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The Church of St. Benedict the Moor in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Priests share hope for new Pittsburgh parish in Black Catholic tradition

Last summer, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh made an important announcement. St. Benedict the Moor, a historic parish in the... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates daily Mass in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Apostolic nuncio in Iraq tests positive for COVID-19 five days before papal trip

The apostolic nunciature in Iraq reported on Sunday, Feb. 28 that the Nuncio Mitja Leskovar, has tested positive for COVID... Read more

Courage offers virtual Lenten reflection

As pandemic restrictions continue to affect in-person events, a pair of ministries for people with same-sex attraction and their loved... Read more

Flag of India.

Report finds hate crimes rising against Indian Christians despite lockdown

Hate crimes against Christians in India increased by 40% in the first half of 2020 despite a three-month nationwide lockdown,... Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, center, in 2015.

Cardinal Becciu says Torzi arrest is no 'earthquake'

Cardinal Angelo Becciu has said that the arrest of a businessman at the center of a Vatican property deal will... Read more

Karol Wojtyla with his parents. Photo courtesy of the Dicoese of Krakow.

John Paul II’s mom chose life after her doctor advised an abortion

One hundred years ago on May 18, Emilia Wojtyla gave birth to her second son, Karol, after a difficult and... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Fulton Sheen remains will move to Peoria, NY archdiocese says

The Archdiocese of New York will work to help transfer the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a spokesman for the... Read more

Dubuque archbishop hospitalized after heart attack

Archbishop Michael Jackels of Dubuque, Iowa was hospitalized on Friday due to a heart attack. The archbishop was taken to... Read more

Quasimodo Sunday: How the Hunchback got his name

As fire ravaged the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris earlier this month, one artist from Ecuador used her... Read more

Young Chaldean Catholics refugees from Iraq perform a Christmas choral concert in Beirut, Lebanon.

Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic refugees wait to leave Lebanon

On the last Saturday before Christmas, a community of Iraqi refugees living in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut gathered together... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Mater Misericordiae shrine in Vilnius, Lithuania Sept. 22, 2018.

Pope Francis praises Lithuania’s history of hospitality

During his first speech in the Baltics Saturday, Pope Francis told Lithuanian authorities to take pride in their country’s history... Read more

Pope Francis greets cardinals on Oct 3. 2016.

Can Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals still deliver on reform?

By most accounts, Pope Francis was elected with a mandate to reform the Roman Curia- the complex network of dicasteries,... Read more

Paramilitaries surround San Sebastian Basilica in Diriamba, Nicaragua, July 9, 2018.

Bishops attacked by pro-government mob at basilica in Nicaragua

A group of bishops in Nicaragua who went Monday to free a group of protesters who had taken refuge in... Read more

Pope Francis, January 2018.

Chilean abuse victim: Pope told me to accept being gay, God made me this way

A victim of the Chilean clergy abuse crisis who met privately with Pope Francis told a Spanish news source that... Read more

Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Public Domain.

What caused the Reformation? A Catholic explainer

One fated Halloween, 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle in a... Read more

Portrait of Pope Saint John XXIII, CC 4.0 via Wikipedia.

Pope John XXIII a testimony to 'the strength of goodness'

The life of Pope John XXIII shows the saint's deep spiritual nature, as well as his great kindness towards others,... Read more

Locals greet Pope Francis in Bogota, Colombia on September 7, 2017 during his September 6-11 papal visit to the country.

True peace hinges on the people, not bureaucracy, Pope says

On his last day in Colombia, Pope Francis said the peace process shouldn't be reduced to bureaucratic talks between two... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the image of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá at the Cathedral of Bogota in Colombia on September 7, 2017.

Be humble in serving your brothers and sisters in need, Pope says in Colombia

In his Angelus address Sunday, Pope Francis said the story of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá, the patroness of Colombia, provides an... Read more

Facebook restores blocked Catholic pages, citing malfunction

Facebook has restored more than 25 Catholic pages in Portuguese and English that were blocked yesterday, citing a malfunction in... Read more

Pope Francis during a Wednesday general audience in 2016.

When times are tough, turn to Jesus, Pope says

When life gets hard, Jesus especially invites us to turn to him, Pope Francis said.  Read more