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By Matt McDonald CNA Staff, May 23, 2024 / 18:21 pm A priest in Florida bit the forearm of a woman he says was desecrating the Eucharist in a Communion line at church this past Sunday and has now been charged with one count of battery. Father Fidel Rodriguez, 66, admitted …

By Matt McDonald CNA Staff, May 14, 2024 / 11:38 am Kansas City Chiefs’ placekicker Harrison Butker offered some pointed criticism of Catholic bishops and priests along with advice to college graduates in his commencement address at Benedictine College on Saturday. Catholic bishops should be more like St. Damien of Molokai …

By Matt McDonald National Catholic Register, Jan 24, 2024 / 13:00 pm Volunteering to help people was a big part of who Ryan Realbuto was. He scrubbed dishes in a soup kitchen, did yard work at a foster home, repainted the chapel at a home for women, and helped high-school kids …

By Matt McDonald National Catholic Register, Dec 13, 2023 / 17:25 pm The bishops who lead the dioceses of Columbus and Steubenville in Ohio could present a merger plan to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as early as June 2024, according to the bishops of both dioceses. It’s not yet …

By Matt McDonald CNA Newsroom, Dec 1, 2023 / 14:15 pm Irish songwriter and former Pogues lead singer Shane MacGowan received last rites before he died Thursday, his family said. “Prayers and the last rites were read during his passing,” the family said in a written statement Nov. 30. MacGowan, 65, is best …

By Matt McDonald Washington D.C., Oct 14, 2023 / 10:04 am A church in southwestern Virginia known for its architecture, art, and prominent place atop a hill is the latest in the United States to be named a minor basilica. The former St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Roanoke, Virginia, is now …

By Matt McDonald Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 1, 2023 / 18:40 pm President Joe Biden is wrong on taxpayer funding of abortion and wrong on Pope Francis’ view of it, the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference said Wednesday. The president suggested Tuesday that neither the pope nor all Catholic bishops …