being released on Benedict XVI’s 94th birthday state that his personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, tried to dissuade... Read more

Members of Democrats for Life of America rally outside the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee in August 2020

Pro-life Democrats rally in support of Hyde Amendment

At a Friday event in support of the Hyde Amendment in Washington, D.C., members of the group Democrats for Life... Read more