Catholic News

Prayers answered: Diocese of Providence sees decades-high number of new seminarians

By Perry West, Catholic News Agency, Aug 6, 2020 The Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, is welcoming eight new seminarians this year - the highest number of incoming seminarians in nearly four decades. “Some great news to share: The Providence Diocese is welcoming 8 new seminarians this... read more

Doctors warn birth control pill may increase risk of blood clots from COVID-19

The authors suggest there may be a chance that risk of blood clots and strokes for pregnant women and those using the pill or hormone replacement therapy is heightened by the virus. By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite News, Aug 5, 2020 - 4:05 pm EST PORTLAND, Maine, August 5, 2020... read more

US bishop: AOC calling St. Damien white supremacist ‘crazy, outrageous, insulting’

Bishop Robert Barron took Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to task, calling her accusation 'a colossally misguided attack on this enormously important figure.' By Doug Mainwaring, LifeNews, August 3, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — After U.S. House member Alexandria... read more

Crucifix in Managua cathedral torched in ‘hatred of the Church’

The Catholic community in Nicaragua is left deeply wounded after a man destroys a crucifix in Managua’s cathedral with a petrol bomb. By Vatican News August 1, 2020 Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes, Archbishop of Managua, has described an attack on the city’s Catholic cathedral as “an... read more

Abuse victims say Archdiocese of New Orleans must reveal ‘secret’

WDSU Digital, July 31, 2020 Local victims of Catholic clergy abuse want to see investigation records the Archdiocese of New Orleans has shared with the Vatican. Members of the Survivors Network of those Abuse by Priests (SNAP) held a news conference Friday at Notre Dame Seminary, where area... read more

10,000 child deaths per month due to coronavirus-linked mass hunger, food shortages

‘The repercussions of the pandemic are causing more harm to children than the disease itself,’ said the head of UNICEF. By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite News, July 30, 2020 Over 10,000 children are now dying each month due to the economic disruption that COVID-19 restrictions have imposed... read more

Physician assisted suicides double in Canada

By Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Aency, July 30, 2020 (CNA).- The number of Canadians killed by physician-assisted suicide nearly doubled between 2017 and 2019, according to a report released by the Canadian government. More than a third of those who opted for “medical assistance in... read more

From cathedral’s pews to Planned Parenthood, Philadelphia’s faithful rally for life

By Gina Christian, CatholicPhilly.com, July 28, 2020 Archbishop Nelson Perez led a gathering of some 400 area faithful who rallied this past weekend for an end to legalized abortion in the U.S. Sponsored by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia, the July 25 program began with a morning... read more

West Virginia Diocese Still Awaiting Guidance From Vatican on Bransfield’s Amends

By Mike Jones, The Intelligencer, July 29, 2020 More than eight months after the amends for disgraced bishop Michael Bransfield, pictured in this file photo, were announced, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston officials still have heard nothing from The Vatican about how to proceed. WHEELING —... read more

China Suspected of Hacking the Vatican Ahead of Negotiations

Researchers said that the network intrusions took place ahead of talks to renew a “provisional agreement” between the Holy See and China, which was sealed in 2018 and expires in September. Catholic News Agency, July 29,2020 VATICAN CITY — State-sponsored hackers have reportedly... read more

Joe Biden Says He Will Force Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews, July 27, 2020 Joe Biden announced his “women’s agenda” today and the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee indicated he will force Americans to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which kills future women and men in abortions. “As President,... read more