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Lebanon needs U.S. Catholic help now, bishops say

The Maronite eparchs of the United States are pleading for prayers and aid for the people of Lebanon in the wake of the large explosion in Beirut on Tuesday, August […]

Lebanese priest: ‘We need your prayers’ after Beirut explosions

A Lebanese Catholic priest has asked believers around the world to pray for the people of his country, after two explosions in Beirut injured hundreds of people and are reported […]

How three dioceses are bringing NFP to Hispanic Catholics

By Mary Farrow/Catholic News Agency Susana Diaz gets a kick out of watching couples’ faces during their first marriage preparation class. Diaz, who is the manager of marriage ministries for […]

Catholic school teachers are ‘ministers’, SCOTUS rules

The Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a long-awaited religious liberty decision on the right of religious schools to hire and fire teachers. The court found in favor of two Catholic […]

Little Sisters have big win in Supreme Court decision

The Little Sisters of the Poor had a victory at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, nine years into the religious order’s bouts of litigation over the Obama-era “contraception mandate” which […]

Pope Francis on feast of Saints Peter and Paul: ‘Only prayer unlocks chains’

By Courtney Mares/Catholic News Agency On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday, Pope Francis urged Christians to pray for one another and for unity, saying “only prayer […]

Can Catholics support ‘Black Lives Matter’?

Catholic leaders say the Church has an important role in working for racial justice, but that protesting for justice does not imply endorsement of the positions taken by Black Lives […]

For justice and healing: Catholics explain why they marched against racism

By Matt Hadro/Catholic News Agency As thousands of protesters prepared to march against racism in Washington, D.C. last Saturday, Louis Brown helped organize a rosary procession on Capitol Hill. Lay […]

Knights of Columbus founder Fr. Michael McGivney to be beatified

Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr. Michael J. McGivney Wednesday, paving the way for the beatification of the founder of the Knights of Columbus. During […]

On Earth Day, Pope Francis urges solidarity with most vulnerable

By Hannah Brockhaus/Catholic News Agency Commenting on the celebration of Earth Day during his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis urged people to show solidarity with the weak and vulnerable and […]

Can’t go to confession during coronavirus? Consider an ‘act of perfect contrition’

By Jonah McKeown/Catholic News Agency Imagine that Michael, a practicing Catholic, committed a mortal sin yesterday. Normally, Michael would go to confession. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, he can’t. […]

Anxious about the global pandemic? Advice from a Catholic psychologist

While the coronavirus has Americans scrambling for canned goods, respirator masks, and especially toilet paper, one Catholic psychologist has encouraged people to take deep breaths and remain calm. The World […]