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Michael Nazir-Ali, Prominent Former Anglican Bishop, Received Into Catholic Church

10 things you need to know about how Fatima’s ‘Miracle of the sun’ ended an Atheist regime

Polish bishops, at Vatican, call punishment for abuse cover-up lopsided

German Synodal Path Dominated by ‘Political Activists’ With ‘Radical Demands,’ Say Two Participants

Recognizing miracle, pope clears way for beatification of John Paul I

Murdered British lawmaker was Catholic, pro-life

Prince of Monaco recognized for supporting Christians in the Holy Land

Number of New Catholic Seminarians in Poland Falls by Nearly 20% Year on Year

White House Confirms Oct. 29 Meeting Between Pope Francis and Joe Biden

German ‘Synodal Way’ extended to 2023 as assembly ends abruptly after votes on sexual morality, priesthood

Pope, religious leaders plead for peace, compassion, care for the earth

Pope Francis to declare St Irenaeus a Doctor of the Church with title ‘Doctor of Unity’

‘Awakening of the silent majority’: Pro-lifers take to streets in Mexico

Legion of Christ accused of hiding $295 million from the Vatican

330,000 children abused in French Catholic Church over 70 years, landmark report estimates

Pope Francis mourns ‘self-sacrificing’ cardinal who announced Benedict XVI’s election

Anglican Archbishop Welby wearing St Paul VI’s pastoral ring

President Biden expected to meet Pope Francis at end of October, sources say

A Pandemic Pilgrimage to Lourdes Was a Calculated Risk, With Plenty of Blessings

Mexican archbishop abolishes FSSP parish, citing decree of Pope Francis

Surgeon who operated on Cardinal Sarah: ‘I could feel his holiness’

Vatican Clarifies COVID-19 Vaccine-Pass Rules for Employees

Pope Francis decries abortion and euthanasia as treating human life like ‘waste’

German Catholic Bishop Suggests ‘Synodal Way’ is Using Abuse Crisis to Reshape Church

In Plenary Council, Australians search for ‘a new way of living as church’

Pope rips EWTN ‘work of the devil’

Pope Francis to Slovakian Jesuits: ‘Some people wanted me to die’ amid health problems

German cardinal contributed to ‘crisis of trust’ on abuse, will take leave

Canadian archbishop: Only fully vaccinated can attend Mass

Salvadoran Archbishop Thanks President for Promise Not to Approve Pro-Abortion Constitutional Changes

Vatican requires vaccine pass for visitors, employees

Pope names Special Delegate for the Memores Domini association

Cardinal Kasper on German Synod: ‘Many Wonder Whether All This Is Still Entirely Catholic’

On papal flight, Pope Francis tackles debate over Communion for politicians who support abortion

Pope Francis says Benedict XVI rightly warned against not respecting life

Benedict XVI: Legalization of same-sex marriage is ‘a distortion of conscience’

New bishop in Philippines pledges an environment-focused ministry

Cardinal Wyszynski and Mother Czacka beatified in Poland

South Sudan church leaders frustrated by lack of progress in nuns’ murders

Pope Francis at International Eucharistic Congress: ‘Let’s make time for Adoration’

Will the Swiss Guard Allow Women Soldiers in the Future?

St John Paul II’s Reaction to 9/11

Synod guidelines urge ‘living’ synodality in local churches

Church of England bishop to be received into the Catholic Church

International Eucharistic Congress kicks off Sunday in Budapest

Eucharist is source of joy, God’s presence, speakers tell global congress

What role does the Eucharist hold in the Eastern Orthodox Church?

Miracle recipients to attend beatification of Cardinal Wyszynski and Mother Czacka

Mexican Supreme Court invalidates second state law against abortion

Spanish bishop allegedly stepped down because of relationship with novelist

Pope Francis appoints Vatican Master of Ceremonies Msgr. Guido Marini to Italian diocese

Pope Francis makes changes to the Vatican’s Chapter of St. Peter

Traditionis custodes: Traditional Catholic institutes appeal to French bishops for ‘mediator’

Cardinal Burke tweets that his condition is improving

Bishop Athanasius Schneider Grants Religious Exemption Certificate for Those That Do Not Want to Receive Abortion-Tainted Vaccines

After Afghanistan withdrawal, pope denounces attempts to impose democracy

Desperate Afghan Christians turned away at airport, aid groups say

Cardinal Hollerich: EU should showcase values by welcoming Afghan refugees

Pope Francis: Do not water down the truth of the Eucharist

Pope Francis Urges Catholic Lawmakers to Protect Human Dignity Online

Costa Rican bishop suspends priest for saying Ordinary Form Mass in Latin and ad orientem

Traditional Catholic Institutes to Discuss ‘Traditionis Custodes’ Amid Talk of Visitations

Retired archbishop calls Pope Francis’ Traditional Latin Mass restrictions ‘a regrettable step backwards’

What happens when the pope receives a head of state?

Variants vs. vaccines – is the COVID-19 race ever going to end? – analysis

Vaccination is an act of love, pope says in ad campaign

Terrified Christians in Afghanistan brace for attacks: ‘We are coming for you’

Caritas Italy, Jesuits suspend activities in Afghanistan

As COVID-19 spreads, Tokyo Archdiocese suspends public Masses

Cardinal injured, priest dead after earthquake in Haiti

Dicastery for Laity, Family, Life celebrates 5th anniversary

Cardinal Burke ‘in serious, but stable condition’

After Maronite patriarch pressured, U.S. advocates express support

Brazilian bishop resigns after leak of explicit video

Pope Francis speaks on phone at end of general audience

Jesus is life-giving bread, not just ‘side dish,’ pope says

After 7 Years on Death Row in Pakistan, Christian Couple Granted Asylum in Europe

Report: Envelope with three bullets addressed to Pope Francis intercepted

Cardinal Burke tests positive for COVID-19

Rwandan immigrant turns himself in for killing French Montfort provincial

Polish artist designs stunning monstrances with Virgin Mary: ‘Beauty leads to God’

Benedictine Monks Return to Historic Solignac Abbey for First Time Since French Revolution

Report: 17 Christians killed every day in Nigeria in first half of 2021

‘Today is a day of strength’: Mass commemorates Beirut blast victims

Pope Francis: ‘With the truth of the Gospel, one cannot negotiate’

Musicologist hopes to reconstruct 12-century organ from Bethlehem church

Pope Francis: ‘The Lord wants a loving relationship with us’

Southern Africa: Bishops thank Pope Francis for his concern over recent disturbances.

Location-based apps pose security risk for Holy See

Benedict XVI laments lack of faith within Church institutions in Germany

Vatican shows $78 million budget deficit, releases report on investments

A clarion call to end the scourge of Human Trafficking

Gold medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz inspires the Philippines with her victory and Catholic devotion

Bad blood: Old rivalry revives at Vatican property trial

Dutch Catholic bishop: Traditionis custodes appears to be a ‘declaration of war’

Elderly are to be valued, not discarded, pope says

Pope Francis says he is close to ‘the dear Cuban people’ after largest protests in decades

Pope will lead Angelus, not Mass, on world day for elderly

Cardinal Müller critiques Pope Francis’ ‘harsh’ response to extraordinary form, compared to German Synodal Way

Polish nuns killed by Soviet army as World War II ended showed courage

Meet Our Lady of Kibeho: The only approved Marian apparition in Africa

Philippine bishops support pope’s letter on traditional liturgies

Cardinal Burke Questions the Authority of Pope Francis to Eliminate the Traditional Latin Mass

Pope’s upcoming itinerary in Budapest and Slovakia is released

Latin Mass Supporters React With Dismay to Pope’s Severe New Restrictions

In midst of unprecedented protests in Cuba, Christian Movement calls for free elections

More than 220,000 people left the Catholic Church in Germany in 2020

Pope released from hospital, prays at Rome basilica

Road to nowhere: Vatican made 7m investment in fake US highway 

The Politics of the Deal: Why Was the Medieval Abbey of Pontigny Sold to a Non-Catholic Businessman Rather than to the FSSP?

Tokyo archbishop asks Olympic athletes not to visit Catholic churches during games

Pope Francis to Lead Sunday Angelus from Hospital After Intestinal Surgery

Vatican foundation honors Abu Dhabi crown prince with ‘Man of Humanity’ award

Polish Catholic Archbishop Asks for Coadjutor After Vatican Negligence Probe

Vatican ‘foreign minister’: ‘We are against the idea that abortion could be a human right’

Haitian church ‘stunned’ by president’s assassination, says bishop

Former Protestant takes final vows as cloistered nun in Spain

Pope announces visit to Hungary, Slovakia in September

Pope Francis Thanks Benedict XVI on His 70th Ordination Anniversary

Priest ordained in Spanish diocese after almost 11 years without vocations

French Archbishop to Expel Traditional Priestly Fraternity in Anticipation of New Papal Decree

‘Lourdes Nights’ to draw pilgrims to French shrine after pandemic closure

Catholics must know how Peter’s Pence is spent, Vatican official says

New Manila archbishop promises to be a shepherd who listens to his sheep

All-Ireland Primate: Government revealed First Communion delay in ‘grossly disrespectful’ way

Pope Francis: ‘There cannot and must not be any opposition between faith and science’

Indigenous leader in Canada cautions against arsons at churches

Pope Francis warns against preachers who sow division online

Italy’s ‘Anti-Homophobia’ Law: Vatican Request Sparks Church-State Debate

Why was Spider-Man at Pope Francis’ general audience?

New Manila archbishop promises to be a shepherd who listens to his sheep

Burkina Faso names street in honor of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope to grandparents, all elderly people: ‘You are needed’

EU founding father Robert Schuman declared ‘venerable’ by Pope Francis

Church in Venezuela calls for a day of prayer and fasting for the liberation of the country

Meeting between Pope Francis and President Biden did not happen

On the cross and still today, Jesus prays for everyone, pope says

EU bishops criticize report for stance on abortion, conscience clauses

Myanmar Military Arrest Catholic Priest Amid Crackdown

Poland is consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Caritas tells G7 leaders debt relief is key to global COVID-19 recovery

Cardinal Zen says possible restrictions to extraordinary form Mass are ‘worrying’

Why Is a French Catholic Archdiocese Expelling the FSSP?

The New York Times Admits It Was Wrong About Pius XII

Pope Francis: Say the ‘Jesus Prayer’ throughout the day

Instituted Lay Ministries: Acolytes, Lectors, and Catechists, Oh My!

Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti: Nun stabbed to death by three teenage girls is beatified

Cardinal Marx: Pope Francis’ Resignation Decision a ‘Great Challenge’

Pope names South Korea bishop prefect for clergy

Cardinal Kasper ‘Very Worried’ About German Church’s ‘Synodal Way’

Pope Francis expresses sorrow after Indigenous children’s graves found at Church-run school

‘It’s heady stuff’: A composer turns St. John Henry Newman’s much-loved words into music

Pope Francis believed to be preparing restrictions for the traditional Mass

Cardinal Marx Offers Resignation to Pope Francis

Pope Francis unveils sweeping reform of Catholic Church’s penal sanctions

Australian state moves to cancel Catholic cemeteries

Church says ‘all formalities completed’ before twice-divorced UK PM’s wedding at Catholic cathedral

How the Pope’s canonical reform closes door on German deaconesses

Paris archbishop laments attack on Catholics honoring city’s martyrs

Pope Francis Takes Back June for Man-Woman Marriage

Pope Francis’ Plans for Trip to Hungary Spark Diplomatic Unease

New high school in Iraq with emphasis on classical education has U.S. ties

Pope Francis encourages Italian bishops as the conference begins ‘synodal journey’

Pope Francis appoints Archbishop Arthur Roche as successor to Cardinal Sarah

Pope orders visitation of Archdiocese of Cologne

Cardinal: Renewal of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre goes deeper than swords

Italian cardinal: Our synodal journey will not be like Germany’s

Cardinal Müller calls on Pope Francis to intervene with the Church in Germany

Defenders of Pope Pius XII Pay Tribute to Sister Margherita Marchione

Vatican revises synod process, beginning with local consultation

Polyglot priest beatified after miraculous healing of unborn baby

Pope calls for prayers for forgiveness, coexistence in Holy Land

Benedict XVI to minor seminary: What has withered in Germany still blossoms in Poland

Pope Francis and John Kerry meet at the Vatican

Perseverance is necessary for prayer, pope says

Malta’s president: I would rather resign than sign abortion bill

New Bishop of Hong Kong says ‘no’ then ‘yes’ to appointment

St John Paul II’s Hero: Stefan Wyszyński Faced Communism With Clear Eyes and a Steel Spine; the ‘Primate of the Millennium,’ Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, will be beatified in Warsaw on Sept. 12

George Weigel lauds ‘thoroughly lovable’ John Paul II 101 years after saint’s birth

Pope Francis Institutes Lay Ministry of Catechist in New Motu Proprio

Polish pilgrims mark anniversary of attempt to assassinate St. John Paul

Pope recalls 40th anniversary of attack on Saint Pope John Paul II

Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem says violence requires ‘an urgent intervention’

In Gaza, tiny Catholic community tries to stay in touch during airstrikes

Catholic university in India opens COVID-19 care centers

General Audiences with the presence of the faithful to resume on May 12

Priests must build a post-pandemic missionary Church, says Vatican clergy chief

Pope approves 7 new invocations to Litany of St. Joseph

Cardinal Burke and Seven Other Princes of the Church Made Cardinal Priests

What’s the difference between a cardinal priest and a cardinal deacon?

Pope prays emergency workers in India find strength to persevere

CNEWA launches appeal to help Indian churches respond to COVID-19 crisis

Nigerian priest thought missing resurfaces after followers storm episcopal residence

Sainthood cause opened for Filipino priest killed by Islamists in 2000

Pope Francis at the general audience: Christian meditation ‘is not a withdrawal into ourselves’

Lord David Alton Is Not Remaining Silent on China and Human Rights

Cardinal Pell: ‘The duty of the German bishops is to uphold the teachings of Scripture’

Postulator: St. John Paul II remains a ‘prophetic voice’ seven years after canonization

Venezuela’s ‘doctor of the poor’ beatified in austere ceremony

Public Masses to resume in Ireland from May 10 with 50-person limit

Polish Catholics commemorate fifth of diocesan priests killed in World War II

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

Irish archbishop meets with govt. officials over law issuing fines, jail time for Mass attendance

St. John Paul II bust vandalized outside Polish Catholic church in Paris

Pressure Intensifies on Catholic Church to Change Teaching That Homosexuality Is ‘Intrinsically Disordered’

Police seize altar wine in Quebec, say it’s illegal to import it

Pope calls for month-long global prayer marathon for end of pandemic

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

Vatican Hospital makes important breakthrough in cancer research

Vatican official: Pope to advance sainthood cause of EU ‘founding father’ Robert Schuman

Benedict XVI’s private secretary says it’s ‘inappropriate’ to rank popes

Faith is bolstered by prayer, not money, power, media, pope says

Christian leaders in Nigeria allege Islamization attempt after recent judicial appointments

London cardinal leads Catholics in mourning death of Prince Philip

Taizé leader: Young people are longing to meet together again

Vatican Observatory’s new website a launch pad to show the Catholic Church supports science

Despite Flagrant Dissent of Father Hans Küng, Some Church Leaders Pay Glowing Tribute

Catholic martyrs’ bones identified almost 150 years after discovery in an attic

Controversial Way of the Cross in Mexico depicts radical feminists beating Christ

Pope ‘moved’ by registry of nighttime adoration he attended

Pope Francis sends Easter message to Philippines to mark 500th anniversary of first Mass

Easter celebrations return to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Easter Message of Fra’ Marco Luzzago, Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Order of Malta

Pope Francis Tells Priests at Chrism Mass: ‘The Cross is Non-Negotiable’

Benedict XVI ‘Delighted’ by Year of St. Joseph Proclaimed by Pope Francis

Let the children come to me: Pope’s Via Crucis meditations written by kids

World group for Catholic leaders opens courses to public; totalitarianism, human rights, reality of Islam

Cardinal Dziwisz: St. John Paul II’s last days ‘a source of consolation’ for pandemic-hit world

Cardinal Zen expresses ‘pain and indignation’ at St. Peter’s Basilica private Mass restrictions

‘O crux, ave spes unica!’: The story of the crucifix St. John Paul II held on his last Good Friday

Same-Sex Blessing Reaction Echoes Rollout of Humanae Vitae

‘Like a Museum’: Dead Silence in St. Peter’s Basilica as Suppression of Individual Masses Comes into Force

Vatican releases pope’s Holy Week, Easter schedule

Philippine president threatens to close Catholic churches that hold public Masses

Discovery of biblical scrolls shows importance of Greek Old Testament, scholar says

Couples who miscarry will be eligible for paid leave under New Zealand bill

Catholic bishops urge Sri Lankan government to release report on 2019 Easter bombings

Vatican says no blessing gay unions, no negative judgment on gay people

Pope praises Filipino Catholics as joyful witnesses of the Gospel

St. Peter’s Basilica to end private Masses, restrict Masses in extraordinary form

“Humanae Vitae” Farewell. Here Comes the One Who Will Celebrate Its Funeral

Portugal’s Catholic bishops welcome presidential veto of euthanasia bill

German archbishop, bishop offer resignations in wake of abuse report

Indian priest suspended after alleged attack on bishop

Iraq visit was ‘sign of hope’ for suffering people, pope says

Pope Francis: Going to confession is ‘abandoning oneself to Love’

Pope, Iraqi Shiite leader affirm importance of dialogue, respect

Catholic nun begs police not to shoot protesters during Myanmar unrest

Vatican cardinal supports common Easter date for Catholics, Orthodox

Australian priest: More homeless in Hong Kong than he’s seen in 36 years

Poland’s Catholic bishops work with religious orders to strengthen child protection system

Ireland’s Catholic bishops announce national synodal assembly

Japan’s Catholic bishops mark 10th anniversary of Fukushima nuclear disaster

Cardinal Sarah says he has ‘never opposed the pope’ in first interview since stepping down

Pope arrives in Iraq, promoting peace, tolerance, equality

Plan to Exhume Body of US-Born Nun Buried in England Withdrawn After Outcry

For Lent, read the Gospel, fast from gossip, pope says at Angelus

Cardinal Tobin appointed member of Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops

Cardinal Cantalamessa: ‘Jesus is holy and makes us holy’

Honduras Makes Its Abortion Ban Permanent: “All Human Beings Have a Right to Life”

Catholic bishops express ‘pain and sadness’ at Poland’s ‘rainbow halo’ verdict

More than 90% of Poles identify as Catholics despite increasing secularization

Australia’s Catholic bishops issue plenary council working document

Cardinal’s Lenten meditation: Conversion is call to renew, rekindle faith

What changes may be coming to the College of Cardinals in 2021?

Fight temptation with faith, prayer, penance, pope says at Angelus

Man dies on his knees in front of altar in Mexico City church

Pandemic, security pose challenges, but pope, Iraqis, hopeful for visit

Filipino Catholics grateful for easing of Mass restrictions as Lent begins

Vatican reminds bishops of Holy Week guidelines during pandemic

‘Offer the light of the Gospel’: Tehran’s new Catholic archbishop is ordained

Lent is time to grow in faith, hope, love and to share them, pope says

Bishops call for renewed emphasis on faith as Australia marks 200 years of Catholic education

Vatican expects deficit of $60 million in 2021

Pope Francis gives Roman Curia 17th-century text as Lenten reading

Is Cardinal Woelki Being Targeted Because of His Concerns About Germany’s Synodal Path?

Catholic missionary priest nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Lent is time to grow in faith, hope, love and to share them, pope says

Pope Francis tells diplomats ‘right to life’ is a foundational human right

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI Receive Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Pope establishes World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

Hong Kong Catholic lawyer nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Blessed Sacrament found intact after explosion at Madrid parish

WYD organizers release official theme song for Lisbon 2023 gathering

Poland’s ‘Rainbow Halo’ Trial Begins: ‘This Image is Very Offensive to Many People’

Pope Francis sends condolences after 32 killed in suicide bombings in Iraq

Confusion twice confounded: On the motu proprio Spiritus Domini

Vatican diplomat highlights growing religious intolerance

Twenty Catholic Missionaries Killed Worldwide in 2020

Paraguay’s Congress responds to legalization of abortion in Argentina with a minute of silence

When does the secular media ignore Pope Francis? Whenever he speaks out against abortion

“Those who question the sanctity of John Paul II don’t know what they’re talking about”

Pope proclaims year dedicated to St. Joseph

Longtime Exorcist: Satanism Is Growing in Western Societies

Cardinal Pell on What He Learned From His Time In Prison: ‘The Christian Package Works’

JPII Biographer: ‘Pathological’ McCarrick ‘Lied to’ the Pope

Vatican diplomats: ‘political correctness’ is hindering religious freedom

Vatican: Catholic schools facing ‘dramatic situation’ amid pandemic

Pope reveals why he said ‘no’ to married priests

Polish bishops: Respect all people, but don’t accept LGBT+ views uncritically

Catholic catechesis directory addresses gender, biological sex, and bioethics

Head of Vatican Finances: No Default but ‘Difficult Years’ Ahead