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Vandalism on a door of the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo., Oct. 10, 2021.

Denver cathedral vandalized with anti-Catholic slogans 

Oct 11, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver was spray-painted with anti-Catholic slogans on Sunday, the latest in... Read more

Vandalism at Sacred Heart of Mary parish in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 29, 2021.

Colorado parish church vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti

Sep 29, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic parish in Boulder, Colorado, with a memorial to aborted babies on its front lawn was desecrated with pro-abortion... Read more

Armin Laschet, now the leader of the Christian Democratic Union, speaks at the party headquarters in Berlin, Jan. 11, 2017. Credit: photocosmos1/Shutterstock.

German Social Democrats attack Catholic faith of potential Angela Merkel successor's aide

Aug 11, 2021

By AC Wimmer

An anti-Catholic video targeting the election campaign of a potential successor to Angela Merkel has drawn criticism from bishops and... Read more

Remains of the statues vandalized at Our Lady of Mercy parish in New York City, July17, 2021. Credit: Diocese of Brooklyn.

Knights of Columbus fundraise to replace vandalized statues at NYC parish

Jul 30, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A Knights of Columbus fundraiser for the replacement of vandalized statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Therese of... Read more

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

Cathedral in Ohio vandalized with message 'Jesus is Black'

Jan 19, 2021

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

Nov 2, 2020

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

Oct 28, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Oct 8, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Oct 7, 2020

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

Oct 7, 2020

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'

Sep 23, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Sep 16, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Sep 8, 2020

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

Sep 4, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Aug 20, 2020

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

Aug 3, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Jul 28, 2020

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

Jul 23, 2020

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

Jul 22, 2020

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

Jul 20, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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