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Santiago Apostle Parish in Tangamandapio, Mexico, was damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 19, 2022.

Eight churches damaged by Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico

Sep 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

A Catholic church in Tangamandapio and seven other Catholic churches were damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on... Read more

The nave of Saint-Ouen Abbey in Rouen, Normandy, France.

Why France is losing one religious building every two weeks

May 4, 2021

By Solène Tadié

France’s religious heritage is in a precarious state. This is why. Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.

Man who brought gasoline, lighter into New York cathedral deemed unfit to stand trial

May 15, 2019

A man accused of attempting to enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York last month carrying containers of gasoline and... Read more

St. Mark's Church Woodhouse. Wikimedia Commons.

Pope sends message to conference on closed churches

Nov 29, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis wrote in his 2015 encyclical, Laudato si, that, “by learning to see and appreciate beauty, we learn to... Read more

(L-R) Timothy Conlon, Fr. Janusz Kukulka, Lisa Knott and her husband Patrick, stand in front of the refurbished confessional.

New confessional at Conn. parish boosts sacrament

May 6, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A Connecticut priest says a new confessional recently installed at his parish stands as a visible sign of God's grace,... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila attended the dedication of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Littleton, CO on March 23, 2013.

Colorado parish dedicates 'beautiful' new church

Mar 29, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a parish of the Denver Archdiocese, recently dedicated its new church building which local Archbishop... Read more

A view of the transept of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, CA, courtesy of Duncan Stroik.

Architect says Churches must be beautiful to reflect faith

Mar 19, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Because they help impart the Catholic faith to the world, Church buildings have a responsibility to reflect God's beauty, says... Read more