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DHS warns that ‘faith-based institutions’ could be targeted amid ‘heightened threat environment’

The seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security. / chrisdorney via Shutterstock.

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 8, 2022 / 06:00 am (CNA).

The DHS alert followed an unconfirmed report that it had notified Catholic bishops of ‘credible threats’ if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

Priests back bishop attacked in media for defending life and the family

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra of Huelva. / Diocese of Huelva.

Huelva, Spain, Jun 8, 2022 / 03:00 am (CNA).

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra encouraged Catholics to vote for those who share Christian values.

70 new priests ordained in one weekend in Mexican diocese

Guadalajara Cathedral (Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady), Mexico / Shutterstock

Guadalajara, Mexico, Jun 7, 2022 / 14:29 pm (CNA).

God continues to call, his voice is powerful and there are still young hearts willing to continue to listen to the beat of His heart," the seminary vice-rector said.

Married couples from across Europe pray at Marian shrine in Poland

Married couples gather in Częstochowa, Poland, on June 4-5, 2022. Equipes Notre-Dame. / Equipes Notre-Dame.

Czestochowa, Poland, Jun 7, 2022 / 11:55 am (CNA).

One couple traveled from Odesa in war-torn southern Ukraine.

What is the Order of Malta?

Giorgio Minguzzi via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Rome, Italy, Jun 7, 2022 / 10:53 am (CNA).

The Sovereign Military Order of Malta can be hard to define. The thousand-year-old entity is a Catholic religious order, medical aid organization, and international diplomatic entity all in one. 

Order of Malta announces death of Fra’ Marco Luzzago after ‘sudden illness’

Pope Francis meets with the Order of Malta's Fra’ Marco Luzzago on June 25, 2021. / Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Jun 7, 2022 / 09:05 am (CNA).

He had led the 1,000-year-old institution since 2020.

Metropolitan Hilarion moved in Russian Orthodox Church shake-up

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Dec. 22, 2021 / Vatican Media.

London, England, Jun 7, 2022 / 08:20 am (CNA).

He had served as the Russian Orthodox Church’s chief ecumenical official since 2009.

What is the meaning of Pope Francis’ trip to L’Aquila?

Pope Francis preaches at Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, June 5, 2022. / Vatican Media.

Rome Newsroom, Jun 7, 2022 / 05:25 am (CNA).

The 85-year-old pope will make a brief trip to the city associated with papal resignations.

Texas pro-life pregnancy centers prepare for overturning of Roe v. Wade

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St. Louis, Mo., Jun 7, 2022 / 02:50 am (CNA).

The legal change could mean that tens of thousands more children will be born in the state each year.

22,000 young people pray for peace at Catholic festival in Poland

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Warsaw, Poland, Jun 6, 2022 / 11:05 am (CNA).

Young Ukrainians took part in the Lednica 2000 meeting on June 4.