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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

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea, August 14, 2014.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Arkansas gender-transition ban praised for protecting kids

The legislature of Arkansas on April 6 overrode a veto from the governor of a bill outlawing gender-transition procedures, including... Read more

Tennessee state capitol.

Bill requiring burial or cremation of aborted babies advances in Tennessee

A bill on the burial of the bodies of aborted fetuses advanced through the Tennessee Senate and House earlier this... Read more

Alabama lets voters opt out of ‘so help me God’ on registration forms

Alabama has changed its voter registration forms to allow people to opt out of the portion of an oath that... Read more

New York state capitol, Albany.

Law firm tallies 2,800 suits filed against Catholic entities under NY Child Victims Act

A law firm that frequently represents victims of clerical sexual abuse announced April 6 that it had counted at least... Read more

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Church in France opposes bill to legalize euthanasia

As parliamentarians debated Thursday a bill to legalize euthanasia, French bishops spoke out against the proposal. Read more

Staircase at the Vatican Museums on Nov. 12, 2015.

Vatican Museums to reopen with strict new measures in May

The Vatican Museums are planning to reopen to the public next month with strict new COVID-19 measures. Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis calls for global COVID-19 recovery plan in message to World Bank and IMF

Pope Francis said there is “an urgent need” for a plan that can “create new or regenerate existing institutions, particularly... Read more

Eucharistic adoration following the pope's Corpus Christi Mass June 14, 2020.

Pope Francis recalls nights spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth

Pope Francis has recalled “with emotion” his time spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth. Read more

Luis Avagliano, with his late wife Flora and children / Priestly ordination of Father Luis Avagliano.

Widowed deacon ordained a priest in Argentina

Luis Avagliano was married to his wife, Flora, for 38 years, but after her death almost seven years ago, he... Read more