How a college mission trip inspired a coffee business

https://youtu.be/tuPp1c6IkXc When Matt Hohler was in college in 2010, he was a reluctant Catholic - and not a coffee drinker. That year,…

A year after his murder, Fr. Jacques Hamel remembered

One year after the brutal killing of Fr. Jacques Hamel, French bishops recalled the beautiful example of the man who…

UK porn sites to ban access for users under 18…

As part of an increasing government crackdown on internet pornography, U.K. porn sites will soon require users to provide proof…

Francis prays for Charlie Gard, as his parents end legal…

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Nation's capital remembers former US Opus Dei head

Catholic figures from Washington, D.C. are remembering the legacy of Fr. Arne Panula, former U.S. vicar of Opus Dei, and…

Archbishop Gomez calls on Congress to pass Dream Act

Too many young people are threatened with deportation because their parents brought them to the U.S. without documentation, and Congress…

NFP: It's not just a Catholic thing anymore

For some, it was a health-conscious decision. For others, it was environmental. For still others, it was faith-based. But no matter…

Federal budget jeopardizes struggling poor people, US bishops warn

Congress’ proposed federal budget will fail to provide for the basic needs of millions of America’s poor people, the U.S.…

Duterte's bloody war on drugs slammed as 'social cleansing'

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and government officials are guilty of “social cleansing” under the guise of a war on drugs,…

Deaths in smuggler's truck 'completely senseless,' Texas archbishop says

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Catholic women's conference to be held in New Mexico

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Could a California bill make Catholic conduct codes illegal?

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Bishop Conley: 50 years after Land O'Lakes, Catholic education needs…

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Bishop: Senate mustn't repeal health care law without suitable replacement

The US bishops' representative for domestic justice has asked Senators not to vote to repeal the current health care law…

100 descendants and counting: The remarkable story of Pat Klingbeil

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A Guide to Mental Prayer

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Care for environment is a moral duty, not a political football, bishop tells Americans

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Francis prays for Charlie Gard, as his parents…

26 July, 2017 | Vatican

After a US neurologist determined that an experimental therapy could no longer potentially be of aid to a British baby…

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In latest appointments, Pope names new members of…

25 July, 2017 | Vatican

Fr. Pierangelo Pietracatella and Fr. Hans-Peter Fischer are the newest members of the Roman Rota, and mark the latest in…

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Florida's abortion waiting period law awaits further testimony…

23 July, 2017 | Vatican

The attorney general of Florida has been given 60 days to gather evidence and testimonies in defense of a 2015…

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Corruption trial of former Vatican hospital officials begins

23 July, 2017 | Vatican

One year after Vatican City charged a priest and a laywoman in the second “Vatileaks” trial, it has begun a…

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Father Giacomo Morandi promoted to CDF secretary

23 July, 2017 | Vatican

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Father Giacomo Morandi secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Italian…

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Vatican commission agrees to disagree on Cardinal Stepinac

23 July, 2017 | Vatican

A commission of Catholic and Orthodox leaders tasked with examining the wartime record of Bl. Aloysius Stepinac concluded their final…