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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

Statue of Christ the Good Shepherd after attack Tuesday night.

Christ statue beheaded in new Catholic statue attacks

Jul 16, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Jun 30, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Jun 23, 2020

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

Feb 13, 2020

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

Chamber of the US Supreme Court.

School choice law rooted in anti-Catholicism, Supreme Court hears

Jan 23, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Oral arguments were heard Jan. 22 on the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which involves the 1972... Read more

Footage from the desecration of the altar at St. Anthony of Padua in the Diocese of Brooklyn, Sunday, Jan. 12.

Brooklyn diocese releases video of man 'desecrating' altar during Mass

Jan 14, 2020

The Diocese of Brooklyn has responded to an act of vandalism at a parish this past Sunday, and released a video... Read more

Law Courts in Ghent, Belgium.

Catholics excluded from unlawful euthanasia trial in Belgium

Jan 14, 2020

A Belgian lawyer has admitted to searching the social media profiles of potential jurors to weed out “devout Catholics” for... Read more

Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam speaking in front of Alexandria City Hall, March 2019.

Virginia governor appoints activist with history of anti-Catholic tweets

Aug 26, 2019

The Governor of Virginia has appointed a Democratic activist with a history of profane, anti-Catholic statements to an influential public... Read more

St. Simon's parish in Glasgow, which was vandalized April 29, 2019.

Glasgow parish 'shamefully' vandalized

Apr 30, 2019

Police in Glasgow are investigating vandalism committed Monday at St. Simon's parish, an attack the archdiocese has called 'shameful'.  Read more

Dana Nessel.

Michigan lawmaker cries foul against AG’s 'anti-Catholicism'

Apr 15, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

A Michigan state representative is considering opening articles of impeachment against the state’s attorney general over comments that he says... Read more

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard at the 2016 champions of Jewish values international awards.

Congresswoman blasts ‘religious bigotry’ against Knights of Columbus, Catholic nominees

Jan 9, 2019

By Ed Condon

Democratic lawmakers are divided over questions some see as a religious litmus test applied to candidates for the federal bench.... Read more

Threats force Catholic families out of their homes in Northern Ireland

Oct 5, 2017

A paramilitary hate group is behind threats that forced four Catholic families to flee their homes in Northern Ireland, authorities... Read more

Professor Amy Coney Barrett. Courtesy of the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Concerns of 'anti-Catholic bigotry' as judicial nominee questioned about faith

Sep 7, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A Catholic nominee to a federal circuit court faced hostile questions about her faith from U.S. senators on Wednesday, prompting... Read more

Scotland's rise in anti-Catholic crimes prompts call for government action

Aug 15, 2017

Crimes motivated by anti-Catholicism are on the rise in Scotland, and a leading Catholic spokesman has said the government must... Read more

Screenshot of the artist doing pushups on the altar.

Artist performs pushups on altar, posts video, gets fined.

Jan 19, 2017

A German artist was fined after doing 27 pushups on a Catholic altar and posting a video of the stunt... Read more

Indiana mayor draws criticism for renaming Good Friday

Nov 22, 2016

Critics say an Indiana mayor's decision to rename the city's Good Friday holiday in the name of inclusivity ended up... Read more

Stealing Hosts for anti-Catholic art? Not illegal, Spanish judge says.

Nov 16, 2016

Critics of a Spanish judge say he wrongly dismissed charges against an artist who stole consecrated Hosts for an exhibit... Read more