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Eritrean bishops say seizure of Catholic schools is ‘hatred against the faith’

Seven religious schools in Eritrea, four of them sponsored by the Catholic Church, have been seized by the country’s government this month. Catholic bishops in the country say the move […]

Suit challenges religious liberty of Catholic hospitals over assisted suicide

A Colorado man with cancer along with his doctor have filed a suit last month against a health system run by the Catholic Church. The suit alleges that hospital policy […]

How these college freshmen found the faith through friendship

By Perry West/Catholic News Agency The phenomenon is well-documented. When young Catholics go away to college, a troublingly high percentage of them stop practicing their faith. And many who stop […]

Title X: Protect Life Rule comes in as Planned Parenthood walks out

Planned Parenthood will no longer receive Title X funds and has withdrawn from the program entirely. The decision took effect Aug. 19, as the deadline passed for compliance with new […]

What is the Assumption, anyway?

By Adelaide Mena/Catholic News Agency On Aug. 15, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into […]

Archbishop Chaput recalls Columbine in response to recent mass shootings

By Christine Rousselle/Catholic News Agency Gun control laws alone will not stop mass shootings effectively, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, said in a column written in response to the recent […]

HHS brings Protect Life Rule into effect, stripping Planned Parenthood of $60M in federal funds

Washington D.C., Jul 15, 2019 / 05:56 pm (CNA).- The Trump administration announced Monday evening that parts of the Protect Life Rule, which prohibits recipients of Title X family planning […]

At conference in Baltimore, USCCB passes three measures in response to abuse crisis

By Ed Condon/Catholic News Agency The U.S. bishops’ conference voted Thursday to approve proposals intended to respond to recent scandals involving sexual abuse, coercion, and cover-up on the part of […]

New Vatican norms against sex abuse build on policies mandated by the Archdiocese of Denver in 1991

by Kevin Jones/Catholic News Agency The Vatican’s global norms mandating sex abuse reporting took effect June 1, but two North American archdioceses say their recent decades’ work against clergy sex […]

California advances bill to violate sacramental seal

by Catholic News Agency Sacramento, Calif., May 24, 2019 / 09:38 am (CNA).- State senators in California have voted to approve a law that would require priests to violate the […]

Fire engulfs Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Photo by Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images Paris, France, Apr 15, 2019 / 11:33 am (CNA).- The Cathedrale Notre-Dame is on fire, according to the Paris fire department. Multiple eyewitnesses […]

Following summit, Church will focus on 8 points in ‘all-out battle’ against abuse

By Courtney Grogan/Catholic News Agency At the closing of the Vatican summit on sexual abuse, Pope Francis outlined eight points that the Church will focus on in an “all-out battle” […]