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‘The end of a monastery’s life’: Poor Clares’ contemplative monastery in...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- As Christmas approached and 2019 came to a close, the Monastery of St. Clare in Tennessee quietly closed. An 88-year-old priest, Father...

Pope Francis: Gratitude to God should lead to hospitality, connection to...

VATICAN CITY -- Every Christian should be grateful for the gift of his or her baptism, and that gratitude should draw them together to...

USCCB’s ‘9 Days for Life’ prayer, action campaign slated for Jan....

WASHINGTON -- Catholics across the country are invited to take part in the 9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of...

Archbishop Jose Gomez, USCCB president, urges nation to overcome racism that...

WASHINGTON — While the United States has “come a long way” in addressing racism and injustice, much more remains to be accomplished to achieve...

Pope Francis speaks to U.S. bishops about pro-life issues, transgender ideology

VATICAN CITY — Protecting human life is the “preeminent” social and political issue, Pope Francis said, and he asked the head of the U.S....

Archbishop Bernard Hebda: Church leaders need to be better listeners, remember...

ROME -- The Catholic Church needs leaders who are willing to listen, learn, be healed and to serve and proclaim boldly what God has...

Alex Trebek and wife, Jean, receive Fordham University Founders’ Award

LOS ANGELES -- "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek and his wife, Jean, received Fordham University's Founders' Award at a Jan. 7 reception in Los Angeles. According...

Pope Francis names first woman, Francesca Di Giovanni, as undersecretary in...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis named Francesca Di Giovanni, a longtime Vatican official, as an undersecretary in the Vatican's foreign ministry office, making her...

Government urged to boost funding, strengthen security at religious sites

PIKESVILLE, Md. — U.S. Sens. Benjamin Cardin and Christopher Van Hollen, both Maryland Democrats, joined Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore and other local...

Catholic schools called ‘essential, integral’ to church’s ministry

WASHINGTON — The mission and foundation of Catholic education are directly related to evangelization, said the head of the National Catholic Educational Association. Catholic schools...

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