News & Commentary


‘We need to heal not ideas, but hearts,’ says prelate after Russian strike on civilians

The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has responded to a "devastating" strike by Russia on civilians in a northern Ukrainian city. At least 17 were killed and 61 wounded when three Russian missiles slammed into the center of ...
Read More →

Fired EWTN host: ‘I will never, ever, ever have regrets’ talking about race

Gloria Purvis, who was told after the Dec. 30 broadcast of the EWTN radio show “Morning Glory” that the show was canceled effective immediately, said she has no regrets using the show to discuss racial matters following the police killing ...
Read More →

Despite hardships, pope says there is much for which to be thankful

The notable absence of Pope Francis at the final liturgical celebration of 2020 in St. Peter's Basilica capped off a difficult year for the Vatican and for the world.
Read More →

Catholic Extension receives $1.5 million grant for Puerto Rico recovery work

A $1.5 million grant awarded by the U.S. bishops' Subcommittee on Catholic Home Missions will support Catholic Extension's ongoing disaster recovery work in Puerto Rico three years after two devastating hurricanes.
Read More →

Pope to skip Dec. 31, Jan. 1 liturgies due to sciatica, Vatican says

Pope Francis will not preside over the traditional end-of-the-year prayer service nor the New Year's Mass in St. Peter's Basilica due to "painful sciatica," the Vatican said.
Read More →

Church bells to ring Dec. 30 in honor of 336,000 lives lost to COVID-19

Churches will ring bells at noon Dec. 30, during the octave of Christmas, to remember and honor the more than 336,000 people who have died in the United States from COVID-19.
Read More →

Vatican calls for equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The Vatican's coronavirus commission and the Pontifical Academy for Life issued a joint statement calling for a coordinated international effort to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide.
Read More →
Skip to content