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Catholic bishops fear Scotland's hate crime law could criminalize Bible and Catechism

Catholic bishops have said that proposed hate crime legislation in Scotland could criminalize the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 

29 Jul 2020
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Is the coronavirus vaccine made from fetal cell lines?

As coronavirus vaccine prototypes move closer to testing and approval, some Catholics are debating the ethical sources behind a leading vaccine candidate.

29 Jul 2020
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'Beyond reprehensible': Christian aid workers executed in Nigeria

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released a statement on Tuesday condemning the execution of five aid workers kidnapped by an Islamic extremist group.

29 Jul 2020
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As monasteries close, cardinal says contemplative life will not disappear

The cardinal leading the Vatican’s congregation on consecrated life said Monday that contemplative religious communities are needed and will not disappear, even as more than 30 monasteries closed in Spain last year.

29 Jul 2020
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Controversial Dutch bill would allow assisted suicide for healthy people over 75

A proposal in the Netherlands to allow assisted suicide for healthy individuals over the age of 75 has drawn criticism for offering death rather than social support to people who are lonely and depressed.

29 Jul 2020
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‘We must pray for their conversion’: Young French Catholics respond to wave of desecrations

In 2019, two friends launched a movement to protect churches across France in response to a wave of desecrations. 

29 Jul 2020
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Benedict XVI praises “glorious music” of Bach in festival message

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has praised the “glorious music” of Johann Sebastian Bach in a message to a festival in Germany.

28 Jul 2020
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How the Catholic Church is helping London's new homeless

People made homeless as a result of the coronavirus pandemic will “need a lot of help” to get their lives back on track, a Catholic priest in London has said.

28 Jul 2020
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Analysis: Where Biden's VP shortlist stands on abortion

As Election Day nears, one big question remains outstanding: Who will be joining Joe Biden on the Democratic ticket?

28 Jul 2020
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Florida Catholic church rebuilding after arson attack

The Catholic community at Queen of Peace Parish in Ocala, Florida is rebuilding after the chu

28 Jul 2020
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Catholics mark centenary of Poland’s consecration to the Sacred Heart

Catholics marked the 100th anniversary Monday of the consecration of Poland to the Sacred Heart.

28 Jul 2020