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Severely disabled French man taken off, returned to life support

May 21, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

A severely disabled French man, who has been artificially fed and hydrated in a hospital in northeastern France for over... Read more

French bishops’ conference to hear testimonies from children of priests

May 20, 2019

French bishops will meet with the children of priests in June to hear their testimonies of hidden suffering.  Read more

The rose window at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris.

Archbishop of Paris: Notre-Dame restoration donations still needed

May 16, 2019

One month after a fire destroyed the roof and spire of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Archbishop... Read more

View of Paris, France. Via Shutterstock

French bishops defend natural law, human dignity against ‘law of nature’

Apr 26, 2019

The bishops of France have published a new document offering a summary of the Church’s teaching on the dignity of... Read more

Firefighters douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

French cigarette smokers: We didn’t start Notre-Dame fire

Apr 26, 2019

Sure, smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, low birth rates, strokes, and arthritis. But smoking didn’t cause the April 15... Read more

People kneel on the pavement as they pray outside watching flames engulf Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Wooden church- an 'ephemeral cathedral' could go up as Notre-Dame is restored

Apr 19, 2019

After a massive fire gutted the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris April 15, the cathedral’s rector says a temporary wooden... Read more

The spire of Notre Dame, topped by the rooster weathervane, collapsed in the April 15 fire.

Notre-Dame weathervane comes home to roost

Apr 17, 2019

A copper rooster containing relics and thought to have been destroyed in the collapse of Notre-Dame de Paris has been... Read more

Debris inside Notre-Dame de Paris, April 16, 2019, a day after a fire that devastated the building in the centre of the French capital.

'Mary, dry our tears': French priests respond to Notre-Dame blaze

Apr 16, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Father Pierre Amar was praying in Notre-Dame de Paris at 5 p.m. Monday evening to prepare spiritually for the Easter... Read more

People kneel on the pavement as they pray outside watching flames engulf Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Eyewitnesses reflect on the Notre Dame fire

Apr 16, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris burned Monday evening, young Frenchwoman Julie Brocas wandered the streets of the city... Read more

 Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at The Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris early on April 16, 2019.

Commentary: Holy Week and the Notre Dame fire

Apr 16, 2019

Seeing Notre Dame de Paris burning and threatening to collapse was a shock that left everyone voiceless – including President... Read more

Pope Francis walks in St. Peter's Square Sept. 12, 2018.

Pope Francis joins Paris in sorrow after Notre-Dame fire

Apr 16, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Tuesday expressed his unity with the people of France following a major blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris,... Read more

Firefighters respond to a major fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Structure of Notre-Dame saved after major fire

Apr 15, 2019

Shortly after midnight Tuesday, firefighters said the main structure of Notre-Dame de Paris, the city's cathedral, had been preserved from... Read more

The rose window at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris.

5 things to know about the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris

Apr 15, 2019

Catholics around the world watched with horror as the roof of Cathedrale Notre-Dame was engulfed with flames on Monday afternoon.... Read more

Firefighters douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Paris archbishop, Holy See call for prayer as Notre-Dame burns

Apr 15, 2019

Both the Holy See and the Archbishop of Paris have encouraged prayer while firefighters in the French capital battle a... Read more

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.

The history of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Apr 15, 2019

Firefighters in Paris are battling a fire in the roof of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, which threatens to... Read more

Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris, April 15, 2019. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images

Fire engulfs Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Apr 15, 2019

By CNA Staff

Firefighters at Cathedrale Notre-Dame brought a devastating blaze under control, after the Paris cathedral caught fire Monday night. Read more

Kenyan bishops prepare to meet with Pope Francis in Nairobi, Nov. 26, 2015.

French Catholic university encourages African bishops in self-reflection

Apr 6, 2019

The Institut Catholique de Paris hosted a conference Tuesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the leadership organization for Catholic... Read more

Eucharist desecrated, statues smashed in series of French church attacks

Feb 15, 2019

At least 10 incidents of vandalism and desecration of Catholic churches have been reported in France since the beginning of... Read more

The Catholic University of America, June 1, 2018.

Catholic U. professor leads response to French president’s remark on large families

Oct 16, 2018

Following a comment by President Emmanuel Macron, in which he expressed skepticism that any well-educated woman would decide to have... Read more

FIFA World Cup 2018.

France vs. Croatia: A Catholic World Cup breakdown

Jul 12, 2018

By JD Flynn

On Sunday, France and Croatia will square off on the soccer pitch for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship. While... Read more