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The Court of Federal Appeals (Lewis F. Powell Courthouse) and the skyline of Richmond, Virginia, from the foot of the Virginia Capitol grounds, Richmond, Virginia.

Appeals court rules against West Virginia ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’

Apr 16, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

This is the latest development in a case in which a 13-year-old who identifies as a girl is alleging that... Read more

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is seen on the set of the TV show “Porta a Porta” at Rai Studios, on April 4, 2024, in Rome, Italy.

Italy’s prime minister backs stricter ban on surrogacy: How Europe differs from U.S. on issue

Apr 16, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Speaking at a conference in Rome, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni called surrogacy “inhuman” and referred to it as “uterus renting.” Read more

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Biden administration to mandate employers grant leave for workers to obtain abortions

Apr 16, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The federal rule expands the scope of accommodations employers must make to also include workers’ decisions about “having or choosing... Read more

Louisiana legislators are sponsoring legislation to support women in crisis pregnancies by setting aside millions in funding for pregnancy resource centers and other social services.

Pro-life Democrats champion government aid to pregnancy resource centers in Louisiana

Apr 16, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The program would increase the total spending on the Alternatives to Abortion program from $1 million this cycle to between... Read more

Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz told CNA that his monumental Stations of the Cross to be installed on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando, Florida, is the fruit of nearly constant work over the last three years and is expected to draw thousands of visitors once completed this fall.

Catholic sculptor readies monumental Stations of the Cross in Orlando, Florida

Apr 16, 2024

By Martin Barillas

The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Queen of the Universe in Orlando is adding a “Gospel Garden” featuring... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on April 21, 2007, in Vigevano, Italy.

Conference in Mexico City to explore philosophical vision, theology of Pope Benedict XVI

Apr 16, 2024

By Diego López Colín

According to the event’s website, the congress came about as a result of a research project initiated by the International... Read more

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Survey: New priests are young and involved in their community 

Apr 16, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The survey found that half of the graduating 2024 seminarians, “ordinands,” will be ordained at 31 years or younger —... Read more

Forensic police are 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 alter during a service at an Assyrian church in Wakeley. New South Wales police have declared the attack a terror event. Police apprehended a 16-year-old in connection with the attack.

Australian archbishop, religious leaders urge calm after violent attack on Sydney bishop

Apr 16, 2024

By AC Wimmer

“I urge the faithful to not respond to these events with fear, avoiding places of worship because they are worried... Read more

1960. Varigotti (SV). Father Luigi Giussani with students during the Tower Ray.

Sainthood cause of Father Luigi Giussani: Milan Archdiocese to begin collecting testimonies

Apr 16, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Mario Delpini will hold the first public session of the testimonial phase of Giussani’s cause in the Basilica of... Read more

Sachin Jose reaches more than 148,000 people with the Catholic faith with his digital apostolate on X (formerly Twitter). He works as a journalist and social media consultant. Sachin has been reporting on Church topics for over five years.

Popular Catholic influencer: ‘We need to use our social media platforms’

Sachin Jose reaches more than 148,000 people with the Catholic faith through his digital apostolate on X (formerly Twitter). Read more

The popular chocolate Ferrero Rocher actually honors Our Lady of Lourdes.

Ferrero Rocher: The chocolate inspired by Our Lady of Lourdes

Apr 16, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“The success of Ferrero we owe to Our Lady of Lourdes; without her we can do little,” said Michele Ferrero,... Read more

People gather at the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Family on Palm Sunday in al-Zaitoun neighborhood of Gaza City on March 24, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement.

Catholics in Gaza are burying dead in Muslim cemeteries

Apr 16, 2024

By Marinella Bandini

Muslim cemeteries have opened to receive the bodies of Christians and give them a dignified burial.  Read more

"I’m proud to defend Idaho’s law that ensures children are not subjected to these life-altering drugs and procedures," said Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador in reaction to the decision.

U.S. Supreme Court: Idaho can enforce ban on sex changes for children

Apr 15, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The Supreme Court awarded Idaho emergency relief that will allow the state to enforce its ban on doctors performing sex-change... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

New York’s Cardinal Dolan ‘safe and secure’ after sheltering amid Iranian airstrikes

Apr 15, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Cardinal Timothy Dolan was visiting Israel in his role as chair of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association and was... Read more

Pope Francis blesses an unborn baby during the Papal Foundation's annual pilgrimage in Rome, Friday, April 12, 2024.

This province in Italy ‘invests’ in children and families

Apr 15, 2024

By Veronica Giacometti

The famous “demographic winter” often mentioned by Pope Francis is evident in many regions of Italy except one: Alto Adige-Südtirol... Read more

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly arrives to address the crowd during her watch party at the Ramada Hotel Downtown Topeka on Nov. 8, 2022, in Topeka, Kansas.

Kansas governor vetoes bills to ban sex changes for minors, coerced abortions

Apr 15, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Some Republican lawmakers have already indicated they will try to override the vetoes of the transgender and pro-life abortion legislation. Read more

Before the march began, the president of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Tadeusz Wojda, stressed that “life is a gift from God and as such it is an inalienable right of every human being, which is why it must be protected and supported at every stage of its development.”

50,000 march for life in Poland as its parliament considers legalizing abortion

Apr 15, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

On Sunday, 50,000 people congregated on the streets of Warsaw, Poland, for the National March for Life to defend the... Read more

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Wisconsin man sentenced to over 7 years in prison for firebombing pro-life organization

Apr 15, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury, 29, had pleaded guilty to one charge of attempting to cause damage by means of fire or... Read more

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Catholic priest pepper-sprayed during confessions at Texas cathedral

Apr 15, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The parish said in a statement that “someone dealing with mental health issues” sprayed rector Father Tony Neusch with the... Read more

Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni Church, an Indian-Mughal style Catholic church in Medan, Indonesia.

Pope Francis’ Indonesia visit to ‘strengthen message of tolerance, unity, and world peace’

Apr 15, 2024

By Kristina Millare

The Indonesian government has confirmed the country will be the first destination in the 87-year-old pontiff’s apostolic journey to the... Read more