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Churches in Germany are flying LGBT pride flags in response to the Vatican’s ‘no’ to same-sex blessings.

German Catholic diocese hosts event declaring same-sex blessings a case of ‘not if, but how’

May 7, 2021

The Diocese of Essen held the conference ahead of a nationwide event defying the Vatican’s “no” to same-sex blessings. Read more

Pope Francis leads a prayer vigil at the Vatican, Oct. 3, 2015.

Pope Francis prays for pandemic-stricken India

May 6, 2021

The pope said: “I am writing to convey my heartfelt solidarity and spiritual closeness to all the Indian people.” Read more

Catholic bioethicist warns against gene-editing experiments

Jun 27, 2020

In the wake of a gene-editing experiment gone wrong, the president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center said that the Church... Read more

Pope Francis moves financial records office under Secretariat for Economy

May 20, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday moved the office of the Vatican’s financial records database under the management of the Secretariat for the... Read more

An election polling place during a United States election.

New poll shows Catholic divide over 2020 election tracks with deeper rifts

Feb 24, 2020

By Matt Hadro

As Democratic primary voters choose which candidate will oppose President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, the second in... Read more

A young girl lights a candle at a Marian grotto in Pakistan.

A look at blasphemy laws around the world

Nov 14, 2018

By Courtney Mares

While the world awaits the fate of Asia Bibi, who remains in hiding in Pakistan following the acquittal of her... Read more

Chilean civil court could get access to Vatican documents on Karadima case

Sep 10, 2018

The Archdiocese of Santiago in Chile has requested that the country’s Court of Appeals send an “exhorto” or judicial request,... Read more

Polish priest walking, as part of the "prayer of priestly hearts and feet" vocations pilgrimage. Courtesy photo

Why some Polish priests are on a pilgrimage 'relay' this summer

Jul 20, 2018

There are 900 priests and almost 100 seminarians in the Archdiocese of Czestochowa. But the people of this Polish diocese... Read more

Alfie Evans. Photo courtesy of 'Alfie's Army.'

The face of Christ in Alfie Evans: An interview with Charles C. Camosy

May 1, 2018

By JD Flynn

Charles C. Camosy is associate professor of theology at Fordham University and author of several books on Catholic ethical reasoning.... Read more

Surfing ministry in Mar del Plata, Argentina.  Photos courtest of Fr. Santiago Arriola

‘Surf’s up’ for these Argentine priests

Feb 9, 2018

Fr. Santiago Arriola is convinced that “our entire life, in all its expressions and dimensions, calls for evangelization and can... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput.  CNA file photo

Archbishop Chaput: blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples is not permitted

Feb 8, 2018

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has penned a letter to priests and deacons in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, addressing... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

Updated: Cardinal Marx discusses blessings for same-sex couples

Feb 7, 2018

The president of the German Bishops’ Conference has said that, in his view, "there are no general solutions" regarding the... Read more

Dreamers will not be targeted, White House official says

Feb 6, 2018

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said on Tuesday that even if existing protections for “Dreamers” expire and Congress... Read more

Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo.

Vatican official praises China for witness to Catholic social teaching

Feb 6, 2018

The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences has said that China is exercising global moral leadership in the... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput.

We must become 'new men,' Archbishop Chaput says

Feb 4, 2018

At the Catholic Men’s Fellowship Conference, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia challenged more than 1,300 men to remember how masculinity... Read more