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Sister Stephanie Baliga of the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago runs a marathon on a treadmill in 2020.

Chicago's Running Nun talks about faith and sport

Through the Chicago marathon, Sister Stephanie Baliga and her team have raised more than $1.1M for her community's outreach to... Read more

Pro-abortion billboard campaign in Kentucky draws pro-life response

“The Catholic Church has a deep and cherished commitment to give voice to the child in the womb and to... Read more

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Pro-abortion constitutional reform in Mexico paused

The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and legislators from his ruling National Regeneration Movement decided to put... Read more

Dominique Dawes.

Three-time Olympian shares her conversion story

Three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes talks about her conversion to the Catholic faith, and how God has been at work in... Read more

Cincinnati auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer.

Former Cincinnati auxiliary bishop’s role with Catholic school undetermined, as parents express concerns

Parents at St. John the Baptist School in Hamilton County, Ohio expressed concern this week about former Auxiliary Bishop Joseph... Read more

Robert Schuman in August 1949. Credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-19000-2453 (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Vatican official: Pope to advance sainthood cause of EU 'founding father' Robert Schuman

Pope Francis could declare venerable the French statesman Robert Schuman, a key “founding father” of the European Union, a Vatican... Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI turns 94 years old

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was born 94 years ago today in the town of Marktl, Bavaria. More than eight years... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.

Christian anthropology can renew the West, Vatican foreign minister says

"I retain an optimism that leads me to believe that with due commitment we can rise again," Archbishop Paul Gallagher... Read more

Relics of St. Faustina and Blessed Michał Sopoćko at the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in Sisak, Croatia.

St. Faustina relic given to Catholic basilica hit by Croatia earthquake

A Catholic basilica in one of the towns most-damaged by an earthquake in Croatia last December recently received a relic... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105.

Virtual discernment program helps Boston men explore priesthood

This past week, the Archdiocese of Boston released its new vocation discernment initiative, Scivias, designed to bring vocational guidance to... Read more

Catholic school students. CNA file photo.

Charleston diocese sues South Carolina for barring Covid-relief funds from private schools

The Diocese of Charleston filed a suit against South Carolina on Wednesday challenging the state’s “Blaine Amendment”, which prohibits public... Read more

Father Emil Kapaun celebrates Mass using the hood of a Jeep as his altar on Oct. 7, 1950.

Father Kapaun's remains to return to Kansas, family says

The remains of Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun, army chaplain and hero of the Korean War, will return to... Read more

Carlo Acutis.

Relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis to make tour of schools in Argentina

A relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis will be displayed for veneration April 18 at a school in Córdoba, Argentina, marking... Read more

Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021.

Pope Francis: Meeting Christ in the poor renews our missionary vigor

Pope Francis said Thursday that the poverty and exclusion from the job market caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made... Read more

St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, New York. Credit: Nassau Crew via Wikimedia (CC0 1.0)

Under financial pressure, Rockville Centre diocese sells pastoral center, closes several schools

In the wake of bankruptcy filings, the Diocese of Rockville Centre in March announced the sale of its $5.2 million... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

After vandalism, Houston parish welcomes back refurbished Our Lady of Guadalupe statue

A Catholic parish in Houston held an inauguration ceremony this week for a refurbished statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe... Read more

Armida Barelli.

Soon-to-be-beatified Italian woman pioneered faith-based feminism

Armida Barelli, a lay Catholic leader who formed “generations of conscious and motivated women” in the faith, will be beatified... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace April 7, 2021.

Pope Francis to Brazil's bishops: the Risen Christ is 'our strength, our unity'

Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Brazil’s bishops to be united to each other and to their faith in the risen... Read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a White House press briefing, conducted by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, at the White House Jan. 21.

Anthony Fauci, Chelsea Clinton to speak at Vatican health conference

Anthony Fauci, Chelsea Clinton, and Deepak Chopra are among the featured speakers at a Vatican conference being held in May... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin's video message to Climate Adaptation Summit Jan. 25, 2021. YouTube Screenshot.

Cardinal Parolin: ‘War is the antithesis of fraternity’

Cardinal Parolin said Thursday “the huge sums of money and human resources allocated to armaments make us reflect.” Read more