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Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton’s beatification cause has taken another important step forward and toward the desk of Pope Francis. The theological commission for the Church’s … more
Catholic Church leaders welcomed the outcome of key European Union elections as endorsing their continent’s unity, but also called for stronger dialogue in European politics. “People … more
Pope Francis said he hopes his visit to Romania will strengthen the bonds of faith that unite Orthodox and Catholics in the country. The ties between the two Churches date back to the apostles … more
Pope Francis prayed for those affected by a deadly attack inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, calling it an act of inhumane violence. “We are all hurt by this inhumane act of violence,” … more
Suspected Muslim extremists attacked another Catholic church in Burkina Faso, killing four people and raising the death toll among Christians to 20 in wave of violence in the West Africa … more
On May 30, New Hampshire lawmakers garnered enough votes to abolish the death penalty in the state, overriding a veto from Gov. Chris Sununu and becoming the 21st state to ban capital … more
Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Catholic, signed into law a measure that makes nearly all abortions illegal in the state once the fetal heartbeat is detected, which could be as … more
At a Marian shrine in the heart of Transylvania, Pope Francis called on Romania’s Catholics to leave resentments behind and to embark on a journey of unity. Celebrating Mass June 1 at the … more
CLICK HERE to read the full annual report on compliance with the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The 16th annual … more
Despite recent studies that indicate a rise in secularism, bishops must continue to give witness to God’s love by laying down their lives for their flocks, said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of … more
Pope Francis ended his second day in Romania with a festive meeting with young people and families that encapsulated his message of fostering dialogue between younger and older generations. After … more
Pope Francis spent a significant amount of his Jan. 16 meeting with U.S. bishops from the Midwest bolstering parish life and outreach, along with other issues that are crucial to upholding and … more
If it wasn’t perfectly clear before, it had better be now. The sexual abuse of any minor or other vulnerable person is a crime against God and humanity, and any attempt to cover it up is as … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. The memory and witness of Romania’s martyred bishops are a reminder that Christians are called to stand firm against ideologies that seek to … more
Pope Francis said that he continues to visit retired Pope Benedict XVI, 92, who is like a grandfather who continues to encourage him and give him strength. “I take his hand and let him … more
A Filipino teenager who died could be on his way to sainthood after the Vatican declared him a Servant of God, the first step in the process toward sainthood. The Congregation for Saints’ … more
Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert “the death penalty … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from CNS. CLICK HERE to see another related video from CNS. A symbol of the historical commitment priests have to the seal of confession greets people as they … more
Father Geoffrey Brooke was in a college Bible study at St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbia when a fellow student confided, “I think I’m being called to be a … more
Refugee advocates — including representatives of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) — are opposed to the decision announced by the Trump administration Sept. 26 … more
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