Catholic News Service

Catholic News Service, serving since 1920 as a news agency specializing in reporting religion, is the primary source of national and world news that appears in the U.S. Catholic press. It is also a leading source of news for Catholic print and broadcast media throughout the world.

Cardinal Edward M. Egan, who retired as archbishop of New York in 2009, died March 5. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. He was 82.

Four nationally circulated Catholic publications called for abolishing the death penalty in the United States in a jointly published editorial.

Ryan Leahy of Chicago walked up to an employee on the snow-covered campus of the University of Notre Dame March 3 and asked her to take a photo of him and his family members in front of the school's iconic gold dome.

Auxiliary Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Francisco has been named by Pope Francis to head the Diocese of San Diego as its sixth bishop.

Charles E. Rice, professor emeritus of law at the University of Notre Dame Law School died Feb. 25 at the University of Chicago Medical Center following an illness. He was 83.

The head of Vatican security said Islamic State militants have threatened the Vatican, but there are no indications of any planned attack.


The opening of the beatification cause of Fra Andrew Bertie highlights the two charisms of the Knights of Malta.

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York says one of the virtues of rural life is the number of priests who come from country parishes. The Diocese of Salina would seem to confirm that.

Tony Horinek has run the family farm for decades and encouraged both sons to consider the priesthood, "but they did the next best thing and brought back holy wives" who support the family tradition.

As Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their lives during Lent, Pope Francis offered some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance.


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