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General Secretary to US Bishops Resigns amid Misconduct Allegations
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
On Tuesday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced the resignation of its general secretary, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, citing “improper behavior."
In Biden Communion Debate, US Bishops' Show Willingness to Test Pope Francis
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Next month, the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference is expected to address at its spring general assembly the question of whether President Joe Biden or any pro-abortion Catholic politician should be...
Prosecutors Request Arrest Warrant for Italian Financier Named in Vatican Scandals
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Italian prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant for financier Gianluigi Torzi. Torzi, who is already embroiled in a legal battle with the Vatican’s judiciary for his alleged role in the...
After Nice Attacks, Pope Francis and French Catholics Call for Peace with Muslims
Friday, October 30, 2020
Pope Francis and French Catholics are calling for peace with Muslims following a series of terror attacks on Thursday that left three dead.
Clergy Shortage Grows to More Than 3k Catholics for Every Priest, Vatican Data Shows
Monday, October 19, 2020
New data shows that the number of Catholic clergy members has dramatically decreased in the last several years. From 2017 to 2018, there was a 2,675 person drop in the number of priests.
Pompeo, On Impromptu Visit to Rome, Warns Vatican on China Deal
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an impromptu visit to the Vatican on Wednesday and issued a stern reminder that faith leaders must “exercise a moral witness against the persecution of...
Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Cardinal Named in Vatican Financial Scandals
Friday, September 25, 2020
On Thursday, Pope Francis reportedly accepted high-ranking-prelate Cardinal Angelo Becciu's resignation from his role as the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints. The Pope...
Pope Francis Calls for a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Lebanon
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Pope Francis called for a day of prayer and fasting for Lebanon following a massive explosion that left dozens dead and thousands injured.
Amid Pandemic, Domestic and Sexual Abuse Is Skyrocketing, Activists Worry That News Is Being Buried
Monday, August 31, 2020
Amid the pandemic, an upcoming presidential election and civil unrest, activists worry that sexual and domestic violence victims are being pushed to the wayside.
Cathedral at Nantes Is Targeted by Arsonist, French Catholics Fear Their Religion Is under Attack
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
In light of a recent arson attack at the cathedral of Nantes, French Catholics fear that their religion may be in trouble.
Vatican-Owned Hospital Makes History by Separating Conjoined Twins from Africa
Friday, July 10, 2020
A Vatican-owned hospital made history this week after doctors were able to successfully separate conjoined twins brought to Rome from the Central African Republic.
Tour Guides for Vatican Museums Push for New Policies to Prevent Overcrowding following COVID-19
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Following the coronavirus pandemic, tour guides for Vatican Museums are pushing for new policies that will prevent overcrowding.
Amid Mounting Protests in the US, Pope Francis Calls for Unity in Diversity
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
During a Pentecost service over the weekend, Pope Francis called for unity following the death of George Floyd.
With Two Swift Moves, Pope Francis Rekindles Hope for Financial Reform
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Vatican has fallen on difficult financial times.
Vatican Reiterates Two-State Solution as Israeli-Palestinian Relations Escalate
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Following the swearing-in of Israel's emergency government over the weekend, the Vatican issued a statement reinforcing its support for a two-state solution.
Canadian Catholic Bishop Funds Research for a Safe and Efficient Coronavirus Vaccine
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Archbishop J. Michael Miller of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, Canada, has chosen to financially support a research facility looking for a coronavirus vaccine, led by the immunologist Wilfred...
With Caution and Concern, Catholic Masses Scheduled to Resume in Italy
Friday, May 8, 2020
A protocol allowing Catholic faithful to attend Mass was signed Thursday by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte; the president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (Cei), Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti; and...
Pope Francis and the Vatican Commit to Aiding Internally Displaced People
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
In a press conference on Tuesday, Pope Francis voiced his dedication to helping internally displaced people, especially amid the pandemic.
Christian news headlines from the United States and around the world
Former UMC Churches Announce Merger Following Denominational Split over LGBTQ Debate
Cancel Culture Is Unbiblical and Could Be a Sign of the End Times, David Jeremiah Says
Leading Creationist Endorses Vaccine: COVID Is '1,000 Times More Dangerous' Than the Vaccine
8th-Grade Girl Blasts Board for Transgender Policy: 'Everyone Knows What a Boy Is – Even You'
'It's So Important to Set a Welcome Table … Gay, Straight, it Does Not Matter,' Amy Grant Asserts
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The Importance of Trusting God's Promises without Presuming to Know His Plan
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The God Committee and Our Call to Play God
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