Beatification of Father McGivney to take place Oct. 31 in Hartford, Conn.

Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be beatified during a special Mass Oct. 31 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford.

Regis Philbin dies; Catholic TV host logged 17,000-plus hours on tube

Regis Philbin, the Catholic talk- and game-show host whose career in television spanned six decades, died July 24 at age 88 of cardiovascular disease.

Show grandparents, the elderly that you care, pope tells young people

Pope Francis called on young people to reach out to their grandparents or the elderly who may be lonely or on their own.

MLB’s first woman coach a ‘go-getter’ at Jesuit university

Another barrier in the sports world was broken July 20 when Alyssa Nakken coached first base in the late innings of an exhibition game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, thus becoming the first woman to appear in uniform on the field during a major league baseball game. The Giants won the game, 6-2.

Fauci calls COVID-19 a ‘pandemic of historic proportion,’ like 1918’s flu

There is no denying the fact "this is a pandemic of historic proportion," Dr. Anthony Fauci told students at Jesuit-run Georgetown University in a recent online webinar focused on young people's risks and responsibilities in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

Radio host Purvis pledges to address racism as she sees appropriate

Never shy about her views, staunch pro-life advocate and radio program host Gloria Purvis considers racism as much a sin as abortion.

Catholic communities mourn death of son of a federal judge killed at home

Schools and a Catholic parish in New Jersey expressed pain but also offered prayers following the killing of 20-year-old Daniel Anderl, son of a federal judge, who was a student at The Catholic University of America in Washington.

French police suspect arson was cause of fire at Nantes cathedral

French police have opened an arson investigation into a fire at a Gothic cathedral in Nantes.

Update: Court orders Trump administration to accept new DACA applications

A federal judge July 17 ordered the Trump administration to begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

Vatican: Laity have role, but most parishes must be led by priests

The Vatican's Congregation for Clergy issued a new instruction on pastoral care that specifies the role of lay men and women in the church's mission of evangelization and offers guidance in parish reforms and restructuring.