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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 […]

Pope Francis’ Amazon exhortation calls for holiness, not married priests

Pope Francis published his response to the Vatican’s 2019 Amazon synod in an apostolic exhortation Wednesday. Despite widespread speculation following the synod, the pope does not call for married priests, […]

Kobe Bryant dead at 41: How scandal turned him to Catholic faith and Divine Mercy

LOS ANGELES, Calif.  — Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California. Bryant, the father of four, was 41. Bryant’s daughter Gianna, 13, was reportedly […]

President Trump at March for Life: ‘I am truly proud to stand with you’

By JD Flynn/Catholic News Agency President Donald Trump addressed the annual March for Life Friday, telling pro-life demonstrators that he is an advocate for the right to life of unborn […]

President Donald Trump to attend national March for Life on Friday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President Donald Trump will address the national March for Life in person on Friday, making him the first president in the event’s 47-year history to do […]

Supreme Court hears arguments on school choice law rooted in anti-Catholicism

By Matt Hadro The Supreme Court considered arguments on Wednesday on whether a state bar on public funding for religious groups is discriminatory, or protects them from state interference. At […]

Will 2020 bring pro-life momentum to state legislatures?

By Kevin Jones/Catholic News Agency Pro-life advocates are hopeful that 2020 will see the pro-life movement building on its victories from the past year, despite court challenges and efforts by […]

Bishop Conley taking medical leave of absence from Lincoln diocese, citing depression and anxiety

Bishop James Conley announced last week that he is taking a medical leave of absence from his ministry as Bishop of Lincoln, Neb. “I have been medically diagnosed with depression […]

Knights of Columbus give hundreds of new coats to Denver’s homeless before snowfall

By Mary Farrow/Catholic News Agency It was a pleasant November morning in downtown Denver when volunteers with the Knights of Columbus set up tents for distributing new puffy winter coats, […]