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Aug. 17, 2017 - A volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas helps a Central American refugee family

US parishes must better serve hidden migrant communities, bishops hear

Jun 18, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Many parishes in the United States are unaware of the immigrant, refugee, and itinerant communities within their boundaries, the chair... Read more

New Catholic priests voice satisfaction in priestly life, but minority report 'troubling' adversity

Nov 24, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

A survey of recently ordained Catholic priests reports that the great majority find great satisfaction in their work celebrating sacraments... Read more

New priests are clothed with chasubles during their ordination Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, April 26, 2015.

Encouragement a strong factor in priesthood discernment, study finds

Apr 21, 2018

A strong majority of the 430 men who are about to be ordained to the Catholic priesthood in the United... Read more

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Why do some young people leave the Church? A new study investigates

Jan 17, 2018

By Courtney Mares

A national two-year study released this week offers a look at why young people are leaving the Church as early... Read more

A Mass of diaconal ordination said in St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 29, 2016.

What can we learn from the newest priests? Encourage vocations

May 26, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Members of the newest priestly ordination class in the United States were closely connected to the Church growing up through... Read more

Who will win the Catholic vote this week? It's hard to predict.

Nov 6, 2016

By Matt Hadro

A new poll released Friday shows Donald Trump winning the Catholic vote by 16 points – but is it an... Read more

Pilgrims fill St. Peter's Square for Pope Francis' Wednesday general audience on Oct. 15, 2014.

Priests needed: As Church growth explodes worldwide, parishes can't keep up

Jun 12, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The global Catholic population is growing – so quickly, in fact, that priest and parish numbers cannot keep up, says... Read more