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Milwaukee archdiocese sues over pandemic prison ministry prohibition

On Friday, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee against... Read more

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

Pope Francis prays for pandemic-stricken India

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

June 25, 2020: Health workers arrive at a check-up camp in Malad

‘We are alarmed’: Catholic aid groups respond to India’s COVID crisis

Catholic aid groups are mobilizing relief efforts in India, as the country is gripped by a worsening outbreak of the... Read more

The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, northern Israel.

Rosary marathon: Nazareth’s Basilica of the Annunciation leads prayer for expectant women and unborn

The basilica marks the spot where tradition holds that the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. Read more

The icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland.

Polish Catholic shrine leads global prayer marathon for end of pandemic

May 3 marks the Feast of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland, and Constitution Day, a national holiday. Read more

Students in a classroom.

As epidemic wanes, New York archdiocese schools plan for full reopening

“Our children have been learning and have been safe!” the superintendent said. Read more

Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer, OFM, Conv., was installed as archbishop of Atlanta on May 6, 2020.

Atlanta archdiocese to end Sunday Mass dispensation

The archdiocese of Atlanta announced an end date to the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. While... Read more

A worker refills medical oxygen cylinders for COVID-19 patients in New Delhi, India.

Five Catholic priests in Indian diocese die of COVID-19 in 10 days

One bishop said: “I have seven priests in hospital right now, and those are the lucky ones who found a... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

After state order, Las Cruces diocese lets priests set Mass attendance limits

After the governor of New Mexico allowed churches to re-open at 100% capacity, priests in the Diocese of Las Cruces... Read more

Catholic bishops urge parishes in England and Wales to reach out to ‘COVID curious’

The bishops say that a new group of people has discovered the Church via the internet amid the pandemic. Read more

Vatican dedicates May to global rosary ‘marathon’ for end of COVID-19

The month-long “prayer marathon” will involve 30 Catholic shrines worldwide Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis donates ventilators to Colombia after record number of COVID-19 deaths

More than 68,700 people have died from COVID-19 in Colombia since February 2020 Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin. Credit: Northern Ireland Office (CC BY 2.0).

All-Ireland Primate to health minister: priests’ pastoral work should be deemed essential, not criminalized

Archbishop Eamon Martin made the comment in a meeting with Irish Health Minister Stephen Donnelly Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin.

All-Ireland Primate criticizes ‘draconian’ new regulations on public worship

A senior Catholic archbishop has accused the Irish government of introducing “draconian” new regulations on public worship “in a clandestine... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace April 7, 2021.

Pope Francis to Brazil's bishops: the Risen Christ is 'our strength, our unity'

Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Brazil’s bishops to be united to each other and to their faith in the risen... Read more

The Indiana capitol.

Indiana bill would make religious services 'essential' during declared emergencies

The Indiana legislature on Thursday sent a bill to the governor which would classify religious services as essential during declared... Read more

DS Andy Wadey of the Metropolitan Police addresses parishioners at Christ the King parish, Balham, south London, April 11, 2021. Credit: Mazur/cbcew.org.uk via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

London police express regret over upset due to halting Good Friday service at Polish parish

The Archbishop of Southwark and representatives of the Metropolitan Police visited London's Christ the King Polish parish on Sunday, expressing... Read more

Staircase at the Vatican Museums on Nov. 12, 2015.

Vatican Museums to reopen with strict new measures in May

The Vatican Museums are planning to reopen to the public next month with strict new COVID-19 measures. Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis calls for global COVID-19 recovery plan in message to World Bank and IMF

Pope Francis said there is “an urgent need” for a plan that can “create new or regenerate existing institutions, particularly... Read more

Sainte-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile church in Paris, France.

Paris archbishop opens canonical proceedings against parish over maskless Masses

Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s decision was made public the day after Paris police opened an investigation into the parish. Read more