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Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio. Credit: Susan Montgomery/Shutterstock.

Cathedral in Ohio vandalized with message 'Jesus is Black'

Police in Toledo, Ohio are investigating a suspected arson attack on Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral... Read more

Attacker of religious sister arrested amid spate of anti-Catholicism in Austria

After a Catholic religious sister was attacked on a bus in Austria, police have arrested a 19-year-old Afghan, according to... Read more

An exhibit at the Special Collections Department at the Catholic University of America.

A history of anti-Catholicism: Telling the story of the Church in America

From political smears against Al Smith, to the papers of a Massachusetts convent torched by mobs, the Catholic University of America's Special Collections... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a press conference.

Miami archbishop blasts 'handmaiden' criticism of Amy Coney Barrett

The chair of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee responded Thursday to the ongoing scrutiny of Supreme Court nominee Amy... Read more

Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Democratic US Senator opposes Amy Coney Barrett confirmation over IVF

A US Senator on Friday sent a letter to her colleagues urging them to vote against the confirmation of Amy... Read more

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, 2014.

Senators reject claim Amy Coney Barrett 'too Christian' for Supreme Court

Senators on Wednesday decried attacks on Catholic Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s religious beliefs.  Read more

Amy Coney Barrett at a September 2017 hearing for Appeals Court nominees in the Senate.

Amy Coney Barrett and 'building the Kingdom of God'

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been the subject of renewed criticism regarding her Catholic faith, following reports that she is... Read more

Statue of Christ damaged in St. Patrick's Cathedral, El Paso.

El Paso cathedral suffers vandalism attack

A vandal destroyed a statue of Jesus at St. Patrick Cathedral in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday, the latest in an... Read more

Young French Catholics attend a vigil organized by Protège ton église. Courtesy photo.

Attacks on French churches back to ‘normal’ level after lockdown, say young Catholics

Attacks on churches in France are back to their “normal” level following a nationwide lockdown, according to an organization led... Read more

New Hampshire State House, Concord, New Hampshire, USA.

New Hampshire sued over Catholic schools tuition policy

A New Hampshire family has filed suit against the state after a town tuition program refused to pay for their... Read more

Curator Anna Forest examines a 15th-century illuminated manuscript discovered under the floorboards of Oxburgh Hall.

Rare discoveries shed light on secret Catholic life in Tudor house

A restoration project at a country house has uncovered items that shed new light on the steadfast faith of a... Read more

Church of the Sacred Heart, Weymouth, MA. Courtesy photo.

Police probe arson attack at Boston-area church

State police are investigating two fires at Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, as arson. Both fires began overnight Sunday.  Read more

The website of Protège ton église.

‘We must pray for their conversion’: Young French Catholics respond to wave of desecrations

In 2019, two friends launched a movement to protect churches across France in response to a wave of desecrations.   Read more

Statue of Mary outside Cathedral Prep School and Seminary, Queens, New York.

Bishops urge Catholics to 'meet hatred with love' after churches vandalized

Leading U.S. bishops have released a joint statement on Wednesday, July 22, responding to the recent spate of vandalism against... Read more

The aftermath of a fire at the Parish of St. Paul in Corbeil-Essonnes, France, July 4, 2020.

‘Will they stop at burning an empty church?’: Anti-Christian attacks rise in Europe

The fire that ripped through the Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes July 18 was reported... Read more

Vandalized monument at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg, New York.

Attacks on Catholic statues continue over weekend

Several Catholic churches in the United States reported vandalism and other damage to statues over the past weekend, the latest... Read more

Statue of Christ the Good Shepherd after attack Tuesday night.

Christ statue beheaded in new Catholic statue attacks

The recent series of attacks on church buildings and property continued Tuesday night, as a statue of Christ was toppled... Read more

Gavel on judicial desk. Stock image via Shutterstock

Supreme Court rejects Montana 'Blaine Amendment' in religious schools case

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Montana state constitution’s bar on public funding of religious institutions violates the First... Read more

Paint is removed from the central cross at the campus cemetery, Providence College, June 22. Image courtesy of NBC10/ WJAR

Cross and graves vandalized at Catholic university cemetery

A man has been arrested and charged with vandalism and assault after swastikas were painted on the graves of several... Read more

Prof. Teresa Stanton Collett. Courtesy photo.

Catholic lawyer grilled on contraception during House hearing

A Democratic congressman grilled a Catholic female law professor on her beliefs about contraception during a congressional hearing for a... Read more