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Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo.

Chiara Corbella’s beatification cause to take a step forward in June

May 16, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The Diocese of Rome announced Wednesday that it will hold the closing session of the diocesan phase of her cause... Read more

Attendees at the first Hallow Summit in 2022.

Hallow Summit strives to ‘facilitate an encounter with the Lord’

May 16, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The popular Catholic prayer and meditation app Hallow recently announced its third annual Hallow Summit will take place in Steubenville,... Read more

Joe Abdel Sater, a swimming instructor in the seaside town of Bouar, Lebanon, built the world's largest rosary on the ocean. With the help of family and friends, his vision took shape and was launched on May 11, 2024, during the feast of Our Lady of the Seas.

Beacon of faith: Lebanese town builds giant floating rosary at sea

May 16, 2024

By Marguerita Kallassy

On the feast of Our Lady of the Seas, Joe Abdel Sater, a swimming instructor in the seaside town of... Read more

Pro-life activist Joan Andrews Bell listens during a news conference on the five fetuses found inside the home where she and other anti-abortion activists were living on Capitol Hill at a news conference at the Hyatt Regency on April 5, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

Elderly pro-life activist sentenced to over two years in prison under FACE Act

May 15, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Joan Andrews Bell, a 76-year-old Catholic, and three other pro-life activists were sentenced to prison Wednesday. Read more

“Woman of the Well” paintings by Glenda Stevens are being distributed to each of the 15 deaneries in the Diocese of Phoenix.

Catholic Church responds to mental health crisis across the U.S. and globally

May 15, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Following a 2023 USCCB initiative, Catholics across the country and the world have been working in their local communities to... Read more

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Church in Mexico wins lawsuit filed by ‘trans’ person seeking baptismal record change

May 15, 2024

By Diego López Colín

A Mexican court has ruled in favor of the Diocese of Querétaro in a lawsuit that demanded the diocese change... Read more

Picture of the Cathedral Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida taken on the day of the patron saint of Brazil, in Aparecida, Sao Paulo State, on Oct. 12, 2022.

Aparecida Shrine in Brazil inaugurates new Rupnik mosaics 

May 15, 2024

By Nathália Queiroz

The National Shrine of Aparecida in the Brazilian state of São Paulo inaugurated in a May 11 ceremony the new... Read more

On March 30, 1926, Cardinal van Rossum, prefect of Propaganda Fide, announced Pope Pius XI’s decision to consecrate the first six Chinese bishops, a ceremony that was held in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 28 of that year.

It’s been 100 years since the Catholic Church’s first Council in China

May 15, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The council had a dual purpose: to initiate the process of ecclesial inculturation and to decouple the missions from the... Read more

A dedication ceremony for the ultrasound machine donated by the Knights of Columbus to the First Choice Women's Resource Center in New Brunswick, N.J.

Supreme Court denies pregnancy center appeal to keep donor information private

May 15, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin last year had ordered First Choice Women’s Resource Centers to turn over communications. Read more

Stained-glass window at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis.

Vatican halts some parish closures in St. Louis following appeals

May 15, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

As part of the archdiocese’s major pastoral planning initiative, the archbishop announced that the number of parishes would be reduced... Read more

Cardinal Stephen Chow Sau-yan, SJ, archbishop of Hong Kong, China.

A look at the bishop of Hong Kong’s recent visit to mainland China

May 15, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Chow led a 10-person delegation of Catholics from Hong Kong to the southern Chinese cities of Guangzhou, Shantou, and Shenzhen... Read more

Outer details of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Chicago.

Catholics in Chicago work to preserve historic century-old parish

May 15, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will hold its final Mass on Sunday, May 19, before the parish merges with nearby... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on May 15, 2024, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis at general audience: ‘Love is charity’

May 15, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pointing to the Sermon on the Mount and repeating twice “love your enemy,” the pope noted that this teaching “embraces... Read more

Gloria Purvis, Cardinal Robert McElroy, Bishop Daniel Flores, and Bishop Robert Barron discuss polarization in the Catholic Church during a panel discussion hosted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, Glenmary Home Missioners, and the Jesuit Conference on May 14, 2024.

Catholic bishops warn of polarization in Church, urge more dialogue 

May 15, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

“Politics is almost a religion and sometimes it’s a sport, [but] it’s not supposed to be either,” Bishop Daniel Flores... Read more

Easter Vigil at the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (Holy Cross) in Austria.

An oasis in the European Church: World’s oldest Cistercian abbey has more than 100 monks

May 15, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (Holy Cross) in Austria has never had “interruptions” in its history and is an oasis... Read more

Our Lady of Medianeira is among 31 flooded churches in the Archdiocese of Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Heavy rains in Brazil leave hundreds dead or injured, half a million homeless, churches flooded

May 14, 2024

By Monasa Narjara

The heavy rains that have pounded the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul have flooded 31 churches in the... Read more

Members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, biological women’s sports activist Riley Gaines, and lawyers from the Independent Women’s Law Center approach the 10th Circuit Courthouse in Denver on May 14, 2024.

Wyoming sorority sisters sue over admission of biological man

May 14, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The women are alleging that the sorority’s decision in fall 2022 to admit a man, Artemis Langford, violated its bylaws,... Read more

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UK author of transgender study: U.S. groups are ‘misleading the public’ 

May 14, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

In a New York Times interview, Dr. Hilary Cass warned there is no comprehensive evidence to support the routine prescription... Read more

Father Eduardo Chávez has been immersed in the study and dissemination of the message of the Virgin of Guadalupe for more than 40 years.

Expert on Our Lady of Guadalupe named master theologian on apparitions

May 14, 2024

By Diego López Colín

Father Eduardo Chávez, postulator of the cause for canonization of St. Juan Diego, has been confirmed as “master Guadalupan theologian.” Read more

Archbishop Julian Porteous.

Australian archbishop faces criticism over pastoral letter on human dignity

May 14, 2024

By AC Wimmer

Archbishop Julian Porteous of Hobart in Australia released the four-page document titled “We are Salt to the Earth” on May... Read more