Pope Francis told the Vatican’s Diplomatic Corps to keep the “flame of dialogue” alive and to respect international law. Janusz Kota?ski, Ambassador of Poland to the Holy See, reacts to the pope’s message of peace for the ambassadors to the Holy See during their annual
The House gears up for a vote to limit President Trump's military action against Iran. It comes as Democratic criticism intensifies over the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general. The Democratic bill is expected to pass despite Republican opposition. Catholic News Agency's Matt Hadro
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues her standoff over the articles of impeachment as she faces mounting pressure from Republicans and some Democrats to stop delaying the President's trial in the Senate. Catholic News Agency's Matt Hadro reports.
The Vincentian family is made up of 150 branches of lay associations and congregations and consists of 2 million members all over the world. One of their main initiatives is the Famvin Homeless Alliance, an international charity supporting homeless and marginalized people. Mark McGreevy, international
A bill introduced in New York seeking to legalize surrogacy in the state is being criticized not only by Catholics, but also by some secular feminist groups. Dr. Michael Parker, president of the Catholic Medical Association, takes a closer look at the legislation and what
The U.S. announces a new round of sanctions on Iran following this week's Iranian missile strike on American bases in Iraq. The White House announces it will take “appropriate action” following the downing of a Ukrainian jetliner in Iran. White House Correspondent Mark Irons reports.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, have co-authored a book on the crisis in the Church, priestly ministry and celibacy. Ignatius Press Founder and Editor Fr. Joseph Fessio gives us a preview of the book and
The National Catholic Register’s Edward Pentin looks at why Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah penned a new book on the priesthood and clerical celibacy. He also looks at a statement issued today by the Vatican regarding Pope Francis’ position on priestly celibacy.
Democratic presidential hopefuls take the debate stage tonight for the last time before the Iowa caucuses. The Washington Free Beacon’s Matthew Continetti takes a closer look at the smaller field of candidates and the significance of tonight’s debate.
Iran says it has made arrests for the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed more than 100 people and sparked protests. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL), member of the House Armed Services Committee, looks at whether the public acceptance of responsibility is relevant
The House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate. The move will launch the start of the historic Senate trial, just the third ever presidential impeachment trial in American history. Catholic News Agency's Matt
The House of Representatives prepares to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate. The move will launch the start of the historic Senate trial, just the third ever presidential impeachment trial in American history. Catholic News Agency's Matt Hadro reports from
The top six Democratic presidential candidates faced off last night in the final debate before next month's Iowa caucuses. The stage was fraught with tension from the start with a feud playing out between Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) in the
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City is among U.S. bishops from the Midwest meeting with Pope Francis this week for their ad limina visit. He tells us what he is going to ask the Holy Father and gives us an update on
President Trump calls impeachment a hoax as new information emerges. Lev Parnas, a close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. White House Correspondent Mark
President Trump announces on National Religious Freedom Day that he wants states to notify the Education Department if schools try to block a student's right to pray. He's also trying to make it easier for religious groups to use federal money to provide social services.
The U.S. Senate has sent a summons to President Donald Trump for his impeachment trial. He has until 6:00 p.m. this Saturday to answer the summons. Today Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath to all senators, marking the beginning of only the third trial
Whether the Senate will call witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Trump is a source of ongoing, intense debate, but one that some moderate Republicans— like Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) — seem to support. Catholic News Agency's Matt Hadro reports from Capitol Hill.
The leader of the largest independent Muslim organization in the world meets Pope Francis to present his vision for a more peaceful future and greater human fraternity. Sheikh Yahya Cholil Staquf, leader of the 50 million member Nahdlatul Ulama movement, tells National Catholic Register’s Solène
A new report says Christian persecution is a growing problem facing millions of faithful worldwide, with North Korea being listed as the most dangerous country to be a Christian. Jeremy Barker with the Religious Freedom Institute takes us inside the report.
The Museum of the Bible in our nation's capital is preparing an exhibit on the Shroud of Turin. It is believed to be the burial cloth that wrapped the body of Jesus after his death on the cross and is ranked among the greatest objects
Partisan fighting continues in the impeachment of President Trump as Democrats oppose rules proposed by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, saying the process is not one for a fair trial. The Heritage Foundation’s GianCarlo Canaparo takes a look at the proposed rules and the likelihood of
A partisan fight unfolded this morning on Capitol Hill, even before impeachment proceedings began. Senate Democrats object strongly to rules proposed by the Republican leader calling for a speedy trial, with plans for arguments to take place within a compressed time frame that could keep
The Supreme Court hears oral arguments over a provision in Montana's constitution that bars state aid for religious schools. Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, legal advisor the Catholic Association, takes a closer look at the case, how the justices are responding, and how the decision could impact religious
The Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List published last week shows that Christian persecution is a growing problem, with countries in Asia and Africa suffering the most. Solène Tadié, European Correspondent for National Catholic Register, looks at the causes behind the increase and how advocacy
The new head of the Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority announces the Vatican’s internal financial watchdog’s suspension from an international group has been revoked, and it can resume collaboration with foreign financial intelligence units. National Catholic Register’s Edward Pentin explains what this means for Vatican finances.
Abortion advocates in Virginia are pushing the Democrat-majority statehouse for pro-life measures to be rolled back in order to create a “safe haven” for the procedure. Kelly McGinn, a lawyer and former Republican candidate for Virginia's House of Delegates, tells us about some proposed pro-abortion
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