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Sisters of Life attend a dedication ceremony for the ultrasound machine donated by the Knights of Columbus to the First Choice Women's Resource Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Knights of Columbus announce charity fund has surpassed $100 million in grants

Jun 27, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The fund “has crossed a significant milestone” in surpassing the six-figure mark, the organization said in a press release this... Read more

Pope Francis meets with priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Dehonians) on June 27, 2024, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis to priests: May the chapel be the most visited room in your houses

Jun 27, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

During an audience with Pope Francis on June 27, the priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Dehonians) received devotional... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America on June 27, 2024, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis emphasizes model of St. Juan Diego for Church in Latin America

Jun 27, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Pope Francis received on June 27 at the Vatican the members and advisers of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. Read more

Teresa Larkin, co-chair of the Pregnancy Care Alliance and executive director of Your Options Medical, a pregnancy center in the state speaks in support of pro-life pregnancy centers in Massachusetts.

Besieged Massachusetts pro-life pregnancy centers rally at state capitol

Jun 27, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Clinic leaders and women who have been helped by pro-life pregnancy centers testified to the variety of ways these resources... Read more

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Pope Francis on Prayer for Creation Day: Caring for the environment is an ‘act of love’

Jun 27, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Holy Spirit “guides us and calls us to conversion,” Francis said, “to a change in lifestyle in order to ... Read more

A billboard sponsored by the Democratic National Committee with the message “Trump’s Plan: Ban Abortion, Punish Women” is pictured on May 1, 2024, in Hollywood, Florida.

Democrats pledge millions to fight pro-life laws in GOP-leaning states

Jun 27, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Democrats have also launched a “Red State Fund” to advocate against existing pro-life laws. Read more

U.S. Supreme Court police officers put up barricades to separate pro-life activists (right) from abortion rights activists during a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2024.

U.S. Supreme Court rules Idaho hospitals must perform abortions

Jun 27, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The decision hinged on the court’s interpretation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). Read more

Bishop Salvi has determined that the alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Trevignano Romano are not supernatural.

Vatican rules supposed apparitions of Virgin Mary near Rome ‘not supernatural’

Jun 27, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican confirmed the legal validity of an Italian bishop’s decree that the supposed apparitions in Trevignano Romano are “not... Read more

The Presidential Palace in Asuncion, Paraguay on July 10, 2015.

Paraguayan bishops speak out at OAS General Assembly amid threats to life and family

Jun 27, 2024

By Diego López Marina

The central theme of this year's general assembly is: “Integration and Security for the Sustainable Development of the Region.” Read more

Statue of King Louis IX of France in Forest Park, St. Louis.

St. Louis parish appeals continue as Vatican upholds latest merger

Jun 27, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Vatican’s Dicastery for the Clergy has upheld a decision by Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski to close a parish as part... Read more

Rachel Levine, then a nominee for assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, testifies before her confirmation hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 25, 2021.

Biden administration pressured health care association to back sex changes for minors

Jun 26, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Biden’s administration pressured at least one health care association to eliminate proposed guidelines that would have discouraged sex-change drugs. Read more

U.S. Capitol viewed through the columns of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court mistakenly leaks controversial abortion decision

Jun 26, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

“The court’s Publications Unit inadvertently and briefly uploaded a document to the court’s website,” a spokesperson for the Supreme Court... Read more

Central to the charism of St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer was his insistence that all Christians are called to aim for holiness in their ordinary lives, especially through their everyday work.

Opus Dei founder St. Josemaría Escrivá: You can be a saint doing your ordinary job

Jun 26, 2024

By ACI Prensa

Today the Catholic Church honors St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás (1902–1975), Spanish priest, founder of Opus Dei, and... Read more

Pilgrims shield themselves from the sun at Pope Francis' general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

Pope Francis unveils plan for Vatican to go solar

Jun 26, 2024

By Kristina Millare

The plan was outlined in Pope Francis’ latest motu proprio, “Fratello Sole,” or “Brother Sun.” Read more

USCCB President Archbishop Timothy Broglio speaks at the bishops' spring meeting, Thursday, June 13, 2024.

U.S. bishops’ conference lays off several social justice staff members

Jun 26, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Chieko Noguchi, a spokesperson for the USCCB, said “several” staff members serving in the Department of Justice, Peace, and Human... Read more

A general view of the Louisiana State Capitol on April 17, 2020, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Residents sue Louisiana to block state’s inclusion of Ten Commandments in schools

Jun 26, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The coalition filed the lawsuit against members of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Read more

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Delaware’s ‘medical aid in dying’ bill passes, heads to governor

Jun 26, 2024

By Matthew Balan

Despite the Delaware Legislature’s approval of the bill, it faces a possible veto from Gov. John Carney. Read more

A flooded road is seen in the village of Tintenbar after heavy rain on April 5, 2024, in Ballina, Australia.

Conference in Rome highlights Pacific islands’ climate peril and calls for global action

Jun 26, 2024

By Kristina Millare

Organized by the Australian Embassy to the Holy See, the June 23 event aimed at raising awareness of the impacts... Read more

Aerial photo of Floyd River flooding near Alton, one of many communities under water in northwest Iowa in June 2024.

Sioux City Diocese to hold special collection after devastating Iowa floods

Jun 26, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Sioux City Bishop Walker Nickless has established a flood victims relief collection to be taken in all diocesan parishes July... Read more

National Catholic Register Editor-in-Chief Shannon Mullen (left) and Catholic News Agency Editor-in-Chief Ken Oliver (right) flank Jeanette DeMelo (center), the executive director of the two EWTN News properties.

EWTN News divisions shine at 2024 Catholic Media Association awards

Jun 26, 2024

By Gigi Duncan, Ken Oliver-Méndez

The 2024 Catholic Media Association awards saw EWTN News properties garner top honors in 13 categories and 33 total awards.  Read more