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Pope Benedict XVI during his arrival in the Lisbon airport on May 11, 2010

Benedict XVI’s theology summed up by his last words, says theologian

Jan 4, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

To theologian Chad Pecknold, the hallmark of all Benedict XVI’s teaching is “that encounter with Jesus Christ [that] is divine... Read more

Peter Kilpatrick is formally installed as the 16th president of the Catholic University of America at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 11, 2022.

Peter Kilpatrick installed as new Catholic University president

Nov 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Students and faculty flooded the pews of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Friday during the... Read more

Catholic Univeristy of America graduate student Taylor Hackel has been reported missing, two days after she was last seen on Oct. 24, 2022.

DC Catholic community searches and prays for missing student

Oct 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Taylor Hackel, 24, a graduate student at a Catholic institution in Washington, D.C., was reported missing Wednesday. Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito

Supreme Court Justice Alito: faith ‘should affect the way you treat people’ as a judge

Sep 28, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The author of the deciding opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade made his remarks Tuesday to law students at the... Read more

A group of volunteers stand in front of a Notre-Dame Cathedral truss replica at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26, 2022.

Catholic University raises replica of Notre-Dame de Paris truss

Sep 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Produced using traditional, 800-year-old methods, the hand-hewn truss was created using blueprints of the original roof supports. Read more

Peter Kilpatrick, the new president of The Catholic University of America, addresses students, staff, and faculty at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 1, 2022, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance, new Catholic University president urges students

Sep 1, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Peter Kilpatrick has a background in the hard sciences but spoke to students about matters of the soul, urging them... Read more

The Dorothy dress at the center of the dispute.

Judge blocks auction of Dorothy's Wizard of Oz dress, over Catholic University's objections

May 23, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catholic University of America cannot auction a dress from the Wizard of Oz until a court resolves a legal... Read more

Yellow brick road.

Not over the rainbow, yet: Lawsuit blocks Catholic University's auction of 'Wizard of Oz' dress

May 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The university had planned to auction the dress to fund its drama school. Read more

Fr. Gilbert Hartke holds a dress gifted to him that Judy Garland wore as Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

Catholic University to auction Wizard of Oz 'Dorothy' dress 

Apr 20, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Catholic University of America will auction a million-dollar dress that Judy Garland wore as Dorothy Gale in the 1939... Read more

Peter K. Kilpatrick was named the president of The Catholic University of America on March 29, 2022.

Peter Kilpatrick named next president of Catholic University

Mar 29, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Peter K. Kilpatrick, a former dean of the engineering school at the University of Notre Dame who has served as... Read more

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Ukrainian Catholic priest in D.C.: Russia has list of church leaders

Mar 1, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A Ukrainian Catholic priest who is the dean of theology at the Catholic University of America says church leaders have... Read more

Screenshot of Facebook post by the creator of "Mama," an icon that some say depicts George Floyd as Jesus.

Catholic University president apologizes for 'needless controversy' of twice-stolen icon

Dec 20, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America, has apologized for the school's display of an icon some say... Read more

A pieta painting, "Moma," by artist Kelly Latimore, was displayed outside the law school chapel at The Catholic University of America since February 2021. It was stolen on Nov. 23, 2021, and a copy was stolen in December.

Second 'George Floyd' Christ was stolen from Catholic University

Dec 17, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A second pieta displayed at the Catholic University of America’s law school that some see as depicting George Floyd in... Read more

Students at The Catholic University of America posing with Delilah the Camel at the school's annual "Greccio" live nativity event on Dec. 12, 2021.

Live nativity scene (camel included) gives Catholic University students a welcome study break

Dec 12, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

On Sunday night, Dec. 12, Delilah the Camel was the B.M.O.C. (Biggest Mammal on Campus) at The Catholic University of... Read more

Surveillance footage shows a man hammering at the Our Lady of Fatima statue located outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5, 2021.

Video shows attack on Blessed Mother statue outside National Basilica

Dec 9, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Police have released surveillance camera footage of a man defacing a statue of Our Lady of Fatima outside the Basilica... Read more

A pieta painting, "Moma" by Kelly Latimore, has been displayed outside the law school chapel at The Catholic University of America since February 2021. It was stolen Nov. 23, 2021, and soon replaced.

Replace 'George Floyd' Christ with 'uncontroversial' art, Catholic University student government says

Dec 9, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

An image portraying the Virgin Mary and Jesus as Black in a way that some critics said politicized religion to... Read more

A pieta painting, "Mama," by artist Kelly Latimore, has been displayed outside the law school chapel at The Catholic University of America since February 2021. It was stolen on Nov. 23, 2021.

Painting at center of George Floyd controversy stolen from Catholic University

Nov 24, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A pieta painting displayed at The Catholic University of America’s law school that some see as depicting George Floyd in... Read more

The Catholic University of America.

Catholic University of America: Unintentional abortion coverage for students wasn't used

Nov 22, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Although it has acknowledged that its student health plan unintentionally covered certain abortion services for the past three years, The... Read more

The Catholic University of America, June 1, 2018.

Catholic University says it wasn't aware student health plan covered abortion

Nov 19, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Catholic University of America has acknowledged that its student health care plan has included coverage for certain abortion services... Read more

Dr. John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America, discusses religious freedom at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 16, 2013

Catholic University president says he will step down next year

Sep 22, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., will be stepping down from his role as... Read more