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Which U.S. states rank first (and last) in religious freedom protections?

U.S. synod report finds participants share common hopes, lingering pain

‘Mass of the Americas’ Is Coming to CD at the Hands of Grammy-Winning Producer

Giant puppet of Syrian refugee girl makes stop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Life-size Stations of the Cross to be ‘tool for evangelization’ at Disney World

Lila Rose drops mic on ‘Dr. Phil’: ‘If it’s not a human life why do you have to kill it?’

Kidnapped nun ‘filled with gratitude’ following her safe release in Africa

Notre Dame head football coach Marcus Freeman joins the Catholic Church

In ‘major victory’ for religious rights, court blocks transgender mandate

Turbulent scenes and votes for homosexuality, women’s ordination at German Synodal Way

Three issues need to be addressed at bishops’ November general conference

Our Lady of Fatima statue stolen from Catholic church in NJ found, arrest made

History can foster understanding of present racial unrest, scholars say

Omaha Archdiocese to Delay and Revise New Gender Identity Policy

Show me the honey: Maryland sisters find divine touch in beekeeping

USCCB’s Labor Day statement touts bills to help children, women, families

‘Gender support’ plans at school: Here’s what parents need to know

Backers of priest’s cause vow to fight recommendation to suspend it

St. Louis archdiocese: Students won’t lose their lunch over federal program decision

Making the Best of an Imperfect Process: US Dioceses Complete Synodal Consultations

Shia LaBeouf converts to Catholicism after studying for ‘Padre Pio’ movie

USCCB: ‘Synodal listening’ is an ‘ongoing effort’

Bishop Robert Barron: ‘Dumbed down Catholicism has not helped evangelization’

Archbishop Weakland dies at age 95

‘The Atlantic’ publishes article on the rosary as symbol of far-right, violent extremism

Vandals target crisis pregnancy center in western Massachusetts

Former Miss America Prompted by Abortion to Run for Office

Arlington bishop offers path forward after implementing Traditional Latin Mass restrictions

Federal judge rules CRS must pay health benefits for spouse of gay employee

Catholic agencies say Inflation Reduction Act addresses long-standing goals

Globe Theatre’s new spin on ‘non-binary’ Joan of Arc detracts from her heroism and dignity, Catholics say

Amid grief and loss, long-term recovery is on horizon for eastern Kentucky

Olivia Newton-John Attended Catholic Mass, Said ‘Favorite Prayer’ Daily

Salman Rushdie attacked at lecture in New York

How Daily Mass Transformed a Catholic School in Kentucky

Kansas pro-lifers will ‘redouble efforts’ to help women, protect unborn

Public Masses Suspended at Chicago’s Shrine of Christ the King

Nashville Dominican Sisters support Hillbilly Thomists on country music’s most famous stage

Britney Spears’ Wedding: Who Can Get Married in a Catholic Church?

Knights of Columbus open 2022 convention in Nashville

Arlington bishop curtails Traditional Latin Masses

DC parish rues Latin Mass ban, warns of financial and membership losses

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh tells team members he would help raise their baby in event of unplanned pregnancy 

Churches in St. Louis Archdiocese affected by record rainfall, flash floods

Two Priests Debate in WSJ on Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians

Kentucky Judge Dismisses Life at Conception as a ‘Christian and Catholic Belief’

Savannah diocese to end Traditional Latin Masses in May 2023

Georgia’s ‘heartbeat law’ takes effect after appeals court lifts injunction

Fr James Jackson arrested in Kansas

Supporting women in choosing life is priority for diocesan pro-life leaders

Pope Francis considers it an ‘incoherence’ that President Biden, a Catholic, supports abortion rights

Spokane Bishop urges Catholic educators to see importance of the Eucharist

Archbishop Naumann says he is ‘sad’ over Pope’s handling of Biden, Pelosi on abortion

San Antonio archbishop: Migrants are often abandoned, stripped of identity

New Poll: Biden’s Popularity Drops Among Catholics

USCCB issues annual audit on compliance with charter by dioceses, eparchies

Biden offers condolences after killing of former Japanese prime minister

Pope Francis condemns abortion in new comments about Roe v. Wade decision, responds to question on Communion

Our Sunday Visitor announces launch of new Catholic news service in 2023

Suspected arson causes $1M in damage to Catholic school in Ohio

Do findings of two new polls show the path where America is headed?

Fr Mike Schmitz’s next podcast, ‘Catechism in a Year,’ starts Jan. 1

Historic Catholic church in West Virginia destroyed in suspected arson

Advocates look to other avenues after court limits EPA on carbon emissions

Nancy Pelosi reportedly receives Communion at papal Mass

March for Life will continue until ‘abortion is unthinkable,’ says official

Violent vandalism attack on Catholic church in Washington state

These U.S. companies will pay staff abortion travel expenses

Catholic composer says national honor for her hymn is ‘a tremendous gift’

Supreme Court overturns Roe in anticipated Dobbs decision

Department of Homeland Security warns of ‘Night of Rage’ after Roe: Catholic Churches across the U.S. have been warned of a credible threat of “extreme violence” in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision

6 things to know about Roe v. Wade, Dobbs v. Jackson and the Supreme Court

Can Laity Preach at Mass? Chicago Parish Offers Pulpit to Same-Sex Couple

New York State Catholic Conference ‘troubled’ by court’s gun law ruling

Did a saint work in Catholic campus ministry? Bismarck diocese opens inquiry for Michelle Duppong

As charter turns 20, trust in bishops is slow to return, cardinal says

Pro-Life Leaders Send Letter to Attorney General Garland Demanding Response to Pro-Abortion Terrorism

Pope Francis: There are many ‘restorers’ in the US who do not accept Vatican II

Bishop revokes Catholic status of Jesuit school flying LGBT, Black Lives Matter flags

Bringing Nazareth to New England; Providence College presents honorary doctorate to sister inspired by Church’s newest saint

Ignatius Press at 40 Years: An Interview with Fr. Joseph Fessio

Catholic lawmakers who OK’d Colo. abortion bill asked to not take Communion

DHS Warns That ‘Faith-Based Institutions’ Could be Targeted Amid ‘Heightened Threat Environment’

Gas leak possible cause of fire at Catholic church in Texas

Brooklyn bishop blesses church after altar desecration, tabernacle theft

Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh

What to know about Bishop Robert McElroy, who will soon be a cardinal

Amid pain in Uvalde, there’s still ‘goodness in people,’ says archbishop

Tabernacle stolen from Brooklyn parish church

At Tulsa, Okla., Catholic hospital complex, gunman kills four, then himself

Uvalde shooting victim’s last video: When we die we will be with Christ

Bishops push gun control; some call mass shootings ‘pressing life issue’

Nancy Pelosi doubles down on abortion support in response to Communion ban 

Supreme Court sides with Arizona in death penalty cases

DC archdiocese mistakenly gives candid response on Pelosi Communion denial

Bishop Flores: ‘Sacralized’ guns and ‘hope’ after darkness

U.S. bishops respond to Pelosi being barred from the Eucharist

Catholic New York archdiocesan newspaper to publish last issue Nov. 17

‘Br. Martin,’ self-described monk with large Twitter following, says he won’t heed bishop’s warning

Buffalo bishop lays flowers, personal prayer at mass shooting memorial

Arrest made in Texas church theft, though tabernacle remains missing

U.S. baby formula shortage hits food pantries run by church, other agencies

Meet the ‘Eucharistic Preachers’

Bishops to Congress: Protect women and children, ‘stop pushing abortion’

Update on unrest: Tabernacle stolen, Catholic church defaced, pregnancy clinic vandalized

Resigning employees call for change amid Word on Fire controversy

US Senate Again Refuses to Pass Federal Abortion Law: Bishops Relieved; Biden Adamant

Word on Fire and the limits of canon law

Catholic News Service to cease domestic operations at year’s end

Ordination survey finds dropping percentages of new white U.S. priests

Relics of Blessed Carlo Acutis find home in Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey

Defending Roe, Biden claims religions don’t say when life begins, despite Catholic teaching

Academics consider fallout, motivations from leak on Roe decision

New graphic novels star Catholic exorcists battling demons for souls

Elon Musk Twitter takeover: How should Catholics think about free speech?

Vermont parish celebrates birth of Servant of God Joseph Dutton

Catholic education expert decries drag show at Saint Joseph’s University

From refugee to world leader, Madeleine Albright remembered in Washington

Pro-Lifers Raise Alarm Over Practices of DC Late-Term Abortionist Cesare Santangelo

Vatican approves norms to reshape U.S. priestly formation

Accountability for alleged war crimes in Ukraine likely a long way off

‘Pray big’: Michigan woman says her healing was a miracle

Vicki Thorn dies; founded post-abortion healing ministry Project Rachel

Catholic priest reveals role in DC aborted babies case: ‘I buried them myself’

Texas bishops call execution of death-row inmate an ‘act of vengeance’

Finding faith at Harvard: These 5 Easter conversion stories will make your day

For Catholic University student, Ukraine war takes a personal toll

The real story of Father Stuart Long, portrayed in “Father Stu” movie by Mark Wahlberg

Washing inmates’ feet is reminder they’re ‘not forgotten,’ archbishop says

US bishops receive Blessed Carlo Acutis relic

Shroud of Turin is ‘powerful image of God’s love,’ says exhibit curator

Fr Earl Fernandes, son of immigrants from India, named next bishop of Columbus, Ohio

Catholic hospital’s therapy dogs program provides many happy tales

New eucharistic movie hits U.S. theaters for one day only

Supply chain issues, rising prices pose hurdles for Lenten fish fries

Bishop asks Catholic middle school to take down gay pride, Black Lives Matter flags

Famed author, columnist George Weigel speaks at 150th Providence Diocese Anniversary event

‘Ask Your Husband,’ or his brother? Controversial book pulled after plagiarism charge

Peter Kilpatrick named next president of Catholic University

Some Catholics stress need for dialogue with Black Lives Matter movement

Convicted Catholic congressman resigns, citing Mother Teresa quote

How a saint became part of the tax code, forever changing U.S. philanthropy

Connecticut priest named rector of North American College seminary in Rome

From coast to coast, US bishops join in the consecration of Russia and Ukraine

Leaders seek prayer, advocacy and relief for Ukraine and its people

‘When does life begin?’: Senators press Ketanji Brown Jackson on abortion

Black Catholics seek worship spaces free of racism

Hope in Christ, Pope Francis urges LA religious education conference

Ukraine moves to capture U.S. public sympathy as best weapon

The latest on Sister Dede: D.C. has given her a religious exemption from vaccination mandate

Friday fish fries are starting to come back this Lent

A relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis’ heart is coming to New York

Top USCCB committee says Russia’s ‘unprovoked war on Ukraine’ must end now

Arrests Made, Statues Restored at Vandalized Catholic Church in Florida

Catholic bishop in Puerto Rico says his removal by Pope Francis is ‘totally unjust’

Thirteen priests in Arkansas face uncertainty over their immigration status

Sister Dede Byrne Sues Washington Over COVID Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

Rhode Island priest fears for his family in Ukraine, future of church

Pro-life leaders applaud Texas Supreme Court ruling upholding Heartbeat Act

Lent 3.0: Third Lent in pandemic offers chance for spiritual reset, healing

Who are the 13 Catholic senators who voted for ‘shameful’ pro-abortion bill?

Catholic leaders plead for clemency for Texas woman

Biden balks at explaining abortion stance to EWTN correspondent

Donnelly will soon head to Rome as new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See

You saw the guitar blessing? There was more to that Mass that you missed

Some dioceses begin to lift mask mandates for Catholic schools

Pope Francis appoints Father Jacques Fabre as new bishop of Charleston

Supreme Court to hear arguments on ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration policy

7 things to know about Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

DeSantis spokeswoman charges Miami archbishop with lying about governor’s migration remarks

Florida House approves measure to ban most abortions after 15 weeks

Saddened by restrictions, NFL star speaks out in defense of Traditional Latin Mass

‘Cooks with Collars’ videos show what priests are cooking up in the kitchen

St. Michael Indian School Leads With Catholic Faith, Navajo Culture in Educational Excellence

Phoenix priest who botched baptisms for decades apologizes, seeks to make amends

Cincinnati priest ministers as chaplain to Super Bowl-bound Bengals

Mark Wahlberg: Upcoming film about Helena priest Father Stu aims to inspire

Catholic cemetery is final resting place for unclaimed cremated remains

Archdiocese of Chicago shifts course on school mask mandate

Mother Seton shrine announces video series, other initiatives for 2022

Las Vegas bishop asks pro-abortion Catholic politicians not to present themselves for Holy Communion

Survey finds path to U.S. citizenship for migrants has majority support

2,800 Catholics sign Traditional Latin Mass petition delivered to Arlington bishop

Biden urges a return to political civility in remarks at prayer breakfast

Funeral Mass for NYPD officer held at St Patrick’s Cathedral

Benedictines’ Ozark hermitage offers 300 acres for spiritual reflection

Missed the March for Life? Here it is, in a 45-second video

Official helps schools understand their Catholic identity makes them unique

NY auxiliary appointed by Pope Francis will be one of world’s youngest bishops

Justice Barrett urges Catholic school students to work hard and dream

NYC pro-abortion activists curse at churchgoers, beam ‘God loves abortion’ onto St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Donnelly is confirmed as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican

State drops charges against Father James Jackson, but he’s still being prosecuted. Here’s why.

Cardinal Gregory criticizes activist group’s ‘antics’ at basilica on eve of March for Life

‘Devastated’ Traditional Latin Mass Devotees Petition Arlington Bishop to Ease Restrictions

‘A Wonderful Life’: Meet the woman with Down syndrome speaking at March for Life

O’Malley: If Roe falls, ‘arduous task of creating pro-life culture’ remains

Copyright and the Catechism of the Catholic Church make for some legal surprises 

Donnelly is confirmed as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican

US bishop says ‘Catholic unity’ means supporting laity who attend the Latin Mass

Cardinal Cupich booed and heckled by some at Chicago March for Life rally

Court blocks vaccine mandate for businesses, allows it for health workers

Synod snafu: The USCCB tweet Catholic Twitter can’t stop talking about

Lawsuit Alleges Notre Dame, Georgetown Among Universities Rigging Financial Aid

K-State football player plans to enter seminary

Poitier’s roles put civil rights issues on the big screen

Mask mandates return in several dioceses as omicron variant surges

His fellow Democrats want him to resign because he’s pro-life, but Aaron Oliver won’t budge

A year after attack on U.S. Capitol and its officers, brokenness lingers

Bible in a Year: Have you heard about Father Mike Schmitz’s next project?

Annual March for Life still on this year in Washington

Maine’s Catholic churches will continue attendance at Mass, while ecumenical group urges online services

Uproar Over Chicago Mass: Did Theatrical Christmas Eve Liturgy Go Too Far?

Despite vaccines, beating COVID-19 has shown to be tougher than expected

Cardinal Cupich issues new restrictions on Traditional Latin Masses

‘Ruff’ work: Dogs provide needed support in Baltimore Archdiocese

A look at Catholic newsmakers of 2021

Abortion, religious liberty, vaccine mandate cases top busy 2021 for court

Bishops’ migration chairman says inaction on immigration ‘cannot stand’

Pope Francis names new bishop for Catholic Diocese of Gaylord

Providence Bishop Encourages Mask Wearing, But Not Condition for Attending Mass

El Paso bishop says pre-Christmas border visit draws him closer to faith

FSSP priest pleads not guilty to federal child pornography charges

Bishop ‘profoundly moved’ after trek all over tornado-shattered diocese

College Football Career Leaves Receiver Brown and Blue

Despite Kentucky tornadoes, Virgin Mary statue still stands—and Catholics offer help

Lori: FDA decision on medical abortion puts women’s lives, health at risk

Marquette Bishop: Document on Same-Sex Attraction, Gender Dysmorphia About Accompaniment, Not Exclusion

Pro-life Catholics gather 7,700 roses for Pelosi on Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast 

COVID-19 booster shots to be required at some Catholic colleges next year

Court keeps Texas abortion law in place, allows challenge to continue

Man attacks DC basilica’s Our Lady of Fatima statue by cutting off hands, hammering face

Supreme Court considers religious liberty in Maine education case

Mass marks end of diocesan phase of inquiry for Day’s sainthood cause

Archbishop Aquila urges Catholics to ‘re-acquire a biblical worldview’ this Advent

Welcome Home: ‘Best Christmas Ever’ Transforms a Family, a Parish and a Community

7 things to know about the Dobbs abortion case now before the Supreme Court

Catholic Physician Blasts Sotomayor for ‘Dead Brain People’ Comment About Fetal Pain

In Advent, we get ready ‘for whatever God wishes’ for us, says cardinal

Biden Stimulus Bill May Drive Catholic Schools Out of Early Childhood Services, School Officials Say

Catholic priests survey finds lower morale, ‘conservative shift’ among U.S. clergy

Michigan community picks up pieces after ‘everyone’s worst nightmare’

Congress urged to pass Conscience Protection Act for health care workers

HHS rescinds rule protecting faith-based foster care, adoption agencies

US Bishops Snub Cardinal Mahony’s Puzzling Intervention

USCCB demonstrators: The scene outside the bishops’ meeting in Baltimore

Archbishop: Arbery verdict does not bring him back, but advances justice

Former priest files new sexual abuse lawsuit against Theodore McCarrick

Wisconsin parishes pray for victims after SUV plows through parade crowd

Exorcist says Satan’s time is running short

U.S. Bishops vote to accept Eucharist document

Bishops approve plans for three-year National Eucharistic Revival

Everything you need to know about the National Eucharistic Congress

Forget RCIA, Meet OCIA: US Bishops Approve Big Name Change

Cardinal Mahony attacks fellow bishops in interview published by the Vatican News service ahead of USCCB vote

U.S. bishops affix feast day for St. Teresa of Kolkata

Archbishop Gomez to US Bishops: ‘The Church Exists to Evangelize’

Nuncio to U.S. bishops: Catholic Church must be ‘unapologetically pro-life’

Catholic teenager suspended for saying there are only two genders sues school district

Catholic advocates express optimism on future of immigration reform

The Covid Mass Effect: Survey on Religious Attitudes and Practices

Meet the Navy veteran who became a Sister of Life: ‘My heart was made for something more’

Catholics who don’t receive Communion shouldn’t be shamed, scholars say

Report on abuse in Church in US: Recent cases rare, but historical numbers show painful legacy

Eucharistic revival could ‘move needle’ on understanding of Real Presence

Catholic school in Brooklyn diocese dismisses teacher who contracted same-sex marriage

Perpetual adoration is the ‘fuel that runs this parish’

Knights of Columbus Volunteers Send Rugged Prayer Books to Military Personnel

Reflections on the Church and America’s New Religions

Court rejects Catholic hospital’s appeal of transgender patient’s lawsuit

FSSP pastor arrested on child pornography charges in Providence

Man threatening priest, parishioners in Providence arrested

A Jesuit, papal connection from the past in pope’s gift from Washington

President Joe Biden receives Communion at Mass in Rome

Bishops to continue discussion of Catholics and Eucharist in fall meeting

Survey Finds U.S. Catholic Priests Are Becoming More Orthodox

Cardinal Cupich faces clash of ideas and reality over Traditionis custodes

Cardinal Cupich Publicly Demands Greater Use Of Latin & Gregorian Chant At Chicago Masses

Pope Francis meets US President Joe Biden at the Vatican

Joe Biden Says Pope Francis Told Him to ‘Keep Receiving Communion’

Vatican declines to comment on whether pope told Biden to keep receiving Communion in ‘private conversation’

March for Life: Unborn must be part of current U.S. debate over inequality

Orthodox leader discusses religious freedom, climate change with Biden

Ky. congregation confronts its slaveholding past, works for racial justice

Archbishop Aquila: Christ’s challenging truthfulness needed regarding reception of Communion

In Houston, #RallyNuns may be Astros’ secret weapon as World Series opens

Whitmer ought to back school choice bill, not veto it, Michigan Catholic Conference says

7-13 November: National Vocation Awareness Week (USCCB)

Santa Fe Archdiocese: Woman’s Attempted Ordination Invalid

Colin Powell is recalled for priority he put on education, hard work, goals

Cardinal Dolan outlines 7 ‘non-negotiables’ for the Synod on Synodality

Texas urges Supreme Court to let state’s abortion law stand

Pope Francis names USCCB evangelization chair as new bishop of Crookston diocese

Former Congressman Dan Lipinski: Pro-Life Groups Must ‘Wake Up and Do More’ to Support of Pro-Life Democrats

With numbers growing in U.S., more Hispanics involved in church, community

Bishops of Lake Charles, Raleigh Issue Statements on Latin Mass

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