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The lethal injection room at California's San Quentin State Prison.

Survey: A majority of US Catholics support the death penalty

One recent survey shows a majority of U.S. Catholics supporting use of the death penalty for murder convicts. The support... Read more

Priest celebrating the traditional Latin Mass at the church of St Pancratius, Rome

Do we have a Traditional Latin Mass? US bishops continue to respond to Traditionis custodes

Bishops throughout the United States have continued to respond to Pope Francis’ motu proprio on traditional liturgies, addressing the impact... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with representatives of the Catholic News Service at the Vatican Feb. 1, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis tells news agency: ‘I look at the US Church with hope’

In a meeting with an American news agency on Monday, Pope Francis expressed hope in the Catholic Church in the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Father Antonio Spadaro, director of La Civilta Cattolica, and Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, General of the Society of Jesus, in Vatican City on Feb. 9, 2017.

In wake of Civilta Cattolica piece, Evangelicals seek papal chat

Some U.S. evangelical Christian leaders want to talk with Pope Francis about a prominent Jesuit-run journal’s essay on Christianity and... Read more

How do we evangelize the Americas?

As society becomes increasingly global, the question of how to spread the Gospel, particularly in the U.S., depends more and... Read more

New York cultural event delves into meaning of relationship

The upcoming New York Encounter cultural festival will explore the dynamic between “I” and “We” – individuals and community –... Read more

Fr. Eugene Florea stands in front of the newly built hermitages.

Arizona hermitage to foster deep prayer, priestly renewal

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has established a local house of prayer for priests, where they can come for... Read more

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Archbishop praises MLK's letter from jail as prophetic

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was “direct and prophetic” in its call for justice and... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a rally on immigration in Miami on April 6, 2013.

Archbishop likens immigrants to 'Les Misérables' hero

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami made a plea for immigration reform at a rally on Saturday, noting that like the... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2013 before his Papal Inauguration Mass.

Poll shows most American Catholics happy with Pope Francis

A new survey shows that U.S. Catholics are overwhelmingly content with the election of Pope Francis, with 73 percent of... Read more

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Vatican official warns of mediocrity in American Christianity

An official for the Vatican's Latin America commission has warned against a “gray pragmatism and mediocrity” that he believes has... Read more