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Scotland pauses sex-change and puberty-blocker drugs for children

Apr 18, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The announcement effectively ends the practice of providing sex-change drugs and hormone medications to children in Scotland. Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.

Ex-Jesuit, alleged abuser Rupnik listed as consultant in 2024 Pontifical Yearbook

Apr 18, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The information appears on page 1346 of the yearbook with the list of consultants of the Dicastery for Divine Worship... Read more

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Planned Parenthood reports record number of abortions in latest annual report

Apr 18, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Released on Tuesday, the 2022-2023 report shows that Planned Parenthood performed 392,715 abortions between Oct. 1, 2021, and Sept. 30,... Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory speaks at an interview in Rome on April 11, 2024.

Cardinal Gregory recalls time when Black Catholics could not study in U.S. seminaries

Apr 18, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, received this year’s Rector’s Award at an April 11 banquet at the Pontifical... Read more

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee speaks during the signing of the ELVIS Act to Protect Voice & Likeness in Age of AI event at Robert’s Western World on March 21, 2024, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tennessee names first English-language Bible translation in U.S. as official state book

Apr 18, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Gov. Bill Lee, a Republican, signed a bill on Tuesday that names the Aitken Bible and nine other texts as... Read more

A member of New South Wales Forensic Police is seen at Christ the Good Shepherd Church in the Sydney suburb of Wakeley, Australia, on April 16, 2024. Hundreds clashed with police in western Sydney on April 15 after Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel was stabbed at the altar. New South Wales police have declared the attack a terror event. Police apprehended a 16-year-old in connection with the attack.

‘I forgive whoever has done this’: Australian bishop who survived stabbing speaks out

Apr 18, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel, who was attacked at an Australian church earlier this week, told his attacker: “You’re my son,... Read more

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Michigan priest resigns amid dispute over school appearance by ‘openly gay’ author 

Apr 18, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Sagninaw priest has been at the center of controversy since last month after area author Dominic Thrasher made an... Read more

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House Republicans call for NCAA ban on biological men in women’s sports

Apr 18, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The lawmakers penned a letter to NCAA President Charlie Baker that asks him to limit participation in women-only sports to... Read more

A bishop and a priest exchange the sign of peace during Mass.

Rite of peace is not just a greeting or friendly gesture, nun explains

Apr 18, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The sign of peace is meant to express “the sincere desire to be reconciled among ourselves, to overcome all divisions... Read more

Chaldean Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako presides over the dedication ceremony of the altar of the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Mosul, Iraq. April 5, 2024.

As new altar is consecrated at destroyed Iraq church, former parishioner recalls ‘wonderful days’

Apr 18, 2024

By Zoe Romanowsky

Georgena Habbaba says her eyes filled with tears to see her childhood parish and school in Mosul, Iraq, reconstructed and... Read more

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Arizona lawmakers vote to retain law protecting life at conception

Apr 17, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

In a near party-line vote, House Democrats failed to gain a majority of votes to suspend the Legislature’s rules to... Read more

Father Benedict Kiely, founder of Nasarean.org, speaks during a panel discussion on Day 2 of The National Conservatism Conference at the Claridge on April 17, 2024, in Brussels, Belgium.

Belgian court overturns ban on conservative conference attended by German cardinal

Apr 17, 2024

By Edward Pentin

Cardinal Gerhard Müller told author Rod Dreher, who was also speaking at the conference, that the attempt to shut down... Read more

Caitlin Clark attended Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, where she was coached by Kristin Meyer, who joined “EWTN News Nightly” host Tracy Sabol on April 16, 2024, to share what it has been like for her to watch Clark become a basketball phenom.

Caitlin Clark’s former coach says she ‘tries to maximize her God-given talents’

Apr 17, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Caitlin Clark was selected as the No. 1 draft pick by the Indiana Fever in the 2024 Women’s National Basketball... Read more

Anglican nuns from Sisterhood of Saint Mary (photographed with bishops from the Anglican Church of North America's Diocese of the Living Word) are among those suing the state of New York for requiring that they cover abortion in their health plans.

Catholic and Anglican nuns defend religious freedom in New York’s highest court

Apr 17, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The lawsuit is over a New York Department of Financial Services regulation that could require faith-based organizations to cover “medically... Read more

The Chapel of the Good Shepherd is home to the General Theological Seminary in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

Episcopal bishops oppose Catholic music group’s use of New York seminary

Apr 17, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In a letter, the Episcopal bishops said they were “concerned by the lack of full acceptance of the LGBTQ stance”... Read more

New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks to the media on May 26, 2022, in New York City.

New York prosecutor, Brooklyn Diocese reach agreement over sex abuse mishandling

Apr 17, 2024

By Daniel Payne

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that the Diocese of Brooklyn has agreed to “significant action” to address shortcomings... Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on April 17, 2024, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis: The temperate person is balanced by both principle and empathy

Apr 17, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

“In a world where many people boast about saying what they think, the temperate person instead prefers to think about... Read more

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Christian leaders in Africa mark 30 years since Rwandan genocide

Apr 17, 2024

By ACI Africa

Members of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum expressed their solidarity with the people of Rwanda as they remember the 800,000... Read more

Cardinal William Goh of Singapore celebrates Mass at the city-state's Indoor Stadium on July 4, 2015.

Cardinal Goh of Singapore hopes Pope Francis’ visit will ‘spur a renewal’ in the country

Apr 17, 2024

By Kristina Millare

Cardinal William Goh expressed his hope that the Holy Father’s visit to the city-nation from Sept. 11–13 “will bring renewed... Read more

Statue of St. Peter in front of St. Peter's Basilica.

Rome to host World Meeting of Parish Priests in preparation for Synod on Synodality

Apr 17, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

The World Meeting of Parish Priests for the Synod on Synodality will be held April 29–May 2 in Sacrofano, Rome. Read more