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San Francisco archbishop clarifies Pelosi’s papal visit not an endorsement of her abortion views

Vandalism at Italian parish near downtown LA investigated as hate crime

SF Catholic Schools Superintendent: No COVID-19 vaccine mandates this school year

Cardinal from Bangladesh visits San Bernardino Diocese

Archbishop Cordileone invites youth to World Youth Day 2023

A new California law’s threat to free speech

Annual convocation revitalizes San Bernardino priests

Our Place of Rest: Christ Cathedral’s Memorial Gardens Dedication Set For 2 November

Catholic lawyers’ guild honors SF lawyer

US bishops to elect several new committee heads at November meeting

‘We were the first ones’ — the faith of Native American Catholics

A girl asked an archbishop why God allows disabilities. Here’s his response.

Two-thirds of U.S. Catholics unaware of pope’s new restrictions on traditional Latin Mass

Black Catholic administrators call out treatment of Haitians at border

Judge: Newark archdiocese can be held liable for McCarrick’s misconduct

Nancy Pelosi Discusses Environment, Migration and Human Rights at the Vatican

Federal government issues guidance on COVID-19 vaccine religious exemptions

Group sues Baltimore for canceling rally it planned for bishops’ assembly

US Dioceses Prep for the Upcoming Synod on Synodality

Transgender students ‘unknowingly’ admitted to Catholic seminaries, archbishop warns

Philadelphia Carmelites welcome 10 new nuns to monastery

Miami priests return from Texas; Haitians find temporary home in Florida

Father Kapaun’s remains returned to Kansas

Cardinal Wilton Gregory takes possession of Immaculate Conception church in Rome

Lay Catholics Launch New ‘Veritas Catholic Information Center’ to Spread the Faith in South Carolina

Bill to codify Roe called one of most ‘extreme’ abortion bills seen in U.S.

Archbishop Cordileone calls abortion bill ‘child sacrifice,’ urges prayer and fasting

As Texas Heartbeat Act Passed, Catholics Also Pushed to Expand State Benefits for Mothers

Pelosi defends her support for legal abortion: ‘God has given us a free will’

Maine bishop calls Blue Mass ‘act of duty’ to honor first responders

Olympic champion gets hero’s welcome at Maryland Catholic school alma mater

Justice Clarence Thomas credits Catholic nuns’ anti-racist example

Catechism teaches marijuana use should be avoided, says moral theologian

Massachusetts bishop: Clergy can support individuals’ own vaccine exemption requests

As Biden Pushes Federal Vaccine Mandate Forward, Dioceses Have Varying Policies for Employees

How 9/11 led a first responder to the priesthood

Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, set to welcome home remains of Father Kapaun

Unvaccinated clergy in Lexington, Kentucky barred from ministering to the sick and homebound elderly

Weekly COVID-19 Testing a ‘Good’ Alternative to Vaccine Mandate, Bioethicist Says

Louisiana Catholics reach out to help those hit hard by Hurricane Ida

Theodore McCarrick Faces New Sex Abuse Lawsuit in New Jersey

Biden Administration Sues Texas Over Pro-Life Law

South Dakota Governor Issues Executive Order Restricting ‘Telemedicine’ Abortions

Contradicting past statements, Biden says he doesn’t believe life begins at conception

Cardinal Gregory: Biden ‘not demonstrating Catholic teaching’ on when life begins

Catholics Respond to Bishop Who Smeared Pro-Lifers

Number of U.S. permanent deacons declined slightly, expected to increase

Three Chicago priests step aside from ministry amid investigations of inappropriate acts with adults

USCCB launches initiative to address polarization in U.S. society

Psaki rebukes EWTN reporter who asked why Catholic Biden opposes Texas abortion law

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Makes First Court Appearance, Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Harvard Catholic Center responds to ‘spin’ on atheist chaplain

U.S. bishops’ Labor Day statement calls for economy that works for all

In Wake of Texas Abortion Law Ruling, 3 Pro-Life Doctors Urge Supreme Court to Reconsider Viability Standard

Catholic Charities agencies rely on virtual outreach in Ida relief

North American College to cancel teaching and celebrating Masses in the Extraordinary Form

Police chaplain ‘mortified’ he mistakenly gave Chicago mayor Communion at Officer Ella French’s funeral

Vatican still silent about why Fulton Sheen sainthood effort delayed, Peoria bishop says

Laypeople join religious order in ‘ministry of presence’ for terminally ill

Chicago archdiocese mandates COVID vaccination for clerics, employees

Face masks make a comeback among worshippers as coronavirus variant surges

COVID vaccines: Spokane bishop supports conscience rights, but says priests won’t provide religious exemption

Bishops Divided On Religious Exemption for Vaccines

Should we go back to masks at Mass? Some U.S. bishops say yes.

Providence Diocese begins planning celebration of 2022 sesquicentennial

Little Sisters mark 150 years of loving care of elderly poor in Washington

Ohio Meteorologist Craig Ziobert Leaves TV to Become a Priest

Catholic agency helps resettle Afghan translators who aided U.S. forces

Archbishop Chaput honored with first annual Mother Angelica Award

Body of priest who ministered to yellow fever victims exhumed in Tennessee

Cardinal Cupich reportedly ‘leaning hard’ on bioethics center to retract stance on Covid vaccine exemptions

Some Catholic hospitals now require employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

Bishops in Colorado back conscientious exemption for coronavirus vaccines

Clerical Misconduct on ‘Hook-up’ Apps Poses Fresh Challenges for Bishops

Catholic agency helps resettle Afghan translators who aided U.S. forces

Centennial of a murder: The priest, the Klan and a wedding remembered

Latin Mass goers: Pope Francis doesn’t understand us

New allegations against David Haas prompt top music publisher to sever ties with hymn composer

Federal judge blocks Texas order stopping transportation of migrants

NY archdiocese warns priests not to grant religious vaccine exemptions

Catholics Mourn Death of Labor Leader Richard Trumka

Catholics ask Cardinal Gregory to reconsider cancellation of Tridentine Mass at National Shrine

‘An Assault on Those Who are Pro-Life’: Legal Group Responds to DOJ Dropping Conscience Complaint

Mother Angelica’s monastery elects new abbess, asks for ‘continued prayers’

US bishops condemn abortion funding in House-passed spending bill

Confession must be part of talks on worthiness to receive Communion, Nuncio says

Cardinal Gregory reportedly withdraws permission for Tridentine Mass at National Shrine

Boston Globe: Police charge McCarrick with assault in case dating to 1970s

Traditional Latin Mass restrictions leave ‘a lot of unanswered questions,’ says Providence bishop

Catholics see challenging balance in Simone Biles’ decisions at Olympics

Catholic health care giant Ascension to mandate coronavirus vaccines for employees

Catholic environmental movement adopts new name in push to inspire action

USCCB gen. sec. Msgr. Burrill resigns after sexual misconduct allegations

Pelosi’s archbishop: No devout Catholic can condone abortion, ‘let alone have the government pay for it’

Congress urged to be ‘courageous,’ pass comprehensive immigration bill

Diocese responds after state senator says he was denied Communion

Catholic school’s lawsuit against mask mandate goes to federal court

Bishops issue guidance in response to Pope Francis’ document on the Traditional Latin Mass

Cuban exiles in Miami gather at their shrine to pray for homeland

French Catholic bishops express ‘esteem’ for Traditional Latin Mass communities

Appropriations bill advances without Hyde Amendment 

Supreme Court sets October date for Kentucky’s abortion case

Pope Francis names Illinois priest to lead Covington diocese in Kentucky

Cardinal Dolan emphasizes hope amid global religious persecution

Lifting dispensation is not enough to get Catholics back to in-person Mass

Big hopes for the National Eucharistic Revival

What Draws Parishioners to the Traditional Latin Mass?

US priest: Exorcisms on the rise as demons now haunt victims by text

La Crosse bishop removes Father Altman from ministry

Miami archbishop, Boston cardinal, pastor offer prayers, comfort at site

Young Catholic Professionals organization to launch five new chapters

Bishops support investigation of former U.S. residential schools

Catholic author and mother of seven makes case for ‘wholistic feminism’ 

Bishop Barron: I balk at Democratic Party’s ‘extreme position’ on abortion

Activists see temporary stop of federal executions as a starting point

St. Junípero Serra is a Great American Hero

Louisiana senate recognizes Year of St Joseph

Florida Catholics find comfort in rosary as search continues amid rubble

Venerable Augustus Tolton a model of handling racial injustice, Philly archbishop says

Shrine welcomes treasured items that belonged to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

USCCB webpage answers questions about vote on Communion document

‘Eucharistic Revival’ to begin in 2022: ‘We want to start a fire, not a program’

Hearts united: Denver woman joins the ancient order of consecrated virgins

Catholic Democrats Who Support Abortion: Don’t Deny Us the Eucharist

During border visit, bishop speaks with vice president about immigration

Speaker Pelosi Won’t Answer if Unborn Child Is a Human Being at 15 Weeks

Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to the “Statement of Principles”

Miami archbishop prays for victims of condominium building collapse

Archbishop Gomez: “Politics is becoming the substitute religion”

Nuncio points to dialogue as a step toward unity after pandemic

U.S. Bishops Continue Intense Debate Over Timing and Impact of Proposed Document on Eucharist

Joe Biden attends Sunday Mass in English seaside town amid G7 summit

Supreme Court Again Upholds Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court rules in favor of Catholic agency in foster case

Ruling seen as victory for children, foster parents and religious liberty

Bishops debate unlimited debate time on USCCB Eucharist doc, for nearly an hour

Activists claim US bishops will vote to deny Biden Communion. Here’s what their meeting will actually address.

Biden Admin Replaces ‘Mothers’ With ‘Birthing People’ in Maternal Health Guidance

The US socialite who gave it all up to become a Carmelite nun

U.S. bishops will gather virtually for their June 16-18 spring assembly

‘Eucharistic consistency’: What the US bishops will discuss at their meeting next week

Catholic League Slams Biden For 32 Direct Violations Of Core Church Teachings

Signatories on letter opposing USCCB vote on ‘Eucharistic coherence’ include 5 cardinals, 6 archbishops

National Catholic Reporter, Catholic Sentinel among winners of CMA awards

The clear response of a priest to Fr. James Martin for supporting ‘gay pride’

Perpetual adoration chapel will be a ‘spiritual gamechanger’ for New York City, priest says

Archbishop Chaput: Some Catholic bishops were “too compliant” with pandemic restrictions

US Embassy to Vatican Flies LGBT ‘Pride’ Flag for Month of June

Mixed ‘blessings’ as Bishop Stowe attends Catholic dissenters’ Pride Month event

Chicago business has been providing clerical garments for over 100 years

At migration summit, bishops commit to work toward ‘church without borders’

Report shows 19,000 U.S. deacons; age, retirement are factors for diaconate

Biden eliminates Hyde amendment from 2022 budget request

Bishops respond to ‘totally unacceptable’ USCCB agenda letter

USCCB president explains how planned discussion on Eucharist was set

Controversial La Crosse priest says he will challenge bishop’s request to resign

Baltimore basilica says perpetual Eucharistic adoration will be focus of its bicentennial

New Mexico Bishop Wall writes thoughtful reply; Bishop McElroy asks wrong question on Communion and abortion

Texas governor signs ‘heartbeat’ bill into law

Several U.S. dioceses set Pentecost as time to fully reopen

Catholic middle, high schools in Hyannis combine under St. John Paul II name

US bishops promote prayer octave for China

Washington cardinal leads worldwide rosary for end to COVID-19 pandemic

Catholics make last-minute appeal of execution in Texas

Seminaries begin committing to sexual misconduct policy benchmarks

Bishop Wall on politicians and Communion: ‘Our concern is not political but pastoral’

Priest who said President Biden’s inaugural Mass resigns from Santa Clara University after investigation

Bishops urge Catholics to sign petition against Hyde Amendment’s repeal

Catholic author says new book on tradition asks widely-ignored questions

Cardinal Ladaria cautions U.S. bishops on politicians and Communion

Cardinals Cupich and Tobin Met With CDF Prefect in Late April

Rhode Island statue of Jesus vandalized

National Shrine to host May 17 worldwide praying of the rosary

Helena priest Father Stu to be portrayed in film starring Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson

Biden’s National Day of Prayer proclamation lacks mention of God

Sharp decline in U.S. birthrate worrying to Church leaders

Mother and daughters work together in Catholic hospital

Phoenix bishop warns of ‘deadly apathy’ of silence on pro-abortion Catholic politicians

Chicago interfaith leaders decry violence against Asian Americans

‘There is always the power of prayer’: Why this bishop prays daily for President Biden

Louisiana diocese ends mask requirement at Mass, but bishop advises ‘continued vigilance’

Providence diocese relaxes restrictions at liturgies

Former altar boy buys Akron church: ‘I’ll make sure it’s still taken care of’

‘America is on the move again,’ Biden says in address to nation

Pro-life former congressman: Catholics in politics need to be ‘different’

Several Catholic colleges will require COVID-19 vaccinations in fall

Atlanta archdiocese to end Sunday Mass dispensation

How the visit from Pope Francis prompted the House Speaker to resign

As Biden presidency passes 100 days, Catholics push him to end federal death penalty

Biden administration appeals to keep transgender mandate in place

Card. Pell, Bp. Strickland to headline 2nd annual Catholic Family Conference

Several US states consider bills regulating abortion

USCCB migration chairman urges Biden to raise cap on refugee admissions

Biden administration weakens protections for women’s shelters

New document from Phoenix bishop looks to inspire deeper love of Eucharist

How a Catholic family of 16 lives debt-free

With public rosaries, priest prays for peace, healing after shooting

USCCB: Permitting mail-order abortion pills places women’s health ‘in serious jeopardy’

Group asks Biden administration to step up reunification of border families

Catholic teaching on Communion applies to politicians who support abortion, too, bishop says

Catholic coalition stresses importance of COVID-19 vaccine for all

After Crazy 2020, Students Seek No-Nonsense Catholic Colleges

Cardinal Dolan implores Catholics to return to Sunday Mass

Nebraska dioceses to restore Sunday Mass obligation in May

Church membership among Catholics declined nearly 20% since 2000

Several pro-life bills advance in Texas

U.S., Mexico bishops urge political leaders to ‘welcome, protect’ migrants

Virginia Governor signs death penalty repeal at site of 101 executions since 1991

States Push Back on Biden’s Agenda

Priests are still essential, says Archbishop of Miami

Arkansas Legislature Passes Ban on Gender-Transitioning for Children

Providence diocese opposes bill expanding liability for child sex abuse

Notre Dame researcher finds that Pope Francis is not inspiring men to join the seminary

Bishop Paprocki: Examining conscience before communion is essential

Portland archbishop thanks pope for Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings

Fr. Michael Pfleger, still under investigation by the Chicago archdiocese, says he’ll return to ministry

Governor signs death penalty repeal at site of 101 executions since 1991

After Boulder Shooting, Archbishop Calls for ‘Conversion of Hearts’

Biden’s contradictory Catholicism misleading and confusing, Archbishop Naumann says

US bishops to vote on plan for Eucharist and pro-choice Catholic politicians

U.S. bishops urge passage of immigration reform bills

Business executive who is gospel singer, author to receive Laetare Medal

Senate confirms Xavier Becerra as HHS secretary

House advances ratification efforts for the Equal Rights Amendment

Cardinal Farrell on CDF’s Ruling on Same Sex Unions: Blessings Are For Marriage, But Church’s Pastoral Life is For All

How a new executive order would promote gender ideology and silence free speech at schools

Bishops commend Biden for protecting Venezuelans from deportation

U.S. priest in exorcism ministry says focus should be on God’s power

Chicago archdiocese announces another round of parish mergers

Catholic scholars: Any available COVID-19 vaccine is morally acceptable

Can St. Joseph sell a house? Skip burying statue, priests say

New Mexico assisted suicide bill ‘worst in the nation’, Archbishop Wester warns

Milo Yiannopoulos Renounces Gay Lifestyle, Consecrates Himself to St. Joseph

Analysis: Could St. Sabina’s become a South Side showdown?

Archbishop Gomez to Congress, Biden: Don’t force pro-life Americans to oppose COVID relief

Many Texas parishes to keep face masks, even with mandate lifted

Despite denials, HHS nominee Xavier Becerra sued to take away nuns’ religious freedom rights

‘We were here’ — health care chaplains reflect on COVID-19 ministry

Investigation: Cardinal Wuerl received $2 million in 2020 for ‘ministry activities’

Biden Mentions Our Lady of Guadalupe, Shows Rosary Beads, in Meeting with Mexican President

Bishops across US issue split messages on Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

Emotional, psychological toll of pandemic just now beginning to be felt

USCCB opposes lack of pro-life protections in COVID relief bill

Biden leads nation in mourning its 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

Parishes should plan now how to welcome back parishioners to church

House passes Equality Act, which bishops warned would ‘punish’ religious groups

In confidential interviews, Catholic bishops talk COVID, Joe Biden, Pope Francis

Priest Bursts into Tears During Mass Over Irreverence for the Eucharist in Viral Video

Some parish fish fries switch gears to go curbside this Lent

After 11 months of ‘giving up,’ what is there left to give up this Lent?

Pro-life leaders sound alarm about Health Secretary nominee

Brownsville bishop dispenses from law of abstinence amid Texas storm

40 Days for Life kicks off Lenten campaign

Facebook bans ad for children’s Stations of the Cross; ‘Ads must not contain excessively violent content’

Following Concern of CDW, US Bishops Adjust Liturgical Translation, Omitting ‘One’ Before ‘God’

Archbishop of Detroit calls Catholics back to Mass starting March 13, with some exceptions

Black History Month: The hidden history of Black Catholic nuns in the U.S.

After 11 months of ‘giving up,’ what is there left to give up this Lent?

Supreme Court weighing Alabama ban on clergy at executions

Will the Vatican address vaccine confusion, and the bishop at its center?

‘Ill-Considered’? Cardinal Cupich’s Tweets Get Few ‘Likes’ Among Bishops

Significance of Francis-Cupich meeting; Cardinal Zen could not get an appointment

Catholic schools are beating Covid, WSJ columnist writes

As Biden increases refugee cap, CRS applauds

Nearly 50 senators pledge to oppose taxpayer-funded abortions

Latin in Mainstream TV Series and The Newly-Thriving Mass of Ages

U.S. bishops deplore Biden’s ‘grevious’ repeal of pro-life policies

Denver archbishop challenges ‘pro-choice’ Catholics to test their conscience

Pro-life, Catholic leaders condemn repeal of Mexico City Policy

U.S. bishops welcome Biden’s order not to release census citizenship data

Wisconsin bishop: Clergy who are overtly political ‘threaten … to divide our people even more’

US bishops release prepared statement on Biden inauguration

Daily podcast that leads listeners through Bible’s narrative is No. 1 in U.S.

Bishops call for an end to the federal death penalty

What Pro-Lifers Are Looking to Accomplish in 2021

‘Amen’ is not gendered, and ‘A-woman’ is nonsense, Hebrew scholar says

Bishops go after bad hymns

Eden Invitation: A Catholic ministry ‘beyond the LGBT paradigm’

Scholar: Paper books essential for kids’ developing

McCarrick Report’s Silence on Key Issues Raises More Questions Than It Answers

McCarrick Report: St. John Paul II was deceived about ex-cardinal, says Polish archbishop

Poll: Young adults more likely than older Catholics to accept all of Church teaching

Invalidly baptized Oklahoma priest baptized and ‘re-ordained’ 

1 in 5 churches endangered by shutdowns; “A lot less people coming back”

‘I Baptize’ Instead of ‘We Baptize’ is God’s Will, Not Legalism

CDC: Thoughts of suicide surge during pandemic

U.S. Bishops Approve Communion on the Tongue: Say practice poses no ‘unreasonable risk’

US reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases launched