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The Church of St. Mary of the Isle, located in Douglas on the Isle of Man in Britain. | Credit: St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Douglas, by Andrew Abbott, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Pope Makes Church First Co-cathedral in History of British Isles

Sep 26, 2023

St. Mary of the Isle on the Isle of Man has become the first co-cathedral in the British Isles to share the title with the Archdiocese of Liverpool’s Cathedral of Christ the King.

St. Teresa of Calcutta. | Credit: © 1986 Túrelio (via Wikimedia-Commons), 1986 / Lizenz: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-2.0 de

Spanish Priests Criticize Radio Personalities Who Say Mother Teresa Took Advantage of Poor

Sep 21, 2023

On Monday, a contributor to a Spanish radio station news program claimed that St. Teresa of Calcutta was part of a list of “bad people who did things well.”

Archbishop Domenico Battaglia holds up the reliquary with the liquefied blood of St. Januarius on the martyr bishop's feast day Sept. 19, 2023. The announcement that the blood had liquefied was made at the start of Mass in the Naples Cathedral by Abbot Vincenzo De Gregorio. | Screenshot / YouTube channel Chiesa di Napoli

Blood of St. Januarius “completely liquefied” on Tuesday, His Feast Day

Sep 19, 2023

The blood “is not an oracle to consult and even less a city horoscope whose function is to predict misfortune or fortune for the city,” one archbishop said.

Depiction of the Holy Spirit in St. Peter’s Basilica. Paolo Gallo / Shutterstock.

Everything You Need to Know about Pentecost

May 28, 2023

This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church.  

A pilgrim venerates the incorrupt body of Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, OSB, on May 20, 2023. Lancaster was recently exhumed in Gower, Missouri. | Credit: Kelsey Wicks/CNA / Kelsey Wicks/CNA

Body of Benedictine Sisters’ Foundress Thought to be Incorrupt

May 22, 2023

Hundreds of pilgrims have descended on a Benedictine monastery for religious sisters in rural Missouri in recent days after news began to spread on social media last week that the recently exhumed remains of the contemplative order’s African American foundress appear to be incorrupt, four years after her death and burial in a simple wooden coffin.

Duccio's Pentecost (1308). public domain

Pentecost Novena: Here's How to Pray the First Novena

May 19, 2023

The first novena ever prayed is the Pentecost Novena, or the Novena to the Holy Spirit. This year, it begins on Friday, May 19, and concludes on Saturday, May 27.

Wiktoria Ulma with six of her children. / The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews in World War II.

Beatification Date Announced for Married Couple with Seven children Martyred by Nazis

Feb 15, 2023

The entire Ulma family, including one unborn child, will be beatified in Markowa, Poland.

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, archbishop of Luxembourg (left) and Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

"We need time", Synod on Synodality Organizers Tell German-language Media

Feb 14, 2023

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg and Maltese Cardinal Mario Grech made their remarks in the wake of the recent European Continental Assembly in Prague.

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain. / Credit: Archdiocese of Valladolid

Spanish Catholic Bishop Proclaims Right to life Doesn’t Come from Ballot Box or Court

Feb 13, 2023

“There are human beings who do not have human rights. It’s the obvious conclusion,” said Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of a Feb. 9 court decision.

Synod delegates listen to presentations at the European Continental Assembly in Prague on Feb. 7, 2023. / CCEE

European Catholics Debate Final Outcome of Synod on Synodality Assembly in Prague

Feb 9, 2023

European Catholics debated Thursday morning the contents of a final document that will influence the discussions of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican in the fall.

Synod on Synodality logo / Courtesy USCCB

Synod on Synodality: Europe’s Continental Assembly in Prague discusses tensions in the Church

Feb 7, 2023

Two hundred delegates are meeting this week in the capital of the Czech Republic for the last stage of regional discussions in the Synod on Synodality. 

Queen Elizabeth greets Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2014. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Praises Queen Elizabeth’s "steadfast witness of faith in Jesus Christ"

Sep 8, 2022

Pope Francis in a telegram late Thursday offered his condolences and prayers upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the head of the Church of England.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the start of the Platinum Jubilee during a reception in the Ballroom of Sandringham House on Feb. 5, 2022, in King's Lynn, England. The Queen came to the throne on Feb. 6, 1952. She died Sept. 8, 2022, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Photo Joe Giddens / by WPA Pool/Getty Images

BREAKING NEWS: Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96

Sep 8, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, and the oldest and longest-serving head of state in the world, died at the age of 96 Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after a brief illness.

Liz Truss MP, Minister of State for Women and Equalities. Ian Davidson Photography/Shutterstock

As New British Prime Minister Takes Office, Catholic Bishops Offer Prayers and Help

Sep 6, 2022

In a congratulatory message to new British Prime Minister Liz Truss, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has pledged his prayers and the Church’s support for addressing various crises, including in the cost of living.

Pope John Paul II prays in Managua's cathedral before ending his visit to Nicaragua on Feb. 7, 1996. Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP via Getty Images

St. John Paul II’s "dark night" in Nicaragua

Aug 27, 2022

When then Pope John Paul II’s plane landed in Nicaragua on March 4, 1983, the authorities were waiting, including Daniel Ortega, who with his wife, Rosario Murillo, now lead the country’s current dictatorship.

Pope Francis holds an Ordinary Public Consistory in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace, May 3, 2021. Vatican Media.

Who Will Vote for a New Pope after Francis? A Look at the Cardinals by the Numbers

Aug 25, 2022

On Aug. 27, Pope Francis will create 20 new cardinals, bringing the total number in the college to 229. 

“Mother Teresa: No Greater Love” is airing in more than 960 theaters across the United States Oct. 3-4. Knights of Columbus

Film Presenting the Life Mother Teresa to Hit Theaters in October

Aug 23, 2022

A film presenting the life of St. Teresa of Calcutta, commonly referred to as Mother Teresa, will be premiering in theaters for two days in October. 

Bishop José Álvarez Lagos surrounded by police officers on Aug. 4, 2022. | Diocese Media TV Merced / Diocese of Matagalpa

Cardinal in Nacaragua Visits Bishop Under House Arrest, Says "his mind, spirit are strong"

Aug 20, 2022

The archbishop of Managua, Nicaragua, Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, met with the bishop of Matagalpa, Rolando Álvarez, hours after the bishop had been abducted by the Daniel Ortega dictatorship during the early hours of August 19.

Bishop Rolando José Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, was placed under house arrest by the police of Daniel Ortega's regime in early August 2022. Photo credit: Diocese of Matagalpa

Catholic Bishop in Nicaragua Put Under House Arrest, Priests, Seminarians Sent to Jail

Aug 19, 2022

The national police of Nicaragua's Ortega regime said that the bishop was seized to prevent "destabilizing and provocative activities.”

Cardinal Marc Ouellet. Daniel Ibañez / CNA

Vatican Will Not Take Prefect of Dicastery for Bishops to Trial for Sex Abuse Allegations

Aug 18, 2022

Ouellet, prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Bishops, was accused of sexual assault in a civil suit filed this week against the Archdiocese of Quebec.