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Gallup poll: Church attendance sees slight uptick; still below pre-pandemic levels

Jun 28, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Gallup surveyed more than 1,000 Americans in May, asking if they had attended church, synagogue, mosque, or temple within the... Read more

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

Survey: A majority of US Catholics support the death penalty

Jul 21, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Jul 21, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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’

Feb 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Aug 8, 2017

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?

Oct 10, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jan 16, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

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

Jun 25, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Archbishop praises MLK's letter from jail as prophetic

Apr 16, 2013

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

Apr 12, 2013

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

Mar 20, 2013

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


Vatican official warns of mediocrity in American Christianity

Dec 11, 2012

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