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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, […]

‘I just wanted to be a priest’: Archbishop Jose Gomez elected president of USCCB

By JD Flynn/Catholic News Agency When he became a priest four decades ago, Archbishop Jose Gomez did not expect that he would one day lead the largest archdiocese in the […]

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 […]