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President John F. Kennedy, Mrs. Kennedy, daughter Caroline and son John John arriving for mass at St.  Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church in Middleburg, Virginia, on Nov. 10, 1963.

On assassination anniversary, Catholics reflect on JFK’s faith and life

Nov 22, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

JFK’s legacy is a cautionary tale for politicians who profess to be Christians yet often reject practicing the faith in... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Sunday Angelus message to about 20,000 faithful in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis at Sunday Angelus: ‘We must not be slaves to any earthly power’

Oct 22, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

During Sunday’s Angelus, Pope Francis spoke to the faithful on the importance of the correct relationship between the Church and... Read more


Minneapolis becomes first large U.S. city to allow Islamic prayer calls over speakers

Apr 18, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The mayor of Minneapolis on Monday signed into law a new ordinance allowing the Islamic call to prayer, or adhan,... Read more

New York City Mayor Eric Adams attends the campaign launch event for “We Love NYC” in Times Square on March 20, 2023, in New York City.

New York City’s Mayor Adams responds to critics of his faith-based comments

Mar 20, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

In the interview with Jen Psaki, Adams said he is concerned about America and that the root of the country’s... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in St. Peter's Basilica April 27, 2017.

Cardinal Parolin: Monaco shows positive Church-state relationship can exist

Jul 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholicism is the tiny Mediterranean principality’s official state religion. Read more

Parliament House for the state of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Stock photo via Shutterstock

Victoria parliament considers ending daily Our Father

Mar 20, 2019

The parliament of the Australian state of Victoria is considering a proposal to end the convention of beginnings daily sessions... Read more

Interior Minister Manuel Valls in Lyon, France on Sept.14, 2012.

France monitoring traditionalist Catholics for 'religious pathology'

Dec 13, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

A French cabinet member announced that the government will monitor certain groups for "religious pathology," including a traditionalist Catholic organization,... Read more