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Approximately 1,000 people have been working daily on the restoration of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, France.

Notre Dame fire, 5 years later: What are the plans for reopening the cathedral in Paris?

Apr 15, 2024

By Diego López Marina

The reopening of the Notre Dame Cathedral is scheduled to begin with a triduum on Dec. 7 that will include... Read more

St. Vincent de Paul Church, the oldest Catholic parish church in continuous use in Baltimore, which was dedicated in 1841, is among the churches slated for closure.

Baltimore Archdiocese announces major restructuring that will merge dozens of parishes

Apr 15, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The plan, detailed on the archdiocese’s website, would reduce the total number of “worship sites” in the city from 59... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah addresses members of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) on April 9, 2024.

Cardinal Sarah says contemporary Church is experiencing ‘temptation of atheism’

Apr 15, 2024

By ACI Africa

“We pretend to be Christian believers and men of faith; we celebrate religious rites, but in fact we live as... Read more

Baltimore workers and relatives attend a press conference to honor families and victims of the March 26 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after it was struck by the container ship Dali, in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 29, 2024.

Knights of Columbus pledge $100,000 for families of Baltimore bridge collapse victims

Apr 15, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly noted in the announcement that Blessed Michael McGivney created the organization in 1882 “to support widows... Read more

Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako (second from left), patriarch of the Chaldean Church, returned to Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, after being absent from his patriarchal seat since July 2023. Along with Bishop Thomas Mirm (right), the patriarch made his way to the Patriarchal Palace, where Bishops Shlimon Warduni (not pictured) and Basilios Yaldo (left) welcomed him, joined by priests from Baghdad's archdiocese.

Cardinal Sako returns to Baghdad at invitation of Iraqi prime minister

Apr 15, 2024

By Georgena Habbaba

Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, patriarch of the Chaldean Church, returned to Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, after being absent from... Read more

City skyline in Sydney, Australia.

Australian police arrest male suspect following stabbing attack at Sydney church

Apr 15, 2024

By AC Wimmer

In a first statement, New South Wales police urged the community to avoid the area, saying several people were stabbed,... Read more

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9 facts about Catholics in the U.S., according to Pew research

Apr 15, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Among the findings: Just 3 in 10 U.S. Catholics (28%) say they attend Mass weekly or more often. Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican after the recitation of the Regina Caeli prayer on April 14, 2024.

Pope Francis: Sharing our encounter with Christ makes our encounters ‘even more beautiful’

Apr 14, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis expressed his concern over escalating tensions in the Middle East following Iran’s missile attack Saturday against Israel. Read more

Seminarians chat as they walk along the promenade in front of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Starting in the fall semester of 2024, first-year seminarians at Sacred Heart and seminaries across the country will undertake a "propaedeutic" year focused on personal, spiritual, and relationship growth, limiting the use of technology while spending more time in prayer and communion with others.

First-year seminarians will unplug from technology starting in fall at Detroit seminary

Apr 14, 2024

By Daniel Meloy

Starting in the fall, seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit are going to have more prayer time and... Read more

New technologies can both enable and enhance the contemplation of beauty in church architecture.

A drone’s-eye view of 7 glorious Catholic churches

Apr 14, 2024

By Abel Camasca

New technologies allow us to contemplate from different angles, inside and outside, these stellar churches dedicated to the worship of... Read more

Archbishop Mazen Mattuka with Father Pius Affas at the Monastery of St. Banham and Sarah in Iraq.

Kidnapped by ISIS, priest in Iraq recounts story of facing fear with faith

Apr 14, 2024

By Georgena Habbaba

A Syriac Catholic priest in Mosul opens up about his nine-day kidnapping ordeal. Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Vatican sends letter to French embassy over tribunal decision in nun’s dismissal case

Apr 13, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Holy See Press Office director Matteo Bruni confirmed to reporters the Vatican’s transmission of a diplomatic message to the French... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Vatican's Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024.

Pope Francis expresses sorrow as Sydney knife attack shocks Australia

Apr 13, 2024

By AC Wimmer

“Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the violent attack in Sydney, and he sends the assurance of his... Read more

A priest celebrates Mass in Sudan before the outset of war.

Sudan civil war leaves no seminarians and almost no Catholic Church

Apr 13, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

The third Sudanese civil war has terribly affected the entire country but especially the local Catholic Church, according to Aid... Read more

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

Catholic bishops in Kenya urge government to address doctors strike

Apr 13, 2024

By Silas Isenjia

“Witnessing the misery of the sick,” Kenya’s bishops urge the government there to address an ongoing strike of doctors and... Read more

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‘Christ wants to be with us’: how Catholic ministries are responding to the mental health crisis

Apr 13, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Catholic organizations and ministries throughout the nation have been dedicating more resources to address the mental health crisis. Read more

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser told EWTN News the pro-life movement is grounded in the dignity of the individual "and has never stopped at a state line."

Pro-life leader: State-by-state approach to abortion will lead movement to ‘ash heap of history’

Apr 13, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Marjorie Dannenfelser, CEO of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, rejects leaving the abortion “battleground” only to the states. Read more

Sister Medhin with school children in Tigray, Ethiopia, in March 2024. The Scotland-based organization Mary’s Meals, which feeds almost 2.5 million children in some of the world’s poorest countries, has been partnering with the Daughters of Charity in Tigray since 2017 to provide meals for thousands of children.

As hunger crisis unfolds in Ethiopia, global charity teams up with Catholic nuns to feed children

Apr 13, 2024

By Zoe Romanowsky

Mary’s Meals, which feeds almost 2.5 million children globally, has been partnering with the Daughters of Charity in Tigray since... Read more

Police in California on April 11, 2024, announced the arrest of a man suspected of posing as a priest to gain access to, and rob, several Catholic parishes across the country.

Police arrest man suspected of robbing Catholic parishes in fake priest scam

Apr 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Multiple Catholic parishes in both New York and Texas over the last several months reported encountering a man who in... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square gathered for his weekly general audience on April 3, 2024.

Pope Francis’ approval rating remains high in the U.S. but has slipped since 2021

Apr 12, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

In addition, the Pew report suggests that a majority of Catholics in the U.S. want the Church to change its... Read more