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Bishop Jacques Fabre-Jeune poses alongside many of the priests of the Diocese of Charleston at a recent ordination. The diocese has seen a recent surge in vocations.

The rise of South Carolina’s Catholic population

Jul 2, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

The Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, which turns 204 years old this month, has seen an impressive rise in its... Read more

The Wisconsin Supreme Court building in Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules in favor of pro-life advocate citing ‘free speech rights’

Jul 1, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

The court ruled last week that a lower court order prohibiting a pro-life advocate from approaching a Planned Parenthood employee... Read more

Iowa state capitol building in Des Moines, Iowa.

Iowa bishops celebrate as ‘heartbeat’ law goes into effect

Jul 1, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The narrow 4-3 decision, issued in Planned Parenthood v. Iowa on June 28, reversed a lower court’s temporary blockage of... Read more

Sviatoslav Shevchuk is Major Archbishop of Kyiv–Galicia and Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Russian forces release two Ukrainian Catholic priests captured in 2022

Jul 1, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need announced the release of two Ukrainian Greek Catholic priests who were... Read more

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Texas Supreme Court upholds ban on transgender procedures for minors

Jul 1, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Texas Supreme Court’s ruling said that the state is within its authority to outlaw extreme medical treatments for young... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

No tattoos or piercings: new rules for Vatican employees

With the publication of new regulations, Pope Francis has made it clear that employees of the Fabric of St. Peter... Read more

St. Joseph’s School in Adrian, Michigan.

Michigan parents press case to end discrimination in school funding 

Jul 1, 2024

By Martin Barillas

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Bursch Law firm have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their... Read more

An image of Carlo Acutis was unveiled at his beatification Mass in Assisi, Italy Oct. 10, 2020.

Cardinals approve canonization of Carlo Acutis, date to be decided

Jul 1, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said July 1 that the date for the canonization Mass of the computer-coding teenager will be announced at... Read more

View of Father Serra Statue and California Street from steps of Ventura City Hall.

St. Junípero Serra statue targeted by protests in 2020 is now settled in a new home

Jul 1, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

July 1 is the feast day of St. Junípero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest who brought Catholicism to California.  Read more

Libero Milone.

Cardinal Becciu’s actions key question in ex-auditor’s wrongful termination appeal

Jul 1, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

Former Vatican auditor Libero Milone claimed he and former deputy Ferruccio Panicco were “threatened and expelled for doing our jobs.” Read more

The Catholic Cathedral of Limburg in Hesse, Germany.

400,000 Germans quit Catholic Church as talks between Vatican, Synodal Way continue

Jul 1, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The meeting on Friday resulted in Rome demanding the Germans change the name of the body and agree it cannot... Read more

Pope Francis announced he will celebrate a Mass of canonization for 14 people, including the 11 “Martyrs of Damascus,” on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2024, the Vatican announced after the College of Cardinals voted to approve the canonizations of 15 people in a consistory on the morning of July 1, 2024.

Pope Francis to canonize ‘Martyrs of Damascus,’ three others on Oct. 20

Jul 1, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope declared the date of the canonization after the College of Cardinals voted to approve the canonizations of 15... Read more

From left to right: Robert Neal, chairman of The Catholic University of America’s Board of Trustees; Father Robert Dowd, president of the University of Notre Dame; George Harne, president of Christendom College; Monsignor Joseph Reilly, president of Seton Hall University; and Gerard Joyce, president of Mount St. Mary’s University.

Meet the crop of new leaders in Catholic higher education

Jul 1, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Of the more than 200 Catholic colleges and universities in the United States, several are in the midst of major... Read more

On the last day of June, a month that the Catholic Church dedicates to the Sacred Heart, the pope asked people to continue praying for Ukraine, Palestine, Israel, Myanmar, and other parts of the world where there is much suffering caused by war.

Pope Francis asks Sacred Heart of Jesus to convert hearts who want war

Jun 30, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed for the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Sunday to convert “the hearts of those... Read more

Father Roger Landry displays the Blessed Sacrament aboard the vessel "Sewickley" on the Ohio River near Steubenville, Sunday, June 23, 2024.

PHOTOS: A Eucharistic pilgrimage boards a ‘sternwheeler’ and travels down the Ohio River

Jun 30, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Two bishops and others traveled 30 miles by boat down the river while blessing several groups and locations. Read more

The Tuan Ma statue is paraded around Larantuka City during the Semana Santa Holy Week celebrations on Indonesia’s Flores island.

Indonesian island set to become an international Catholic pilgrim destination

Jun 30, 2024

By Kristina Millare

The government of Indonesia plans to boost religious tourism on Flores Island, famous for its history and Catholic heritage. Read more

Kathleen Bordo Crombie stands next to an icon of St. Francis of Assisi, dedicated to her late husband, Robyn. The Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn, Michigan, parishioner took up iconography after taking a class at the Sacred Art Institute of St. Edmund’s Retreat Center on Enders Island in Mystic, Connecticut, where she learned iconography is rooted in depicting the image of God.

Michigan iconographer roots work in prayer when depicting the divine

Jun 30, 2024

By Daniel Meloy

Kathleen Crombie, who has been writing icons since the early 2000s, says this ancient art form is a “door to... Read more

Pope Francis presides over Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29, 2024.

‘Open the doors’ of the Church, Pope Francis implores on solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul

Jun 29, 2024

By Kristina Millare

The pope addressed thousands gathered within St. Peter’s Basilica amid renovation projects in preparation for the upcoming 2025 Jubilee Year... Read more

Mercy Health Perrysburg Hospital in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Ohio hospital system offers clarification on ‘medically necessary abortions’ report

Jun 29, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

A spokesperson for a major Catholic hospital system based in Ohio clarified to CNA this week that the system does... Read more

A view of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher during the Easter Vigil, which was celebrated on the morning of Saturday, March 30, 2024.

Churches in Holy Land denounce ‘coordinated attack’ against Christians by Israeli authorities

Jun 29, 2024

By Diego López Marina

The church leaders accuse local authorities of launching a “coordinated attack” against the Christian presence in the Holy Land. Read more