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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

New Mexico legalizes assisted suicide

New Mexico’s governor on Thursday signed a bill legalizing assisted suicide in the state. Read more

French Dominican priest Fr. Marie-Etienne Vayssière (1864-1940).

By Solene Tadie

French Catholic bishops open beatification cause of Dominican priest

Fr. Marie-Étienne Vayssière (1864-1940) is a little-known but quietly influential figure. Read more

House Republicans push to keep Hyde Amendment in funding bills

Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday warned against allowing taxpayer-funded abortion in fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills.  Read more

August 17, 2017 - A volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen helps a Central American refugee family take a bus to go stay with U.S. family

Catholic Charities pushes back against ‘inaccurate’ viral video of migrant children

Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley on Thursday said a viral video of their work with migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston.

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal O’Malley: We must be vigilant in supporting survivors of sexual abuse

Cardinal Seán O’Malley has urged religious leaders to be vigilant in preventing child sexual abuse and supporting survivors in healing Read more

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attend the Trooping of the Colour in London, England, June 16, 2012.

Cardinal Nichols leads Catholic community in mourning death of Prince Philip at age 99

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has led the Catholic community in mourning the death of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband. Read more

The Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Novgorod, Russia.

Russian authorities return church to Catholic community after 25-year wait

Authorities in Russia have returned a church to the Catholic community after a 25-year wait. Read more

Friar Benet’s Kitchen in Canning Town, East London, England.

‘It’s a beautiful thing’: Meet the friars feeding the hungry during the pandemic

In London, England, the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal are continuing to feed the hungry despite the challenges of the... Read more