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What did Pope Francis say about civil unions?

By JD Flynn/Catholic News Agency “Francesco,” a newly released documentary on the life and ministry of Pope Francis, has made global headlines, because the film contains a scene in which […]

Pro-life Democrats make the case for a 22-week abortion ban in Colorado

By Kevin Jones/Catholic News Agency As Colorado voters consider a ballot measure to ban abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy, pro-life Democrats have been vocal in support, stressing its mainstream […]

‘A person of utmost integrity’: Catholic leaders pay tribute to Amy Coney Barrett

Catholic leaders and academics have voiced their support following President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Tributes to the […]

When John Paul II grieved with America on 9/11

By Mary Farrow/Catholic News Agency As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001, […]

St. Peter Claver, a powerful intercessor against racism

September 9 marked the Feast of St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest who ministered to African slaves in Colombia in the 17th century. The U.S. bishops have invited Catholics to […]

Archbishop Aquila praying for conversion after St. Jude statue beheaded

By JD Flynn/Catholic News Agency After the statue of a saint was beheaded outside a Denver parish, the city’s archbishop said he’s praying for the conversion of those who have […]

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 […]