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Baltimore archbishop attends bankruptcy hearing, listens to testimony from abuse victims

Apr 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

“To the victim-survivors who long to hear that someone is sorry for the trauma they endured and for its life-altering... Read more

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Diocese of Charlotte Bishop  Peter Jugis (left) and appointed Monsignor Michael Martin, OFM Conv, to take his place, the Vatican announced April 9, 2024.

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Charlotte, North Carolina

Apr 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Charlotte Diocese has witnessed “unprecedented growth” over the last few decades. Read more

Bishop Gerald Mamman Musa of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Katsina.

More than 700 baptized on Easter in Nigeria despite rise in attacks on Christians

Apr 9, 2024

By Abah Anthony John

More than 700 Christians were baptized on Easter Sunday in Nigeria’s Diocese of Katsina, where there is a rise in... Read more

Bishop Joseph Khawam is apostolic exarch for the Melkite Church in Venezuela and apostolic administrator of the Melkite Eparchy in Mexico.

Catholic bishop protests deportation by Mexican immigration authorities

Apr 9, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Bishop Joseph Khawam, a bishop of the Melkite rite, protested his alleged mistreatment and subsequent deportation by Mexican authorities. Read more

President Joe Biden speaks at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin, April 8, 2024.

Biden campaign: Trump ‘scrambling’ on abortion amid policy announcement

Apr 8, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

“There is nothing more un-American than having our personal freedoms taken away. And that is what Donald Trump has done,”... Read more

Luis Argüello, archbishop of Valladolid and general secretary of the Spanish Episcopal Conference.

Spanish archbishop raises thorny topics in country’s immigration debate

Apr 8, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Among the issues raised by Archbishop Luis Argüello is “the role of organized crime in facilitating illegal immigration.” Read more

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Religious broadcasters ask Supreme Court to strike down ‘discriminatory’ fees

Apr 8, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The suit argues that the Copyright Royalty Board is subjecting religious broadcasters to a discriminatory royalty fee that violates U.S.... Read more

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Missouri bishops plead for death row inmate on eve of execution

Apr 8, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic bishops of Missouri are urging the faithful to contact Gov. Mike Parson to stay the execution of convicted... Read more

The crowd in St. Peter's Square for the pope's Angelus address on Jan. 14, 2024.

The Catholic Church by the numbers: more Catholics but fewer vocations 

Apr 8, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

While vocations to the priesthood and religious life have decreased overall, the Church shows signs of growth in some parts... Read more

Jessica Hanna and her son, Thomas Solanus.

Jessica Hanna, Catholic mother who chose life amid cancer battle, dies

Apr 8, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“Be sure to remember — with every Good Friday comes an Easter Sunday,” the mother of four pointed out. “With... Read more

Former President Donald Trump arrives for a rally on April 2, 2024, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Trump on abortion: ‘It’s up to the states to do the right thing’

Apr 8, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

In a video, Trump touted his role in appointing three Supreme Court Justices who helped overturn Roe v. Wade in... Read more

Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery on the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks during a press conference about a new Vatican document on human dignity on April 8, 2024.

New Vatican document highlights Church’s ‘ever-greater understanding of human dignity’

Apr 8, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Dignity “belongs to the person… simply because he or she exists and is willed, created, and loved by God,” the... Read more

Eleven Christian leaders were sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $880 million on March 19, 2024, by the dictatorship in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua dictatorship sentences 11 Christian leaders to prison, fines them $880 million

Apr 8, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The trial took place in wake of the leaders’ success in bringing together thousands of people to pray in public... Read more

Dome of St. Peter's basilica, Vatican City.

Vatican document on human dignity condemns gender transition, surrogacy, abortion

Apr 8, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

In the declaration, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith cautions against threats to human dignity that begin at... Read more

The Apostolic Administration in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, made up of priests, religious, and laypeople, gather in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, during Easter Week, April 2-3, 2024, to pray and discuss the work of the small but growing  Catholic community spread throughout the Central Asian country. Father Anthony Corcoran (pictured in glasses holding a blue pen and paper) and Caritas representative Sher Abdugapirov (glasses and light blue hoodie) can be seen in this photo.

Church in Kyrgyzstan: a ‘blossoming bud’ growing in the peripheries of the world

Apr 8, 2024

By Kristina Millare

The Apostolic Administration of Kyrgyzstan convened a two-day meeting April 2-3 in the capital of Bishkek to pray and discuss... Read more

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Study from Netherlands: Most children outgrow transgender inclinations

Apr 8, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The 15-year study, which was conducted by researchers at the Netherlands’ University of Groningen, tracked the gender unhappiness rates of... Read more

The Annunciation by Fra Angelico.

8 things to know and share about the Annunciation

Apr 8, 2024

By Jimmy Akin

The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce the incarnation of Christ. Here are eight things to know and share... Read more

Born via surrogacy in the United States in 1991, Olivia Maurel is now a leading campaigner for the abolition of “womb renting,” a practice which Pope Francis has called “deplorable.”

Woman born of surrogacy shares why she supports Pope Francis’ call for a global ban

Apr 7, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Born via surrogacy in the United States in 1991, Olivia Maurel is now a leading campaigner for the abolition of... Read more

A total solar eclipse.

A total solar eclipse through a lens of faith

Apr 7, 2024

By Judy Roberts

When the total solar eclipse occurs on April 8, many will be looking skyward to observe the phenomenon from a... Read more

Image of the Divine Mercy.

5 reasons to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Apr 7, 2024

By ACI Prensa

The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a pious practice revealed to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska by Jesus himself that has spread... Read more