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Pope Francis has approved the election of Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re as dean of the College of Cardinals and of Argentine Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as the subdean. more
An icon of the encounter with Jesus on the road to Emmaus was chosen as the official logo for the worldwide celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God. more
The Trump administration announced Jan. 24 it is taking steps to enforce the Weldon Amendment, a federal law that prohibits discrimination by states against health insurance plans that do not cover abortion. more
President Donald Trump credited attendees at the 47th annual March for Life for their commitment to protect the life of unborn and born children. “Together we are the voice for the … more
After Pope Francis and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met privately for nearly an hour at the Vatican, Pence told the pope that his Roman Catholic mother will be pleased with the visit. more
Pro-life supporters are “deeply honored to welcome” President Donald Trump to the 47th annual March for Life Jan. 24 rally in person, said Jeanne Mancini, March for Life president, in a … more
 In marking the “sorrowful anniversary” Jan. 22 of the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said the Catholic Church’s pastoral response to all mothers in need “will soon intensify.” more
President Donald Trump said Jan. 16 his administration is issuing nine proposed rules to ensure the nation’s faith-based service providers and organizations are not discriminated against by federal agencies’ regulations or in their grant-making processes because of religion. more
Catholics across the country are invited to take part in the 9 Days for Life novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. more
Works of young Bolivian artists-in-training are on display in the Gallery at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in lower Manhattan through Friday, Jan. 31, in an exhibit titled “Arte Fogata: Art Workshop Bolivia—Children Empowered In Creativity.” more
The March for Life, the annual march in Washington, D.C. to protest legalized abortion in the United States, is tying itself in 2020 to the women’s suffrage movement for the 100th anniversary … more
President Donald Trump announced his administration’s new guidance on prayer in public schools during a Jan. 16 event in the Oval Office on National Religious Freedom Day. more
A culture of religious freedom “consists of respect for the dignity of others as they seek to live in accordance with the truth about God,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty. more
Theodore McCarrick, the former cardinal who was laicized by the Vatican in 2019 after numerous claims of abuse by him were substantiated, moved Jan. 3 from the Capuchin Franciscan friary in Kansas … more
The natural disasters that have struck Puerto Rico in recent years keep piling on, traumatizing the island’s already poor and vulnerable population and leaving massive devastation in their … more
The Archdiocese of New York is reaching out to the Church and people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of a series of earthquakes, including the latest that struck the island over the … more
The newly established “Sunday of the Word of God” is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and His Word, Pope Francis said. more
Saying that “there is no end in sight to the horror which confronts us,” Archbishop Mark Coleridge, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, said the bishops have implemented a national response to months of wildfires. more
God sent His only begotten Son into the world, where He continues to dwell in the hearts of men and women, “urging them to believe, to hope despite everything, and to love by working for the good of all,” Pope Francis said. more
Cardinal Dolan decried the weekend attack in which five people were stabbed during a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi’s home in Monsey in Rockland County. His statement, issued Dec. 29, … more
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