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Luis Argüello, archbishop of Valladolid and general secretary of the Spanish Episcopal Conference.

Spanish archbishop raises thorny topics in country’s immigration debate

Apr 8, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Among the issues raised by Archbishop Luis Argüello is “the role of organized crime in facilitating illegal immigration.” Read more

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Religious broadcasters ask Supreme Court to strike down ‘discriminatory’ fees

Apr 8, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The suit argues that the Copyright Royalty Board is subjecting religious broadcasters to a discriminatory royalty fee that violates U.S.... Read more

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Missouri bishops plead for death row inmate on eve of execution

Apr 8, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic bishops of Missouri are urging the faithful to contact Gov. Mike Parson to stay the execution of convicted... Read more

The crowd in St. Peter's Square for the pope's Angelus address on Jan. 14, 2024.

The Catholic Church by the numbers: more Catholics but fewer vocations 

Apr 8, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

While vocations to the priesthood and religious life have decreased overall, the Church shows signs of growth in some parts... Read more

Jessica Hanna and her son, Thomas Solanus.

Jessica Hanna, Catholic mother who chose life amid cancer battle, dies

Apr 8, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“Be sure to remember — with every Good Friday comes an Easter Sunday,” the mother of four pointed out. “With... Read more

Former President Donald Trump arrives for a rally on April 2, 2024, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Trump on abortion: ‘It’s up to the states to do the right thing’

Apr 8, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

In a video, Trump touted his role in appointing three Supreme Court Justices who helped overturn Roe v. Wade in... Read more

Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery on the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks during a press conference about a new Vatican document on human dignity on April 8, 2024.

New Vatican document highlights Church’s ‘ever-greater understanding of human dignity’

Apr 8, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Dignity “belongs to the person… simply because he or she exists and is willed, created, and loved by God,” the... Read more

Eleven Christian leaders were sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $880 million on March 19, 2024, by the dictatorship in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua dictatorship sentences 11 Christian leaders to prison, fines them $880 million

Apr 8, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The trial took place in wake of the leaders’ success in bringing together thousands of people to pray in public... Read more

Dome of St. Peter's basilica, Vatican City.

Vatican document on human dignity condemns gender transition, surrogacy, abortion

Apr 8, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

In the declaration, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith cautions against threats to human dignity that begin at... Read more

The Apostolic Administration in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, made up of priests, religious, and laypeople, gather in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, during Easter Week, April 2-3, 2024, to pray and discuss the work of the small but growing  Catholic community spread throughout the Central Asian country. Father Anthony Corcoran (pictured in glasses holding a blue pen and paper) and Caritas representative Sher Abdugapirov (glasses and light blue hoodie) can be seen in this photo.

Church in Kyrgyzstan: a ‘blossoming bud’ growing in the peripheries of the world

Apr 8, 2024

By Kristina Millare

The Apostolic Administration of Kyrgyzstan convened a two-day meeting April 2-3 in the capital of Bishkek to pray and discuss... Read more

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Study from Netherlands: Most children outgrow transgender inclinations

Apr 8, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The 15-year study, which was conducted by researchers at the Netherlands’ University of Groningen, tracked the gender unhappiness rates of... Read more

The Annunciation by Fra Angelico.

8 things to know and share about the Annunciation

Apr 8, 2024

By Jimmy Akin

The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce the incarnation of Christ. Here are eight things to know and share... Read more

Born via surrogacy in the United States in 1991, Olivia Maurel is now a leading campaigner for the abolition of “womb renting,” a practice which Pope Francis has called “deplorable.”

Woman born of surrogacy shares why she supports Pope Francis’ call for a global ban

Apr 7, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Born via surrogacy in the United States in 1991, Olivia Maurel is now a leading campaigner for the abolition of... Read more

A total solar eclipse.

A total solar eclipse through a lens of faith

Apr 7, 2024

By Judy Roberts

When the total solar eclipse occurs on April 8, many will be looking skyward to observe the phenomenon from a... Read more

Image of the Divine Mercy.

5 reasons to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Apr 7, 2024

By ACI Prensa

The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a pious practice revealed to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska by Jesus himself that has spread... Read more

The Divine Mercy image is displayed at St. Peter's Square before Pope Francis Regina Caeli prayer on April 7, 2024.

Pope Francis on Divine Mercy Sunday: The ‘fullness of life’ is ‘realized in Jesus’ 

Apr 7, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

“Every living encounter with Jesus enables us to have more life,” Pope Francis said in his reflection.  Read more

Cappella sings “O Sacrum Convivium” at the University of Mary on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024.

University of Mary student choir celebrates Eucharistic Revival 

Apr 7, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Choir director Rebecca Raber hopes that through their recordings, the beauty of sacred music “will draw hearts to Christ in... Read more

St. John Paul II (1920-2005).

16 insights from St. John Paul II on divine mercy

Apr 7, 2024

By Joseph Pronechen

Pope John Paul II made teaching and spreading Divine Mercy a keystone of his pontificate. Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

Wisconsin bishop accuses Archbishop Viganò of ‘public defamation’

Apr 6, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Bishop James Powers of the Diocese of Superior has written a sharply worded letter in response to Archbishop Carlo Maria... Read more

Cardinal Angelo De Donatis.

Diocese of Rome shake-up: Pope Francis transfers vicar to Vatican post

Apr 6, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The reassignment of Cardinal Angelo De Donatis is part of a major reform of the Diocese of Rome by Pope... Read more