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Today, July 14, We Celebrate St. Kateri Tekakwitha

On July 14, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized. Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within her tribe.

Today, July 14, We Celebrate St. Camillus de Lellis

On July 14 the U.S. Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Camillus de Lellis, who turned from his life as a soldier and gambler to become the founder of an order dedicated to caring for the sick. In some other countries, he is celebrated on the anniversary of his death, July 14.

Bishop Dieudonné Madrapile Tanzi (right) of the Catholic Diocese of Isangi and Bishop Julien Andavo Mbia (right)

Immediate Former Bishop of DR Congo’s Isiro-Niangara Dies Hours after Pope Francis Appoints Apostolic Administrator

Bishop Julien Andavo Mbia, the immediate former Local Ordinary of Isiro-Niangara Catholic Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has passed on.

“Deeply Saddened”: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria on Death of Several Students after School Building Collapses in Jos

Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Jos has expressed his sorrow following the reported death of several students when their school building collapsed.  

Archbishop Raphael p’Mony Wokorach of the Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu in Uganda. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu

“We’re in one boat moving in the same direction”: Catholic Archbishop in Uganda Emphasizes Collaboration at Installation

Archbishop Raphael p’Mony Wokorach of the Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu in Uganda has underscored the need to foster collaboration and togetherness between members of the Clergy, women and men Religious, and the Laity for the growth of the Metropolitan See.

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“We thank you for your prayers”: Nigerian Catholic Diocese on Release of Kidnapped Priest, Catechist

Fr. Christian Ike and Catechist Mazi Ogbonnaya Aneke who were reported abducted on June 16 while returning from Holy Mass at an outstation in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia (CADEK) have been released. 

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he is rushed offstage during a rally on July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pennsylvania. / Credit: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Former U.S. President Assassination Attempt: Catholic leaders Say "Our country needs God"

Catholic ecclesial and political leaders across the U.S. offered their prayers for Donald Trump after an apparent attempted assassination of the former president.

Bishop Estêvão Binga

Families Have “fundamental role” in Influencing Behavior Change in New Generation Youths: Catholic Bishop in Angola

Families are instrumental in effecting change of behaviour among new general youths, Bishop Estêvão Binga has said.

Today, July 13, We Celebrate St. Henry II

On July 13, the Catholic Church celebrates the memory of St. Henry II, a German king who led and defended Europe's Holy Roman Empire at the beginning of the first millennium.

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria Challenge Government to Push for Changes in Samoa Agreement

The Samoa Agreement that the Nigerian government signed on June 28 will undermine the moral, cultural, and religious beliefs of Nigerian citizens, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have warned, and called on the government to push for its amendment. 

Like Jesus, Employ “diverse ways of preaching, teaching”: Catholic Bishop to Newly Ordained Nairobi Archdiocese Clergy

Jesus’ decision to employ various ways to preach the Kingdom of God should inspire members of the Clergy if they have to be effective in touching the lives of especially young people, Bishop Simon Peter Kamomoe, one of the three Auxiliary Bishops of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) in Kenya has said.

Cardinal in South Sudan Proposes “digital reconciliation” among Young People to End Violent Conflicts in Africa

Stephen Ameyu Martin Cardinal Mulla of South Sudan has challenged young people in Africa to use all the digital tools at their disposal to champion for good governance and peace, especially in countries that are experiencing violent conflicts on the continent.

Pope Francis travels between the conference center and Unità d’Italia Square in Trieste, Italy, with a golf cart during his pastoral visit to the northern Italian city on July 7, 2024. In Trieste, the pope addressed around 1,200 participants in a Catholic conference on democracy for the annual Social Week of Catholics. / Credit: Vatican Media

Gun Found in Abandoned Suitcase before Papal Visit to Trieste, Italy

According to Italian press, less than 24 hours after the pope’s arrival, the police discovered a Czech-made semiautomatic pistol inside a suitcase.

Archbishop Zolile Mpambani of South Africa’s Catholic Archdiocese of Bloemfontein

Chaplaincy, Spiritual Direction, Council Membership among Ways to Sustain Lay Associations: South African Archbishop

Church leaders need to take deliberate steps to sustain associations of the Laity and other ecclesial movements, Archbishop Zolile Mpambani of South Africa’s Catholic Archdiocese of Bloemfontein has said.

Fr. Joseph Tile Nomhwange

Nigeria’s Christians “still targeted on a daily basis”: Catholic Priest on Persecution

The Director of Mission and Dialogue at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) has expressed concern about persistent Christian persecution in the West African nation, where he says followers of Jesus Christ are targeted.

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of the Catholic Diocese of Cabinda in Angola

Catechism of the Catholic Church Translated into Ibinda Language Ready for Use in Angola’s Cabinda Diocese

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cabinda in Angola has presented to the people of God in his Episcopal See the version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) that was translated into Ibinda, a Bantu language widely spoken in Angola’s Cabinda Province.

Rose petals fall in St. Mary Major Basilica Aug. 5, 2017 to commemorate the "miracle of the snow." / Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis to Attend "Miracle of the Snow" Commemoration in Rome

Each year white rose petals fall from the ceiling of the papal Marian basilica in commemoration of a miraculous snowfall in Rome on Aug. 5 in 358 A.D.

"Without God, nothing in life has meaning," says Spanish national soccer team coach Luis de la Fuente Castillo. / Credit: Junta de Andalucía (CC BY-SA 2.0)

"Is not superstition, it’s faith": Spanish Coach on Making Sign of the Cross before Game

“I have faith,” said Luis de la Fuente Castillo, coach of the team that will play in the Euro Cup final on Sunday after having defeated France earlier this week.