Catholic News

Intentionally set fire won’t stop the mission of Women’s Care Center in Peoria

“Our doors are open. We just don’t have any doors.” That’s how Connie McClure, director of client care at the Women’s Care Center in Peoria, assured a shocked pro-life community that the pregnancy center’s mission continues despite an early morning fire on May 3 that gutted its... read more

Archbishop Naumann Commends Archbishop Cordileone’s Pastoral Letter: ‘The Protection of the Unborn Remains a Preeminent Priority’

Archbishop Naumann reiterated the archbishop of San Francisco's sentiments adding, ‘Catholics in public life who advocate for abortion create scandal by encouraging others to do evil.’ National Catholic Register, May 4, 2021 KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Archbishop Joseph Naumann, the chairman... read more

Pope to institute formal ‘ministry of catechist’

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, May 5, 2021 ROME — While millions of laypeople around the world are recognized as catechists in their parish or diocese, Pope Francis is preparing to formally institute the “ministry of catechist.” The Vatican press office said May 5 that Pope... read more

Australian Catholics Petition Vatican to Remove Their Bishop Over His Stance on Homosexuality

Bishop Vincent Long Văn Nguyễn’s outspoken support for ‘LGBT’ inclusivity has roiled many local Catholics, who say their bishop’s actions contradict Church teachings. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, May 3, 2021 VATICAN CITY — Catholics from the Diocese of... read more

Kentucky priest accused of sex abuse reinstated by Vatican

By The Associated Press (NCR) April 29, 2021 OWENSBORO, KY. — A western Kentucky priest accused of sexually abusing two minors has been reinstated by the Vatican but remains banned from entering schools for five years. The Diocese of Owensboro announced April 26 that Joseph Edward Bradley... read more

Hired thugs beat up Xiaotangshan inhabitants protesting against forced demolitions

Gangs hired by local authorities. Demolitions began in November. Some victims suffered serious injuries; others continued the protest. Similar cases of aggression also occurred over the demolition of sacred places. Beijing (AsiaNews) - A group of thugs hired by local authorities beat up... read more

Pelosi’s archbishop calls for denying Eucharist to public figures who support abortion

by Christopher White, National Catholic Reporter, May 1, 2021 Amid the growing calls among conservative Catholics to deny President Joe Biden Communion, San Francisco's Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has released a new letter calling for public figures who support abortion to be barred from... read more

Catholic Dioceses Appeal to Supreme Court for Protection Against New York’s Abortion Coverage Mandate

The petition to the Supreme Court argues that the state is making religious organizations choose between violating their core beliefs, being financially crushed, or closing down services. By Joe Bukuras, National Catholic Register, April 27, 2021 ALBANY, N.Y. — The dioceses of Albany and... read more

Cardinal Pell: ‘The duty of the German bishops is to uphold the teachings of Scripture’

By  Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency, April 28, 2021 Cardinal George Pell has said in an interview that the situation of the Church in Germany appears “ominous,” underlining that the German bishops must fulfill their duty to uphold the teachings of Scripture. “I think that there... read more

Vatican Health Conference: A Platform to Combat COVID-19 ‘Vaccine Hesitancy?’

The May 6-8 event features the CEOs of Moderna and Pfizer, as well as Dr. Anthony Fauci and an array of other prominent vaccination advocates. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, April 23, 2021 VATICAN CITY — An upcoming Vatican health conference, titled “Unite to Prevent... read more

Lawsuits make new sex abuse claims against Legion of Christ

By Dave Collins, Crux, April 27, 2021 HARTFORD, Connecticut — The Legion of Christ, a Catholic order disgraced by sexual abuse committed by its founder and other clergy, is facing new allegations of molestation of children in lawsuits filed this month in Connecticut, where it is... read more