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Celebration in Olaf’s chapel, Stiklestad, St. Olaf’s Day, July 28, 2023.

Norway begins preparations for Jubilee of St. Olaf in 2030 

Feb 18, 2024

By Emma Silvestri

The Church in Norway has begun plans for the millennium celebration of St. Olaf’s death. Read more

Consecration of Munkeby monastery church, Norway, on Dec. 5, 2023.

Norway monks consecrate new church in area of ancient ruins of Munkeby

Jan 14, 2024

By Emma Silvestri

Monks of the Cistercian Trappist order consecrated a new church in December, inaugurating their brand-new monastery in the Trondheim Fjord.  Read more

Bishop Erik Varden of the Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature of Trondheim presides at vespers at Santa Maria dell'Anima in Rome, Nov. 28, 2022

Norwegian bishop: Catholic life leads ‘to persecution to some degree in this fallen world’

Nov 30, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Marking 500 years of his country’s history, a convert to Catholicism, Trappist monk, and Scandinavian bishop spoke about persecution in... Read more

Bishop-elect Erik Varden of Trondheim, Norway. Courtesy photo.

Norway’s newest Catholic bishop is Cistercian monk Erik Varden

Sep 30, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

After 11 years, the Catholic Church in central Norway will have a bishop again.  Read more

With a lifelong Catholic at the helm, Oregon eyes prison reform

Apr 10, 2019

By Perry West

The head of the Oregon prison system is looking to make significant changes to the way the state views punishment,... Read more

Norwegian Catholic Church accused of membership inflation

Nov 30, 2016

In an unusual turn of events, the Catholic Church in Norway is under fire for reportedly lying about its number... Read more