Catholic News

 

03
Jul
2020

Pope Francis makes donation to World Food Programme as pandemic causes rising hunger

Vatican City, Jul 3, 2020 / 08:35 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has made a donation to the World Food Programme as the organization works to feed 270 million people [...]

03
Jul
2020

Massachusetts city recognizes polyamorous 'civil partnerships'

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 2, 2020 / 02:30 pm MT (CNA).- The city of Somerville, Massachusetts, has broadened its definition of domestic partnership to give [...]

03
Jul
2020

Alleged David Haas sexual assault victim speaks out

In late May, allegations surfaced against contemporary Catholic musician and composer David Haas, which claimed that Haas had subjected multiple adult women to serial [...]

02
Jul
2020

Pope Francis appoints apostolic visitor for Ethiopian Catholics in US and Canada

Vatican City, Jul 2, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis appointed an apostolic visitor Thursday for Ethiopian Catholics in the United States and Canada. [...]

02
Jul
2020

Pope Francis offers condolences to Benedict XVI following his brother's death

Vatican City, Jul 2, 2020 / 05:10 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis offered his condolences to Benedict XVI Thursday following the death of his brother. [...]

02
Jul
2020

Biden condemns forced sterilizations by China

CNA Staff, Jul 2, 2020 / 10:30 am MT (CNA).- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned China's forced sterilizations of Uyghur women on Wednesday - nine [...]

02
Jul
2020

Vatican tells Israel, US that annexation could jeopardize peace process

CNA Staff, Jul 2, 2020 / 11:01 am MT (CNA).- Ahead of possible Israeli action to annex Palestinian territories, Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with the [...]

01
Jul
2020

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral reopens to pilgrims

Rome Newsroom, Jul 1, 2020 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- Pilgrims can walk the Camino de Santiago once again as the pilgrimage's destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de [...]

01
Jul
2020

Benedict XVI's brother Georg Ratzinger has died

Rome Newsroom, Jul 1, 2020 / 04:30 am MT (CNA).- Benedict XVI's older brother Georg Ratzinger died Wednesday, just a little more than one week after the pope emeritus' [...]

30
Jun
2020

6,666 abortions performd in Ireland last year after repeal of pro-life law

CNA Staff, Jun 30, 2020 / 09:30 am MT (CNA).- A total of 6,666 abortions were performed in Ireland in the first year following the repeal of the country's pro-life Eighth [...]

30
Jun
2020

In Montana, man tears down Ten Commandments monument at county courthouse grounds

CNA Staff, Jun 30, 2020 / 05:19 pm MT (CNA).- A man has been arrested for allegedly tearing down a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of a county [...]

30
Jun
2020

St. Junipero Serra protested colonial oppression and abuses, Archbishop Gomez says

CNA Staff, Jun 30, 2020 / 02:24 pm MT (CNA).- Those who "slander" the legacy of St. Junipero Serra ignore his history of opposing colonial oppression and abuses of [...]

30
Jun
2020

After St. Junipero Serra statue torn down, Archbishop Cordileone offers exorcism prayers

CNA Staff, Jun 29, 2020 / 01:45 pm MT (CNA).- After a mob tore down statues, including a figure of St. Junipero Serra statue, in a San Francisco park, Archbishop Salvatore [...]

29
Jun
2020

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

Aboard the papal plane, Jun 29, 2020 / 09:07 am MT (CNA).- The Supreme Court delivered decisions Monday in cases concerning life issues. Among three decisions issued [...]

29
Jun
2020

Chinese authorities force contraception on Uyghurs in 'slow genocide'

CNA Staff, Jun 29, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- The Chinese government is forcing Uyghur women to take contraceptives in an effort to slow the growing population. [...]

29
Jun
2020

Pope Francis on feast of Saints Peter and Paul: 'Only prayer unlocks chains'

Vatican City, Jun 29, 2020 / 05:30 am MT (CNA).- On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday, Pope Francis urged Christians to pray for one another and for [...]

28
Jun
2020

Teacher completes walking pilgrimage to California's 21 missions

Denver Newsroom, Jun 28, 2020 / 02:01 pm MT (CNA).- A Catholic teacher who finished a pilgrimage to the Spanish Missions in California this week has emphasized his [...]

28
Jun
2020

Victorian politician calls for inquiry into investigation of Cardinal Pell

CNA Staff, Jun 27, 2020 / 02:02 pm MT (CNA).- A member of the Parliament of Victoria has urged that there be an inquiry into the treatment of Cardinal George Pell by the state's [...]

28
Jun
2020

Pope Francis: 'There is no true love without the cross'

Vatican City, Jun 28, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- There is no true love without the cross, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday. [...]

28
Jun
2020

Catholic priest among defenders of St Louis statue

CNA Staff, Jun 27, 2020 / 09:36 pm MT (CNA).- Fr. Stephen Schumacher, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, was among the defenders of a prominent statue of the [...]

27
Jun
2020

Sentenced to 30 years for murder, a Catholic inmate will profess poverty, chastity, and obedience

CNA Staff, Jun 27, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- An Italian prisoner, sentenced to 30 years for murder, will make vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience on Saturday, in the [...]

27
Jun
2020

Catholic bioethicist warns against gene-editing experiments

Washington D.C., Jun 27, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- In the wake of a gene-editing experiment gone wrong, the president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center said [...]

26
Jun
2020

Catholic Church in Germany lost a record number of members last year

CNA Staff, Jun 26, 2020 / 07:30 am MT (CNA).- A record number of Catholics formally left the Church in Germany in 2019, according to official figures released Friday. [...]

26
Jun
2020

Scientists confirm Italian crucifix is oldest wooden statue in Europe

Rome Newsroom, Jun 26, 2020 / 08:30 am MT (CNA).- Scientists confirmed this month that a crucifix in the Italian city of Lucca is the oldest wooden statue in Europe. [...]

26
Jun
2020

Catholic priest 'thoroughly surprised' to have asteroid named after him

CNA Staff, Jun 26, 2020 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- Somewhere between Mars and Jupiter there is a hunk of rock that now bears the name of a living English Catholic priest. [...]

26
Jun
2020

With release of sex abuse report, National Review Board cautions against complacency

CNA Staff, Jun 26, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- The head of the National Review Board has called for increased action to fight sex abuse and avoid complacency [...]

25
Jun
2020

Catholics pray for reconciliation on 70th anniversary of the Korean War

Rome Newsroom, Jun 25, 2020 / 05:20 am MT (CNA).- Korean Catholics marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War -- a war which never technically ended [...]

25
Jun
2020

Vatican releases Catholic directory for catechesis in 'dynamic continuity' with Church teaching

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2020 / 04:45 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican Thursday published a new directory for catechesis, emphasizing both its continuity with two previous [...]

25
Jun
2020

'I cannot remain silent': Madison Catholic bishop condemns destruction of religious statues

Denver Newsroom, Jun 24, 2020 / 04:08 pm MT (CNA).- As rioters across the United States target statues depicting historical figures, the Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin on [...]

25
Jun
2020

Catholic catechesis directory addresses gender, biological sex, and bioethics

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- Bioethics, gender identity, and biological sex are new subjects covered in the Vatican's latest Directory for Catechesis, released [...]

24
Jun
2020

Pope Francis: In life's ups and downs, make prayer your constant

Vatican City, Jun 24, 2020 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- King David is an example of being consistent in prayer no matter what life throws at you or what good or bad you do [...]

23
Jun
2020

Catholic parish offers phone support to more than 500 people amid pandemic

CNA Staff, Jun 23, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- A few years ago Catholics in a suburb of Liverpool, England, recognized that they had a problem: parishioners didn't know [...]

23
Jun
2020

After Black Lives Matter controversy, Catholic removed from Florida State student government

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 23, 2020 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- The Catholic former president of a Florida university's student senate says he was removed from office for [...]

23
Jun
2020

Cardinal asks Catholics to help pandemic-hit families and schools in the Holy Land

CNA Staff, Jun 23, 2020 / 08:30 am MT (CNA).- A cardinal has urged Catholics worldwide to support a fund helping families and schools in the Holy Land affected by the [...]

23
Jun
2020

President Trump talks statues, Archbishop Vigano in EWTN News interview

CNA Staff, Jun 22, 2020 / 06:05 pm MT (CNA).- President Donald Trump on Monday said he will issue an executive order designed to protect public statuary, as statues around [...]

22
Jun
2020

Miami archbishop to lead US Catholic bishops on religious liberty

CNA Staff, Jun 22, 2020 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has been appointed as the acting chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic [...]

22
Jun
2020

Underground bishop detained in China

CNA Staff, Jun 22, 2020 / 11:00 am MT (CNA).- Chinese officials reportedly arrested an elderly bishop of the underground Catholic Church last week. [...]

22
Jun
2020

California mission aims to preserve St. Junipero Serra statue

CNA Staff, Jun 22, 2020 / 03:08 pm MT (CNA).- While statues of St. Junipero Serra have been taken down by protestors in California cities, the mission church in Ventura [...]

22
Jun
2020

Who is St. Junipero Serra, anyway?

Denver Newsroom, Jun 22, 2020 / 03:20 pm MT (CNA).- In Los Angeles and San Francisco over the weekend, protestors tore down two statues of St. Junipero Serra [...]

21
Jun
2020

Pope Francis to Catholics: Do not fear persecution, violence

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2020 / 06:41 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged Christians to fear sin, not the hostility, violence, or persecution they may face when [...]

21
Jun
2020

Bishop Olmsted: Fatherhood the 'mission of every man'

NA Staff, Jun 21, 2020 / 06:01 am MT (CNA).- In a video message Thursday, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix urged prayers for fathers ahead of Father's Day, saying that [...]

21
Jun
2020

Benedict XVI to return to Rome June 22 after visit with ailing brother in Germany

CNA Staff, Jun 21, 2020 / 05:32 am MT (CNA).- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will return to Rome and the Vatican on Monday, according to the Diocese of Regensburg. [...]

21
Jun
2020

Virtual conference to promote fatherhood as boon to society

Denver Newsroom, Jun 21, 2020 / 03:48 pm MT (CNA).- A New Hampshire Catholic college is hosting a virtual conference this week on "Rediscovering Fatherhood" to help [...]

19
Jun
2020

Pope Francis names Rapid City administrator as bishop of Duluth, Minnesota

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2020 / 05:20 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Friday appointed Fr. Michel Mulloy as the next bishop of the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota. [...]

19
Jun
2020

US Catholic bishops praise Supreme Court DACA decision

Washington D.C., Jun 18, 2020 / 10:55 am MT (CNA).- The U.S. Catholic bishops' conference (USCCB) praised the Supreme Court on Thursday for a decision that keeps [...]

19
Jun
2020

Christopher Columbus name won't be changed at Wisconsin Catholic high school

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 19, 2020 / 12:00 am MT (CNA).- A Catholic high school in Wisconsin will not change its name from "Columbus Catholic High School" after a [...]

19
Jun
2020

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass with his ill brother on feast of the Sacred Heart

CNA Staff, Jun 19, 2020 / 02:32 am MT (CNA).- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will celebrate Mass with his ailing brother on the feast of the Sacred Heart during his first full day in [...]

18
Jun
2020

Catholic magazine issues art challenge to highlight human equality

CNA Staff, Jun 17, 2020 / 05:29 pm MT (CNA).- In the face of recent protests, a Catholic art magazine has organized the Bakhita Prize for the Visual Arts to encourage artists [...]

18
Jun
2020

Advocates appeal for Catholic schools amid closures nationwide

Denver Newsroom, Jun 17, 2020 / 03:33 pm MT (CNA).- At least 100 Catholic elementary and high schools across the United States will not reopen for the fall semester, with [...]

18
Jun
2020

Thea Bowman - religious sister, civil rights advocate, candidate for sainthood

CNA Staff, Jun 18, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- Sister Thea Bowman was the granddaughter of a slave, an advocate for racial justice, and the first African American woman to [...]

18
Jun
2020

Benedict XVI visits his ailing brother in Germany

CNA Staff, Jun 18, 2020 / 06:35 am MT (CNA).- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is making a private visit to Germany to see his ailing brother Msgr. Georg Ratzinger. [...]

17
Jun
2020

Pope Francis: Discover the riches hidden in Jesus' Sacred Heart

Vatican City, Jun 17, 2020 / 04:40 am MT (CNA).- Ahead of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to discover the riches of charity [...]

17
Jun
2020

Supreme Court LGBT decision puts pressure on religious employers, employees

Denver Newsroom, Jun 16, 2020 / 05:56 pm MT (CNA).- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision that a federal ban on sex discrimination also protects sexual orientation and [...]

17
Jun
2020

'Let Michael be the miracle' - The baby healed through Fr. McGivney's prayers

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 16, 2020 / 01:10 pm MT (CNA).- Catholics have a whole host of saints to choose from in times of trouble or anguish. There's St. Rita [...]

17
Jun
2020

Mom of Carlo Acutis says son led her back to the Catholic faith

CNA Staff, Jun 17, 2020 / 12:54 am MT (CNA).- While most Catholic mothers pray for their teenage sons, Antonia Acutis has the unique ability to pray to hers, the [...]

16
Jun
2020

Trump admin to allow homeless shelters to serve on basis of biological sex

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 03:32 pm MT (CNA).- The Department of Housing and Urban Development is set to roll back an Obama-era rule that requires single-sex homeless [...]

16
Jun
2020

USCCB: Supreme Court has 'redefined' the meaning of 'sex'

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 05:43 pm MT (CNA).- The president of the U.S. bishops' conference on Monday lamented the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in a case that [...]

16
Jun
2020

Catholic composer David Haas denies 'sexual battery' and coercion allegations

Denver Newsroom, Jun 16, 2020 / 09:10 am MT (CNA).- Catholic composer David Haas has denied allegations of serial sexual misconduct and spiritual manipulation, and [...]

16
Jun
2020

Cardinal Schonborn welcomes successor after 22 years at helm of bishops' conference

CNA Staff, Jun 16, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- Austria's bishops elected a new president Tuesday, ending Cardinal Christoph Schonborn's 22-year term at the helm of the [...]

15
Jun
2020

Bishops entrust Polish Church to Mary in St. John Paul II centenary year

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 10:30 am MT (CNA).- Bishops entrusted the Church in Poland to the Virgin Mary on Monday as they marked the centenary of the birth of St. John [...]

15
Jun
2020

Supreme Court: Sexual orientation and gender identity covered under federal discrimination law

Washington D.C., Jun 15, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that employers cannot fire workers because of their sexual orientation or [...]

15
Jun
2020

Catholic composer David Haas accused of 'sexual battery' and 'spiritual manipulation'

Denver Newsroom, Jun 14, 2020 / 06:43 pm MT (CNA).- The composer of several well-known songs used in Catholic liturgies has been dropped by a prominent hymnal [...]

15
Jun
2020

Cardinal Pell: Gospel 'helped me to survive' in prison

CNA Staff, Jun 15, 2020 / 11:40 am MT (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell told a group of Australian students that his Christian faith helped him persevere through his time in [...]

14
Jun
2020

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Libya after discovery of mass graves

Vatican City, Jun 14, 2020 / 07:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis expressed "great apprehension and sorrow" Sunday after eight mass graves were discovered in Libya [...]

14
Jun
2020

Catholic summer camps take campfires virtual

Minneapolis, Minn., Jun 14, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- When it's time for camp this summer, Catholic youth around the country will listen to inspirational talks, make [...]

14
Jun
2020

Pope Francis: The Eucharist gives us Christ's healing love

Vatican City, Jun 14, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- Christ's presence in the Eucharist heals wounds and transforms bitter negativity into the joy of Lord, Pope Francis said [...]

13
Jun
2020

Pope Francis: Catholics cannot ignore the poverty caused by the pandemic

Vatican City, Jun 13, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis said Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic has revealed poverty that Catholics cannot ignore. [...]

13
Jun
2020

HHS protects doctors who object to abortion, transgender surgery

Washington D.C., Jun 12, 2020 / 04:30 pm MT (CNA).- On Friday, the Trump administration finalized a new rule to protect doctorsâ?? right to object to abortion and [...]

13
Jun
2020

Beatification date set for computer programming teen Carlo Acutis

Rome, Italy, Jun 13, 2020 / 09:38 am MT (CNA).- Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer who died in 2006, will be beatified October 10 in Assisi [...]

13
Jun
2020

Detroit archdiocese criticizes 'racist and derogatory language' from Church Militant

CNA Staff, Jun 12, 2020 / 05:50 pm MT (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Detroit responded Thursday to a video produced by a website operating in the Detroit archdiocese [...]

12
Jun
2020

Diocese of Rome offers priests free COVID-19 antibody tests

Rome Newsroom, Jun 12, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- As Italy moves into a new phase of its lockdown reopening, the Diocese of Rome has announced that it will offer free [...]

12
Jun
2020

Churches have the same rights as protests, DOJ tells Maryland county

CNA Staff, Jun 12, 2020 / 11:00 am MT (CNA).- The Justice Department (DOJ) praised a Maryland county council on Wednesday for protecting the First Amendment rights [...]

12
Jun
2020

'God chose to call us': The story of two brothers ordained Catholic priests on the same day

Denver Newsroom, Jun 12, 2020 / 12:02 am MT (CNA).- Peyton and Connor Plessala are brothers from Mobile, Alabama. They're 18 months - one school grade - apart. [...]

12
Jun
2020

For justice and healing: Catholics explain why they marched

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 12, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- As thousands of protesters prepared to march against racism in Washington, D.C. last Saturday, Louis [...]

10
Jun
2020

Catholics cannot remain indifferent to racism, Phoenix bishop says

CNA Staff, Jun 10, 2020 / 12:34 am MT (CNA).- Catholics have a key part to play - in cooperation with God's grace - in overcoming racism, the bishop of Phoenix said at the [...]

10
Jun
2020

'God is inviting us to be part of the solution'- Black Catholic priests on racism and healing

Denver Newsroom, Jun 10, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- Two black Catholic priests - one ordained six years, the other 42 - shared their thoughts with CNA this week on the [...]

10
Jun
2020

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to lead St. Louis archdiocese

Vatican City, Jun 10, 2020 / 05:15 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis appointed Wednesday Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to lead the Metropolitan Archdiocese of St. Louis. [...]

09
Jun
2020

Amid Destruction, Minnesota Business Owners Keep the Faith

MINNEAPOLIS - Jim Stage could only watch through a phone app as surveillance cameras showed the looting and destruction of his St. Paul, Minnesota, pharmacy [...]

09
Jun
2020

Archbishop Gregory invited to JPII Shrine Trump event days before public statement

Denver Newsroom, Jun 8, 2020 / 01:50 pm MT (CNA).- The White House said Sunday that Washington's archbishop was invited to attend an event with President Donald [...]

09
Jun
2020

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Beaumont, Texas

Vatican City, Jun 9, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis appointed Msgr. David L. Toups as the next Bishop of Beaumont, Texas, Tuesday. [...]

08
Jun
2020

Catholic churches in England to reopen after 80-day closure

CNA Staff, Jun 8, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- A cardinal has thanked Catholics for their â??patienceâ?? after the government permitted churches in England to reopen for private [...]

08
Jun
2020

Pope Francis teams up with Olympic athletes for coronavirus charity auction

Vatican City, Jun 8, 2020 / 07:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has teamed up with Olympic athletes for a charity auction this month to support hospitals in the regions of Italy [...]

08
Jun
2020

Pope Francis: The Trinity is saving love for a broken world

Vatican City, Jun 7, 2020 / 05:16 am MT (CNA).- The Holy Trinity is saving love in a world filled with corruption, evil, and the sinfulness of men and women, Pope Francis said [...]

08
Jun
2020

DOW-R Catholic Schools to Open for 2020-21 School Year

Statement from Bishop Quinn regarding our Catholic schools opening for the 2020-21 school year.

06
Jun
2020

Churches in China must preach 'patriotism' to reopen after coronavirus

CNA Staff, Jun 5, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- State-sponsored Catholic authorities in parts of China have issued regulations on the reopening of churches during the [...]

06
Jun
2020

Bishop Murry of Youngstown dies after stepping down due to leukemia

CNA Staff, Jun 5, 2020 / 09:21 am MT (CNA).- Just days after submitting his resignation as bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, due to a recurrence of leukemia, Bishop [...]

06
Jun
2020

Catholic law school offers free help to arrested protesters

St. Paul, Minn., Jun 6, 2020 / 06:01 am MT (CNA).- Since Friday, there have been 612 arrests in the Twin Cities metroplex associated with protests following the killing of George [...]

05
Jun
2020

Catholic priest, psychologist offer advice for stressful times

Denver Newsroom, Jun 5, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- With disturbing and frightening news dominating the headlines in recent weeks, a psychologist and a priest [...]

05
Jun
2020

US Vatican cardinal to lead prayers for George Floyd

Vatican City, Jun 5, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- A U.S. Vatican cardinal will lead prayers for George Floyd in Rome Friday. [...]

05
Jun
2020

Despite the pandemic, Catholic shrine enjoys 'biggest pilgrimage season' in its history

CNA Staff, Jun 5, 2020 / 02:30 am MT (CNA).- When the coronavirus pandemic gripped England in March, the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham was [...]

04
Jun
2020

Pope Francis called El Paso bishop after prayerful demonstration

CNA Staff, Jun 4, 2020 / 03:40 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis on Wednesday called Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, after the bishop joined a demonstration [...]

04
Jun
2020

Why this Spokane Catholic school is going classical

Spokane, Wash., Jun 3, 2020 / 06:30 pm MT (CNA).- St. Charles Catholic School in Spokane, Washingon adds its name to a growing list of Catholic schools across [...]

04
Jun
2020

Madison diocese says it will sue over religious restrictions

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 3, 2020 / 02:10 pm MT (CNA).- Attorneys representing the Diocese of Madison sent a letter to Dane County and City of Madison officials on [...]

03
Jun
2020

Pope Francis prays for the soul of George Floyd and for peace and justice in US

Vatican City, Jun 3, 2020 / 02:45 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that he is praying for the soul of George Floyd and all victims of racism, adding that nothing is [...]

03
Jun
2020

Minneapolis archbishop, priests join in prayerful George Floyd protest

Denver Newsroom, Jun 2, 2020 / 05:38 pm MT (CNA).- Minneapolis clergy, including Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis, participated in a silent walking [...]

03
Jun
2020

Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Minneapolis riots

Minneapolis, Minn., Jun 2, 2020 / 04:17 pm MT (CNA).- When protests following the death of George Floyd turned violent Thursday night, a small Catholic parish in Minneapolis [...]

03
Jun
2020

El Paso bishop kneels to pray at George Floyd protest

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 2, 2020 / 05:00 pm MT (CNA).- Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso led several of his priests in prayer in memory of George Floyd on Monday, June 1. [...]

02
Jun
2020

Vatican Museums reopening unveils restored Raphael Rooms

Vatican City, Jun 2, 2020 / 03:01 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican Museums reopened Monday revealing newly restored frescoes in the Raphael Rooms depicting scenes [...]

02
Jun
2020

Pope Francis blesses global rosary relay for priests

Vatican City, Jun 2, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has given his apostolic blessing to a worldwide rosary relay for priests. [...]

02
Jun
2020

Churches in 6 states damaged by violent protests

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 1, 2020 / 05:00 pm MT (CNA).- Catholic churches and cathedrals in several cities were among the buildings damaged in the protests and [...]

02
Jun
2020

Religious freedom foes seek to leverage coronavirus controversies

The Center for American Progress, a longtime critic of religious freedom protections, has claimed churches seeking equal treatment under coronavirus public health rules [...]

01
Jun
2020

Pope Francis issues law to combat corruption in Vatican financial transactions

Vatican City, Jun 1, 2020 / 04:04 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Monday promulgated a new law intended to prevent corruption and control spending in Vatican City State [...]

01
Jun
2020

Hong Kong police cancel Tiananmen Square vigil

CNA Staff, Jun 1, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- Hong Kong police have reportedly curtailed a vigil for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, citing [...]

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May
2020

Pope Francis says 'listen to the call to mission'

Vatican City, May 31, 2020 / 07:40 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis urged Catholics around the world to "listen to the call to mission" Sunday. [...]

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May
2020

Pope Francis asks Catholics to see Church with 'eyes of the Spirit'

Vatican City, May 31, 2020 / 04:40 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis urged Catholics to view the Church "with the eyes of the Spirit" as he celebrated Pentecost Sunday Mass in [...]

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May
2020

Pope Francis prays for pandemic-hit Amazon region at Regina Coeli

Vatican City, May 31, 2020 / 06:40 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis prayed for the pandemic-ravaged Amazon region Sunday as he gave his first Regina Coeli address overlooking [...]

31
May
2020

Amid riots, Minneapolis basilica damaged by fire

The nation's first basilica sustained fire damage amid the Minneapolis riots that have crippled the city after the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a [...]

30
May
2020

Pope Francis asks Mary to intercede for end to pandemic during rosary with world's shrines

Vatican City, May 30, 2020 / 11:15 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis asked the Virgin Mary to intercede for an end to "this terrible pandemic" as he recited the rosary with Marian [...]

30
May
2020

Christ can overcome racism, Minnesota priest says at George Floyd prayer service

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 29, 2020 / 08:00 pm MT (CNA).- The love of Christ can overcome the sin of racism, the pastor of a historic Minnesota African-American [...]

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May
2020

Everything you need to know about Pentecost

Denver, Colo., May 30, 2020 / 11:52 am MT (CNA).- This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the [...]

29
May
2020

Illinois church reopening restrictions 'not mandatory'

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 29, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- The state of Illinois relaxed its restrictions on churches on Thursday, after Supreme Court Justice Brett [...]

29
May
2020

Nuns put altar bread production on hold as they weather pandemic

CNA Staff, May 29, 2020 / 05:30 am MT (CNA).- When it is working at full capacity, the altar bread department at St. Cecilia's Abbey produces millions of hosts a year, bringing [...]

29
May
2020

Vatican offers online book for parents facing difficult prenatal diagnosis

Vatican City, May 29, 2020 / 07:10 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican has published a free book online that can be a resource for parents facing a difficult or fatal diagnosis for their [...]

29
May
2020

Some experts split from Fauci on Holy Communion recommendation

Denver Newsroom, May 29, 2020 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- As dioceses across the United States start to reopen public Masses, the scientist leading the government's [...]

28
May
2020

Religious freedom in jeopardy as China passes new Hong Kong 'security laws'

Denver Newsroom, May 28, 2020 / 01:25 pm MT (CNA).- A Hong Kong cardinal told CNA that changes to Hong Kong's status in China could threaten the religious freedom [...]

28
May
2020

Maryland county lifts ban on Communion

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 28, 2020 / 10:48 am MT (CNA).- Howard County, Maryland, has reversed a policy that banned consumption of any food or drink during [...]

28
May
2020

Vatican archives will reopen to scholars June 1

Vatican City, May 28, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican Apostolic Archive will reopen to researchers June 1 after closing for 12 weeks due to Italy's coronavirus [...]

28
May
2020

Island in English Channel permits public Masses as UK churches remain closed

CNA Staff, May 28, 2020 / 08:30 am MT (CNA).- The island of Guernsey will permit what may be the first public Masses in the British Isles since the coronavirus lockdown [...]

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May
2020

Research aims to quantify and explain drop in US religiosity

CNA Staff, May 27, 2020 / 12:09 am MT (CNA).- The current drop in the number of people in the United States identifying with a religion may not be permanent, but it is in some [...]

27
May
2020

Knights of Columbus founder Fr. Michael McGivney to be beatified

Vatican City, May 27, 2020 / 04:55 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr. Michael J. McGivney Wednesday, paving the way [...]

27
May
2020

Pope Francis says prayer is a refuge against evil

Vatican City, May 27, 2020 / 06:15 am MT (CNA).- Prayer is a refuge and protection against the evil of the world, Pope Francis said in his general audience address [...]

27
May
2020

American priest heading for beatification died amid a global pandemic

Vatican City, May 27, 2020 / 05:40 am MT (CNA).- Fr. Michael McGivney, an American priest soon to be beatified, died amid a 19th-century pandemic which may have been [...]

26
May
2020

Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a 'tragedy'

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 26, 2020 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- The Minnesota Catholic Conference on Tuesday called the death of a black man while he was in [...]

26
May
2020

Australian journalists face court date over Pell trial coverage

CNA Staff, May 26, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- A judge in the Australian state of Victoria has proposed beginning a trial in November to prosecute journalists and media outlets [...]

26
May
2020

In letter, Pope Francis asks for prayers for mothers facing the post-pandemic world

Vatican City, May 26, 2020 / 08:45 am MT (CNA).- In a letter to an Italian journalist Monday, Pope Francis said we should pray for mothers to have courage as they [...]

26
May
2020

California churches can reopen at 25% capacity

CNA Staff, May 26, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- Churches in California can begin holding services again at a limited capacity, the state announced on Monday. [...]

25
May
2020

Pope Francis entrusts China to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Vatican City, May 24, 2020 / 05:45 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Sunday entrusted China to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and asked people to pray for a new outpouring of the [...]

25
May
2020

Archbishop Ganswein: 'Our times require courageous and convincing testimonies'

CNA Staff, May 25, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- Archbishop Georg Ganswein has spent most of the last two decades standing next to the person with the microphone, in his [...]

25
May
2020

Pope Francis remembers 25 years of 'Ut unum sint,' John Paul II's letter on ecumenism

Vatican City, May 25, 2020 / 05:48 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Monday remembered Ut unum sint, St. Pope John Paul II's encyclical on ecumenism, on the 25th anniversary [...]

25
May
2020

Why medical students should learn about religion

Denver Newsroom, May 25, 2020 / 10:01 am MT (CNA).- Four medical school educators have said that fully to address a patient's needs, physicians should begin asking [...]

23
May
2020

Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopens with restrictions

CNA Staff, May 23, 2020 / 02:04 pm MT (CNA).- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is reopening this weekend, after being closed in late March due to [...]

23
May
2020

After Minnesota bishops plan to defy Mass restrictions, governor eases rules

CNA Staff, May 23, 2020 / 01:46 pm MT (CNA).- The governor of Minnesota has issued an order allowing for the resumption of limited public worship gatherings, days after the [...]

23
May
2020

Livestream of Mass with Pope Francis on Chinese social media raises censorship questions

Rome Newsroom, May 22, 2020 / 05:34 pm MT (CNA).- The Vatican revealed this week that Catholics in China were able to use the most popular Chinese state-monitored [...]

23
May
2020

After Trump call to reopen churches, Catholic doctor says it can be done safely

Denver Newsroom, May 22, 2020 / 05:45 pm MT (CNA).- While President Donald Trump's May 22 call to reopen churches has become a source of national [...]

22
May
2020

Hebda: Catholics 'depend on the Eucharist,' and Masses will resume

Denver Newsroom, May 21, 2020 / 05:36 pm MT (CNA).- The day after announcing that parishes in Minnesota can ignore a statewide order on religious gatherings, the [...]

22
May
2020

Bishop laments 'sinister' promotion of at-home medical abortions amid pandemic

CNA Staff, May 22, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- An English bishop has criticized the government for promoting at-home medical abortions during the coronavirus [...]

22
May
2020

Chicago police fine Pentecostal churches for violating 10-person limit

CNA Staff, May 21, 2020 / 03:10 pm MT (CNA).- Three churches in Chicago have been fined after defying an order banning services of more than 10 people on Sunday, May 17. [...]

21
May
2020

Minnesota bishops will reopen public Masses, defy state order

CNA Staff, May 20, 2020 / 05:05 pm MT (CNA).- The bishops of Minnesota have permitted parishes to resume public Masses, and to defy a statewide order prohibiting religious [...]

21
May
2020

California can't omit churches from re-opening plans, Justice Department says

Washington D.C., May 21, 2020 / 12:50 am MT (CNA).- California Gov. Gavin Newsom's efforts to lift some anti-coronavirus restrictions cannot single out churches for stricter [...]

21
May
2020

Senators demand investigation into Planned Parenthood PPP loans

CNA Staff, May 20, 2020 / 08:45 am MT (CNA).- Planned Parenthood affiliates reportedly received $80 million in emergency coronavirus loans, despite congressional [...]

19
May
2020

What is acedia, how do you pronounce it, and why does this priest tweet about it?

Denver Newsroom, May 19, 2020 / 02:00 am MT (CNA).- What should you be doing right now? If the answer is "not reading this article," you might want to keep going. [...]

19
May
2020

More than 600 Nigerian Christians killed in 2020, new report says

CNA Staff, May 18, 2020 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- Christians in Nigeria faced escalating persecution and a mounting death toll in the first four months of 2020, a new report [...]

19
May
2020

French state council orders religious gathering ban be lifted

CNA Staff, May 18, 2020 / 01:15 pm MT (CNA).- The French Council of State ruled Monday that a ban on religious gatherings in the country is a disproportionate [...]

19
May
2020

Pope Francis merges Alaskan dioceses to create Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau

Vatican City, May 19, 2020 / 07:45 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis merged two dioceses in Alaska Tuesday, creating the new Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau which [...]

18
May
2020

Pope Francis praises St. John Paul II as man of prayer and justice

Vatican City, May 18, 2020 / 04:15 am MT (CNA).- St. John Paul II was a man of prayer who was close to the people and loved justice, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass [...]

18
May
2020

Catholics rejoice as public Masses resume in Rome with safety precautions

Rome, Italy, May 18, 2020 / 09:30 am MT (CNA).- As Rome reopened shops and restaurants on Monday, Catholics rejoiced in being able to attend Mass again for the first [...]

18
May
2020

US coronavirus relief bill would discriminate against private schools

CNA Staff, May 18, 2020 / 11:21 am MT (CNA).- Bishop David O'Connell of Trenton lamented Thursday that the US Congress' latest coronavirus relief bill would bar [...]

18
May
2020

Pope Francis adds St. Faustina Kowalska's feast day to Roman Calendar

Vatican City, May 18, 2020 / 07:15 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has decreed that St. Faustina Kowalska's feast day be added to the Roman Calendar as an optional [...]

17
May
2020

Polish bishops launch #ThankYouJohnPaul2 campaign for pope's centenary

CNA Staff, May 16, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- The Polish bishops' conference is encouraging the faithful to participate in a social media campaign to mark the 100th [...]

17
May
2020

Cardinal Czerny: Immigrants are essential, pandemic shows

Vatican City, May 17, 2020 / 12:30 pm MT (CNA).- The emergency caused by coronavirus has made the situation of many vulnerable people even more precarious [...]

17
May
2020

In Ecuador, pro-life groups protest U.N. abortion conditions on coronavirus aid.

CNA Staff, May 17, 2020 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- Pro-life groups in Ecuador say that United Nations aid to combat the coronavirus pandemic should not require access to [...]

16
May
2020

How a Solanus Casey documentary, and its creator, aim to inspire

Denver Newsroom, May 16, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- An American documentarian says her work is the fruit of a divine calling that began with an encounter with [...]

16
May
2020

Pope Francis: The antidote to worldliness is Christ

Vatican City, May 16, 2020 / 04:34 am MT (CNA).- The only cure for worldliness is faith in Jesus Christ and in his death and resurrection, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass [...]

16
May
2020

Coloradans gather final round of signatures for late-term abortion ban

Denver, Colo., May 15, 2020 / 11:01 am MT (CNA).- A coalition of volunteers in Colorado hopes to gather enough signatures in the next two weeks on a petition to put a [...]

16
May
2020

CDC documents on reopening do not include suggestions for churches

CNA Staff, May 15, 2020 / 02:01 pm MT (CNA).- Specific guidelines for reopening churches during the coronavirus pandemic were excluded from a set of documents [...]

15
May
2020

Pope Francis prays for families to grow in love and respect

Vatican City, May 15, 2020 / 05:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis prayed for the world's families to grow in love and respect for one another at his morning Mass Friday. [...]

15
May
2020

'People make their political party their religion,' says Catholic congressman

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 14, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- Catholics have a critical role in bridging the divides of today's polarized society, one outgoing Catholic [...]

15
May
2020

Benedict XVI hails John Paul II as 'liberating restorer' of Church

CNA Staff, May 15, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- John Paul II was a "liberating restorer of the Church" in the turbulent years after the Second Vatican Council, Benedict XVI [...]

15
May
2020

Full text: Benedict XVI's letter marking St. John Paul II's birth centenary

Vatican City, May 15, 2020 / 03:10 am MT (CNA).- Here is the full text of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI's letter marking the centenary of the birth of St. John Paul II. [...]

14
May
2020

'Is Jesus' body in space?' And other Ascension questions you didn't know you had

Denver Newsroom, May 14, 2020 / 02:00 am MT (CNA).- When Jesus rose from the dead three days after the crucifixion, he appeared for 40 days thereafter to his apostles and [...]

14
May
2020

Saint Paul-Minneapolis priests adapt to bring sacraments to COVID-19 patients

Denver Newsroom, May 13, 2020 / 05:42 pm MT (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has assembled a team of 12 priests ready to administer last [...]

14
May
2020

Pope Francis calls people of all religions to pray for end of pandemic

Vatican City, May 14, 2020 / 05:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis urged people of every religion to fast and pray Thursday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and [...]

14
May
2020

Vatican, US Church leaders quiet on coronavirus 'world government' letter signed by bishops

Denver Newsroom, May 13, 2020 / 03:36 pm MT (CNA).- Neither the Vatican nor U.S. bishops have responded to a letter signed by several Catholic bishops, which argues [...]

13
May
2020

Pope Francis: Christians can pray to the Father without fear

Vatican City, May 13, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- Jesus has transformed the human experience of prayer, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. [...]

13
May
2020

'Discovering what's essential': Strengthening marriages during lockdown

Washington D.C., May 13, 2020 / 02:00 am MT (CNA).- Many Catholic parishes have closed during the pandemic, but one marriage renewal ministry is seeking to reopen the [...]

12
May
2020

Pope Francis appoints Duluth priest as next Bishop of Rapid City

Vatican City, May 12, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Peter Muhich to be the next Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota. [...]

12
May
2020

Pope Francis to offer Mass at tomb of John Paul II on saint's 100th birthday

Vatican City, May 12, 2020 / 10:55 am MT (CNA).- On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II on May 18, Pope Francis will offer his morning Mass at the [...]

11
May
2020

Pope Francis names Chicago priest coadjutor of Peoria diocese

Vatican City, May 11, 2020 / 05:18 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Monday appointed Fr. Louis Tylka, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, as coadjutor bishop of the [...]

11
May
2020

Pope Francis prays for the unemployed after coronavirus layoffs

Vatican City, May 11, 2020 / 04:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis began his morning Mass on Monday by praying for the unemployed after millions of people lost their jobs [...]

11
May
2020

Vatican Museums to reopen with temperature checks, mandatory face masks

Vatican City, May 11, 2020 / 09:20 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican Museums are preparing to reopen by reservation only with new health measures to prevent the spread of the [...]

09
May
2020

Pope Francis: the devil seeks to destroy the Church through envy

Vatican City, May 9, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- The devil uses envy to try to thwart the proclamation of the Gospel, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass Saturday. [...]

09
May
2020

This ministry is hosting a virtual retreat for infertile people on Mother's Day

Denver Newsroom, May 8, 2020 / 05:29 pm MT (CNA).- Mother's Day is going to look different for most families this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. [...]

08
May
2020

Pope Francis: 'Allow yourself to be consoled by Jesus'

Vatican City, May 8, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- We must learn to let ourselves be consoled by Jesus when we are suffering, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass Friday. [...]

08
May
2020

Data contradicts Harvard professor's assertions about homeschooling

Denver Newsroom, May 7, 2020 / 05:29 pm MT (CNA).- A Notre Dame sociologist is using data to challenge a Harvard Law professor's assertions that homeschooling is [...]

08
May
2020

'Dial-a-Mass' service is a godsend for Catholics without internet

CNA Staff, May 8, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- A new "dial-a-Mass" service enabling Catholics with no internet connection to listen to Sunday Masses is proving a success [...]

07
May
2020

Bishops: Our Lady of America not 'objective private revelation'

CNA Staff, May 7, 2020 / 11:50 am MT (CNA).- Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend said Thursday that the alleged visions and revelations known as [...]

07
May
2020

Pope Francis: 'Pass down the history of our salvation'

Vatican City, May 7, 2020 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- It is important for Catholics to remember the whole of salvation history, and our belonging to the people of God's covenant [...]

06
May
2020

Pope Francis speaks up for 'harshly exploited' agricultural workers

Vatican City, May 6, 2020 / 05:30 am MT (CNA).- The coronavirus crisis can be an opportunity to recenter work on the dignity of each person, Pope Francis said in an [...]

06
May
2020

Little Sisters make call for justice to Supreme Court

Washington D.C., May 6, 2020 / 12:08 pm MT (CNA).- During a week in which the Supreme Court heard arguments via telephone for the first time, the case of the Little Sisters [...]

06
May
2020

Swiss Guards postpone swearing-in of new recruits due to coronavirus

Vatican City, May 6, 2020 / 11:47 am MT (CNA).- The annual swearing-in of new Swiss Guards, which would usually take place May 6, was moved to Oct. 4 because of the [...]

06
May
2020

Italian teen who died in 2009 declared 'venerable' by Pope Francis

Vatican City, May 6, 2020 / 09:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Wednesday advanced the sainthood causes of five men and women, including an Italian teenager who died [...]

05
May
2020

National novena for farmers to be livestreamed this month

CNA Staff, May 5, 2020 / 11:34 am MT (CNA).- A national novena to St Isidore the Farmer will be livestreamed by Catholic Rural Life this month, beginning May 7 and [...]

05
May
2020

Pro-life leaders ask for FDA crackdown on illegal sale of abortion drugs

CNA Staff, May 5, 2020 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- A group of pro-life leaders on Tuesday asked the Trump administration to crack down on illegal internet sales of abortion-causing [...]

05
May
2020

Saintly superhero: When Marvel Comics told the life story of John Paul II

Denver Newsroom, May 5, 2020 / 02:52 am MT (CNA).- Pope St. John Paul II, who led the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005, is perhaps one of the most [...]

04
May
2020

In new biography, Benedict XVI laments modern 'anti-Christian creed'

CNA Staff, May 4, 2020 / 11:45 am MT (CNA).- Modern society is formulating an "anti-Christian creed" and punishing those who resist it with "social excommunication," [...]

04
May
2020

Contagious prayer: Map app tracks viral rosaries during COVID-19

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 4, 2020 / 09:30 am MT (CNA).- Like a lot of people, Mike Del Ponte found himself getting upset seeing the daily map updates tracking [...]

04
May
2020

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Joliet Bishop Conlon

Vatican City, May 4, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Daniel Conlon of Joliet, who took a medical leave of absence from [...]

03
May
2020

Pope Francis honors priests and doctors who have died in the coronavirus pandemic

Vatican City, May 3, 2020 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- On Good Shepherd Sunday, Pope Francis said he was thinking of all the priests and doctors who gave their lives in the [...]

03
May
2020

Blood of St. Januarius liquefies in Naples under lockdown

Rome Newsroom, May 3, 2020 / 08:30 am MT (CNA).- The liquefaction of the blood of the early Church martyr St. Januarius occurred Saturday amid the coronavirus lockdown [...]

03
May
2020

Pope Francis asks for prayer for vocations to the priesthood on Good Shepherd Sunday

Vatican City, May 3, 2020 / 06:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis called on all Catholics to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life on Good Shepherd Sunday [...]

02
May
2020

'This is the moment to advocate' for pro-life vaccines, says Archbishop Naumann

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 2, 2020 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure [...]

02
May
2020

'We entrust to her all our fears': US Bishops reconsecrate country to Mary

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 1, 2020 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- Dioceses across the United States and Canada joined together on May 1 to reconsecrate themselves to the [...]

02
May
2020

Survey: Religious Americans say coronavirus crisis has strengthened their faith

Denver Newsroom, May 1, 2020 / 03:50 pm MT (CNA).- A segment of Americans say their faith has grown stronger since the coronavirus epidemic began, including [...]

02
May
2020

Scholars dispute charge of Pius XII Holocaust cover-up

Denver Newsroom, May 1, 2020 / 12:15 pm MT (CNA).- Scholars say charges that Pope Pius XII covered-up the Vatican's knowledge of the Holocaust are based on [...]

01
May
2020

Bishops will 'consecrate' the US and Canada to Mary. Here's what that means

CNA Staff, Apr 30, 2020 / 02:23 pm MT (CNA).- The bishops of both the United States and Canada are set to consecrate their nations to Mary, Mother of the Church on May 1. [...]

01
May
2020

Chinese government resumes removal of crosses from church buildings

CNA Staff, Apr 30, 2020 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- As the Chinese government makes progress containing the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have resumed action to remove [...]

01
May
2020

Experts offer a path to reopening churches, and the sacraments

CNA Staff, Apr 30, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- As more Catholic dioceses begin to resume public Masses during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of theologians and [...]

01
May
2020

Italian churches prepare to resume funerals after eight-week ban

Rome Newsroom, Apr 30, 2020 / 11:45 am MT (CNA).- After eight weeks without funerals, Italian families will be able finally to gather together to mourn and pray at [...]

30
Apr
2020

White House consults bishops on church reopening guidelines

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 29, 2020 / 02:22 pm MT (CNA).- The White House has consulted four Catholic bishops who have reinstated public Masses, as the Trump [...]

30
Apr
2020

During pandemic, more abortion drugs dispensed via telemedicine

Denver Newsroom, Apr 29, 2020 / 08:30 pm MT (CNA).- The numbers of women seeking at-home medication abortions through an experimental U.S. telemedicine provider [...]

30
Apr
2020

Catholic university stages a 'digital play' amid quarantine

Denver Newsroom, Apr 29, 2020 / 05:13 pm MT (CNA).- While the coronavirus has shut down universities and artistic events, the drama department of a Catholic university [...]

30
Apr
2020

Bishops ask parishes to help domestic abuse victims amid lockdown

CNA Staff, Apr 30, 2020 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- The bishops of England and Wales have urged parishes to help domestic abuse victims after a surge in requests for aid [...]

29
Apr
2020

The beatitudes show the path from selfishness to holiness, says pope

Vatican City, Apr 29, 2020 / 05:15 am MT (CNA).- The eight beatitudes proclaimed by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount reveal the path from selfishness to holiness, Pope [...]

29
Apr
2020

Identify and confess your sins 'concretely,' Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Apr 29, 2020 / 04:05 am MT (CNA).- When identifying your faults, avoid being vague and tell God your sins honestly and frankly so that he can heal you, Pope [...]

29
Apr
2020

Grand Master of the Order of Malta dies at 75

Rome, Italy, Apr 29, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- The Grand Master of the Order of Malta Fra' Giacomo Dalla Torre died early Wednesday at the age of 75. [...]

28
Apr
2020

At least 15 dead from coronavirus in NY religious orders

CNA Staff, Apr 28, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- As New York attempts to weather the coronavirus pandemic, religious orders in the state have been hit hard by the [...]

28
Apr
2020

Pope Francis creates foundation to promote John Paul I's teachings

Vatican City, Apr 28, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has instituted a Vatican foundation to promote the thought and teachings of Venerable John Paul I, who was [...]

28
Apr
2020

Pope prays that "prudence and obedience" will prevent return of pandemic

Vatican City, Apr 28, 2020 / 03:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis prayed that Christians would respond to the lifting of lockdown restrictions with "prudence and obedience" [...]

28
Apr
2020

Vatican sends extraordinary form Mass survey to world's bishops

CNA Staff, Apr 27, 2020 / 12:01 pm MT (CNA).- The Vatican's doctrinal congregation has asked the world's bishops to report on how a landmark papal document [...]

27
Apr
2020

'Save our seniors' - Italian youth organize campaign to honor elderly in isolation

Rome, Italy, Apr 27, 2020 / 09:30 am MT (CNA).- Italian students have organized a campaign to uplift and honor the elderly, who have suffered heavy losses in Italy's [...]

27
Apr
2020

Boston archdiocese assembles teams of priests to anoint coronavirus patients

Denver Newsroom, Apr 26, 2020 / 02:01 pm MT (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Boston has assembled groups of priests - living together in strategic locations close to hospitals [...]

27
Apr
2020

Pope thanks artists for showing 'path of beauty' during pandemic

Vatican City, Apr 27, 2020 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- As much of the world remains under quarantine due to the coronavirus, Pope Francis prayed for artists who show others [...]

25
Apr
2020

Pope Francis urges Catholics to unite through praying the rosary in May

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2020 / 07:15 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis sent a letter Saturday encouraging Catholics to pray the rosary throughout May. He also shared two new [...]

25
Apr
2020

Following Trump's halt to US immigration, bishops call for solidarity

CNA Staff, Apr 24, 2020 / 05:13 pm MT (CNA).- As the Trump administration suspends immigration to stem the spread of coronavirus, the United States' bishops [...]

25
Apr
2020

Tornado devastates new Oklahoma Catholic Church, but Rother window unharmed

Denver Newsroom, Apr 25, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- On May 4, the parish community of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Madill, Oklahoma would have celebrated the [...]

24
Apr
2020

Involve more women in seminary formation, urges Vatican cardinal

Vatican City, Apr 24, 2020 / 11:00 am MT (CNA).- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops, said Friday that the Church needs more women [...]

24
Apr
2020

Pope prays that pastors will have courage to be close to their people

Vatican City, Apr 24, 2020 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis prayed that God would give pastors the courage to be close to their people as he celebrated Mass Friday. [...]

24
Apr
2020

Unemployed due to coronavirus? There's a saint for that.

CNA Staff, Apr 24, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, at least 26 million people have filed for [...]

24
Apr
2020

Three more US bishops announce return of public Masses

CNA Staff, Apr 23, 2020 / 08:45 pm MT (CNA).- Three Catholic dioceses have announced this week they will resume public celebration of Mass, subject to the requirements of [...]

23
Apr
2020

US and Canada to be consecrated to 'Mary, Mother of the Church'

CNA Staff, Apr 23, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles is inviting all U.S. bishops to join him on May 1 in reconsecrating the U.S. to the Blessed [...]

23
Apr
2020

Pope Francis donates ventilators in honor of St. George's feast day

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2020 / 08:45 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis marked the feast of his namesake on Thursday with a gift of ventilators and other medical equipment to [...]

23
Apr
2020

Vatican releases free online prayer book amid pandemic

Vatican City, Apr 22, 2020 / 07:00 pm MT (CNA).- The Vatican has released a free online prayer book to help Catholics seeking divine assistance amid the coronavirus crisis. [...]

23
Apr
2020

Bankrupt dioceses sue SBA for payroll loan access

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 22, 2020 / 04:30 pm MT (CNA).- Two Catholic dioceses have filed suit against the Small Business Administration (SBA), claiming they [...]

22
Apr
2020

Pope Francis: The entirety of God's love is found in the crucifix

Vatican City, Apr 22, 2020 / 04:30 am MT (CNA).- The crucifix is not just a symbol or wall decoration, it is the entire expression of the love of God, who sent his Son to die [...]

22
Apr
2020

Courage International moves 2020 Truth and Love Conference online

Denver Newsroom, Apr 22, 2020 / 12:40 am MT (CNA).- In the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Courage International has announced that it will host online [...]

22
Apr
2020

On Earth Day, Pope Francis urges solidarity with most vulnerable

Vatican City, Apr 22, 2020 / 06:30 am MT (CNA).- Commenting on the celebration of Earth Day during his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis urged people to [...]

22
Apr
2020

Sen. Rubio: Post-coronavirus world needs economy for the common good

Washington D.C., Apr 21, 2020 / 08:00 pm MT (CNA).- When the coronavirus epidemic passes, Americans can't simply return to their old habits, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has [...]

21
Apr
2020

Elderly and disabled have same right to treatment as others amid pandemic, say bishops

London, England, Apr 21, 2020 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- Elderly and disabled coronavirus patients have the same right to life-prolonging treatment as others, the bishops of [...]

21
Apr
2020

Why you should remember the missions when you miss the sacraments

Washington D.C., Apr 20, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- Many U.S. Catholics have limited or no access to the sacraments during the coronavirus pandemic, bringing to many [...]

20
Apr
2020

Two states' coronavirus abortion bans remain after court interventions

CNA Staff, Apr 20, 2020 / 01:19 pm MT (CNA).- Eight states that have enacted temporary bans on abortion during the coronavirus pandemic are contending with legal [...]

20
Apr
2020

After receiving hundreds of requests, bishops to entrust Italy to Mary

Rome Newsroom, Apr 20, 2020 / 10:53 am MT (CNA).- After receiving more than 300 letters during the coronavirus pandemic, the Italian bishops will entrust the nation to Mary's [...]

20
Apr
2020

Pope Francis postpones World Youth Day and Meeting of Families due to coronavirus

Vatican City, Apr 20, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has decided to postpone by one year World Youth Day and the World Meeting of Families, according to the [...]

19
Apr
2020

Beware of the virus of 'selfish indifference', says pope on Divine Mercy Sunday

Vatican City, Apr 19, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Humanity could be struck by "an even worse virus" after the coronavirus crisis, that of "selfish indifference", Pope Francis said [...]

18
Apr
2020

Pro-life leaders call for coronavirus vaccine without abortion ties

Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2020 / 04:28 pm (CNA).- Development of an effective, safe and widely available vaccine for [...]

18
Apr
2020

Pope to offer Divine Mercy Sunday in church with St. Faustina's relics

Vatican City, Apr 17, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis will offer Mass in a church containing the [...]

17
Apr
2020

OKC Archbishop Coakley to celebrate Mass on 25th anniversary of bombing

Oklahoma City, Okla., Apr 17, 2020 / 12:55 am (CNA).- Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City will celebrate Mass April 17 across the street from a memorial [...]

17
Apr
2020

Pope Francis sets out vision for world after coronavirus pandemic

Vatican City, Apr 17, 2020 / 08:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis looked ahead to life after the coronavirus pandemic in a Spanish article published Friday that examines the current [...]

17
Apr
2020

Las Cruces bishop explains decision to resume public Masses, even with civic restrictions

Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2020 / 11:35 am (CNA).- Bishop Peter Baldacchino of the Diocese of Las Cruces said the Church is the "essential service of hope" during the coronavirus [...]

16
Apr
2020

Benedict XVI celebrates his 93rd birthday during coronavirus lockdown

Rome, Italy, Apr 16, 2020 / 09:06 am (CNA).- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrated his 93rd birthday Thursday at his Vatican residence during Italy's coronavirus [...]

16
Apr
2020

Las Cruces bishop first in US to resume public Masses amid pandemic

Washington D.C., Apr 15, 2020 / 04:45 pm (CNA).- The Bishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has lifted a diocesan ban on the public celebration of Mass, issued guidelines for [...]

15
Apr
2020

Knights of Columbus in New Mexico, Hawaii help Native people during coronavirus

Gallup, N.M., Apr 15, 2020 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Native Americans have not fared well in pandemics and epidemics. [...]

15
Apr
2020

US bishops join Pope Francis' call for global ceasefire to counter coronavirus

Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2020 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- The U.S. bishops have echoed Pope Francis' call for a global ceasefire to help defend vulnerable populations from [...]

15
Apr
2020

Judge rules abortion access outweighs efforts to fight coronavirus

CNA Staff, Apr 14, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- A federal judge said on Easter Sunday that the state of Alabama cannot move to limit abortion procedures through measures [...]

15
Apr
2020

One year after the fire, a French priest's tribute to Notre-Dame

Paris, France, Apr 14, 2020 / 11:01 pm (CNA).- For Fr. Pierre Amar, Notre-Dame de Paris has always been a masterpiece, "the very example of supreme beauty," but now the [...]

14
Apr
2020

Roman priest offers Easter Mass on church roof amid coronavirus

Rome, Italy, Apr 14, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- A pastor at a church in Rome offered Easter Mass from the roof of the church so nearby parishioners could participate from [...]

14
Apr
2020

Bishops pray for victims of Easter storms

Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2020 / 09:31 am (CNA).- The bishops of the United States have offered their prayers in solidarity with the victims of extreme weather over [...]

14
Apr
2020

Macron echoes pope's call for debt relief amid pandemic

CNA Staff, Apr 14, 2020 / 08:10 am (CNA).- French President Emmanuel Macron has echoed Pope Francis' call for debt relief for the world's poorest countries amid [...]

13
Apr
2020

Pope Francis commends women caring for others under coronavirus lockdown

Vatican City, Apr 13, 2020 / 06:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has urged Catholics to pray for women who are currently caring for children, aiding the elderly, or working in [...]

13
Apr
2020

Why Christians believe in resurrection, not reincarnation

Denver, Colo., Apr 12, 2020 / 01:01 pm (CNA).- Every time Christians recite the Apostles' Creed, they affirm their belief in what will happen to them after death: "I believe in the [...]

13
Apr
2020

Supreme Court to hear Little Sisters of the Poor case by phone

Washington D.C., Apr 13, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will hear oral arguments by phone next month. Justices will hear [...]

13
Apr
2020

Pope proposes considering a 'universal basic wage'

Vatican City, Apr 12, 2020 / 06:15 pm (CNA).- In an Easter letter to members of popular movements and organizations, Pope Francis suggested that the coronavirus crisis [...]

12
Apr
2020

Full text: Pope Francis' Easter Urbi et Orbi Message 2020

Vatican City, Apr 12, 2020 / 05:40 am (CNA).- Here is the full text of Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi message, delivered April 12 at the Basilica of St. Peter. [...]

12
Apr
2020

Pope Francis' Easter blessing: May Christ dispel the darkness of our suffering humanity

Vatican City, Apr 12, 2020 / 05:05 am (CNA).- In his Easter blessing, Pope Francis called on humanity to unite in solidarity and look to the risen Christ for hope amid the [...]

12
Apr
2020

Christ is near to us all, Cardinal Pell tells Italians at Easter

CNA Staff, Apr 12, 2020 / 10:26 am (CNA).- In a video message sent to his Italian friends to mark Easter Sunday, Cardinal George Pell recalled the joy of Christ's Resurrection [...]

11
Apr
2020

Andrea Bocelli will livestream Easter concert from Milan cathedral

CNA Staff, Apr 11, 2020 / 01:50 pm (CNA).- Famed Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli will livestream on Easter Sunday a solo concert from the Santa Maria Nascente Cathedral [...]

11
Apr
2020

Be messengers of life amid death, says Pope Francis at Easter Vigil

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2020 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis urged Christians to be "messengers of life in a time of death" as he celebrated the Easter Vigil in a nearly [...]

11
Apr
2020

Cardinal Pell's Easter message: 'We can redeem our suffering by joining it to His'

CNA Staff, Apr 10, 2020 / 03:35 pm (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell said Friday that suffering can be offered to God for good, and that Christians see Christ in the suffering, and [...]

10
Apr
2020

Gomez, and Catholics across the US, look to the Sacred Heart in Good Friday litany

Denver, Colo., Apr 10, 2020 / 12:46 pm (CNA).- Isolated in their homes on a Good Friday unlike any other, Catholics across America tuned in April 10 for a litany to the [...]

10
Apr
2020

The cross has changed the meaning of suffering, says papal preacher on Good Friday

Vatican City, Apr 10, 2020 / 11:57 am (CNA).- Through his death on the cross, Jesus has redeemed all human pain, including the suffering caused by the coronavirus [...]

10
Apr
2020

How Catholics can be inspired by art during Holy Week

Denver, Colo., Apr 9, 2020 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- As churches and museums remain closed, Catholic artists have encouraged people to be inspired this Holy Week by finding [...]

10
Apr
2020

Vatican thanks Chinese groups for donations to combat coronavirus

Vatican City, Apr 9, 2020 / 07:00 am (CNA).- The Vatican has thanked Chinese organizations for donating medical supplies to help it combat the coronavirus. [...]

09
Apr
2020

China's first saint was martyred on a cross in Wuhan

Vatican City, Apr 9, 2020 / 08:00 am (CNA).- China's first canonized saint was martyred by suffocation on a cross in Wuhan, the epicenter of today's coronavirus [...]

09
Apr
2020

'Troubadours' look to inject Chesterton's joy, humor into a coronavirus-hit country

Wichita, Kan., Apr 9, 2020 / 03:01 am (CNA).- A group of five friends, and scholars of the Catholic writer G.K. Chesterton, are launching an online lecture series with the [...]

09
Apr
2020

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis recalls priests dying amid pandemic

Vatican City, Apr 9, 2020 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis recalled the priests who have lost their lives during the coronavirus crisis as he offered the Mass of the Lord's Supper [...]

08
Apr
2020

Team of young Chicago priests answer the call to anoint COVID-19 patients

Chicago, Ill., Apr 8, 2020 / 04:33 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Chicago has assembled a team of 24 priest volunteers - all under age 60, and without pre-existing medical [...]

08
Apr
2020

Ponder Christ's Passion amid the coronavirus crisis, pope urges

Vatican City, Apr 8, 2020 / 03:30 am (CNA).- Meditating on Christ's Passion can help us as we struggle with questions about God and suffering during the coronavirus crisis [...]

08
Apr
2020

Pope Francis establishes new commission to study women deacons

Vatican City, Apr 8, 2020 / 06:30 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has created a new commission to study the question of a [...]

07
Apr
2020

'Prayer has been the great source of strength to me': Cardinal Pell looks forward to Easter

Washington D.C., Apr 7, 2020 / 08:54 am (CNA).- After more than 14 months in prison, Cardinal George Pell said he was always hopeful about the High Court decision which [...]

07
Apr
2020

Cardinal George Pell's abuse convictions overturned by Australia's High Court

Washington D.C., Apr 6, 2020 / 06:25 pm (CNA).- After an ordeal that began nearly four years ago, and more than 13 months of imprisonment, Cardinal George Pell is [...]

07
Apr
2020

UK bishops call for prayers as Boris Johnson admitted to intensive care

London, England, Apr 7, 2020 / 08:30 am (CNA).- The Archbishop of Westminster led calls for prayers for Britain's Prime Minister on Monday after Boris Johnson was [...]

07
Apr
2020

'The only basis for justice is truth' - With conviction overturned, Cardinal Pell speaks

CNA Staff, Apr 6, 2020 / 07:12 pm (CNA).- After his conviction for child sexual abuse was overturned Tuesday by Australia's High Court, Cardinal George Pell has released [...]

06
Apr
2020

Pope creates emergency fund to tackle coronavirus in mission territories

Vatican City, Apr 6, 2020 / 07:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has created an emergency fund for those affected by coronavirus in mission countries. [...]

06
Apr
2020

God will judge us by how we treated the poor, says Pope Francis

Vatican City, Apr 6, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Many people suffering from poverty are victims of the "structural injustice" of today's global economy, Pope Francis said in his [...]

06
Apr
2020

Archbishop Fulton Sheen was more than the man on television, 92-year-old niece says

Denver, Colo., Apr 5, 2020 / 12:35 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Fulton Sheen's niece has recounted her view of the famous Catholic television personality and author in a [...]

06
Apr
2020

Turin Shroud to be displayed via livestream on Holy Saturday amid pandemic

Turin, Italy, Apr 6, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Catholics around the world will be invited to pray virtually before the Turin Shroud on Holy Saturday as the world struggles to [...]

05
Apr
2020

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday: Let us stand before the crucifix in our homes

Vatican City, Apr 5, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis offered Mass in a nearly empty St. Peter's Basilica and urged Catholics quarantined [...]

04
Apr
2020

U.S. bishops: Jesus' Sacred Heart is open for you, despite 'bitter affliction' of coronavirus

Washington D.C., Apr 4, 2020 / 01:22 pm (CNA).- The novel coronavirus pandemic's effects on victims and the closure of churches have deeply pained the Catholic [...]

04
Apr
2020

Monks offer free caskets amid coronavirus

Denver, Colo., Apr 4, 2020 / 12:30 pm (CNA).- An Iowa monastery of Trappist monks is offering an unusual but necessary act of charity amid the global pandemic - free [...]

04
Apr
2020

Sin starts with giving in to small temptations, Pope Francis warns

Vatican City, Apr 4, 2020 / 03:51 am (CNA).- Before we commit a sin, there were usually small temptations which we let grow in our soul, eventually making excuses for [...]

04
Apr
2020

Palm supplier sees business halved by coronavirus cancelations

Denver, Colo., Apr 3, 2020 / 11:55 pm (CNA).- Thomas Sowell and his wife own Southeast Palm and Foliage in Astor, Florida, in the middle of the state, about 40 miles west of [...]

03
Apr
2020

'In the risen Jesus, life conquered death,' Pope Francis says in Holy Week video

Vatican City, Apr 3, 2020 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis on Friday sent a video message to Catholics around the world, urging them amid the global coronavirus [...]

03
Apr
2020

Vatican extends lockdown measures through Easter Monday

Vatican City, Apr 3, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The Holy See has extended its lockdown measures through April 13, the Monday of the Octave of Easter, in accordance with [...]

03
Apr
2020

Pope Francis: Reflect on the seven sorrows of Mary, our Mother

Vatican City, Apr 3, 2020 / 02:45 am (CNA).- It is good to think about the seven sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who freely accepted her calling to be the Mother of God and [...]

03
Apr
2020

Catholic University makes vaccine work free for coronavirus research

Washington D.C., Apr 2, 2020 / 11:55 pm (CNA).- An expert research professor on vaccines at the Catholic University of America is working with the university to make his patents [...]

02
Apr
2020

John Paul II embraced his suffering with love: Cardinal reflects 15 years after saint's death

Vatican City, Apr 2, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Pope St. John Paul II embraced suffering with love, even during his illness, a cardinal and the archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica [...]

02
Apr
2020

Be like Mother Teresa during the coronavirus crisis, urges Pope Francis

Vatican City, Apr 2, 2020 / 03:45 am (CNA).- Mother Teresa's example should inspire us to seek out those whose suffering is hidden during the coronavirus crisis, Pope [...]

02
Apr
2020

China owes 'apology and compensation' for coronavirus, says cardinal

CNA Staff, Apr 2, 2020 / 08:30 am (CNA).- Poor countries are suffering from the coronavirus because of the Chinese Communist Party's negligence and repression [...]

01
Apr
2020

Dominican priest, microbiologist sees hope for possible coronavirus treatment

Manila, Philippines, Apr 1, 2020 / 03:11 pm (CNA).- In a recent blog post Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., S.T.D, Ph.D., said he sees reason to hope that the drug hydroxychloroquine [...]

01
Apr
2020

Can I confess? Or be anointed? Here's what's suspended -or not- in your diocese

CNA Staff, Apr 1, 2020 / 03:10 pm (CNA).- All public celebration of Mass has been suspended in every Latin Rite diocese in the United States because of the coronavirus [...]

01
Apr
2020

Vatican authorizes special Masses and Good Friday prayers for coronavirus pandemic

Vatican City, Apr 1, 2020 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- The Vatican has asked priests around the world to recite a new prayer during this yearâ??s Good Friday liturgy, and urged [...]

31
Mar
2020

Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed indefinitely

CNA Staff, Mar 30, 2020 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was closed last week and has no definite timeline for reopening. This is the first time in nearly [...]

31
Mar
2020

Vatican flags at half-staff in solidarity with coronavirus victims

Vatican City, Mar 31, 2020 / 04:15 am (CNA).- Vatican flags are flying at half-staff on Tuesday in solidarity with the victims of the coronavirus in Italy and worldwide. [...]

30
Mar
2020

Six sisters from same Italian convent have died, as coronavirus spreads among religious orders

Vatican City, Mar 30, 2020 / 09:06 am (CNA).- Six sisters in one northern Italian convent have died of coronavirus, and nine sisters are being treated in the hospital after [...]

30
Mar
2020

USCCB Domestic Justice Chairman welcomes coronavirus aid bill

CNA Staff, Mar 30, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development has praised congressional [...]

30
Mar
2020

'COVID-19 knows no borders': Pope Francis calls for global ceasefire

Vatican City, Mar 29, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis appealed for a global ceasefire on Sunday as countries work to defend their populations from the coronavirus [...]

28
Mar
2020

Pope Francis prays for everyone going hungry because of coronavirus

Vatican City, Mar 28, 2020 / 04:29 am (CNA).- Pope Francis prayed Saturday for everyone who is going hungry, or who will go hungry, because of the coronavirus [...]

28
Mar
2020

The cross is our hope: Pope gives Urbi et Orbi blessing during coronavirus

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2020 / 12:19 pm (CNA).- On Friday, before an empty and rain-covered St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis held Eucharistic adoration and gave an extraordinary [...]

28
Mar
2020

USCCB liturgy chair: No cell phones for confession, no delegation of sacramental anointing

Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2020 / 05:23 pm (CNA).- The chair of the U.S. bishops' committee on liturgy wrote to U.S. bishops Friday, to clarify issues related to the [...]

28
Mar
2020

'A surge of hope': The fight to keep crisis pregnancy centers open

Washington D.C., Mar 28, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Facing limited hours and a shortage of supplies, crisis pregnancy centers are working and praying with pregnant women [...]

27
Mar
2020

40 Days under quarantine: Clinic vigils suspended

Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The pro-life ministry 40 Days for Life may have ended its public vigils outside abortion clinics, but it is urging its members to [...]

27
Mar
2020

Pope Francis will offer Easter liturgies in St. Peter's Basilica and with no public

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2020 / 06:40 am (CNA).- Pope Francis will follow a slightly modified schedule this year for the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter, which will all take place [...]

26
Mar
2020

Pope Francis prays for coronavirus fears

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2020 / 04:04 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Thursday prayed for everyone who is fearful of the future because of the coronavirus outbreak, asking the Lord [...]

26
Mar
2020

'Have no fear': Pope Francis calls Catholics to say 'yes' to vocations

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis urged Catholics to cling to Christ and pray for the courage to say "yes" to God in his call for vocations. [...]

26
Mar
2020

Vatican official living in Santa Marta tests positive for coronavirus

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2020 / 09:31 am (CNA).- A Vatican official who is a resident of the guesthouse where Pope Francis lives has tested positive for coronavirus, [...]

25
Mar
2020

Miraculous crucifix moved to St. Peter's Square for Pope Francis' 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2020 / 03:10 pm (CNA).- The miraculous crucifix at which Pope Francis prayed Sunday for an end to the coronavirus has been taken down from its altar [...]

25
Mar
2020

Vatican updates guidelines for Holy Week liturgies during coronavirus

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2020 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- After dioceses throughout the world suspended public Masses amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Congregation for [...]

25
Mar
2020

At Fatima, 24 countries consecrated to Jesus and Mary amid the coronavirus pandemic

CNA Staff, Mar 25, 2020 / 05:25 pm (CNA).- Twenty-four countries on Wednesday were consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary at [...]

25
Mar
2020

First bishop known to die of coronavirus was missionary in Ethiopia

CNA Staff, Mar 25, 2020 / 07:11 pm (CNA).- The Italian bishop of a missionary region of Ethiopia is the first Catholic bishop known to have died of the global coronavirus [...]

24
Mar
2020

Archbishop Aymond of New Orleans has coronavirus

Washington D.C., Mar 23, 2020 / 11:33 am (CNA).- The Archbishop of New Orleans has tested positive for coronavirus. He is the first U.S. bishop known to have tested [...]

24
Mar
2020

Pope Francis during coronavirus: Beware the 'poison' of laziness, complaining

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2020 / 06:26 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Tuesday warned Christians to avoid living in a "fog" of sadness, sloth, and complaining, instead of rejoicing in the [...]

23
Mar
2020

How to stay quarantined, stay married, and keep your friends

Denver, Colo., Mar 21, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- The policy of social distancing means that the newly-homebound are seeing less of coworkers than they did just weeks ago. [...]

23
Mar
2020

American seminary in Rome orders students to return home during coronavirus

Rome, Italy, Mar 23, 2020 / 05:12 am (CNA).- Amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Pontifical North American College has ordered its students to return to the [...]

23
Mar
2020

Pope Francis: As humanity trembles from pandemic, let us unite in prayer

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2020 / 07:05 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has asked Christians around the world to unite in praying the Our Father prayer at noon on March 25 in [...]

23
Mar
2020

Battling virus and the 'invisible malice of malady', FSSP seminary trusts providence

Augsburg, Germany, Mar 21, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Most of the community at the European seminary of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter are sick from coronavirus [...]

20
Mar
2020

Coronavirus may cause 'grave necessity' for general absolution, Vatican says

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2020 / 11:05 am (CNA).- Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, has said that the coronavirus pandemic may justify the use of [...]

20
Mar
2020

We don't need aborted fetal tissue to fight coronavirus, say ethicists

Washington D.C., Mar 20, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- Efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus should not be used to override ethical restrictions on the use of aborted [...]

20
Mar
2020

Holy See grants indulgence to coronavirus patients and Catholics who pray for them

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2020 / 06:41 am (CNA).- The Vatican's Apostolic Penitentiary has granted a plenary indulgence for people with COVID-19 and for those who care for [...]

20
Mar
2020

Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib to leave office, join the Jesuits

Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2020 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- The lieutenant governor of Washington announced on Thursday that he will not seek re-election and instead will enter the [...]

19
Mar
2020

Congress passes coronavirus aid bill

Washington D.C., Mar 18, 2020 / 03:35 pm (CNA).- Congress has passed a second bill responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, including paid leave for coronavirus-related [...]

19
Mar
2020

Medjugorje 'visionary' says monthly apparitions have come to an end

Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mar 18, 2020 / 03:40 pm (CNA).- A woman who claims to be a visionary of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Bosnian town of Medjugorje [...]

19
Mar
2020

On St. Joseph's feast, Italy to pray rosary for protection from coronavirus

Vatican City, Mar 19, 2020 / 04:45 am (CNA).- On the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the protector of families and the Church, Catholics in Italy will pray the rosary together from their [...]

18
Mar
2020

Coronavirus and the collection basket: Parishes feel quarantine cash crunch

Denver, Colo., Mar 17, 2020 / 12:20 pm (CNA).- While dioceses across the country have canceled public Masses in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, many parishes are remaining open [...]

18
Mar
2020

Pittsburgh procession will ask for divine protection from coronavirus

Pittsburgh, Pa., Mar 17, 2020 / 03:55 pm (CNA).- Fr. Nick Vaskov wanted to do something. He wanted to invoke God's protection against the pandemic of [...]

18
Mar
2020

Pope Francis encourages small acts of love during coronavirus quarantine

Vatican City, Mar 18, 2020 / 04:40 am (CNA).- While many are stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis says that there are many [...]

17
Mar
2020

French Catholics begin novena as Lourdes closes for first time in history

Lourdes, France, Mar 17, 2020 / 05:30 am (CNA).- The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes has closed for the first time in over a century following new restrictions in France [...]

17
Mar
2020

Pope Francis prays for elderly, alone and scared during coronavirus pandemic

Vatican City, Mar 17, 2020 / 03:21 am (CNA).- Pope Francis prayed Tuesday for the elderly, who are suffering from isolation, loneliness, and fear during the coronavirus pandemic [...]

17
Mar
2020

How, and why, to watch Mass online during coronavirus

Chicago, Ill., Mar 16, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- With public Masses suspended in many U.S. dioceses due to the outbreak of COVID-19, many bishops and pastors have [...]

16
Mar
2020

US reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases launched

Washington D.C., Mar 16, 2020 / 10:33 am (CNA).- A national third-party reporting system for allegations of abuse, neglect, or misconduct against bishops in the [...]

15
Mar
2020

Amid coronavirus isolation, Catholics are united in Christ, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Mar 15, 2020 / 06:18 am (CNA).- As many Catholics are unable to attend Mass or gather because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis recalled the Church's [...]

15
Mar
2020

Amid coronavirus pandemic, pope's Easter liturgies closed to public

Vatican City, Mar 14, 2020 / 04:56 pm (CNA).- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francisâ?? liturgies for Holy Week and Easter, which usually include the presence of [...]

15
Mar
2020

Italian is first Catholic priest known to die of coronavirus

Cremona, Italy, Mar 15, 2020 / 09:58 am (CNA).- A 75-year-old Italian priest died Saturday of the COVID-19 coronavirus. He is the first Catholic priest known to have died from [...]

14
Mar
2020

Pope Francis prays for pastors: 'Drastic measures are not always good'

Vatican City, Mar 13, 2020 / 05:03 am (CNA).- Pope Francis offered his Mass on Friday for pastors, that they might discern well the proper measures to take to protect their [...]

14
Mar
2020

Anxious about the global pandemic? Advice from a Catholic psychologist

Denver, Colo., Mar 14, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- While the coronavirus has Americans scrambling for canned goods, respirator masks, and especially toilet paper, one [...]

14
Mar
2020

Do we have Mass? Coronavirus closures and dispensations in US dioceses

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, bishops across the country have taken steps to curtail the spread of the illness, and many dioceses have announced [...]

13
Mar
2020

Catholic and Orthodox Churches in Ukraine consider how to distribute Communion

Kyiv, Ukraine, Mar 13, 2020 / 05:10 pm (CNA).- The coronavirus pandemic has prompted discussions in Ukraine over whether precautions should be taken related to the [...]

13
Mar
2020

Coronavirus quarantine: How Catholics in Italy are helping the poor

Rome, Italy, Mar 13, 2020 / 09:54 am (CNA).- While Italy is under nationwide quarantine to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic charities throughout [...]

13
Mar
2020

'God does not abandon us': US bishops urge prayer, state action over coronavirus

Washington D.C., Mar 13, 2020 / 11:30 am (CNA).- Catholic bishops in the United States offered prayers and encouragement as Congress considers a [...]

12
Mar
2020

Krakow archbishop opens beatification causes of St John Paul II's parents

Krakow, Poland, Mar 11, 2020 / 06:18 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Marek Jadraszewski of Krakow announced Wednesday that having obtained the approval of the [...]

12
Mar
2020

Pilgrimages cancelled as new Israeli quarantine comes into effect

Washington D.C., Mar 12, 2020 / 08:00 am (CNA).- This week the Israeli government announced that, from March 12, any foreign tourist who enters the country will be [...]

12
Mar
2020

Seattle archdiocese suspends all public Masses amid coronavirus pandemic

Seattle, Wash., Mar 11, 2020 / 05:45 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Seattle will indefinitely suspend public Masses in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has left [...]

11
Mar
2020

Amid coronavirus, public Masses suspended in most Japanese dioceses

Tokyo, Japan, Mar 11, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- More dioceses in Japan have shut down Mass for the coming weeks in response to the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus [...]

11
Mar
2020

Pope Francis offers Mass for prisoners after Italian prison riots

Vatican City, Mar 11, 2020 / 06:05 am (CNA).- Following prison riots in Italy, Pope Francis offered Mass for prisoners and persecuted Christians on Wednesday during [...]

11
Mar
2020

Hebda 'confounded' by 'Abortion Providers Appreciation Day' celebrations

St. Paul, Minn., Mar 10, 2020 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- The twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul both celebrated March 10 as "Abortion Providers Appreciation Day." Minnesota's [...]

11
Mar
2020

The Fourteen Holy Helpers: Plague saints for a time of coronavirus

Denver, Colo., Mar 11, 2020 / 03:01 am (CNA).- By this time in the coronavirus outbreak, you may have cruised the empty toilet paper aisles and pasta shelves at your local [...]

10
Mar
2020

Pope urges priests to bring Eucharist to sick during Italy coronavirus quarantine

Vatican City, Mar 10, 2020 / 03:31 am (CNA).- At his morning Mass Tuesday, Pope Francis urged priests to bring the Eucharist to the sick and to accompany [...]

10
Mar
2020

Italian police close St. Peter's Square to public

Vatican City, Mar 10, 2020 / 06:29 am (CNA).- The Italian police closed St. Peter's Square Tuesday following the Italian government decree extending [...]

09
Mar
2020

From Canterbury to Rome: Why the Queen's Former Chaplain Became Catholic

WALSINGHAM, England - Just before Christmas 2019, news swept across the internet and the airwaves that Queen Elizabeth's former Anglican chaplain, Gavin Ashenden, [...]

09
Mar
2020

Pope Francis' morning Mass livestreamed this week

Vatican City, Mar 9, 2020 / 05:18 am (CNA).- Pope Francis' daily morning Mass, offered in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican guesthouse where he lives, is being [...]

08
Mar
2020

Make Syria 'priority' over 'every other interest' says Pope Francis

Vatican City, Mar 8, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis issued a plea to the international community to halt the violence and mounting death toll in the Syrian civil war [...]

08
Mar
2020

Why a new consecration to St. Joseph is spreading like wildfire

Denver, Colo., Mar 8, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- One of the most prominent people in the life of Jesus Christ, St. Joseph, his foster father, is also one of the quietest. [...]

08
Mar
2020

Diocese of Rome cancels all public Masses, announces day of fasting and prayer

Rome, Italy, Mar 8, 2020 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Rome has canceled all public Masses until April 3 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement [...]

08
Mar
2020

Vatican Museums closed until April 3

Vatican City, Mar 8, 2020 / 09:30 am (CNA).- The Vatican Museums will be closed until April 3 as a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Italy. [...]

07
Mar
2020

Pope Francis will lead Sunday Angelus via video over coronavirus fears

Vatican City, Mar 7, 2020 / 12:30 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis will lead the Sunday Angelus prayer via video link, the Vatican has announced. The pope will also hold this week's [...]

07
Mar
2020

Pope Francis announces a 2022 synod on synodality

Vatican City, Mar 7, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- The next ordinary Synod of Bishops will be a synod on synodality, the Vatican announced March 7. [...]

06
Mar
2020

Wine flows from water faucets in Italian village

Castelvetro di Modena, Italy, Mar 6, 2020 / 08:05 am (CNA).- As Italy weathers the spread of coronavirus, residents of one village appeared to witness their own version of the [...]

06
Mar
2020

Pope's message to youth: Don't let your cell phone distract you from reality

Vatican City, Mar 5, 2020 / 04:18 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis is asking youth to wake up from the deadening static of staring at a cell phone to encounter Christ in their neighbor. [...]

06
Mar
2020

Vatican City confirms first case of coronavirus

Vatican City, Mar 6, 2020 / 04:30 am (CNA).- Vatican City has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, a Vatican spokesman said Friday. [...]

05
Mar
2020

Portland archdiocese: Coronavirus or no, Communion can be received on the tongue

Portland, Ore., Mar 4, 2020 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- The right to receive Holy Communion on the tongue has been affirmed by the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, which noted [...]

05
Mar
2020

French bishop: Fear the 'epidemic of fear' more than coronavirus

Belley, France, Mar 4, 2020 / 04:37 pm (CNA).- People should be more concerned about the epidemic of fear than the coronavirus outbreak, Bishop Pascal Roland has [...]

04
Mar
2020

Pontifical universities close as coronavirus deaths in Italy surpass 100

Vatican City, Mar 4, 2020 / 12:45 pm (CNA).- Rome's pontifical universities will temporarily shut down tomorrow, after Italy's death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 100 people [...]

04
Mar
2020

Louisiana abortion clinic rule heads to US Supreme Court

Washington D.C., Mar 3, 2020 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- A Louisiana abortion clinic regulation sponsored by a pro-life Democrat could have a major impact on precedent regarding [...]

04
Mar
2020

Pope Francis announces Laudato si' Week to take place in May

Vatican City, Mar 3, 2020 / 09:57 am (CNA).- Pope Francis is calling on Catholics to participate in "Laudato si' Week" in May to encourage care for our common home. [...]

04
Mar
2020

Tornado hits historic Nashville church

Nashville, Tenn., Mar 3, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- An historic Catholic church in the Nashville neighborhood of Germantown was among several buildings seriously damaged [...]

03
Mar
2020

Minnesota bishops issue guidelines on transgenderism in Catholic schools

St. Paul, Minn., Mar 2, 2020 / 03:52 pm (CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Minnesota have published guidelines regarding gender identity and Catholic schools, emphasizing [...]

03
Mar
2020

Pope Francis does not have coronavirus, Italian media reports

Vatican City, Mar 3, 2020 / 04:10 am (CNA).- Pope Francis was reportedly tested for the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, with negative results, an Italian newspaper said [...]

03
Mar
2020

Catholics at conservative conference say they will back Trump, with reservations

Washington D.C., Mar 2, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Catholics attending Mass at the Conservative Political Action Conference convention, held outside Washington, DC, [...]

02
Mar
2020

Coronavirus postpones pope's global economic summit

Vatican City, Mar 2, 2020 / 10:35 am (CNA).- Pope Francis' international economic summit, "The Economy of Francesco," has been postponed until November due to [...]

02
Mar
2020

Detroit parish designated Michigan's third minor basilica

Detroit, Mich., Mar 2, 2020 / 02:06 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Detroit announced Sunday that Pope Francis has granted the title of minor basilica to Ste. Anne [...]

02
Mar
2020

'Never dialogue with the devil,' Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Mar 1, 2020 / 07:08 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday to follow Christ's example when dealing with the temptation to sin: send the devil away or answer [...]

02
Mar
2020

Pope Francis to miss Lent retreat due to cold

Vatican City, Mar 1, 2020 / 04:59 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday he will not take part in his annual Lenten retreat with the Roman Curia in Ariccia this week due to a cold [...]

28
Feb
2020

Pope Francis works from home for second day

Vatican City, Feb 28, 2020 / 08:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis postponed his official audiences for Friday, but maintained his private meeting [...]

28
Feb
2020

Vatican City implements health measures over coronavirus

Vatican City, Feb 27, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- The Vatican has implemented special health measures and canceled some events as [...]

28
Feb
2020

Archbishop Hebda warns priests against voting in Super Tuesday primary

St. Paul, Minn., Feb 27, 2020 / 05:20 pm (CNA).- Catholic priests in Minnesota have been advised not to vote in the stateâ??s [...]

27
Feb
2020

ACLU lawsuit targets 'sanctuary cities' for the unborn

Austin, Texas, Feb 26, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed lawsuits against seven Texas cities that have declared themselves [...]

27
Feb
2020

Relics of Ss. Louis, Zelie Martin find home in parish named for daughter Therese

Lansing, Mich., Feb 27, 2020 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Fr. John Fain is getting the 19th-century family of St. Therese back together. [...]

27
Feb
2020

Pope Francis' Lent advice: Put down phone, pick up Bible

Vatican City, Feb 26, 2020 / 02:55 am (CNA).- Pope Francis urged Catholics Wednesday to use the season of Lent to spend less time immersed in the chatter and [...]

27
Feb
2020

Hong Kong Catholics told to look online as Mass cancelled across China

Hong Kong, China, Feb 26, 2020 / 12:30 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Hong Kong has told Catholics to make use of online resources following the cancellation of Masses in [...]

25
Feb
2020

New poll asks Catholics what they believe about abortion

Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2020 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- While the Catholic Church teaches that procuring an abortion is always immoral, a majority of U.S. Catholics do not [...]

25
Feb
2020

Fasting and Abstinence at Lent: A CNA Explainer

Denver, Colo., Feb 24, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Most Catholics, even those who don't often go to Mass, know that Lent is a time for Friday Fish Fries and "giving something up." [...]

25
Feb
2020

California doubles down on rule forcing Catholic nuns to pay for abortion

Sacramento, Calif., Feb 24, 2020 / 05:20 pm (CNA).- Facing the threat of major cuts to federal HHS funds, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has said the state will [...]

25
Feb
2020

Supreme Court will hear Philadelphia Catholic foster care case

Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- The Supreme Court will decide if the city of Philadelphia was correct to terminate its relationship with Catholic Social [...]

24
Feb
2020

Federal appeals court upholds Trump's 'Protect Life Rule'

Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2020 / 03:10 pm (CNA).- A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Trump administration's policy adjustments to the Title X program can stay [...]

24
Feb
2020

Dioceses in northern Italy suspend Mass during coronavirus outbreak

Milan, Italy, Feb 24, 2020 / 06:54 am (CNA).- Several Catholic dioceses in northern Italy have suspended Mass and other activities this week to help contain the [...]

24
Feb
2020

Pope Francis: Ask God for the strength to love your enemies

Bari, Italy, Feb 23, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Ask God for the grace to love your enemies, Pope Francis said Sunday in a homily in the Italian city of Bari. "Love your enemies [...]

23
Feb
2020

Pope Francis on Middle East: War should never be considered normal

Bari, Italy, Feb 23, 2020 / 07:00 am (CNA).- War is madness, Pope Francis told bishops gathered in the Italian city of Bari Sunday in a speech that warned against populist [...]

22
Feb
2020

More than 207,000 sign petition to shutter porn website after trafficking violations

Sacramento, Calif., Feb 21, 2020 / 11:26 am (CNA).- Underage pornography and trafficking videos have been found on the online pornography platform [...]

22
Feb
2020

Parts of Notre-Dame plaza, crypt expected to reopen this spring

Paris, France, Feb 21, 2020 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- French officials are hopeful that parts of the plaza of Notre-Dame de Paris, as well as the church's crypt, will be re-opened [...]

22
Feb
2020

Computer programming teen Carlo Acutis to be beatified

Vatican City, Feb 22, 2020 / 08:30 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced Saturday the approval of a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable Carlo Acutis, an [...]

21
Feb
2020

Fla. bishops laud parental consent for abortion bill as it goes to governor

Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 21, 2020 / 03:21 pm (CNA).- The Florida bishop applauded Thursday the passage through both houses of the state legislature of a bill requiring [...]

21
Feb
2020

What to expect when Vatican archives on Venerable Pope Pius XII open in March

Vatican City, Feb 20, 2020 / 11:32 am (CNA).- The Vaticanâ??s archives on the pontificate of Venerable Pius XII will become available for study March 2, possibly bringing to [...]

21
Feb
2020

Mass formally opens beatification cause of Eileen O'Connor, laywoman and mystic

Sydney, Australia, Feb 20, 2020 / 05:15 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., of Sydney said Mass Thursday to open formally the cause of beatification of Eileen [...]

21
Feb
2020

Pope Francis prays for victims of German shooting

Vatican City, Feb 21, 2020 / 07:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis prayed Friday for the victims of a shooting in Germany that killed nine people at two hookah bars. The victims of the [...]

20
Feb
2020

LGBTQ+ law clinic at Gonzaga Law raises 'serious concerns' for Spokane bishop

Spokane, Wash., Feb 19, 2020 / 05:08 pm (CNA).- Gonzaga University's plan to become the first Jesuit university to open a law clinic focused primarily on LGBT advocacy has [...]

20
Feb
2020

Biden touts Catholic faith as campaign falters

Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2020 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- Presidential candidate Joe Biden highlighted his Catholic faith in a new campaign ad, released on Tuesday, Feb. 18. [...]

20
Feb
2020

Bishop Wall: Pope Francis 'passionate about life' from conception to natural death

Gallup, N.M., Feb 20, 2020 / 03:01 am (CNA).- After visiting with Pope Francis for two and a half hours during his region's ad limina visit, Bishop James Wall of Gallup told CNA [...]

20
Feb
2020

Gundersen Health System and Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center Consider Possible Affiliation

Gundersen Health System and Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center Consider Possible Affiliation

19
Feb
2020

Eastern Catholic bishops in US have particular pastoral concern for immigrants

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2020 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- In the United States, Eastern Catholics face many of the same challenges as Latin rite Catholics, but the Eastern Catholic [...]

19
Feb
2020

Picture this: Knights of Columbus publish new illustrated history

New Haven, Conn., Feb 19, 2020 / 12:00 am (CNA).- A multitude of photos and copies of historic records enliven a new history of the largest Catholic men's organization in [...]

19
Feb
2020

Pope Francis: The meek are not pushovers

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that a meek Christian is not weak, but defends his faith and controls his temper. [...]

18
Feb
2020

Priest with brain tumor 'embraces it willingly' for victims of clergy abuse

Indianapolis, Ind., Feb 17, 2020 / 03:41 pm (CNA).- When Fr. John Hollowell went to Mayo Clinic for brain scans after what doctors thought was a stroke, he received a shocking [...]

18
Feb
2020

In last Sunday Mass as Philly archbishop, Chaput retires with gratitude

Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 17, 2020 / 04:45 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Charles Chaput has been a diocesan bishop for 31 years. For most of that time, his people have known where to [...]

18
Feb
2020

First Mass since Reformation to be held in Swiss cathedral

Geneva, Switzerland, Feb 17, 2020 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- The first Catholic Mass in nearly five hundred years will be celebrated at a cathedral in Geneva later this month. Mass will [...]

18
Feb
2020

500 years later, Raphael tapestries rehung in Sistine Chapel

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2020 / 11:07 am (CNA).- Five hundred years after the death of Renaissance artist Raphael, the Vatican Museums has returned the tapestries he [...]

17
Feb
2020

Catholic business leaders respond to 'no breaks' Bloomberg video

Washington D.C., Feb 17, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Catholic business leaders have said a work-life balance is critical for success after a video of presidential candidate Michael [...]

17
Feb
2020

Pope Francis: God's law brings freedom

Vatican City, Feb 16, 2020 / 06:26 am (CNA).- God gives the grace both to follow his law exteriorly and to accept it in one's heart, which is what gives true freedom from [...]

17
Feb
2020

Francis requires year of missionary work for future diplomat priests

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2020 / 05:09 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has requested that priests in formation for the Holy See's diplomatic service be required to spend one year in [...]

17
Feb
2020

Virgil Dechant, long-serving KofC Supreme Knight, dies at 89

Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2020 / 06:55 pm (CNA).- The longest serving Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus died Saturday at 89. Virgil Dechant was Supreme [...]

14
Feb
2020

Pope Francis to laity: 'It is time for you' to share the Gospel

Vatican City, Feb 14, 2020 / 09:47 am (CNA).- Laypeople have a mandate to spread the Gospel in their concrete circumstances through the witness of their lives, Pope Francis [...]

14
Feb
2020

Francis 'would be disappointed' by focus on priestly ordination of married men

Armagh, Northern Ireland, Feb 13, 2020 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Armagh said Thursday that the pope's apostolic exhortation on the Amazon was foremost a call to [...]

14
Feb
2020

Catholic leaders in US call for nationwide limit on payday loan interest

Washington D.C., Feb 13, 2020 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- Catholics in the US are pushing for a national, bipartisan bill that would limit the interest rate on payday and car title loans. [...]

14
Feb
2020

Gregory orders McCarrick's coat of arms removed from Washington cathedral

Washington D.C., Feb 13, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Disgraced former archbishop Theodore McCarrickâ??s coat of arms has been erased from the Cathedral of St. Matthew [...]

13
Feb
2020

Catholic witness grilled on contraception during House hearing

Washington D.C., Feb 13, 2020 / 12:20 pm (CNA).- A Democratic congressman grilled a Catholic female law professor on her beliefs about contraception during a [...]

13
Feb
2020

Pope Francis on St John Paul II: 'I learned from him'

Vatican City, Feb 13, 2020 / 10:33 am (CNA).- In a newly published book, Pope Francis answers questions about himself and St. John Paul II, saying he learned the [...]

13
Feb
2020

Archbishop Gomez welcomes 'Querida Amazonia'

Los Angeles, Calif., Feb 12, 2020 / 10:15 am (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles commented Wednesday on Querida Amazonia, Pope Francis' apostolic [...]

13
Feb
2020

5 things to know about 'Querida Amazonia'

Vatican City, Feb 12, 2020 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis promulgated on Wednesday a new apostolic exhortation, or letter of encouragement, about the Church in the [...]

12
Feb
2020

Vatican officials: 'Querida Amazonia' is magisterium, Amazon synod's final doc is not

Vatican City, Feb 12, 2020 / 07:56 am (CNA).- Pope Francis' post-synodal exhortation on the Amazon is part of the Church's ordinary magisterium -- that is officially a kind of [...]

12
Feb
2020

Pope Francis' Amazon exhortation calls for holiness, not married priests

Vatican City, Feb 12, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis published his response to the Vatican's 2019 Amazon synod in an apostolic exhortation Wednesday. Despite [...]

12
Feb
2020

In Querida Amazonia, pope calls for women in Church leadership, but not diaconate

Vatican City, Feb 12, 2020 / 04:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on the Amazon calls for women in the South American region to be included in new forms [...]

12
Feb
2020

Sen. Sasse reintroduces Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection bill

Washington D.C., Feb 11, 2020 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- The Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a new hearing on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act on Tuesday, [...]

11
Feb
2020

Knights of Columbus celebrate 100 years of charity in Rome

Rome, Italy, Feb 11, 2020 / 10:05 am (CNA).- A group of the Knights of Columbus are on pilgrimage in Rome to celebrate 100 years of their charitable presence in the [...]

11
Feb
2020

'Canceled' radical feminists and the Catholic Church: These unlikely allies believe women are female

Washington D.C., Feb 10, 2020 / 03:25 pm (CNA).- Mary Kate Fain doesn't agree with the Catholic Church about anything. Or, nearly anything, at least. But she does agree [...]

11
Feb
2020

Bishop Paprocki provides pastoral guide on gender identity

Springfield, Ill., Feb 10, 2020 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois issued a pastoral guide last month regarding diocesan policies on gender [...]

11
Feb
2020

'A disturbing time in America': Pro-life Dems respond to Sanders

Washington D.C., Feb 10, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Pro-life Democrats responded on Monday to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' suggestion that [...]

10
Feb
2020

National Marriage Week highlights 'special grace' of domestic Church

Washington D.C., Feb 10, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will once again observe National Marriage Week as part of the [...]

10
Feb
2020

Pope emphasizes unity in message to bishops connected to Focolare Movement

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2020 / 11:34 am (CNA).- Pope Francis emphasized unity in a message sent Monday to bishops connected to the Focolare Movement, which is celebrating [...]

10
Feb
2020

Pope Francis praises charitable work of Knights of Columbus

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2020 / 06:28 am (CNA).- Pope Francis on Monday met Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson and members of the Knights of Columbus supreme council [...]

10
Feb
2020

St. Valentine: How a beheaded martyr became the poster child for romantic love

Chicago, Ill., Feb 9, 2020 / 04:26 pm (CNA).- In most stores in the weeks leading up to St. Valentine's day, you're likely to find a plethora of pink and red cards, heart-shaped [...]

09
Feb
2020

How a new presidential religious freedom adviser could shape US foreign policy

Washington D.C., Feb 7, 2020 / 03:57 pm (CNA).- Reports of a new special adviser to the President on international religious freedom could be a game-changer for [...]

09
Feb
2020

Pope Francis appeals for displaced women and children in Syria

Vatican City, Feb 9, 2020 / 06:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis appealed Sunday for the protection of women and children fleeing violence in northwestern Syria, as more [...]

07
Feb
2020

Prominent pro-life Democrat quits party

Washington D.C., Feb 7, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Catholic theologian Charles Camosy has resigned from the board of Democrats for Life of America (DFLA), writing in an [...]

07
Feb
2020

What Pope Francis told Tim Tebow

Vatican City, Feb 6, 2020 / 10:37 am (CNA).- He is a Heisman Trophy winner, a two-time college football champion, a sports broadcaster, and one of the most watched players [...]

07
Feb
2020

Pope's exhortation on Amazon synod to come out next week

Vatican City, Feb 7, 2020 / 05:46 am (CNA).- Pope Francisâ?? apostolic exhortation on the Amazon region will be published Feb. 12, the Vatican announced Friday. [...]

07
Feb
2020

Catholic leaders warn Philippine divorce bill lacks sufficient debate

Manila, Philippines, Feb 6, 2020 / 03:21 pm (CNA).- Catholic leaders in the Philippines have voiced concern that a bill aiming to legalize divorce is progressing without [...]

07
Feb
2020

Syro-Malabar archdiocese opens sainthood cause of Vincentian founder

Kochi, India, Feb 6, 2020 / 01:59 pm (CNA).- The cause for beatification of Father Varkey Kattarath, founder of the Vincentian Congregation, was opened Wednesday at a [...]

06
Feb
2020

Venezuela tops foreign policy agenda in State of the Union

Washington D.C., Feb 5, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- President Donald Trump used the State of the Union address on Tuesday evening to highlight U.S. commitment to [...]

06
Feb
2020

US bishops: Israel and Palestine must 'negotiate directly' if there is to be peace

Washington D.C., Feb 5, 2020 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- After US president Donald Trump and Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu last month proposed a two-state peace plan [...]

06
Feb
2020

Polish bishops call for John Paul II to be named co-patron of Europe

Warsaw, Poland, Feb 5, 2020 / 01:21 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, head of the Polish Episcopal Conference, is calling for St. John Paul II to be declared a [...]

06
Feb
2020

At 'Night to Shine,' Tim Tebow brings the prom to Rome

Vatican City, Feb 5, 2020 / 11:31 am (CNA).- What most Italians know about proms, they learned from watching American sitcoms or dubbed-over versions of 90210. [...]

05
Feb
2020

Vatican donates face masks to China amid coronavirus outbreak

Vatican City, Feb 4, 2020 / 09:44 am (CNA).- The Vatican has donated hundreds of thousands of face masks to China to help limit the spread of coronavirus, which has [...]

05
Feb
2020

Pope Francis met woman who grabbed him New Year's Eve

atican City, Feb 5, 2020 / 04:50 am (CNA).- Pope Francis in January met and shook hands with the woman at whom he lost his patience after being grabbed in St. Peter's [...]

04
Feb
2020

Overroads Saved: G.K. Chesterton's Historic Home to Stand

The campaign by Chestertonians worldwide to stop developers from knocking down Overroads and putting up an apartment block has succeeded. [...]

04
Feb
2020

US bishops oppose expansion of immigration restrictions

Washington D.C., Feb 3, 2020 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is decrying a Trump administration order that expands, by six, [...]

04
Feb
2020

Will Catholic voters pick the winner in Iowa?

Des Moines, Iowa, Feb 3, 2020 / 05:35 pm (CNA).- As Iowa becomes the first state to kickoff the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Catholic voters could help decide [...]

03
Feb
2020

Ugandan archbishop forbids receiving Holy Communion in hands

Kampala, Uganda, Feb 3, 2020 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Kampala issued a decree Saturday on the proper celebration of the Eucharist, which forbade the [...]

03
Feb
2020

Filmmakers point to Knock Shrine as a place of hope for Ireland

Dublin, Ireland, Feb 2, 2020 / 02:11 pm (CNA).- As Ireland grapples with high rates of depression and suicide, Irish filmmakers point to the Knock Shrine as a place of hope [...]

03
Feb
2020

Pope Francis: The world needs Catholics who go out, proclaim Jesus

Vatican City, Feb 2, 2020 / 06:20 am (CNA).- Pope Francis spoke Sunday about the need for Catholics to be active in going out to announce the faith of Jesus Christ to the world. [...]

03
Feb
2020

New app aims to help young Catholics build community

Washington D.C., Feb 1, 2020 / 08:00 am (CNA).- A new mobile app aiming to foster community among Catholic young adults will launch in the next month, coming first [...]

01
Feb
2020

San Francisco, Kansas City bishops make Super Bowl wager

Kansas City, Mo., Feb 1, 2020 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- On Sunday the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will play Super Bowl LIV, and the local ordinaries [...]

01
Feb
2020

In major change, Knights of Columbus drop secret initiation ceremony

New Haven, Conn., Jan 31, 2020 / 07:11 pm (CNA).- The Knights of Columbus has announced a major revision [...]

31
Jan
2020

Cistercian nuns seek help to build new monastery in Wisconsin

Madison, Wis., Jan 30, 2020 / 11:49 am (CNA).- Valley of Our Lady Monastery, a community of Cistercian nuns in Wisconsin, is raising funds for a new monastery complex [...]

31
Jan
2020

South Dakota House passes ban on transgender surgery for minors

Pierre, S.D., Jan 30, 2020 / 03:32 pm (CNA).- A bill aiming to ban sex-reassignment surgery and puberty-blocking medication for minors passed the South Dakota [...]

31
Jan
2020

This unique Catholic school has served Native American students since 1927

Chamberlain, SD, Jan 30, 2020 / 03:31 am (CNA).- In central South Dakota, along the northern jog of the Missouri River in what one might call "the middle of nowhere," sits [...]

31
Jan
2020

New sacrament formation program released in American Sign Language

West Chester, PA, Jan 31, 2020 / 03:19 am (CNA).- A new sacrament formation program for the deaf and hard of hearing is offering adult catechetical information in [...]

30
Jan
2020

U.S. Middle East plan could lead to 'more bloodshed', bishops warn

Jerusalem, Jan 29, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- The proposed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan announced this week is "no solution," Catholic bishops of the Holy Land said on [...]

30
Jan
2020

Bishop Barron floats 'online mandatum' for Catholic teachers

Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 29, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Bishop Robert Barron has said that bishops should consider an official designation for Catholic teachers on social media. [...]

30
Jan
2020

Pope Francis: Civilized society recognizes the value of human life

Vatican City, Jan 30, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Warning of the modern tendency to judge human life on the basis of utility rather than dignity, Pope Francis Thursday urged the [...]

30
Jan
2020

Can a dorm for single moms and retired nuns bring new life to this Catholic college?

Milwaukee, Wis., Jan 29, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- A Wisconsin Catholic womenâ??s college has just announced plans to build housing welcoming both single mothers [...]

29
Jan
2020

Pope Francis: 'The beatitudes always bring joy'

Vatican City, Jan 29, 2020 / 04:45 am (CNA).- The beatitudes should be a defining feature of a Christian's identity because they reveal the way that Jesus lived his life, Pope [...]

29
Jan
2020

50,000 young pilgrims climb to 'Cristo Rey' shrine

Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 29, 2020 / 12:00 am (CNA).- More than 50,000 Mexican young people made a pilgrimage Saturday to an iconic monument and shrine to Christ [...]

29
Jan
2020

Bill to ban transgender surgery for minors advances in South Dakota

Pierre, S.D., Jan 29, 2020 / 12:26 am (CNA).- A bill aiming to ban sex-reassignment surgery and puberty-blocking medication for minors in South Dakota cleared a [...]

29
Jan
2020

Pope Francis to publish a book with reflections on St. John Paul II

Vatican City, Jan 28, 2020 / 08:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has co-authored a book of reflections on the life of St. John Paul II to be published in Italian. [...]

28
Jan
2020

At Kobe and Gianna Bryant's parish, prayer and Masses for crash victims

Newport Beach, CA, Jan 27, 2020 / 03:25 pm (CNA).- Hours before he died Sunday, basketball superstar Kobe Bryant attended Mass at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic [...]

28
Jan
2020

'We've had enough': Pro-life Democrat blasts Mayor Pete

Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2020 / 10:30 am (CNA).- Pro-life Democrats are "fed up" over the party's staunch support of abortion and need to let the presidential candidates know [...]

28
Jan
2020

Legislators back 'School Choice Week' as Supreme Court considers key case

Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Political leaders have come out in support of School Choice Week, as the Supreme Court considers a crucial case on the [...]

28
Jan
2020

Pope's new personal secretary ran a ministry for street children

Vatican City, Jan 27, 2020 / 10:51 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced Sunday that Pope Francis has a new personal secretary, Fr. Gonzalo Aemilius, a priest from Uruguay [...]

27
Jan
2020

'Know Your Faith' Competition Takes Center Stage at North Dakota High Schools

Faith plus fun equals an exciting annual challenge for Catholic Schools Week. [...]

27
Jan
2020

'Never again': Pope Francis calls for prayer on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Vatican City, Jan 27, 2020 / 04:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has asked for people to spend a moment in prayer and recollection on Monday for International [...]

26
Jan
2020

Pope Francis: Keep a Bible close to you for daily inspiration

Vatican City, Jan 26, 2020 / 04:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis preached Sunday about the life-changing power of God's word in Scripture, encouraging everyone to keep a [...]

26
Jan
2020

The Catholic faith of Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 26, 2020 / 02:08 pm (CNA).- Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, along with his 13-year-old [...]

26
Jan
2020

Pope Francis prays at St. Paul's tomb with Orthodox and Anglican Christians

Vatican City, Jan 25, 2020 / 11:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis prayed at the tomb of St. Paul with Orthodox and Anglican leaders Saturday to conclude the Week of Prayer for [...]

25
Jan
2020

'Pro-Life is Pro-Woman': The 2020 March for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 24, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- A crowd estimated in at least the tens of thousands flooded the National Mall for the March for Life on Friday. [...]

24
Jan
2020

Trump at March for Life: 'I am truly proud to stand with you'

Washington D.C., Jan 24, 2020 / 12:07 pm (CNA).- President Donald Trump addressed the annual March for Life Friday, telling pro-life demonstrators that he is an advocate [...]

24
Jan
2020

HHS Secretary says he is proud to lead 'Department of Life'

Washington D.C., Jan 24, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said his department is committed to protecting life "from [...]

24
Jan
2020

Ten thousand pilgrims pack National Shrine for Mass for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2020 / 10:15 pm (CNA).- An estimated 10,000 pilgrims traveled from both near and far to attend Mass at the opening of the National Prayer [...]

24
Jan
2020

VP Pence and Pope Francis discuss US pro-life movement during Vatican meeting

Vatican City, Jan 24, 2020 / 09:20 am (CNA).- As the March for Life got underway in Washington, DC, Pope Francis and Vice President Mike Pence met in the Vatican [...]

23
Jan
2020

On 'Roe' anniversary, bishops announce parish initiative to help pregnant women

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 03:06 pm (CNA).- While lamenting the anniversaries of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions that mandate legal abortion nationwide [...]

23
Jan
2020

President Donald Trump to attend March for Life on Friday

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 04:53 pm (CNA).- U.S. President Donald Trump will address the national March for Life in person on Friday, making him the first president [...]

23
Jan
2020

Minnesota abuse survivors to speak at 'restorative justice' conference

St. Paul, Minn., Jan 22, 2020 / 09:05 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is set to open a conference for survivors of clerical sexual abuse on [...]

23
Jan
2020

Cleveland's Bishop Nelson Perez to lead Philadelphia archdiocese

Philadelphia, Pa., Jan 23, 2020 / 04:25 am (CNA).- Bishop Nelson Perez of Cleveland was appointed Archbishop of Philadelphia Thursday, returning to the local Church of [...]

22
Jan
2020

Trump declares Jan. 22 'National Sanctity of Human Life Day'

Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2020 / 04:18 pm (CNA).- President Donald Trump declared Jan. 22 to be National Sanctity of Human Life Day, in a proclamation signed Monday. [...]

22
Jan
2020

Pope Francis: Christians can unite in welcoming migrants, each other

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2020 / 03:21 am (CNA).- Welcoming other Christians and showing hospitality to strangers, especially migrants, is an opportunity for unity and for sharing [...]

22
Jan
2020

Pro-life group announces $52 million war chest for 2020 election

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 07:05 am (CNA).- A pro-life political group has announced its plans to support President Donald Trump and pro-life senatorial candidates in their [...]

22
Jan
2020

Ruling against Trump executive order helps people flee danger, bishops say

Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2020 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- A federal judge's ruling has halted President Donald Trump's executive order that allows states and localities to refuse [...]

21
Jan
2020

Pope Francis condemns clerics who engage in simony

Vatican City, Jan 21, 2020 / 10:07 am (CNA).- In a homily Tuesday, Pope Francis condemned priests and bishops who use money to advance their careers. [...]

21
Jan
2020

'Pro-Life Is Pro-Woman': March for Life Aims to End Abortion, Take Back Feminist History

On the 100th anniversary of the 20th Amendment, the March for Life gives a clarion reminder to build a culture that recognizes that to be pro-life is to be pro-woman. [...]

21
Jan
2020

Developments in the Church's Sacred Liturgy: Highlights of the Last Decade

DECADE IN REVIEW: Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have provided the Church with guiding documents on the Latin liturgy in the last 10 years. [...]

21
Jan
2020

Put good of human person at center of public policy, Pope Francis says

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 21, 2020 / 04:56 am (CNA).- In a message to the global delegates of the 2020 World Economic Forum, Pope Francis stressed the duty of [...]

20
Jan
2020

Catholic bishops: US still 'painfully' far from Martin Luther King's dream

Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2020 / 03:37 am (CNA).- The example of Martin Luther King, Jr., is still sorely needed in the United States, given continued injustices, racism [...]

20
Jan
2020

What the pope said when Martin Luther King was killed

Memphis, Tenn., Jan 20, 2020 / 11:35 am (CNA).- On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., was fatally shot outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. [...]

20
Jan
2020

1 of 4 kidnapped Nigerian seminarians released after suffering serious injuries

Kaduna, Nigeria, Jan 20, 2020 / 11:30 am (CNA).- A Nigerian seminarian who was abducted this month was freed by his kidnappers after 10 days in captivity. Three seminarians [...]

19
Jan
2020

Pope Francis: To know Christ better, contemplate his 'holy face'

Vatican City, Jan 19, 2020 / 06:26 am (CNA).- Meditating on the Gospel and on Christ's holy face is a good way to know Jesus better, especially as the Lamb of [...]

18
Jan
2020

Minn. young adults accompany, pray for bishops on ad limina visit to Rome

Vatican City, Jan 18, 2020 / 04:35 pm (CNA).- Young adults from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are accompanying their bishops on [...]

17
Jan
2020

Vatican picks Hong Kong bishop, delays announcement

Hong Kong, China, Jan 17, 2020 / 07:06 am (CNA).- The Holy See has delayed announcing its pick for the next bishop of Hong Kong [...]

16
Jan
2020

Churches critical in fighting human trafficking, members of Congress told

Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2020 / 05:15 pm (CNA).- Faith-based groups play a critical role in the global fight against human trafficking [...]

16
Jan
2020

Bishop calls Americans to build 'culture of religious freedom'

Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2020 / 04:10 pm (CNA).- The head of the U.S. bishopsâ?? religious liberty committee called on Americans to build a â??culture of religious freedomâ?? [...]

16
Jan
2020

Trump admin announces rules to allow equal access to grants for religious groups

Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2020 / 03:55 pm (CNA).- The White House announced new rules from nine federal agencies Thursday to help ensure [...]

15
Jan
2020

Sisters of Life mark 100th birthday of founder, Cardinal O'Connor

New York City, N.Y., Jan 15, 2020 / 02:56 am (CNA).- The Sisters of Life will celebrate the 100th birthday of their late founder, Cardinal John O'Connor, on Jan. 15 with an [...]

15
Jan
2020

Ignatius Press to keep Benedict XVI listed as coauthor of new celibacy book

Vatican City, Jan 14, 2020 / 10:32 am (CNA).- Amid still-unfolding controversy surrounding a new book on priestly celibacy, the bookâ??s US publisher says it plans to continue [...]

15
Jan
2020

Oklahoma City archbishop supports effort to end state death penalty

Oklahoma City, Okla., Jan 15, 2020 / 12:16 am (CNA).- Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City has announced his support for state legislation that would remove [...]

14
Jan
2020

Bishops begin 'ad limina' visit with reflection on being 'rock' of faith

St. Peter's transformation from an erring disciple to the "rock" on which Jesus built his Church was not the result of lessons gleaned from a "self-help" book, but from growing ever closer to the Lord, said Bishop John M. Quinn of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota. [...]

14
Jan
2020

Will these Louisiana Cajun Catholics become saints? Diocese begins canonization cause

Lafayette, La., Jan 14, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Three Cajun Catholics from the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana are on their way to becoming canonized saints after an historic [...]

14
Jan
2020

Archbishop Ganswein: Benedict XVI wrote text, but did not agree to be book's co-author

Vatican City, Jan 14, 2020 / 05:58 am (CNA).- Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the private secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, said Tuesday the former pontiff was not [...]

13
Jan
2020

Benedict XVI, Cardinal Sarah pen book on priesthood, celibacy, crisis

Vatican City, Jan 12, 2020 / 04:44 pm (CNA).- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, have co-authored a [...]

13
Jan
2020

House excludes unborn from 'vulnerable populations' at risk from chemicals

Washington D.C., Jan 10, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- House Democrats rejected an amendment that would have added the unborn to a list of "potentially vulnerable [...]

13
Jan
2020

On St. Sebastian's feast day, this Spanish town pummels men dressed as monsters with turnips

Piornal, Spain, Jan 12, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Every year on the feast of St. Sebastian, a young man from the Spanish village of Piornal dons a suit covered in colorful strips [...]

13
Jan
2020

Architect calls for Notre-Dame's roof to be rebuilt of wood

Paris, France, Jan 11, 2020 / 06:01 am (CNA).- A leading architect in France has urged that the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris be reconstructed out of wood, for the sake of [...]

10
Jan
2020

Will 2020 bring pro-life momentum to state legislatures?

Washington D.C., Jan 7, 2020 / 04:52 pm (CNA).- Pro-life advocates are hopeful that 2020 will see the pro-life movement building on its victories from the past year, despite [...]

10
Jan
2020

Beyond DC, more pro-life marches set for 2020

Denver, Colo., Jan 10, 2020 / 12:00 am (CNA).- While hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates will gather in Washington, D.C. for the National March for Life this Jan. 24, [...]

10
Jan
2020

Neb. pro-life bill introduced; Governor declares Roe v. Wade anniversary a day of prayer

Lincoln, Neb., Jan 9, 2020 / 06:30 pm (CNA).- On the first day of the Nebraska Unicameral's legislative session, state Sen. Suzanne Geist introduced a bill that would ban [...]

10
Jan
2020

Congressman: Pro-life Democrats get little support from pro-life groups

Washington D.C., Jan 9, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), one of the last remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress, has questioned the commitment of [...]

09
Jan
2020

Maine bishop suspends chalice amid flu outbreak

Portland, Maine, Jan 9, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland issued a directive on Thursday suspending the distribution of Communion under both [...]

09
Jan
2020

Catholic Mom and Baby Win Half-Marathon and Possible Guinness World Record

Julia Webb pushed 10-month-old in stroller 13.1 miles to victory over all women running Route 66 race. [...]

09
Jan
2020

India Catholics aim to build 100-foot Jesus statue, despite Hindu criticism

Bangalore, India, Jan 9, 2020 / 12:37 am (CNA).- Catholics in India are seeking to erect the nation's tallest statue of Jesus, over objections by Hindi groups who say one of their [...]

08
Jan
2020

President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Chairman of Bishops' International Justice and Peace Committee Urge All Parties to Embrace Peace

WASHINGTON - Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, [...]

08
Jan
2020

President of U.S. Bishops Conference Expresses Sorrow For Earthquake Aftermath In Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON - The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, has issued a statement following the [...]

08
Jan
2020

President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Calls for Peace in Wake of Escalated Tensions with Iran

January 8, 2020 WASHINGTON - The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, released a [...]

08
Jan
2020

Pope Francis: God acts in the midst of our trials and failures

Vatican City, Jan 8, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Love for God is always fruitful, Pope Francis said Wednesday, stressing that Christ can bring good out of any circumstance [...]

08
Jan
2020

Pope Francis prays for 176 victims of Iran plane crash

Vatican City, Jan 8, 2020 / 05:39 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has offered his prayers for the souls of the 176 passengers of a Ukrainian International Airlines flight, who died [...]

08
Jan
2020

Iranian nuncio appeals for negotiation, not revenge

Tehran, Iran, Jan 7, 2020 / 11:25 am (CNA).- As tensions escalate between Iran and the United States following the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the popeâ??s diplomat in [...]

08
Jan
2020

Archbishop calls for prayer, solidarity after Puerto Rico earthquakes

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan 8, 2020 / 12:59 am (CNA).- In the wake of a series of earthquakes that left at least one dead, multiple injured and some 300,000 without [...]

07
Jan
2020

Minnesota's Catholic, Lutheran bishops call for welcoming of refugees

St. Paul, Minn., Jan 7, 2020 / 12:52 am (CNA).- Reflecting on the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt, the Catholic and Lutheran bishops of Minnesota issued an open letter [...]

07
Jan
2020

Planned Parenthood annual report: More government money, more abortions

Washington D.C., Jan 6, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Planned Parenthood released its latest annual report on Monday, showing a continued increase in the number of abortions [...]

07
Jan
2020

China announces new crackdown on religious freedom

Beijing, China, Jan 6, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- China will enforce new restrictions on religious groups, organizations, meetings, and other related events starting [...]

06
Jan
2020

Why You Should Bless Your Home for the New Year

Looking for a Christmastime tradition with a beautiful age-old custom for your family? Plan a house blessing for the new year. [...]

06
Jan
2020

Pope Francis: When we do not worship God, we worship ourselves

Vatican City, Jan 6, 2020 / 04:15 am (CNA).- On the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Pope Francis said worship of Christ reveals the true meaning of our journey of life [...]

05
Jan
2020

Pope Francis: The Gospel is a call to holiness in concrete actions

Vatican City, Jan 5, 2020 / 04:41 am (CNA).- The Gospel is more than a nice story - it is the concrete revelation of God's plan for the world and calls people to holiness, [...]

04
Jan
2020

Soleimani air strike could mean new danger for Iraqi Christians

Washington D.C., Jan 3, 2020 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- Christian communities in the Middle East are likely to suffer renewed persecution amid the instability following recent [...]

03
Jan
2020

Solidarity, subsidiarity needed to provide medical care to all, pope says

Vatican City, Jan 3, 2020 / 05:31 am (CNA).- The principles of solidarity and subsidiarity should be used together to ensure everyone, including the person experiencing [...]

03
Jan
2020

207 Senators and Congressmen say Roe vs. Wade is 'unworkable'

Washington D.C., Jan 2, 2020 / 04:40 pm (CNA).- Ahead of a Supreme Court hearing, more than 200 members of Congress have signed on to support Louisiana's abortion [...]

03
Jan
2020

Chaput to FOCUS leadership conference: We need Christian friends

Phoenix, Ariz., Jan 2, 2020 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- Christian friendships are necessary for living a life of faith, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia told college [...]

03
Jan
2020

Cardinal Mueller: Church crisis comes from abandoning God, adapting to culture

Phoenix, Ariz., Jan 1, 2020 / 09:27 am (CNA).- The crisis facing the Catholic Church today has arisen from an attempt â?? even by some within the Church - to align with the [...]

02
Jan
2020

Pope Francis apologizes for losing patience with woman who grabbed him

Vatican City, Jan 1, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis apologized Wednesday for losing his patience with a woman who grabbed his arm in [...]

31
Dec
2020

On New Year's Eve, Pope Francis calls listening an act of love

Vatican City, Dec 31, 2019 / 10:35 am (CNA).- It is an act of love to spend time with others, to listen to them and their needs [...]

29
Dec
2020

Pope Francis asks families to put down their phones on Holy Family feast

Vatican City, Dec 29, 2019 / 05:30 am (CNA).- On the feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged families to get off their cell phones and talk to [...]

28
Dec
2019

Notre-Dame still at risk of destruction, says rector

Paris, France, Dec 27, 2019 / 09:12 am (CNA).- This year Christmas Mass was not celebrated at Notre-Dame de Paris for the first time since the French First Republic, and [...]

28
Dec
2019

Joliet Bishop Conlon announces medical leave of absence

Joliet, Ill., Dec 28, 2019 / 09:20 am (CNA).- The Diocese of Joliet announced Friday that Bishop Daniel Conlon will take a medical leave of absence from leadership [...]

26
Dec
2019

Pope prays for Philippines, struck by deadly Christmas Day typhoon

Vatican City, Dec 26, 2019 / 06:20 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Thursday prayed for the people of the Philippines, who were hit Christmas Day by a typhoon which has killed [...]

26
Dec
2019

Exorcist: Temptation - not possession - is the most significant demonic activity

Vatican City, Dec 26, 2019 / 06:54 pm (CNA).- Though dramatic representations of demonic possessions, as seen in Hollywood, can make them appear to be the primary method [...]

26
Dec
2019

St. Stephen's martyrdom shows 'true meaning of Christmas,' Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Dec 26, 2019 / 05:02 am (CNA).- The death of St. Stephen, the Churchâ??s first martyr, teaches Catholics to renew their commitment to charity and self-gift, [...]

25
Dec
2019

Pope Francis on Christmas: Christ's light is greater than the darkness of world's conflicts

Vatican City, Dec 25, 2019 / 05:30 am (CNA).- On Christmas, Pope Francis prayed for Christ to bring light to the instability in Iraq, Lebanon, Venezuela, Yemen, Ukraine, [...]

25
Dec
2019

Sinner or saint - God loves you, Pope Francis says on Christmas Eve

Vatican City, Dec 24, 2019 / 02:21 pm (CNA).- A person's weakness and sin does not change Christ's love for them, and Catholics should strive to treat others the same [...]

25
Dec
2019

Rorate coeli desuper: Louisiana church blesses community from plane

Lafayette, La., Dec 24, 2019 / 10:08 am (CNA).- Father Matthew Barzare blessed 100 gallons of water on the Ember Saturday of Advent, which was then loaded into a [...]

23
Dec
2019

Film to portray Catholic woman who saved Jewish children in WWII

Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 23, 2019 / 11:07 am (CNA).- The true story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic woman who helped smuggle thousands of Jewish children out [...]

23
Dec
2019

Pope Francis Accepts the Resignation of Dean of Cardinals Angelo Sadono

VATICAN CITY â?? Pope Francis Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Angelo Sodano as dean of the College of Cardinals and declared that the position will [...]

23
Dec
2019

Children are 'innocence, promise, many good things,' Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Dec 22, 2019 / 08:23 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Sunday attended a party with the children and families receiving treatment and help at the Vatican's 98-year-old [...]

22
Dec
2019

Pope Francis: This Christmas, imitate St. Joseph's trust in God

Vatican City, Dec 22, 2019 / 04:57 am (CNA).- In a difficult situation, St. Joseph put his whole trust in God and was obedient, an example for all Catholics to imitate, Pope [..]

22
Dec
2019

The saints and blesseds of the 2010s

Vatican City, Dec 22, 2019 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Since a new decade begins Jan. 1, CNA offers a look back at some of the men and women named saints or blesseds during [...]

20
Dec
2019

Border bishops celebrate Posadas with migrants at Mexican shelter

Matamoros, Mexico, Dec 20, 2019 / 12:57 am (CNA).- Three bishops from along the U.S.-Mexico border joined migrants last week in celebrating Las Posadas, a Latin American [...]

20
Dec
2019

Benedict XVI creates foundation for Catholic journalism in Germany

Würzburg, Germany, Dec 20, 2019 / 10:24 am (CNA).- In what came as a surprise to many members of the Catholic elite in Germany, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has [...]

20
Dec
2019

Pope Francis surprises high school students before Christmas break

Rome, Italy, Dec 20, 2019 / 07:42 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Friday made a surprise visit to a high school in Rome, where he spoke to about 800 students and answered [...]

19
Dec
2019

Does 'The Two Popes' fairly represent Francis and Benedict? Critics say 'no'

Vatican City, Dec 18, 2019 / 11:36 am (CNA).- A new Netflix production, "The Two Popes" centers on several imagined meetings between Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Jorge [...]

19
Dec
2019

SCOTUS to hear Catholic school religious freedom cases

Washington D.C., Dec 18, 2019 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide two religious freedom cases concerning Catholic schools during its upcoming term [...]

19
Dec
2019

Drop in support for the death penalty matches decline in its use

Washington D.C., Dec 19, 2019 / 12:03 am (CNA).- As support for the death penalty decreases in the U.S., so does the number of inmates executed by the states, said [...]

19
Dec
2019

Rep. Loudermilk defends comparison of Trump impeachment to Pontius Pilate and Jesus Christ

Washington D.C., Dec 18, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A Georgia congressman's office defended a claim made Wednesday that Jesus Christ was afforded more rights during [...]

18
Dec
2019

Former Continuing Anglican bishop to be received into the Catholic Church

Shrewsbury, England, Dec 17, 2019 / 02:06 pm (CNA).- Gavin Ashenden, a former Honorary Chaplain to the Queen in the Church of England who was consecrated a [...]

18
Dec
2019

Pope Francis: Nativity scenes show a 'domestic Gospel'

Vatican City, Dec 18, 2019 / 03:12 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Wednesday called Christmas nativity scenes a "domestic Gospel," which helps to make the Holy Family present [...]

17
Dec
2019

Catholic dating gets a makeover

Washington D.C., Dec 17, 2019 / 03:06 am (CNA).- It all started with a Twitter rant. A single Catholic in D.C. (CNA's Christine Rousselle, to be exact) sounded off in personal [...]

17
Dec
2019

Pope Francis lifts pontifical secret from legal proceedings of abuse trials of clerics

Vatican City, Dec 17, 2019 / 04:12 am (CNA).- Pope Francis declared Tuesday that the pontifical secret will no longer apply in cases of accusations and trials involving abuse [...]

17
Dec
2019

Short film portrays life of Venerable Augustus Tolton, former slave

Birmingham, Ala., Dec 16, 2019 / 08:01 pm (CNA).- EWTN will release Wednesday a short film on the early life of Venerable John Augustus Tolton - the first African [...]

17
Dec
2019

Mississippi governor: Legal fight for unborn children will head to Supreme Court

Jackson, Miss., Dec 16, 2019 / 02:55 pm (CNA).- An effort to ban most abortions from 15 weeks into pregnancy will head to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Mississippi [...]

17
Dec
2019

Catholic homilies shortest of all denominations, study finds

Washington D.C., Dec 16, 2019 / 03:10 pm (CNA).- A new analysis from the Pew Research Center shows that many Catholic priests are holding to Pope Francis' advice [...]

16
Dec
2019

New House bill targets religious persecution in Crimea

Washington D.C., Dec 16, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives to hold Russia accountable for what Congressmen [...]

16
Dec
2019

Pope Francis celebrates a Filipino Christmas tradition at the Vatican

Vatican City, Dec 15, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- On Gaudete Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated a Filipino Christmas tradition in St. Peter's Basilica -- the Simbang Gabi [...]

16
Dec
2019

Pope Francis: Advent is a time of conversion

Vatican City, Dec 15, 2019 / 05:30 am (CNA).- As Pope Francis blessed children's nativity scene figurines Sunday, the pope said that the Advent season is a time of [...]

13
Dec
2019

Bishop Conley announces medical leave of absence from Lincoln diocese

Lincoln, Neb., Dec 13, 2019 / 12:34 pm (CNA).- Bishop James Conley announced Friday that he is taking a medical leave of absence from his ministry as Bishop of [...]

13
Dec
2019

Cardinal Sako orders muted Christmas celebrations in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq, Dec 12, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Christmas celebrations among Iraqi Christians will be subdued this year in a show of solidarity with [...]

13
Dec
2019

International pro-choice groups launch abortion hotline for Poles

Warsaw, Poland, Dec 12, 2019 / 03:42 pm (CNA).- A coalition of abortion advocacy groups has launched a hotline service to inform Polish women [...]

13
Dec
2019

Pope Francis celebrates 50th ordination anniversary by honoring his mentor

Vatican City, Dec 13, 2019 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Fifty years ago on Dec. 13, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was ordained a Jesuit priest in Argentina. [...]

12
Dec
2019

Pope Francis: The world needs peacemakers open to dialogue, forgiveness

Vatican City, Dec 12, 2019 / 10:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis' message for the 2020 World Day of Peace released Thursday calls for openness to dialogue, commitment [...]

12
Dec
2019

Fact or fiction? Nine popular myths about Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mexico City, Mexico, Dec 12, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- In the 500 years since Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared, the image of Our Lady has become the subject of [...]

12
Dec
2019

Pope Francis taps Minnesota farm boy to lead Sioux Falls diocese

Vatican City, Dec 12, 2019 / 04:42 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Thursday accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul Joseph Swain of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and appointed [...]

11
Dec
2019

Brother James Miller, America's Newest Blessed

The beatification of Brother James Miller is a reminder that the greatest in the kingdom of heaven are those who keep the faith and teach others to do the same. [...]

11
Dec
2019

Sainthood cause advances for religious sister, educator who fought racism

Baltimore, Md., Dec 11, 2019 / 12:30 am (CNA).- In the race to see who will become the first canonized black American saint, one candidateâ??s cause has advanced: [...]

11
Dec
2019

Evangelization begins with listening, Cardinal Tagle says

Quezon City, Philippines, Dec 10, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- Listening is the first step in evangelization, the newly-appointed prefect of the Congregation for the [...]

11
Dec
2019

Peoria bishop announces novena for Venerable Sheen's sainthood cause

Peoria, Ill., Dec 10, 2019 / 02:38 pm (CNA).- Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria is inviting the faithful to pray a novena beginning Dec. 12 to "petition God unceasingly" [...]

10
Dec
2019

Pro-life group: Curtailed study on abortion pill reversal is misleading

Sacramento, Calif., Dec 10, 2019 / 03:31 am (CNA).- A small case study on the safety of the abortion pill reversal procedure that was cut short due to safety concerns does [...]

10
Dec
2019

Iraqi Cardinal pleads for help for Christians on Nineveh Plain

Mosul, Iraq, Dec 9, 2019 / 03:10 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako has appealed for financial and spiritual aid for Christians in the Middle East, especially in [...]

10
Dec
2019

St. John Henry Newman's meditations on the Litany of Loreto

Loreto, Italy, Dec 10, 2019 / 12:28 am (CNA).- Morning Star. Mystical Rose. Tower of Ivory. House of Gold. For centuries, Catholics have recited these titles of Mary in [...]

10
Dec
2019

Supreme Court denies appeal against Kentucky ultrasound law

Washington D.C., Dec 9, 2019 / 09:35 am (CNA).- Kentuckyâ??s ultrasound requirement for abortions survived an appeal to the Supreme Court on Monday as the justices [...]

09
Dec
2019

In a de-Christianized world, priests should be pillars of faith, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Dec 9, 2019 / 07:24 am (CNA).- Priests should strive after a strong relationship with Christ, beginning in seminary, in order to be the guides in faith the [...]

09
Dec
2019

Cardinal Tagle named head of Vatican evangelization office

Vatican City, Dec 8, 2019 / 09:09 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Sunday appointed Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, archbishop of Manila, Philippines, to lead the Congregation [...]

09
Dec
2019

Pope: Mary's Immaculate Conception the start of the fulfillment of God's plan

Vatican City, Dec 8, 2019 / 04:49 am (CNA).- With Our Ladyâ??s Immaculate Conception, God was, even before Maryâ??s birth, putting into motion his plan of salvation for [...]

05
Dec
2019

Pope Francis tells Jesuits he is shocked by anti-immigration narratives in Europe

Vatican City, Dec 5, 2019 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis decried the mistreatment of migrants and said that he is shocked by anti-immigration narratives within [...]

05
Dec
2019

Pray that bishops, priests will manifest Christ's love, Pope Francis urges

Vatican City, Dec 4, 2019 / 06:17 am (CNA).- Bishops and priests have a duty to guard and protect the Catholics entrusted to their care; and they need the faithful's prayers [...]

04
Dec
2019

Pope Francis: Disabled people are not in humanity's minor 'leagues'

Vatican City, Dec 3, 2019 / 10:03 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Tuesday that disabled people make important contributions to humanity, and called discrimination [...]

04
Dec
2019

Rochester bishop requested Fulton Sheen beatification delay

Vatican City, Dec 4, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- The beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen was delayed at the request of Bishop Salvatore Matano of Rochester, [...]

04
Dec
2019

Dublin archdiocese to shift sacrament prep from schools to parishes, families

Dublin, Ireland, Dec 4, 2019 / 02:23 pm (CNA).- Catholic sacramental preparation must change to stress the primary role of families and to reach students who [...]

03
Dec
2019

Obituary: Bishop Paul D. Sirba, 59

Duluth, Dec 2, 2019 - Bishop Paul David Sirba, Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Duluth, MN, beloved shepherd of the people of the Diocese of Duluth, beloved [...]

03
Dec
2019

Pope: Catholic entrepreneurs must live out Church's social teaching

Vatican City, Dec 2, 2019 / 10:59 am (CNA).- Catholic business owners have both a grave responsibility and an opportunity to promote the Church's social teaching in a [...]

03
Dec
2019

Pennsylvania considers requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains

Harrisburg, Pa., Dec 2, 2019 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- The Pennsylvania Senate is debating a bill that would require the burial or cremation of human remains after [...]

03
Dec
2019

Pete Buttigieg cites Gospel in campaign ad

Charleston, S.C., Dec 2, 2019 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg quoted the Gospel of Matthew in his first statewide ad in South Carolina [...]

02
Dec
2019

Advent advice from Pope Francis: Choose prayer and charity over consumerism

Vatican City, Dec 1, 2019 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- This Advent, choose prayer and charity over consumerism, Pope Francis said Sunday in his first Mass of the liturgical year. [...]

02
Dec
2019

Pope's letter on nativity scenes shares the story behind a beloved Christmas tradition

Greccio, Italy, Dec 1, 2019 / 08:45 am (CNA).- Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter Dec. 1 on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this "wonderful sign" [...]

02
Dec
2019

Norbertine Fathers in California launch digital Advent calendar

Orange, Calif., Dec 1, 2019 / 02:11 pm (CNA).- A religious order in southern California is kicking off Advent with a digital calendar that allows Catholics to go more in-depth [...]

01
Dec
2019

Duluth's Bishop Paul Sirba dies unexpectedly at 59

Duluth, Minn., Dec 1, 2019 / 12:44 pm (CNA).- Bishop Paul Sirba of the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota died on Sunday, after suffering a heart attack before [...]

26
Nov
2019

University should not be for the privileged few, Pope Francis says in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, Nov 25, 2019 / 06:47 pm (CNA).- At a Jesuit university in Tokyo on Tuesday, Pope Francis said a quality university education should not be something out of [...]

26
Nov
2019

At papal Mass, the Marian image that survived Nagasaki's atom bomb

Nagasaki, Japan, Nov 25, 2019 / 01:35 pm (CNA).- When Pope Francis offers Mass during international trips, an image of the Marian devotion of the country he is visiting is [...]

26
Nov
2019

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Gary, Indiana

Gary, Ind., Nov 26, 2019 / 07:10 am (CNA).- Msgr. Robert J. McClory has been appointed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Gary, Indiana, the Vatican announced on [...]

26
Nov
2019

Bishop Caggiano picked to chair CRS board of directors

Baltimore, Md., Nov 25, 2019 / 11:27 am (CNA).- Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for Catholic Relief Services [...]

25
Nov
2019

Pope in Tokyo: Christ is the lens that helps us prioritize our lives

Tokyo, Japan, Nov 25, 2019 / 01:04 am (CNA).- Amid the confusion and anxiety often found in modern society, Christ offers us the perspective and freedom to order our lives [...]

25
Nov
2019

At Nagasaki ground zero, pope denounces 'unspeakable horror' of nuclear weapons

Nagasaki, Japan, Nov 23, 2019 / 06:48 pm (CNA).- At the ground zero site of the 1945 nuclear attack on Nagasaki, Pope Francis said the threat of using nuclear weapons [...]

25
Nov
2019

What does it mean to be Japanese and Catholic? Pope Francis in Japan raises the question

Tokyo, Japan, Nov 23, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- For centuries, Japanese intellectuals, emperors, and missionaries have asked the same question: What does it mean to [...]

25
Nov
2019

Lack of prayer creates spiritual 'zombies,' pope tells Japanese youth

Tokyo, Japan, Nov 24, 2019 / 09:28 pm (CNA).- If people neglect prayer and the interior life, they are at risk of becoming spiritual zombies, who seem fine on the outside [...]

23
Nov
2019

Pope Francis lands in Japan, where he once hoped to be a missionary

Tokyo, Japan, Nov 23, 2019 / 04:30 am (CNA).- In a meeting with bishops in Tokyo Saturday, Pope Francis recalled his former desire to be a [...]

23
Nov
2019

Trump asked to oppose funding amendment undermining Mexico City Policy

Washington D.C., Nov 22, 2019 / 12:19 pm (CNA).- A group of pro-life leaders, including the US bishops' pro-life chair, wrote Thursday to President Donald [...]

21
Nov
2019

Pope calls Catholics in Thailand to follow in footsteps of early missionaries

Bangkok, Thailand, Nov 21, 2019 / 05:30 am (CNA).- Thailand's first Christian missionaries set out feeling the absence of the Thai people from their lives and wanted [...]

21
Nov
2019

Pro-life stem cell research finds success - and seeks more support

Iowa City, Nov 21, 2019 / 03:03 am (CNA).- A Catholic medical research institute has claimed some successes in providing alternatives to research that harvest cells from [...]

21
Nov
2019

Support for religious freedom still strong despite culture wars

Washington D.C., Nov 20, 2019 / 03:10 pm (CNA).- A new report by a leading legal group claims that, despite deep division and polarization in the U.S., there is still a national [...]

20
Nov
2019

'We serve everyone': Salvation Army responds to Chick-Fil-A donation cut

Washington D.C., Nov 19, 2019 / 11:30 am (CNA).- The Salvation Army has denied accusations that it is an anti-LGBT organization in the wake of the Chick-Fil-A [...]

20
Nov
2019

Archbishop of Tokyo: 'Collapse of traditional family system' a challenge for irreligious Japan

Tokyo, Japan, Nov 20, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- The Archbishop of Tokyo, Isao Kikuchi, spoke with CNA about the challenge for Japanese Catholic churches to keep Catholics [...]

20
Nov
2019

Bishop Flores: With respect to migration, uphold both law and compassion

Brownsville, Texas, Nov 19, 2019 / 03:05 pm (CNA).- In an interview earlier this month, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville urged that US immigration law be respected, but [...]

19
Nov
2019

Buffalo bishop says Pope Francis 'very understanding' after scandals

Buffalo, N.Y., Nov 19, 2019 / 09:40 am (CNA).- Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo has released a video statement following his recent ad limina visit to Rome with [...]

19
Nov
2019

Democratic AG group wrong to shun pro-life candidates, critics say

Washington D.C., Nov 19, 2019 / 03:00 am (CNA).- Pro-life Democrats and some election-minded politicos have faulted the decision of a Democratic state attorneys general [...]

19
Nov
2019

Kansas Catholic Conference says Medicaid expansion needs pro-life revisions

Topeka, Kansas, Nov 19, 2019 / 12:17 am (CNA).- As Kansas considers expanding its Medicaid program, the state's Catholic Conference said its support is contingent [...]

19
Nov
2019

Venerable Fulton Sheen to be beatified in December

Peoria, Ill., Nov 18, 2019 / 02:42 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Peoria announced Monday that Venerable Fulton Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at the city's Cathedral of Saint [...]

18
Nov
2019

Our Lady unites the divided into the faithful, Cordileone says

Washington D.C., Nov 18, 2019 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- Mary unites all of God's children, sparking conversions among those of different faiths, said Archbishop Salvatore [...]

18
Nov
2019

Witnesses better than initiatives in parish-based evangelization, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Nov 18, 2019 / 09:57 am (CNA).- Having a lot of parish initiatives is not the best way to reach people on a deeper level, Pope Francis said Monday, adding that [...]

18
Nov
2019

Development of prison catechesis program draws strong support

Houston, Texas, Nov 17, 2019 / 03:05 am (CNA).- It took a Catholic evangelist just three days to raise the funds online for an apologetics and faith formation curriculum to [...]

18
Nov
2019

Pope Francis calls use of nuclear weapons 'immoral' ahead of Japan trip

Vatican City, Nov 18, 2019 / 05:01 am (CNA).- In a video message to the country of Japan Nov. 18, Pope Francis said he prays that the power of nuclear weapons will never [...]

17
Nov
2019

As Pope Francis calls for a 'synodal' Church, some US dioceses are holding synods

Baltimore, Md., Nov 16, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- As some U.S. dioceses convene local synods to discuss topics ranging from the family to evangelization, [...]

17
Nov
2019

Vatican Museums opens exhibit with newly restored Renaissance Marian paintings

Vatican City, Nov 16, 2019 / 06:01 am (CNA).- The Vatican Museums opened Thursday an exhibit of recently restored paintings of the Virgin Mary by early Renaissance [...]

15
Nov
2019

Pope Francis braves rain to visit homeless in St. Peter's Square

Vatican City, Nov 15, 2019 / 04:06 pm (CNA).- On a rainy Friday in Rome, Pope Francis popped over to St. Peter's Square to greet the poor and homeless receiving [...]

15
Nov
2019

Court rules Daleiden's undercover videos caused 'substantial harm' to Planned Parenthood

San Francisco, Calif., Nov 15, 2019 / 03:05 pm (CNA).- A pro-life organization said that "justice was not done," after a federal court found that pro-life advocate David [...]

15
Nov
2019

Pope Francis' message to those suffering 'at the foot of the cross'

Vatican City, Nov 15, 2019 / 03:45 am (CNA).- Pope Francis told those who are sick and suffering Friday that the world needs their prayers. [...]

14
Nov
2019

'We need to become an evangelizing Church,' says new USCCB VP

Baltimore, Md., Nov 14, 2019 / 11:05 am (CNA).- The new vice president of the U.S. bishops' conference says that he wants to help bring a spirit of evangelism to the [...]

14
Nov
2019

Pope Francis: Tech companies have a responsibility to protect children

Vatican City, Nov 14, 2019 / 10:39 am (CNA).- In a speech to the head of major global tech companies, Pope Francis said Thursday that protecting children from evils such as [...]

14
Nov
2019

Catholic group to start holistic addiction recovery home in Kentucky

Lexington, Ky., Nov 14, 2019 / 03:12 am (CNA).- A Kentucky diocese is leasing a tenantless building to a Catholic charity to create a holistic recovery program for people in [...]

14
Nov
2019

Hong Kong protesters arrested at Catholic church

Hong Kong, China, Nov 13, 2019 / 04:39 pm (CNA).- Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have continued to escalate into violence, with many apparent incidents of [...]

13
Nov
2019

US bishops approve hymn translations for Liturgy of the Hours

Baltimore, Md., Nov 12, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- The Latin rite bishops of the US voted overwhelmingly Tuesday morning to approve the International Commission on [...]

13
Nov
2019

As SCOTUS hears DACA arguments, bishop calls for congressional action

Baltimore, Md., Nov 13, 2019 / 09:44 am (CNA).- The USCCB's migration committee chairman hopes that Congress can come to a solution regarding the situation of [...]

13
Nov
2019

US reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases could go live by February

Baltimore, Md., Nov 13, 2019 / 11:48 am (CNA).- A national third-party reporting system for allegations of abuse, neglect, or misconduct against bishops could be activated by [...]

13
Nov
2019

Record floods in Venice damage St. Mark's Basilica

Venice, Italy, Nov 13, 2019 / 08:05 am (CNA).- The crypt of St. Mark's Basilica was completely flooded Wednesday, after Venice's water levels hit the highest level in [...]

12
Nov
2019

Archbishops Gomez and Vigneron elected USCCB president and vice president

Baltimore, Md., Nov 12, 2019 / 09:13 am (CNA).- The bishops of the US have elected a new president and vice president to lead the USCCB for the next three years. [...]

12
Nov
2019

Australian High Court allows Cardinal Pell to appeal sex abuse conviction

Melbourne, Australia, Nov 12, 2019 / 03:51 pm (CNA).- The Australian High Court announced Tuesday that Cardinal George Pell has been granted leave to appeal an [...]

12
Nov
2019

US bishops approve updated seminary program, Hispanic ministry efforts

Baltimore, Md., Nov 12, 2019 / 04:32 pm (CNA).- The U.S. Catholic bishops' conference on Tuesday passed several action items, including an update of seminary formation [...]

11
Nov
2019

Catholic couple brings the love of family to young people with mental illness

Vatican City, Nov 10, 2019 / 04:10 pm (CNA).- For Catholic couple Austin and Catherine Mardon, mental illness is personal. Austin has schizophrenia, Catherine has PTSD, [...]

11
Nov
2019

Pope Francis: Inclusive capitalism leaves no one behind

Vatican City, Nov 11, 2019 / 07:01 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Monday called for the renewal and purification of existing economic models to be fair, trustworthy, and capable of [...]

11
Nov
2019

Corpus Christi bishop donates bone marrow to save a mother's life

Corpus Christi, Texas, Nov 9, 2019 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- This week, Bishop Michael Mulvey of Corpus Christi reflected on bone marrow donations and the life of the [...]

09
Nov
2019

Theology in 'dialogue with cultures' renews humanity, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Nov 9, 2019 / 06:40 am (CNA).- When theology and philosophy engage with cultures in creative ways [...]

08
Nov
2019

Second federal court rules against HHS conscience protection rule

Spokane, Wash., Nov 8, 2019 / 02:25 pm (CNA).- For the second time in two days, a federal judge on Thursday said the Trump administration's conscience protection rule [...]

08
Nov
2019

Saginaw diocese buries the forgotten dead on All Souls' Day

Saginaw, Mich., Nov 7, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- On Saturday Bishop Robert Gruss of Saginaw said a Mass of All Souls' Day for 175 people whose mortal frames had [...]

08
Nov
2019

USCCB Statement on Wounded Shepherd, Recently-Published Book

WASHINGTON - James Rogers, Chief Communications Officer for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following statement today in response to [...]

08
Nov
2019

US bishops counter narrative of resistance to Pope Francis

Washington D.C., Nov 7, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- The U.S. bishops' conference issued Thursday a statement responding to a recent book which the conference says [...]

07
Nov
2019

'You belong to Jesus' - The unlikely friendship of an abortionist and a pro-life Catholic

Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov 6, 2019 / 02:31 pm (CNA).- The unlikely friendship between a controversial abortion doctor and a local Catholic shows the impact of encounter and [...]

07
Nov
2019

With a shortage of British foster homes, the Church launches a campaign

London, England, Nov 7, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- In the face of a foster parent shortage in the UK, the Catholic Church in England and Wales will launch a campaign to [...]

07
Nov
2019

Construction on Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine begins in OKC

Oklahoma City, Okla., Nov 6, 2019 / 01:55 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City broke ground Sunday on what will be the largest Catholic church in the [...]

07
Nov
2019

Gallup diocese drops Zoom video conferencing app over abortion support

Gallup, N.M., Nov 6, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Gallup has chosen to stop using Zoom Video Communications for its internet meetings, citing the [...]

06
Nov
2019

Pope Francis: St. Paul announced Christ to 'idol worshippers' without attacking them

Vatican City, Nov 6, 2019 / 08:15 am (CNA).- St. Paul announced Jesus Christ to "idol worshippers" in Athens without attacking them, but by building bridges, Pope Francis [...]

06
Nov
2019

UK government opens consultation on proposed N Ireland abortion law

London, England, Nov 5, 2019 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- The British government launched Monday a public consultation on a proposed framework for the legal provision of [...]

06
Nov
2019

US bishops arrive in Rome for ad limina visit with Pope Francis

Vatican City, Nov 5, 2019 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- Every American diocesan bishop will travel to Rome over the next four months for meetings with Pope Francis assessing the [...]

05
Nov
2019

Oklahoma Supreme Court temporarily halts law banning D&E abortions

Oklahoma City, Okla., Nov 5, 2019 / 11:12 am (CNA).- The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday issued a temporary injunction against a law banning dilation-and-evacuation [...]

05
Nov
2019

Cardinal Pell objected to Vatican hospital loan

Vatican City, Nov 5, 2019 / 11:12 am (CNA).- A 50 million euro loan request to secure the purchase of a bankrupt hospital was vetoed by Cardinal George Pell and financial [...]

05
Nov
2019

Catholic community in Albany mourns priest killed in flash flood

Albany, N.Y., Nov 4, 2019 / 05:02 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Diocese of Albany is grieving the death of a local priest who was killed when his car was swept up in a flash flood [...]

05
Nov
2019

French cathedral robbed in battering-ram raid

Paris, France, Nov 4, 2019 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- A cathedral in southwestern France was robbed of chalices and other religious items after a gang rammed open the door [...]

04
Nov
2019

Citing St. Gianna Molla's loving example, University of Mary names health sciences school

Bismarck, N.D., Nov 4, 2019 / 01:40 pm (CNA).- The University of Mary's School of Health Sciences will be named for St. Gianna Beretta Molla, a pediatrician and a mother [...]

04
Nov
2019

In Minnesota, ambitious pro-abortion lawsuit seeks to strike down 13 laws

St. Paul, Minn., Nov 3, 2019 / 03:10 am (CNA).- Minnesota's restrictions on abortion are too important for pro-abortion groups to eliminate through a single lawsuit, pro-life [...]

04
Nov
2019

Austrian man claims he threw 'Pachamama' statues into the Tiber

Vatican City, Nov 4, 2019 / 03:14 am (CNA).- In a video uploaded on YouTube Nov. 4, a young man from Austria claims that he was one of the two men who took five [...]

04
Nov
2019

Remember the final judgement, Pope Francis says at Mass for recently deceased bishops

Vatican City, Nov 4, 2019 / 07:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis urged Catholics to meditate on the final judgement at a Mass offered Monday for the souls of cardinals and [...]

01
Nov
2019

Chinese Catholics barricade themselves in church to prevent demolition

Beijing, China, Nov 1, 2019 / 09:07 am (CNA).- Priests and parishioners have barricaded themselves in a Catholic church in the Chinese province of Hebei. According to [...]

01
Nov
2019

The saints show that real people can be holy, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Nov 1, 2019 / 05:45 am (CNA).- The saints were real people whose strength to face daily challenges came from the grace of Jesus Christ, showing that everyone [...]

01
Nov
2019

Cardinal Dolan on Biden communion denial: 'I wouldn't do it'

Washington D.C., Oct 31, 2019 / 04:58 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York has responded to questions about the denial of Holy [...]

01
Nov
2019

As fires sweep through California, Catholics offer prayers and support

Sacramento, Calif., Oct 31, 2019 / 05:02 pm (CNA).- In the face of ongoing fires throughout California, Catholic organizations have responded with prayers, shelter, and food. [...]

31
Oct
2019

Pope Francis adds feast of Our Lady of Loreto to Roman Calendar

Vatican City, Oct 31, 2019 / 06:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has decreed that the feast of Our Lady of Loreto be included in the Roman Calendar as an optional memorial [...]

31
Oct
2019

Biden communion denial was required by diocesan policy

Washington D.C., Oct 30, 2019 / 04:08 pm (CNA).- A policy in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina requires priests to withhold the Eucharist from politicians and [...]

31
Oct
2019

British military bishop returns Marian statue taken during Falklands War

Vatican City, Oct 30, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- In a conciliatory gesture 37 years after the Falklands War, military bishops from Great Britain and Argentina exchanged statues [...]

31
Oct
2019

Cleveland Bishop Lennon dies at 72, remembered for love of Church

Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 30, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- Bishop Richard Gerard Lennon died at the age of 72 on Tuesday, Oct. 29 after receiving the sacraments. [...]

30
Oct
2019

What to do about Halloween? Catholic moms - and an exorcist - weigh in

Denver, Colo., Oct 30, 2019 / 09:08 am (CNA).- For years, Cecilia Cunningham and her husband took their children trick-or-treating in their then-suburban Philadelphia [...]

30
Oct
2019

Alabama abortion ban blocked in federal court

Montgomery, Ala., Oct 29, 2019 / 11:38 am (CNA).- A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Alabama law banning most abortions, which passed in May, from going into [...]

30
Oct
2019

Dia de los Muertos about more than the 'bread of the dead,' bishop says

Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 30, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead," is a primarily Mexican way of celebrating the feasts of All Souls Day [...]

30
Oct
2019

Will Colorado tax sacramental wine? A legislative committee is studying the idea

Denver, Colo., Oct 29, 2019 / 04:45 pm (CNA).- A bicameral committee in Colorado's legislature is considering two bills that would tax sacramental wine and insurance [...]

29
Oct
2019

USCCB to give dioceses $10 million for local mission projects

Washington D.C., Oct 29, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced on Monday that it has allocated [...]

29
Oct
2019

Dead Theologians Society: The 'memento mori' youth group

Denver, Colo., Oct 28, 2019 / 03:12 pm (CNA).- When Eddie Cotter Jr. was a youth minister in the diocese of Orlando, Florida, he had his students watch the 1989 film [...]

29
Oct
2019

Pro-life leaders ask HHS to separate abortion payments in insurance plans

Washington D.C., Oct 28, 2019 / 05:12 pm (CNA).- A group of pro-life leaders is calling on the Trump administration to finalize a rule that would require abortion to be billed [...]

29
Oct
2019

Biden denied communion at SC parish over abortion stance

Washington D.C., Oct 28, 2019 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- A South Carolina Catholic priest denied Holy Communion to presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sunday, because of the [...]

28
Oct
2019

Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim leaders sign declaration against euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide

Vatican City, Oct 28, 2019 / 12:15 pm (CNA).- Leaders of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam presented a signed declaration to Pope Francis Monday expressing their total [...]

28
Oct
2019

Pope Francis changes name of secret archive to Vatican Apostolic Archive

Vatican City, Oct 28, 2019 / 06:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis declared Monday that the Vatican Secret Archive be changed to the title of Vatican Apostolic Archive, to avoid [...]

28
Oct
2019

US bishops' conference to vote on president, action items at fall meeting

Baltimore, Md., Oct 27, 2019 / 04:08 pm (CNA).- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be electing a new president, vice president, and committee [...]

28
Oct
2019

Pickpocketing on the rise in Lourdes, authorities caution pilgrims

Lourdes, France, Oct 26, 2019 / 03:33 pm (CNA).- As reports of theft are on the rise at a famous Marian shrine in France, Lourdes authorities have increased security and [...]

27
Oct
2019

Amazon synod document calls for married priests and increased role for women

Vatican City, Oct 26, 2019 / 01:17 pm (CNA).- The meeting for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region has approved [...]

26
Oct
2019

As Amazon synod nears end, conversations will affect situations elsewhere

Miao, India, Oct 25, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- As the Amazon Synod considers the evangelization-and exploitation-of indigenous Amazonian tribes, the conversation [...]

26
Oct
2019

Pope Francis apologizes that Amazon synod 'Pachamama' was thrown into Tiber River

Vatican City, Oct 25, 2019 / 10:43 am (CNA).- After controversial statues were thrown into Rome's Tiber River, Pope Francis has issued an apology during Friday's afternoon [...]

26
Oct
2019

Aquila: Report on Colorado sexual abuse calls Church to vigilance and holiness

Denver, Colo., Oct 24, 2019 / 03:22 pm (CNA).- After the release of a report on sexual abuse in Colorado's Catholic dioceses, the Archbishop of Denver said that the [...]

26
Oct
2019

Relics of Canadian saints stolen from Quebec City's Cathedral

Quebec City, Canada, Oct 25, 2019 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- The Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame de Quebec in Quebec City is working to replace relics of Canadian saints [...]

25
Oct
2019

Family is key to break Mexico's cycle of violence, priest says

Mexico City, Mexico, Oct 25, 2019 / 12:38 am (CNA).- As violence continues to plague parts of Mexico, one priest in the country stressed the importance of strong families [...]

25
Oct
2019

Exemptions for rape, incest removed from South Carolina abortion bill

Charleston, S.C., Oct 24, 2019 / 05:59 pm (CNA).- A senate subcommittee in South Carolina has removed two exemptions from a fetal heartbeat bill, which would ban [...]

25
Oct
2019

Monks at Valley of the Fallen denounce irregularities around Franco exhumation

Madrid, Spain, Oct 24, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The prior of the Benedictine Abbey at the Valley of the Fallen, whence the body of Francisco Franco was exhumed [...]

25
Oct
2019

Nearly 1,000 N Ireland medical personnel say they won't perform abortions

Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oct 24, 2019 / 03:41 pm (CNA).- A Northern Ireland doctor opposed to abortion said he collected the signatures of 911 health care professionals [...]

24
Oct
2019

Decline in Hispanic Catholics a 'direct challenge' to the Church in the US

Washington D.C., Oct 23, 2019 / 05:19 pm (CNA).- Last week's Pew report revealed that Catholics are no longer a majority among U.S. Hispanics - a stark challenge to [...]

24
Oct
2019

Cardinal Koch: the Gospel must incorporate and purify culture

Vatican City, Oct 24, 2019 / 05:10 am (CNA).- The head of the Vatican's Christian unity office says inculturation of the Gospel is a necessary part of evangelization, [...]

24
Oct
2019

New US rep to United Nations in Geneva hailed for pro-life beliefs

Washington D.C., Oct 23, 2019 / 03:18 pm (CNA).- The Senate's confirmation Tuesday of Andrew Bremberg as U.S. Representative to the UN in Geneva drew praise from [...]

24
Oct
2019

Appeals court rules against Little Sisters' exemption from HHS mandate

San Francisco, Calif., Oct 23, 2019 / 01:26 pm (CNA).- Attorneys for the Little Sisters of the Poor reiterated their call for the U.S. Supreme Court to step in after a second [...]

23
Oct
2019

Pope Francis: Synodality brought pagans to 'reject idolatry'

Vatican City, Oct 23, 2019 / 04:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that the first Christian evangelization of the pagans opened up "a very lively controversy" [...]

23
Oct
2019

Pompeo highlights religious freedom, pro-life goals as among US priorities

Washington D.C., Oct 22, 2019 / 05:19 pm (CNA).- The U.S. Secretary of State listed promoting international religious freedom and fighting abortion as among U.S. [...]

23
Oct
2019

Polish bishops call for John Paul II to be named a doctor of the Church

Poznan, Poland, Oct 22, 2019 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- The Polish Bishops' Conference has asked Pope Francis to name St. John Paul II a patron of Europe and doctor [...]

23
Oct
2019

United Arab Emirates pledges to help rebuild Catholic churches in Mosul

Mosul, Iraq, Oct 22, 2019 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- The United Arab Emirates is partnering with UNESCO to rebuild two Catholic churches in Mosul that were destroyed in [...]

22
Oct
2019

Cardinal Turkson says ordination of married men may be subject of further study

Vatican City, Oct 22, 2019 / 09:05 am (CNA).- Cardinal Peter Turkson said Monday that the ordination of married men will likely be the subject of further study for the [...]

22
Oct
2019

Abortion legalized in N Ireland, after deadlock in devolved legislature

Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oct 21, 2019 / 05:20 pm (CNA).- Northern Ireland's devolved legislature failed Monday to block a change to the region's law imposed by the [...]

22
Oct
2019

How parishes can help address the epidemic of domestic abuse

Washington D.C., Oct 21, 2019 / 06:02 pm (CNA).- Domestic violence is a hidden epidemic that many clergy and laypersons need additional training to address, says [...]

22
Oct
2019

Digital rosary discovered to be hackable, Vatican says it has fixed bugs

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2019 / 07:40 pm (CNA).- Shortly after the new "smart rosary" bracelet was released last week, the Vatican discovered an easy route for hackers to [...]

21
Oct
2019

Amazon synod's controversial carved figures thrown into Tiber River

Rome, Italy, Oct 21, 2019 / 08:15 am (CNA).- A video uploaded to YouTube on Oct. 21 shows two men taking several wooden figures of a nude pregnant woman from a [...]

21
Oct
2019

Amazonian 'Way of the Cross' prayed during Vatican's Amazon synod

Vatican City, Oct 20, 2019 / 06:30 pm (CNA).- An "Amazonian Stations of the Cross" was prayed outside the Vatican Saturday, organized as part of a set of semi-official [...]

21
Oct
2019

Grant offered for creation of artificial wombs to help premature babies

Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, Oct 20, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- A university in the Netherlands has been awarded a $3.3 million grant for the development of a working [...]

21
Oct
2019

On World Mission Day, pope urges Catholics to share Christ's love with all

Vatican City, Oct 20, 2019 / 04:48 am (CNA).- Jesus Christ desires that all people know him and his love, and every Catholic has the mission of sharing this love with [...]

18
Oct
2019

Hong Kong court says redefining marriage is beyond its authority

Hong Kong, China, Oct 18, 2019 / 12:54 pm (CNA).- A court in Hong Kong has ruled against the recognition of same-sex partnerships, upholding the government's [...]

18
Oct
2019

Amazon synod discussion groups support married priests, female deacons

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2019 / 10:26 am (CNA).- At least four of the 12 language groups at the Amazon synod overtly propose the ordination of married men to the priesthood [...]

18
Oct
2019

New hotline connects women in crisis pregnancies to resources, community

Austin, Texas, Oct 17, 2019 / 05:06 pm (CNA).- When Pamela Whitehead takes a call for LoveLine, a new pregnancy helpline, she listens. [...]

18
Oct
2019

N Ireland sees effort to recall Assembly ahead of abortion changes

Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oct 18, 2019 / 12:23 am (CNA).- Pro-life groups in Northern Ireland are hopeful that there is sufficient support in the legislature to block an [...]

17
Oct
2019

Sasse resolution: Church beliefs should not jeopardize tax-exempt status

Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2019 / 11:59 am (CNA).- One U.S. senator is looking to bring up a vote on protecting churches from attempts to police their beliefs, after a [...]

17
Oct
2019

Legal assisted suicide puts people with disabilities at risk, report finds

Washington D.C., Oct 16, 2019 / 01:24 pm (CNA).- Leaders in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded the National Council on Disability for its recent [...]

17
Oct
2019

Brazilian bishop: Lack of holiness among clerics an obstacle to vocations

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2019 / 11:01 am (CNA).- A bishop in Brazil who is a member of the Amazon synod said Wednesday he believes a major obstacle to increasing priestly [...]

17
Oct
2019

Brazilian bishop: Yes, Amazon people can understand celibacy

Breves, Brazil, Oct 17, 2019 / 03:12 am (CNA).- A retired bishop from Brazil has spoken out against the claim that married priests are necessary in the Amazon region because [...]

16
Oct
2019

Pope names members of drafting committee for Amazon synod final doc

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2019 / 09:53 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Tuesday made four personal nominations of members to the group responsible for drafting the final document [...]

16
Oct
2019

'Life Empowers': March for Life unveils 2020 theme

Washington D.C., Oct 15, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- The 2020 March for Life will honor the centennial of women's suffrage in the United States, promoting a pro-life message [...]

16
Oct
2019

Vatican promotes 'smart rosary,' selling for $109

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2019 / 09:44 am (CNA).- The Vatican promoted the launch of a 'smart rosary' bracelet Tuesday compatible with an iOS and Android app, which costs over [...]

16
Oct
2019

Newman scholar critiques Catholic universities

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2019 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Catholic universities should try to do more than run an assembly line of information for students who never learn to think, a [...]

15
Oct
2019

Indian archbishop, parish priest killed in California car accident

Wilbur Springs, Calif., Oct 15, 2019 / 04:30 am (CNA).- Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong, India and Fr. Mathew Vellankal died in a car crash Oct. 10 during a visit to the Diocese [...]

15
Oct
2019

Bishop Byrne: Newman would be surprised to be canonized a saint

Vatican City, Oct 14, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Cardinal John Henry Newman would be surprised by his own canonization as a saint, an English bishop said Monday, adding [...]

15
Oct
2019

Historic Marian shrine in Florida elevated to national shrine

St. Augustine, Fla., Oct 15, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Bishop Felipe Estevez of St. Augustine announced Friday that the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche has been elevated as [...]

15
Oct
2019

Amazon Synod bishop: The Gospel brings new concepts to cultures, like forgiveness

Vatican City, Oct 14, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- While the Vatican's Synod of Bishop on the Amazon discusses the idea of "inculturating" the Gospel's proclamation with [...]

14
Oct
2019

What are you willing to die for, Chaput asks students

Washington D.C., Oct 14, 2019 / 10:30 am (CNA).- It is important to consider what we are willing to die for, Archbishop Charles Chaput reminded students and faculty in [...]

14
Oct
2019

'Lead, kindly light' - Pope Francis names Newman a saint

Vatican City, Oct 13, 2019 / 03:20 am (CNA).- Nearly two centuries ago, John Henry Newman was England's most well-known Anglican priest, until he risked everything to [...]

14
Oct
2019

Marathon man: The Catholic faith, and family, of Eliud Kipchoge

Nairobi, Kenya, Oct 13, 2019 / 08:02 am (CNA).- On Saturday, Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge broke a finishing tape, and a barrier long-thought to be completely [...]

14
Oct
2019

'Newman converts' come home to Rome for canonization

Vatican City, Oct 13, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- The canonization of St. John Henry Newman Sunday drew "Newman converts" to Rome from throughout the English-speaking [...]

11
Oct
2019

'Useless to pretend': Vatican official dismisses German 'binding synodal path'

Vatican City, Oct 11, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- A senior legal official in the Vatican has dismissed the idea that a planned "synodal process" in Germany will be "binding," [...]

11
Oct
2019

These are the four women being canonized with John Henry Newman

Vatican City, Oct 11, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Pope Francis will canonize four women alongside John Henry Newman this Sunday. These women -- a stigmatist, a mystic [...]

11
Oct
2019

Legal group warns about sex-selective abortion on Day of the Girl Child

New Delhi, India, Oct 11, 2019 / 10:13 am (CNA).- On the International Day of the Girl Child, a legal advocacy group in India is drawing attention to the problem of [...]

11
Oct
2019

African Heritage Mass in Philadelphia draws Catholics from 21 countries

Philadelphia, Pa., Oct 10, 2019 / 03:10 am (CNA).- Hundreds of African Catholics gathered last Sunday for an annual Mass in Philadelphia, blending cultures, languages [...]

10
Oct
2019

Amazon spirituality events organized by network of Latin American and European groups

Vatican City, Oct 10, 2019 / 11:50 am (CNA).- A network of organizations has collaborated to promote gatherings devoted to the spirituality and culture of indigenous [...]

10
Oct
2019

Amazon synod bishop: 'Indigenous people do not understand celibacy'

Vatican City, Oct 9, 2019 / 08:40 am (CNA).- A contributor to the working document for the Vaticanâ??s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon region made his case Wednesday [...]

10
Oct
2019

Polish bishops open beatification process for parents of St John Paul II

Krakow, Poland, Oct 10, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- The Polish bishops' conference has agreed to begin the canonization process for the parents of Saint John [...]

10
Oct
2019

Bishops urge mercy on World Day Against the Death Penalty

Washington D.C., Oct 10, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- The death penalty is outdated and promotes a culture of violence, three bishops said during a livestream [...]

09
Oct
2019

Pope Francis warns Catholics to not profess ideology over faith

Vatican City, Oct 9, 2019 / 04:41 am (CNA).- In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis warned Catholics to not turn their faith into an ideology, as he [...]

09
Oct
2019

Amazonians crave preservation, 'but big money speaks louder'

SANTAREM, Brazil (CNS) - For more than three decades, Juscelina Silva Batista's life has followed the rise and fall of the Amazon River. [...]

09
Oct
2019

Priestly celibacy discussed as Amazon synod gets underway

Vatican City, Oct 8, 2019 / 01:45 pm (CNA).- Some participants at the Vatican's Synod of Bishops on the Amazon have responded critically to a proposal that the Church ordain [...]

09
Oct
2019

Polish archbishop compares LGBT movement to communist regime

Krakow, Poland, Oct 8, 2019 / 10:30 am (CNA).- The Archbishop of Krakow has compared the LGBT rights movement in Poland to communism. Archbishop Marek [...]

08
Oct
2019

New cardinal says he relied on Eucharist, Mary during time in Soviet prison camp

Kaunas, Lithuania, Oct 8, 2019 / 12:49 am (CNA).- One of the newest cardinals of the Church says he drew strength from the Mass and the Blessed Virgin during the decade [...]

08
Oct
2019

Pope Francis appoints North Dakota priest to lead Diocese of Helena

Vatican City, Oct 8, 2019 / 05:17 am (CNA).- Pope Francis appointed Tuesday Fr. Austin A. Vetter as the next bishop of Helena, Montana. [...]

08
Oct
2019

Missionaries quest to save Amazonian indigenous languages

ST. IGNATIUS, Guyana (CNS) - In an open-sided circular building beside the Catholic chapel in this Amerindian village, Scarboro Father Ron MacDonell was explaining how [...]

08
Oct
2019

Amazon Tribal Chief Concerned Synod Will Promote Ideology of Primitivism

ROME - An Amazon tribal chief told a Rome conference on Saturday that a "dictatorship" of missionary workers teaching liberation theology has sought to prevent [...]

07
Oct
2019

Holy Spirit is 'main actor' of Amazon synod, pope says in opening remarks

Vatican City, Oct 7, 2019 / 03:39 am (CNA).- In his opening remarks for the Amazon synod Monday, Pope Francis said the assembly's working document is meant to be [...]

07
Oct
2019

Defending Amazon against agribusiness can be dangerous

ANAPU, Brazil (CNS) - Across a stream and down a dirt road at the edge of this Amazonian town, a carefully tended crypt marks the burial place of Notre Dame de [...]

07
Oct
2019

Pope Francis urges new cardinals to imitate Christ's compassionate heart

Vatican City, Oct 5, 2019 / 10:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals Saturday, encouraging each of them to ask for the grace to have a compassionate [...]

07
Oct
2019

Ruthenian women's community established as eparchial monastery

Parma, Ohio, Oct 4, 2019 / 04:18 pm (CNA).- The Ruthenian Bishop of Parma last week erected Christ the Bridegroom Monastery as a female monastery sui iuris of eparchial [...]

04
Oct
2019

Will the real St. Francis please stand up?

Washington D.C., Oct 4, 2019 / 09:16 am (CNA).- St. Francis of Assisi is widely known for his life of poverty and love of creation. But thereâ??s a lesser-known side to the friar as [...]

04
Oct
2019

Ecological ritual performed in Vatican gardens for pope's tree planting ceremony

Vatican City, Oct 4, 2019 / 10:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis witnessed an indigenous performance at a tree planting ceremony in the Vatican gardens Friday, during [...]

03
Oct
2019

South America's Amazon: culturally diverse, globally important

LIMA, Peru (CNS) - When Pope Francis came face to face with more than 2,000 Amazonian indigenous people in Peru in January 2018, he told them the place where they [...]

03
Oct
2019

Kansas lawmakers consider pro-life change to state constitution

Topeka, Kansas, Oct 2, 2019 / 04:06 pm (CNA).- The Kansas legislature is attempting to force a statewide referendum on abortion after the stateâ??s Supreme Court [...]

03
Oct
2019

Vatican approves miracle of Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski

Vatican City, Oct 3, 2019 / 05:27 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced Thursday approval of a miracle attributed to Venerable Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, the former primate [...]

03
Oct
2019

Cardinal Ouellet defends priestly celibacy ahead of Amazon synod

Rome, Italy, Oct 2, 2019 / 11:35 am (CNA).- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, presented a book Wednesday arguing that in the face of challenges [...]

02
Oct
2019

At Vatican, Secretary Mike Pompeo highlights Chinese religious freedom violations

Vatican City, Oct 2, 2019 / 06:00 am (CNA).- U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo spoke out Wednesday about Chinaâ??s religious freedom violations during a visit to [...]

02
Oct
2019

Vatican prosecutors conduct raid on Secretariat of State offices

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2019 / 08:40 am (CNA).- Vatican prosecutors seized documents and electronic devices in a raid executed Tuesday at the offices of the most [...]

02
Oct
2019

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit is essential to evangelization

Vatican City, Oct 2, 2019 / 05:34 am (CNA).- Guidance by the Holy Spirit is integral to sharing the Gospel with others and bringing them to Christ, Pope Francis said [...]

02
Oct
2019

HHS allocates $33m previously meant for Planned Parenthood

Washington D.C., Oct 1, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday that is allocating $33.6 million in Title X funding [...]

01
Oct
2019

Pope Francis: Love children and the elderly, or expect the sadness of 'demographic winter'

Vatican City, Sep 30, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- In his morning homily at the Vatican's Santa Marta guesthouse, Pope Francis said Monday that the vibrant presence of [...]

01
Oct
2019

Amid Hong Kong protests, Beijing cracks down on some Chinese Catholics

Hong Kong, China, Sep 30, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The persecution of Catholics in mainland China is increasing after prominent Catholic figures in Hong Kong [...]

01
Oct
2019

Churches often have 'best way forward' for helping inmates, Betsy DeVos says

Washington D.C., Sep 30, 2019 / 08:00 pm (CNA).- The Secretary of Education said on Monday that churches are among the institutions with the best solutions for using [...]

01
Oct
2019

How this convert 'fell in love with Jesus' through the Byzantine Catholic Church

Tucson, Ariz., Oct 1, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- At Easter, Jessica Rider entered the Church through an avenue with which most Catholics are unfamiliar - she became a [...]

30
Sep
2019

Pope Francis institutes day to promote knowledge and love of scripture

Vatican City, Sep 30, 2019 / 04:02 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Monday declared the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be the Sunday of the Word of God in order to promote a [...]

30
Sep
2019

Muslim leader meets Pope Francis, calls for Islam that sees no 'infidels'

Vatican City, Sep 27, 2019 / 01:03 pm (CNA).- The leader of the largest independent Muslim organization in the world met Pope Francis this week to present his [...]

30
Sep
2019

Abortion rights activists try to burn Mexico City cathedral

Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 28, 2019 / 07:40 pm (CNA).- Amid a demonstration Saturday urging the legalisation of abortion, activists tried to set fire to the Mexico City [...]

30
Sep
2019

Cardinal Sarah reflects on the meaning of the priesthood

Vatican City, Sep 29, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- Cardinal Robert Sarah reflected on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the meaning of the priesthood in [...]

27
Sep
2019

At US-Mexico border, bishops emphasize bonds of faith and family

El Paso, Texas, Sep 26, 2019 / 11:15 am (CNA).- At a Mass and press conference held at the US-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas on Wednesday, bishops from [...]

27
Sep
2019

Catholic Center in Jerusalem takes care of the 'forgotten kids' of Israel's immigrant workers

Jerusalem, Sep 27, 2019 / 08:30 am (CNA).- There are no tourists in Jerusalemâ??s Talbieh neighborhood. And even locals donâ??t always notice the Capuchin [...]

27
Sep
2019

Notre Dame panel on abuse crisis: Where do we go from here?

South Bend, Ind., Sep 27, 2019 / 12:07 am (CNA).- It has been more than a full year since the sex abuse allegations against the former cardinal Theodore McCarrick [...]

26
Sep
2019

Cardinal Levada, former CDF prefect, dies aged 83

Vatican City, Sep 26, 2019 / 08:21 am (CNA).- Cardinal William Levada, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, died Wednesday, [...]

26
Sep
2019

As Minnesota synod begins, archbishop says Church is listening

Minneapolis, Minn., Sep 25, 2019 / 05:08 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Church in Saint Paul and Minneapolis has begun a series of "prayer and listening events" to help prepare for [...]

26
Sep
2019

German bishops vote to adopt statutes for Synodal Assembly

Fulda, Germany, Sep 25, 2019 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- The bishops of Germany have voted to adopt a set of statutes for their long-planned "Synodal Assembly." The decision was [...]

26
Sep
2019

March for life and family in Mexico opposes abortion, organized crime

Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 26, 2019 / 12:02 am (CNA).- Pro-life advocates took to the streets throughout Mexico on Sept. 21 to march for life, family, and conscience [...]

25
Sep
2019

Catholic Medical Association: fund palliative care, not assisted suicide

Washington D.C., Sep 24, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Medical Association, along with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Health [...]

25
Sep
2019

'Take the pope very seriously!' Cardinal Woelki tells German bishops

Fulda, Germany, Sep 24, 2019 / 12:10 pm (CNA).- The Church in Germany must revise its synodal plans in line with the popeâ??s leadership and the universal Church, Cardinal [...]

25
Sep
2019

Holy See and Trump administration oppose abortion at UN General Assembly

New York City, N.Y., Sep 24, 2019 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- President Donald Trump and Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin have challenged world leaders to protect unborn [...]

24
Sep
2019
24
Sep
2019

Pope Francis, Andrea Bocelli visit street evangelization center

Frosinone, Italy, Sep 24, 2019 / 09:53 am (CNA).- Pope Francis and Andrea Bocelli made a surprise visit Tuesday to a rehabilitation center outside of Rome. Arriving in a [...]

24
Sep
2019

Archbishop Harry Flynn dies at 86

Minneapolis, Minn., Sep 23, 2019 / 03:40 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Harry Flynn, a former leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has died. Flynn died Sunday in [...]

24
Sep
2019

N Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party reiterates its prolife stance

Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sep 23, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, wrote Saturday that the party is [...]

23
Sep
2019

Cardinal O'Malley, Bishop McElroy named participants in Amazon synod

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 06:05 am (CNA).- Cardinal Sean O'Malley, archbishop of Boston, and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego are among those chosen [...]

23
Sep
2019

Evangelization is about helping people know God's love, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 07:15 am (CNA).- Evangelization means first helping people to know God and to know his immense love for them, which is done in part [...]

23
Sep
2019

Married priests are a possible option for the Amazon, says Vatican spokesman

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Dicastery for Communications in the Vatican, said that married priests will be a [...]

23
Sep
2019

Theologian withdraws from German synodal path

Vatican City, Sep 21, 2019 / 03:08 pm (CNA).- A member of the International Theological Commission has announced that she is no longer available to participate in [...]

20
Sep
2019

Novena of thanksgiving to precede Newman's canonization

Birmingham, England, Sep 20, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- The Oratories of England are organizing a novena next month leading up to the canonization of Blessed John Henry [...]

20
Sep
2019

Padre Pio overcame suffering with hope, says Italian journalist

Foggia, Italy, Sep 19, 2019 / 04:58 pm (CNA).- More than 50 years after the death of Padre Pio, one of the last journalists to interview the saint has reflected on the saint's hope [...]

20
Sep
2019

Indiana bishop offers cemetery for burial of aborted remains

Fort Wayne, Ind., Sep 19, 2019 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- The Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend offered Thursday the use of a Catholic cemetery to bury the more than 2,000 remains [...]

20
Sep
2019

Transgender man will be allowed to sue Catholic hospital over hysterectomy

Sacramento, Calif., Sep 19, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- A Sacramento-area woman who identifies as a transgender man will be allowed to sue a Catholic hospital for [...]

19
Sep
2019

Chaput: Personal holiness, fidelity to the Church key in difficult times

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 19, 2019 / 03:17 am (CNA).- During times of scandal and confusion, Catholics should strive for personal holiness and fidelity to the Church [...]

19
Sep
2019

'Secret preacher' of Dachau concentration camp beatified

Limburg, Germany, Sep 19, 2019 / 12:06 pm (CNA).- The 'secret preacher of block 17' who witnessed to Christ in a Nazi concentration camp was beatified this week in [...]

19
Sep
2019

Bishops in US make the Real Presence a focus of their catechesis

Washington D.C., Sep 18, 2019 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- Six weeks after a Pew Research study found that only one-third of Catholics in the US believe that the bread and [...]

19
Sep
2019

Blood of St. Januarius liquefies on feast day

Naples, Italy, Sep 19, 2019 / 10:06 am (CNA).- The miracle of the liquefiction of the blood of early Church martyr St. Januarius took place Thursday in Naples. [...]

18
Sep
2019

Senate confirms Catholic law professor as Asst. Secretary of State

Washington D.C., Sep 18, 2019 / 11:40 am (CNA).- The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm a prominent Catholic law professor to a high-ranking State Department [...]

18
Sep
2019

Through sin and scandal, God's Church remains, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2019 / 04:34 am (CNA).- Because of sinfulness, human projects will always fail, but the Church remains steadfast, even in times of scandal [...]

18
Sep
2019

Beware scammers, Cardinal Dolan warns, after online fraudster targets followers

New York City, N.Y., Sep 17, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York issued a statement Monday clarifying that he will not and has [...]

18
Sep
2019

Archbishop Gomez to present conclusions of V Encuentro to Pope Francis

Vatican City, Sep 17, 2019 / 11:19 am (CNA).- A delegation from the U.S., including Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, will present the conclusions and proceedings [...]

17
Sep
2019

Ousted Planned Parenthood president says board violating contract on terms of exit

Washington D.C., Sep 16, 2019 / 03:59 pm (CNA).- Dr. Leana Wen, the former president of Planned Parenthood whom the board fired in July amid a dispute over the group's [...]

17
Sep
2019

Marx says German 'synod' will proceed despite Vatican objections

Munich, Germany, Sep 16, 2019 / 11:45 am (CNA).- The head of the German bishops' conference told Vatican officials last week that addressing controversial theological [...]

17
Sep
2019

Cardinal Pell submits appeal to Australian High Court

Melbourne, Australia, Sep 17, 2019 / 04:32 am (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell Tuesday submitted an application for leave to appeal his conviction to the Australian High [...]

17
Sep
2019

More than 2,000 aborted remains discovered at doctor's home

South Bend, Ind., Sep 16, 2019 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- An investigation has been launched by police after more than 2,000 remains of aborted children were found at the former [...]

16
Sep
2019

Pope Francis: Life imprisonment forgoes the 'right to start over'

Vatican City, Sep 16, 2019 / 08:48 am (CNA).- In an audience with penitentiary staff and prison chaplains, Pope Francis said Saturday that sentencing prisoners to life [...]

16
Sep
2019

Suicide is on the rise - What can the Catholic Church do to help?

Denver, Colo., Sep 15, 2019 / 04:42 pm (CNA).- This past week marked National Suicide Prevention Week in the United States, a week where mental and public health [...]

16
Sep
2019

Prince Charles to attend Newman's canonization in Rome

Vatican City, Sep 16, 2019 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Prince Charles will attend the canonization of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman next month. The heir to the British throne [...]

16
Sep
2019

Pope Francis: God forgets our sins after confession

Vatican City, Sep 15, 2019 / 07:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that God forgets sins absolved within the confessional. [...]

14
Sep
2019

Catholic bishops, leaders lament U.S. decision to deny Bahamian immigrants TPS

Miami, Fla., Sep 13, 2019 / 09:15 am (CNA).- U.S. officials announced Wednesday that a protective immigration status will not be extended [...]

13
Sep
2019

Vatican: German synod plans 'not ecclesiologically valid'

Vatican City, Sep 12, 2019 / 01:18 pm (CNA).- In a letter sent to German bishops last week, the Vatican has said that plans for a binding Church synod [...]

13
Sep
2019

Pope Francis explains decision to give relics of St. Peter to Orthodox

Vatican City, Sep 13, 2019 / 05:11 am (CNA).- In a letter to Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Pope Francis has explained the gifting of [...]

11
Sep
2019

Bishop warns of the 'desolate panorama' of Spain's birthrate

San Sebastian, Spain, Sep 10, 2019 / 03:26 pm (CNA).- The Bishop of San Sebastián wrote Sunday of the problems facing Spain as its birthrate is well below [...]

11
Sep
2019

9/11: When John Paul II grieved with America

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2019 / 03:28 am (CNA).- As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania [...]

11
Sep
2019

Vatican authorizes 'Vos estis' investigation into Minnesota bishop Hoeppner

Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2019 / 04:40 pm (CNA).- Bishop Michael Hoeppner is the first sitting U.S. bishop to be investigated under new misconduct protocols introduced [...]

11
Sep
2019

Pope Francis says he welcomes constructive criticism

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2019 / 01:24 pm (CNA).- Speaking aboard the papal plane from Madagascar to Rome Tuesday, Pope Francis said he welcomes criticism if it is given [...]

10
Sep
2019

Tulsi Gabbard supports late-term abortion ban

Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2019 / 10:05 am (CNA).- Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has publicly opposed third trimester abortions [...]

10
Sep
2019

Archbishop Gomez at Mass for immigrants: 'We can heal what is broken in America'

Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 9, 2019 / 04:18 pm (CNA).- At a Sept. 7 Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles called migrants [...]

10
Sep
2019

Syrian churches targeted by Assad forces, new report claims

Washington D.C., Sep 9, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A new report alleges that forces loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad are responsible for the majority [...]

10
Sep
2019

'If we are spiritually sterile, we will have no future,' bishop tells Ruthenian eparchy

Parma, Ohio, Sep 9, 2019 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- In many ways the Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma, a local Church of the Byzantine rite in the midwestern United States [...]

09
Sep
2019

'Disgraceful injustice': Thousands protest law to force abortion on N Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sep 9, 2019 / 12:35 pm (CNA).- Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast on Saturday to protest against the impending [...]

09
Sep
2019

Bring 'new life' to the Church in Mauritius, Pope Francis tells Catholics

Port Louis, Mauritius, Sep 9, 2019 / 03:02 am (CNA).- At Mass on the island nation of Mauritius Monday, Pope Francis urged Catholics to avoid worldly securities, to [...]

08
Sep
2019

In Madagascar, Pope Francis says that joy lightens the demands of discipleship

Antananarivo, Madagascar, Sep 8, 2019 / 01:43 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Sunday told Catholics in Madagascar that following Jesus can be demanding, but that Christ [...]

08
Sep
2019

What is the state's role in promoting virtue?

Washington D.C., Sep 6, 2019 / 10:30 am (CNA).- The debate over competing culturally conservative visions for the future of the U.S. continued Thursday night at the [...]

07
Sep
2019

Pray for your enemies, Pope Francis tells Mozambican Catholics

Maputo, Mozambique, Sep 6, 2019 / 05:10 am (CNA).- Jesus calls his followers to a high standard - to forgive their enemies, to pray for those who have hurt them, and to [...]

07
Sep
2019

Church leaders in Zimbabwe discuss beatification cause of lay missionary

Harare, Zimbabwe, Sep 6, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- On Thursday the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe began a three-day meeting to consider the cause of canonization [...]

07
Sep
2019

'Despicable,' 'repugnant,' 'extremist': Pro-life activists respond to Bernie Sanders on abortion

Washington D.C., Sep 5, 2019 / 02:05 pm (CNA).- Pro-life leaders have denounced Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) statement that he would repeal the Mexico City [...]

07
Sep
2019

How Catholic charities are helping in the wake of Hurricane Dorian

Raleigh, N.C., Sep 5, 2019 / 04:46 pm (CNA).- With Hurricane Dorian leaving widespread destruction in the Bahamas earlier this week, and now moving up the eastern [...]

05
Sep
2019

Student leader: Withdrawal of Hong Kong extradition bill not enough to quell protests

Hong Kong, China, Sep 4, 2019 / 03:49 pm (CNA).- Despite Hong Kong's chief executive announcing that she will withdraw a controversial extradition bill, protests [...]

05
Sep
2019

Burke and Brandmuller say Amazon synod challenges deposit of faith

Vatican City, Sep 4, 2019 / 05:45 pm (CNA).- Two cardinals have sent letters to fellow members of the College of Cardinals, raising concerns about the working document [...]

05
Sep
2019

Do not let go of joy, Pope Francis urges youth in Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique, Sep 5, 2019 / 05:02 am (CNA).- Pope Francis encouraged young people of different faiths in Mozambique Thursday to not give up in the [...]

04
Sep
2019

President of U.S. Bishops Conference Calls for Prayers After Deadly Hurricane Hits the Bahamas and Moves Closer to the Southeastern Coast

September 4, 2019 WASHINGTON - Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops [...]

04
Sep
2019

Hong Kong auxiliary bishop calls for 'Friday fasting' amid ongoing protests

Hong Kong, China, Sep 4, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- As widespread protests continue in Hong Kong, a local bishop is urging people to pray and fast for peace, while [...]

04
Sep
2019

A Catholic school removed Harry Potter from the library. Should Catholics read the books?

Washington D.C., Sep 3, 2019 / 03:05 pm (CNA).- A Catholic elementary school in Nashville has banned the seven books of the Harry Potter series due to concerns the [...]

04
Sep
2019

Border bishops 'filled with mourning' over deaths of migrants

Matamoros, Mexico, Sep 4, 2019 / 12:09 am (CNA).- At the end of their recent semi-annual meeting, Catholic bishops from dioceses along the Texas-Mexico border [...]

04
Sep
2019

Judge dismisses wrongful death suit filed on behalf of aborted baby

Montgomery, Ala., Sep 3, 2019 / 12:28 pm (CNA).- A judge in Alabama has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a six-week old aborted baby. [...]

03
Sep
2019

Pope Francis condemns euthanasia as utilitarianism, not freedom

Vatican City, Sep 2, 2019 / 07:13 am (CNA).- Euthanasia is a way of treating the human person as an object; while it may appear to give freedom, it is really a rejection of [...]

03
Sep
2019

Why organized labor is (still) a Catholic cause

Washington D.C., Sep 2, 2019 / 03:49 pm (CNA).- At a time when labor unions are weak, Catholics still have a place in the labor movement, said a priest who emphasized [...]

03
Sep
2019

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Sartain of Seattle for medical reasons

Vatican City, Sep 3, 2019 / 04:41 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Tuesday accepted the resignation of Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle, who will be succeeded by Archbishop [...]

02
Sep
2019

What does a just economy look like? One bishop reflects

Washington D.C., Sep 2, 2019 / 03:43 am (CNA).- The head of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development called on Catholics to reflect [...]

02
Sep
2019

USCCB issues 9th mass shooting statement of 2019

Washington D.C., Sep 1, 2019 / 09:09 am (CNA).- The U.S. bishopsâ?? conference Sunday issued a statement in response to the Aug. 31 Texas shooting spree that left 5 [...]

02
Sep
2019

Elevator malfunction leaves pope stuck before Angelus

Vatican City, Sep 1, 2019 / 06:34 am (CNA).- Pope Francis begged the pardon of the crowd gathered in St. Peterâ??s Square Sunday, explaining that he was late because he [...]

02
Sep
2019

Look to Newman for an education in friendship, Catholic students told

Washington D.C., Aug 31, 2019 / 08:00 am (CNA).- Friendship is a central part of how character and thought are formed, students at the Catholic University of America were [...]

01
Sep
2019

Pope Francis to create 13 new cardinals in October consistory

Vatican City, Sep 1, 2019 / 05:12 am (CNA).- Pope Francis announced Sunday he will create 13 new cardinals, from every part of the world, in a consistory Oct. 5. [...]

01
Sep
2019

How a Kansas humanities program shaped a generation of Catholic leaders

Denver, Colo., Sep 1, 2019 / 12:23 pm (CNA).- Almost 50 years ago, the University of Kansas established a new humanities curriculum. It lasted only about ten years. [...]

31
Aug
2019

Study finds no 'gay gene' - What that means for Catholic morality

Washington D.C., Aug 30, 2019 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- After a major scientific study found there is not a singular genetic marker for homosexualty, a Catholic theologian [...]

31
Aug
2019

Democrats say 'nones' are largest religious group, warn against religious liberty claims

San Francisco, Calif., Aug 30, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The Democratic National Committee last week passed a resolution recognizing so-called "nones" as "the largest [...]

30
Aug
2019

China's One-Child Policy Will Leave Lasting Damage, Expert Warns

BEIJING, China - Although China announced it was ending its one-child policy in 2015, the effects of the communist regime's controversial measure will be felt for generations [...]

30
Aug
2019

Healed aneurysm investigated as possible miracle for Creole nun's beatification

Little Rock, Ark., Aug 30, 2019 / 03:30 am (CNA).- In December 2017, 19 year-old Arkansas college student Christine McGee was rushed to the hospital by her mother. [...]

30
Aug
2019

Pro-life group: Use gene editing to fix disease, not make designer babies

New York City, N.Y., Aug 29, 2019 / 05:20 pm (CNA).- As scientists explore new avenues for gene editing, a pro-life group is urging caution against the temptation [...]

30
Aug
2019

Before it hits the road, the 'popemobile' takes to the seas

Mombasa, Kenya, Aug 29, 2019 / 11:10 am (CNA).- Ahead of a papal trip to Africa, the "popemobile" - the vehicle in which Pope Francis will travel - has been shipped [...]

29
Aug
2019

Language learning app takes Latin from 'dead' to said

Rome, Italy, Aug 28, 2019 / 12:07 pm (CNA).- Duolingo, the popular free language learning website and app, has launched a Latin course to help its users say "salve" [...]

29
Aug
2019

Can tattoos be sacramentals?

Denver, Colo., Aug 29, 2019 / 03:30 am (CNA).- When the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the English Carmelite, St. Simon Stock, she carried the Carmelite scapular in [...]

29
Aug
2019

Why should Catholics care about the Hong Kong protests? A CNA Explainer

Hong Kong, China, Aug 28, 2019 / 06:05 pm (CNA).- The people of Hong Kong are no strangers to political protest. [...]

28
Aug
2019

After the abuse: A bishop's ministry of healing and trust

Minneapolis, Minn., Aug 28, 2019 / 04:25 am (CNA).- Bishop Andrew Cozzens became a bishop as his local Church was in the midst of a crisis. [...]

28
Aug
2019

Obeying God key to Christian life, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Aug 28, 2019 / 04:39 am (CNA).- An important aspect of the Christian life is obeying God even when there may be consequences for going against the [...]

28
Aug
2019

While Fort Worth bishop says apparition is not real, alleged visionary blames demonic attack

Fort Worth, Texas, Aug 27, 2019 / 02:40 pm (CNA).- The Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, said Monday that alleged local appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary are not real [...]

27
Aug
2019

Benedict XVI responds to criticism of his essay on the Church and the sexual abuse crisis

Vatican City, Aug 27, 2019 / 08:49 am (CNA).- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has responded to criticism of his essay on the abuse crisis, saying many negative reactions have [...]

27
Aug
2019

Understanding the liturgy can be transformative, Cardinal Parolin says

Vatican City, Aug 26, 2019 / 04:35 pm (CNA).- A better understanding of the meaning and symbolic language of the Church's liturgy, especially the Mass, will help Catholics [...]

27
Aug
2019

Lawsuit claims Knights of Columbus broke $100m 'verbal contract'

Denver, Colo., Aug 26, 2019 / 05:25 pm (CNA).- Jury selection began Monday in a lawsuit that accuses the Knights of Columbus of violating a verbal contract with a vendor [...]

27
Aug
2019

A model of despair: Planned Parenthood and Title X

Washington D.C., Aug 27, 2019 / 07:00 am (CNA).- Planned Parenthood's decision to forgo tens of millions of dollars per year in Title X grants simply reinforces its [...]

26
Aug
2019

Cardinal Pell to appeal to Australian High Court

Canberra, Australia, Aug 26, 2019 / 10:05 am (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell will appeal his conviction to the Australian High Court, following the decision last week by [...]

26
Aug
2019

HHS conscience rule essential for freedom say Catholic healthcare groups

Washington D.C., Aug 23, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Medical professionals do not give up their right to conscience protections upon accepting a job, Catholic healthcare [...]

26
Aug
2019

'Life is always beautiful': What 81 years and 6,000 babies have taught Flora Gualdani

Rome, Italy, Aug 25, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- "Life is always beautiful," Flora Gualdani said, sitting at a table in the space she calls "the school," a wood-paneled [...]

26
Aug
2019

Pope Francis: Mary helps Christians enter heaven through the 'narrow gate'

Vatican City, Aug 25, 2019 / 06:10 am (CNA).- The way to heaven is difficult and the gate to enter small, but Jesus' mother, Mary, who herself entered through the narrow [...]

23
Aug
2019

Christian filmmakers win right to sue against Minnesota human rights law

Minneapolis, Minn., Aug 23, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- A federal court has reversed a decision dismissing a lawsuit brought against the Minnesota Human Rights Act. [...]

23
Aug
2019

New West Virginia bishop addresses scandals head-on at installation Mass

Wheeling, W.V., Aug 23, 2019 / 04:43 pm (CNA).- After nearly a year without a bishop, due to the scandal-ridden former Bishop Michael Bransfield, the Diocese of [...]

23
Aug
2019

Suspected Hindu radicals arrested in India after attack on Catholic pilgrims

Velankanni, India, Aug 22, 2019 / 05:24 pm (CNA).- Six suspected members of a radical Hindu group were arrested in India this week after dozens of Catholics were attacked [...]

22
Aug
2019

Real reform in the Church requires a faithful laity, priest says

Auckland, New Zealand, Aug 22, 2019 / 12:38 am (CNA).- For the Catholic Church to be renewed, the entire body of Christ - especially the laity - must strive to live [...]

22
Aug
2019

Opinions divided in reaction to Pell decision

Melbourne, Australia, Aug 21, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- The decision by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to reject Cardinal George Pellâ??s appeal of his conviction for [...]

22
Aug
2019

Amazon missionary bishop: Synod plans miss the real problems

Belem do Para, Brazil, Aug 21, 2019 / 02:51 pm (CNA).- A long-time missionary bishop of the Amazon River delta has said that the working [...]

21
Aug
2019

Pope Francis: Self-interest and hypocrisy destroy the Church

Vatican City, Aug 21, 2019 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis decried hypocrisy and self-interest Wednesday, saying that Christian community should always be characterized [...]

21
Aug
2019

'God is a tourist attraction' Anglican bishop says on cathedral carnival ride

Norwich, England, Aug 20, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A controversial amusement park ride erected in Norwich Cathedral has come down after an 11-day installation. [...]

21
Aug
2019

Minnesota archbishop reflects on the significance of a pastoral heart

Minneapolis, Minn., Aug 21, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St Paul and Minneapolis reflected in a recent interview on several major milestones [...]

21
Aug
2019

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal of sex abuse conviction

Melbourne, Australia, Aug 20, 2019 / 06:31 pm (CNA).- The conviction of Cardinal George Pell has been upheld by the Court of Appeals in Victoria. After an appellate [...]

20
Aug
2019

Hospital boat named 'Pope Francis' sets sail to serve rural Amazon region

Belem, Brazil, Aug 20, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- A hospital boat named the "Pope Francis" set sail this week in the Amazon River to bring medical care to rural [...]

20
Aug
2019

Title X: Protect Life Rule comes in as Planned Parenthood walks out

Washington D.C., Aug 19, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Planned Parenthood will no longer receive Title X funds and has withdrawn from the program entirely. The decision [...]

20
Aug
2019

NYC arts program rejects Mother Cabrini for statue

New York City, N.Y., Aug 19, 2019 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- A New York City public arts program has said it will not build a statue in honor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, despite [...]

19
Aug
2019

Pope Francis: Discover the beauty of prayer in adoration

Vatican City, Aug 18, 2019 / 05:25 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that prayer in adoration of God and service to others spreads the fire of Godâ??s love, changing [...]

19
Aug
2019

Hong Kong student leader: Catholics should take 'major role' in peaceful protests

Hong Kong, China, Aug 16, 2019 / 05:47 pm (CNA).- The acting president of the Hong Kong Federation of Catholic Students told CNA this week that he would like to see [...]

19
Aug
2019

'Remember Me' - Should Catholics talk to their dead loved ones?

Denver, Colo., Aug 18, 2019 / 04:57 am (CNA).- In the 2017 Disney-Pixar movie "Coco," the main character, Miguel, accidentally passes over into the land of the dead on [...]

19
Aug
2019

'Unplanned' actress establishes scholarship for pregnant women

Columbus, Ohio, Aug 18, 2019 / 04:55 pm (CNA).- Ashley Bratcher, lead actress in the pro-life movie "Unplanned," has helped establish a scholarship for women pursing an [...]

16
Aug
2019

Planned Parenthood to pull out of Title X program

Washington D.C., Aug 16, 2019 / 10:15 am (CNA).- Planned Parenthood, the countryâ??s largest provider of abortion services, has announced that it will withdraw [...]

16
Aug
2019

Iraqi church formerly defaced by ISIS rededicated on Assumption feast

Qaraqosh, Iraq, Aug 16, 2019 / 05:23 am (CNA).- An Iraqi church damaged and defaced by the Islamic State in 2014 was rededicated Thursday for the parishâ??s celebration [...]

16
Aug
2019

After Epstein death, theologians discuss suicide, salvation, and the obligations of the state

Denver, Colo., Aug 15, 2019 / 05:03 pm (CNA).- On August 10, investment banker and multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell, in what officials have [...]

16
Aug
2019

Labor Department rule aims to widen religious freedom protection for employers

Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The Department of Labor announced Wednesday that it is considering a new rule that would allow federal contractors [...]

15
Aug
2019

Pope Francis gives thousands of rosaries to Christians in Syria

Vatican City, Aug 15, 2019 / 05:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis announced Thursday that he is giving 6,000 blessed rosaries to Catholic communities in Syria as a [...]

15
Aug
2019

The Japanese treasure of Sakitsu Church

Kumamoto, Japan, Aug 15, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- My traveling companion and I could see the steeple of Sakitsu Church from more than a mile and a half away, after we [...]

15
Aug
2019

Portland parish protests new priest's policies

Portland, Ore., Aug 14, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in the Archdiocese of Portland staged a protest against their pastor during a [...]

14
Aug
2019

What's the Assumption, anyway? A CNA Explainer

Washington D.C., Aug 14, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- On Aug. 15, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her [...]

14
Aug
2019

Auschwitz Memorial chronicles the sacrifice of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Krakow, Poland, Aug 14, 2019 / 08:46 am (CNA).- On July 29, the Auschwitz Memorial published historical photos chronicling the sacrifice of St. Maximilian Kolbe [...]

14
Aug
2019

Gomez: 'White America' is a myth

Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 13, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Los Angeles wrote this week that the white nationalism that motivated a mass shooting [...]

14
Aug
2019

At fertility clinics, abandoned human embryos could number in the millions

Denver, Colo., Aug 13, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- The number of "abandoned" human embryos in the United States could number in the millions, and many fertility [...]

13
Aug
2019

Tennessee legislators discuss abortion bill in hopes of overturning Roe v Wade

Nashville, Tenn., Aug 13, 2019 / 01:57 pm (CNA).- The Tennessee Senate judiciary committee held a second day of hearings Tuesday in a 'summer study' session of a [...]

13
Aug
2019

Mississippi Bishops Encourage Aid for Families Affected by ICE Raids

JACKSON - Mississippi's Catholic bishops are speaking out against last week's extensive Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that targeted workers at [...]

13
Aug
2019

Bishops call for support for HHS rule change

Washington D.C., Aug 13, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- Public consultation closes Tuesday on a new rule to protect doctors' and healthcare workers' right to object to abortion [...]

12
Aug
2019

As appeal verdict looms, Pell faces investigation over Twitter post

Melbourne, Australia, Aug 12, 2019 / 11:52 am (CNA).- The incarcerated Cardinal George Pell is facing an investigation by Australian prison authorities, after images of a [...]

12
Aug
2019

Fort Worth bishop has not endorsed alleged messages from Mary

Fort Worth, Texas, Aug 12, 2019 / 11:30 am (CNA).- The Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, has not authenticated alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary that are said to have [...]

12
Aug
2019

Survey on Catholic belief in the Eucharist prompts calls for better catechesis

Washington D.C., Aug 10, 2019 / 03:32 pm (CNA).- After a recent survey found that two-thirds of Catholics do not believe Church teaching about the Real Presence of [...]

10
Aug
2019

Papal visit a reason for Mozambique to rejoice, priest says

Maputo, Mozambique, Aug 10, 2019 / 06:01 am (CNA).- Pope Francis' visit to Mozambique Sept. 5-6 will be a moment of rejoicing for Catholics in that country, who greatly [...]

10
Aug
2019

Cardinal Pell: 'Amazon or no Amazon, the Church cannot allow any confusion'

Melbourne, Australia, Aug 9, 2019 / 08:36 am (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell has written a letter thanking supporters for their prayers and saying he is "disturbed" by the [...]

10
Aug
2019

What the Church does - and does not - teach about gun control

Denver, Colo., Aug 8, 2019 / 05:12 pm (CNA).- Jordan Anchondo and her husband, Andre were shopping for school supplies for their five-year-old last Saturday morning [...]

09
Aug
2019

Knights of Columbus convention aims to promote unity through solidarity

Minneapolis, Minn., Aug 8, 2019 / 04:18 pm (CNA).- Echoing the theme of unity, the Knights of Columbus are launching new efforts to forge ties with the neglected and [...]

09
Aug
2019

Catholic Church in Wisconsin opposes bill attacking seal of confession

Madison, Wis., Aug 8, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- Two bills were announced in Wisconsin this week intended to protect victims of child sexual abuse. The Catholic Church [...]

09
Aug
2019

Pope Francis: Ordination of married men 'absolutely not' main theme of Amazon synod

Vatican City, Aug 9, 2019 / 06:38 am (CNA).- The ordination to the priesthood of mature, married men, sometimes called viri probati, is among the topics to be addressed at [...]

08
Aug
2019

Iraqi archbishop reflects on Christian community five years after ISIS takeover

Erbil, Iraq, Aug 6, 2019 / 01:52 pm (CNA).- Five years on from the conquering of Christian communities in Iraq by the so-called Islamic State, Christians in the country remain [...]

08
Aug
2019

At Knights convention, Kendrick Castillo remembered, honored as 'a hero'

Minneapolis, Minn., Aug 7, 2019 / 03:42 pm (CNA).- Kendrick Castillo, an 18 year-old who died in May while helping disarm a school shooter in Highlands Ranch, Colorado [...]

08
Aug
2019

Cross that survived atomic bombing of Nagasaki returned

Nagasaki, Japan, Aug 7, 2019 / 04:42 pm (CNA).- An Ohio college is returning to Nagasaki's Immaculate Conception Cathedral a wooden cross that was recovered [...]

08
Aug
2019

Why the Feast of St. Dominic is not actually the Dominicans' biggest feast day

Vatican City, Aug 8, 2019 / 03:38 am (CNA).- Thursday marks the Feast Day of St. Dominic, the 13th century priest known for founding the Order of Preachers, commonly [...]

07
Aug
2019

This former abortion nurse encountered Christ through the Missionaries of Charity

San Sebastian, Spain, Aug 6, 2019 / 09:59 am (CNA).- Maria Martinez Gomez is a former abortion nurse in Bilbao who used to go by the name "Amaya." An unexpected [...]

07
Aug
2019

Archbishop Chaput: Look deeper than symptoms to solve mass violence

Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 6, 2019 / 10:50 am (CNA).- Gun control laws alone will not stop mass shootings effectively, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, said in a column [...]

07
Aug
2019

True wealth is found in Jesus Christ, not money, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Aug 7, 2019 / 04:26 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Wednesday criticized those who give more consideration to money than the sacraments or helping others [...]

07
Aug
2019

Strong online boundaries make for the happiest relationships, study finds

Washington D.C., Aug 7, 2019 / 02:55 am (CNA).- Cutting ties with old flames, before the internet, used to be easy. [...]

06
Aug
2019

Patriarch Sako to Pope Francis: Chaldean Church is 'a church of martyrs'

Vatican City, Aug 6, 2019 / 08:40 am (CNA).- The Chaldean Catholic Church is a Church of martyrs, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Babylon told Pope Francis this week. [...]

06
Aug
2019

Maine's pro-life movement 're-vitalized' to oppose abortion, assisted suicide laws

Portland, Maine, Aug 5, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- A pair of petition campaigns for a people's veto referendum vote have kicked off in Maine with the support of the [...]

06
Aug
2019

Bipartisan senators urge Trump administration to keep refugee program

Washington D.C., Aug 5, 2019 / 04:26 pm (CNA).- A bipartisan group of 18 senators is urging the Trump administration not to shut down refugee admissions, but rather [...]

06
Aug
2019

Knights of Columbus donated over $185 million to charity in 2018

Minneapolis, Minn., Aug 5, 2019 / 12:18 pm (CNA).- Ahead of its annual convention this week, the Knights of Columbus announced August 1 that it donated more [...]

05
Aug
2019

The Shroud of Turin: Latest Study Deepens Mystery

A new French-Italian study on the Shroud of Turin throws doubt on what many thought was the definitive dating of the cloth believed by millions to be the burial cloth of [...]

05
Aug
2019

Francis urges priests to be faithful in time of 'ecclesial purification'

Vatican City, Aug 4, 2019 / 03:28 am (CNA).- Pope Francis published a letter Sunday to encourage all priests to remain steadfast and prayerful during this time of purification [...]

05
Aug
2019

U.S. bishops: Mass shootings are an 'epidemic against life'

Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2019 / 02:46 pm (CNA).- U.S. bishops are calling for prayer and action in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio [...]

05
Aug
2019

Pope Francis prays for victims of shootings in U.S.

Vatican City, Aug 4, 2019 / 04:35 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Sunday remembered the victims, and the families of the victims, of recent shootings in Texas, California [...]

03
Aug
2019

JPII Institute VP says school's identity is 'seriously threatened'

Vatican City, Jul 31, 2019 / 09:25 pm (CNA).- The vice-president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome said that changes to the school's governing [...]

03
Aug
2019

Protected status extended 18 months for some Syrians in the US

Washington D.C., Aug 3, 2019 / 04:53 am (CNA).- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced August 1 that it is extending Syria's Temporary Protected Status [...]

03
Aug
2019

Abuse survivor: Some 'victim advocacy' groups 'have their own agendas'

Washington D.C., Aug 2, 2019 / 12:54 pm (CNA).- This story is the second part of a two-part series about how one victim of sexual abuse found healing. The first part was [...]

03
Aug
2019

Chesterton sainthood cause will not advance, Bishop Doyle says

Denver, Colo., Aug 2, 2019 / 03:15 pm (CNA).- A cause for the canonization of the pipe-smoking, plain-talking, mustachioed and beloved Catholic author Gilbert Keith [...]

31
Jul
2019

Senators introduce bill to stop federally funded embryonic stem cell research

Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Senators have introduced legislation to stop federally-funded research at the National Institutes of Health using embryonic [...]

31
Jul
2019

With St. Joseph's help, a 'business guild' supports Minnesota Catholics

Minneapolis, Minn., Jul 30, 2019 / 12:30 pm (CNA).- Small business owners, laborers, and job-seekers in Minnesota can now connect with fellow Catholics using modern [...]

31
Jul
2019

The Dormition Fast: The Eastern Christian season leading to the Assumption

Rome, Italy, Jul 31, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Each year the Eastern Catholic Churches, as well as other Eastern Christians, participate in a fasting season Aug. 1-14 in [...]

31
Jul
2019

Coakley: Blessed Stanley Rother's influence remains strong in Guatemala

Solol�¡, Guatemala, Jul 30, 2019 / 03:20 pm (CNA).- There's a black and white photo that holds a special meaning for those familiar with Blessed Stanley Rother [...]

30
Jul
2019

Bishops Lament Return of Federal Executions

Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2019 / 10:15 am (CNA) - Catholic leaders have condemned the federal governmentâ??s announcement last week [...]

30
Jul
2019

How one Cambodian refugee found Catholicism through her mother

Silver Spring, Md., Jul 30, 2019 / 03:17 am (CNA).- Phally Budock owes a lot to her mother. Not only did her motherâ??s steadfast faith in God save the life of her family [...]

30
Jul
2019

NIH issues new guidelines for funding research on aborted fetal tissue

Washington D.C., Jul 29, 2019 / 03:16 pm (CNA).- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have issued new guidelines with restrictions for scientists seeking federal grants [...]

30
Jul
2019

John Paul II Institute responds to student and faculty criticisms

Vatican City, Jul 29, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The Pontifical John Paul II Institute issued a statement Monday, defending recent changes at the school. But some students [...]

30
Jul
2019

Poor and vulnerable most hurt by budget cuts, say Alaska's bishops

Juneau, Alaska, Jul 29, 2019 / 03:41 pm (CNA).- Recent budget cuts resulting from the governor's budget vetoes are having a â??direct negative impactâ?? on the homeless, [...]

28
Jul
2019

Cardinal Jaime Ortega, Archbishop of Havana for 34 years, dies at 82

Vatican City, Jul 27, 2019 / 09:04 am (CNA).- Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, who served as Archbishop of Havana for more than 34 years, died Friday at the [...]

28
Jul
2019

After deadly shipwreck, Pope Francis appeals for safety of migrants

Vatican City, Jul 28, 2019 / 05:45 am (CNA).- As up to 150 migrants are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, Pope Francis made an appeal to [...]

28
Jul
2019

Students say changes at Rome's JPII Institute undermine its mission

Vatican City, Jul 26, 2019 / 11:45 am (CNA).- More than 150 students at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome have signed a letter saying that newly approved statutes [...]

26
Jul
2019

CDC confirms US fertility rate fell to 'all-time low' in 2018

Washington D.C., Jul 25, 2019 / 11:23 am (CNA).- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday that the US fertility rate continued to fall [...]

26
Jul
2019

Why some Catholic women say an NFP-shaming article was 'off the charts'

Denver, Colo., Jul 25, 2019 / 02:35 pm (CNA).- NFP, or Natural Family Planning, is an oft misunderstood thing. So much so that, to kick off NFP Awareness Week [...]

26
Jul
2019

Europe heatwave could damage Notre-Dame, architect warns

Paris, France, Jul 25, 2019 / 02:48 pm (CNA).- Almost four months after a fire destroyed the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris, officials are concerned that the building is still [...]

25
Jul
2019

Judge blocks Arkansas abortion regulations

Little Rock, Ark., Jul 24, 2019 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- A federal judge in Arkansas on Tuesday temporarily blocked several new regulations on abortion clinics, which otherwise [...]

25
Jul
2019

Nominee grilled over Knights of Columbus membership confirmed as federal judge

Washington D.C., Jul 24, 2019 / 04:15 pm (CNA).- The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm Brian Buescher, a judicial nominee grilled by two senators last year over his [...]

25
Jul
2019

Pope Francis names vice director of Holy See press office

atican City, Jul 25, 2019 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Thursday appointed Cristiane Murray as vice director of the Holy See Press Office. [...]

24
Jul
2019

Bishop Wall introduces regular 'ad orientem' Mass at Gallup cathedral

Gallup, N.M., Jul 23, 2019 / 11:11 am (CNA).- Bishop James Wall of Gallup announced Monday that each Sunday a Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral will be said with the [...]

24
Jul
2019

Discerning in, and discerning out: What happens when seminarians leave?

Denver, Colo., Jul 23, 2019 / 12:15 pm (CNA).- Catholic journalists know that discernment stories are popular because they give readers hope. And they often follow [...]

24
Jul
2019

The Lebanese saint who unites Christians and Muslims

Annaya, Lebanon, Jul 24, 2019 / 12:16 am (CNA).- St. Charbel Makhlouf is known in Lebanon for the miraculous healings of those who visit his tomb to seek his [...]

23
Jul
2019

Senate pro-lifers caution Trump against abortion funding in spending negotiations

Washington D.C., Jul 22, 2019 / 04:25 pm (CNA).- The leader of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus is asking President Trump to refuse any attempts to undermine or strip pro-life [...]

23
Jul
2019

Thousands of bones discovered in search for long-missing Vatican teen

Vatican City, Jul 22, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- The search for the remains of missing 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi took another twist as Vatican officials discovered [...]

23
Jul
2019

Records on life of Father Flanagan, founder of Boys Town, presented at Vatican

Vatican City, Jul 23, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- The cause for canonization of Servant of God Edward Flanagan, the priest who founded Nebraska's Boys Town community [...]

23
Jul
2019

Pope Francis names Bp Mark Brennan to follow Bransfield at West Virginia diocese

Vatican City, Jul 23, 2019 / 04:01 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Tuesday named Bishop Mark Brennan the Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia following financial [...]

22
Jul
2019

US bishops say reported shutdown of refugee program is 'disturbing'

Washington D.C., Jul 22, 2019 / 01:01 pm (CNA).- If reports of major cuts to the U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum programs are true they are alarming, the chair of the [...]

22
Jul
2019

Pope Francis petitions Assad to protect weak and defenseless in Syria

Vatican City, Jul 22, 2019 / 04:52 am (CNA).- Pope Francis, with concern for the humanitarian crisis in bombarded Idlib, has called on Syrian President Bashar [...]

22
Jul
2019

The hunt for the remains of the first Filipino-born bishop

Rome, Italy, Jul 20, 2019 / 04:36 pm (CNA).- A little over 100 years ago, the Catholic Church's first Filipino-born bishop died while on a visit to Rome. Now, a group of [...]

22
Jul
2019

Moon landing should inspire 'even greater goals,' Pope Francis urges

Vatican City, Jul 21, 2019 / 06:29 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Sunday recalled the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, encouraging Catholics to look to that great event [...]

19
Jul
2019

Religious persecution is a global problem, Pence and Pompeo tell Ministerial

Washington D.C., Jul 18, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Religious persecution is a concern for the entire global community, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State [...]

19
Jul
2019

New study suggests link between autism and gender dysphoria

London, England, Jul 18, 2019 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- A new study suggests a link between autism, autistic traits, and identifying as transgender or non-binary, raising new [...]

19
Jul
2019

UK is 'hijacking' N Ireland on abortion, bishops say

Armagh, Northern Ireland, Jul 18, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- The bishops of Northern Ireland noted their alarm Wednesday at the British parliament's passage of a bill [...]

18
Jul
2019

DC priest: celibacy allows a priest to give himself for others

Denver, Colo., Jul 17, 2019 / 05:20 pm (CNA).- Commentators and critics, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, have in recent months called for an end to the discipline of priestly [...]

18
Jul
2019

Embattled Crookston diocese reaches $5m abuse settlements, will release depositions and files

Crookston, Minn., Jul 17, 2019 / 02:55 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota announced Wednesday that a $5 million settlement has been reached in 15 sexual [...]

18
Jul
2019

University spiritual life dean appointed Des Moines bishop

Vatican City, Jul 18, 2019 / 04:10 am (CNA).- Pope Francis appointed Fr. William Joensen, a priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque and philosophy professor at a local [...]

18
Jul
2019

Pope Francis names new director of Holy See press office

Vatican City, Jul 18, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Thursday appointed Matteo Bruni director of the Holy See Press Office, effective July 22. No vice director was [...]

17
Jul
2019

French lawmakers pass bill on Notre-Dame; new report says cathedral nearly collapsed during fire

Paris, France, Jul 17, 2019 / 12:45 pm (CNA).- France's Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill on the rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral - three months after a fire destroyed [...]

17
Jul
2019

London boys' schola tour brings music from Old Spain to the New World

London, England, Jul 16, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- Franciscan mission priest St. Junipero Serra would perhaps recognize some of the music that will be sung in an upcoming [...]

17
Jul
2019

Amid internal dispute over mission, Planned Parenthood president resigns

Washington D.C., Jul 16, 2019 / 03:52 pm (CNA).- Citing disagreements with board leaders over whether Planned Parenthood should focus on health care or abortion [...]

16
Jul
2019

Orange diocese to dedicate Christ Cathedral

Orange, Calif., Jul 15, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Orange will dedicate its Christ Cathedral July 17 after a seven-year, $77-million renovation process. [...]

16
Jul
2019

Pro-life women deliver semi-truck full of supplies, $72,000 to the border

Brownsville, Texas, Jul 16, 2019 / 03:34 am (CNA).- The heat index in McAllen, Texas was 125 degrees on Saturday, but that did not stop members of the pro-life movement [...]

16
Jul
2019

Cardinal Mueller criticizes 'false teaching' on revelation in Amazon synod doc

Vatican City, Jul 16, 2019 / 08:27 am (CNA).- That the working document for October's Synod of Bishops calls the Amazon region a source of revelation is a "false teaching," [...]

16
Jul
2019

Bring down 'Iron curtain' of persecution, Religious Freedom Ministerial told

Washington D.C., Jul 16, 2019 / 09:15 am (CNA).- U.S. leaders called for a worldwide "grassroots" movement to fight religious persecution at a global religious [...]

15
Jul
2019

For pregnant women facing poverty, pro-life groups offer resources for success

New York City, N.Y., Jul 14, 2019 / 03:26 am (CNA).- Poor women are the most likely population to obtain an abortion. While it may seem logical that a woman who is [...]

15
Jul
2019

Italian Cardinal Paolo Sardi dies at age 84

Vatican City, Jul 14, 2019 / 04:35 am (CNA).- Cardinal Paolo Sardi, who served under five popes, died Saturday at Gemelli Hospital in Rome after a short illness. [...]

15
Jul
2019

Pope Francis: Judge your own heart first - not that of those in need

Vatican City, Jul 14, 2019 / 05:36 am (CNA).- Helping a person in need requires compassion toward their situation, Pope Francis said Sunday, encouraging Catholics to [...]

15
Jul
2019

Teens encounter Christ by serving homeless persons in DC

Washington D.C., Jul 15, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- It is an overcast day with threatening rain clouds overhead, but the mood in the basement of Holy Name of Jesus Church [...]

13
Jul
2019

Pro-Life leaders tell White House summit of online censorship

Washington D.C., Jul 12, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Pro-life leaders were invited to a White House social media summit Thursday, amid claims of online censorship by [...]

12
Jul
2019

Court denies stay against Title X Protect Life Rule

San Francisco, Calif., Jul 11, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that a new Title X rule banning organizations in reciept of [...]

11
Jul
2019

St. Benedict Church in Rome celebrates feast with 40 hour adoration vigil

Rome, Italy, Jul 11, 2019 / 05:45 am (CNA).- Before St. Benedict left for Subiaco, he studied in Rome, where today there is a little-known chapel built on the site believed [...]

11
Jul
2019

Vincent Lambert dies after removal of food and water

Reims, France, Jul 11, 2019 / 03:34 am (CNA).- Vincent Lambert, a 42 year-old quadriplegic man, died in a French hospital Thursday morning, 9 days after doctors withdrew [...]

10
Jul
2019

Peoria Eagerly Awaits Archbishop Fulton Sheen Beatification Date

PEORIA, Ill. - An 8-year-old in central Illinois has an indelible connection to soon-to-be Blessed Fulton Sheen. Archbishop Sheen is set to beatified, after Pope Francis' [...]

10
Jul
2019

Say Mass for Vincent Lambert, Paris archbishop tells priests

Paris, France, Jul 10, 2019 / 08:16 am (CNA).- The Archbishop of Paris, Michael Aupetit, has asked priests of his archdiocese to offer Mass for the intention of [...]

10
Jul
2019

'Never accept' separation of faith from political engagement, Chaput says

Washington D.C., Jul 9, 2019 / 01:10 pm (CNA).- Christians are called to win the battle of ideas and values in secular society, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said [...]

09
Jul
2019

Thousands of Irish pro-lifers rally in Dublin, say abortion law must go

Dublin, Ireland, Jul 8, 2019 / 04:51 pm (CNA).- An estimated 10,000 Irish pro-life advocates attended the first major pro-life rally and march in Ireland since the country [...]

09
Jul
2019

Former US ambassador to Holy See to chair new human rights commission

Washington D.C., Jul 8, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Mary Ann Glendon, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, will head a new human rights advisory body to the U.S. [...]

09
Jul
2019

California confession law dropped

Sacramento, Calif., Jul 9, 2019 / 08:00 am (CNA).- A California bill that would have required priests to violate the seal of confession has been withdrawn by its sponsor the day [...]

08
Jul
2019

Catholics Get 'Chants' of a Lifetime at Sacred Music Symposium

LOS ANGELES - More than 70 Catholic men and women gathered from across the United States and countries abroad for an intensive week at the Sacred Music [...]

08
Jul
2019

Pope Francis: Migrants are people, not just a social issue

Vatican City, Jul 8, 2019 / 04:56 am (CNA).- Pope Francis called Monday for an end to the rhetoric which views migrants as something 'other,' saying they are human beings [...]

08
Jul
2019

Are millennial Christians really killing evangelization?

Washington D.C., Jul 7, 2019 / 03:06 am (CNA).- Millennials are notoriously blamed for being killers of previously-thought-necessary industries and activities: [...]

08
Jul
2019

Archbishop Fulton Sheen to be beatified

Vatican City, Jul 6, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis approved the miracle attributed to Archbishop Fulton Sheen Friday, making possible the American television [...]

30
Jun
2019

As Trump and Kim meet in North Korea, Pope Francis prays for peace

Vatican City, Jun 30, 2019 / 05:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis prayed for peace and the successful outcome of the meeting Sunday between US President Donald Trump and [...]

30
Jun
2019

Saints Peter and Paul witness to the power of God's forgiveness, pope says

Vatican City, Jun 29, 2019 / 06:25 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Saturday that Saints Peter and Paul are both witnesses to the transformative power of God's forgiveness [...]

30
Jun
2019

Seminarian who died in bus crash practiced laying down his life daily, friend says

Santa Fe, N.M., Jun 30, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- After a bus crashed on its way back to New Mexico from a Catholic youth conference in Denver, reports have emerged that the [...]

30
Jun
2019

Pope Francis tells German Catholics to focus on evangelization

Vatican City, Jun 29, 2019 / 03:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis sent a 28-page letter to Catholics in Germany Saturday calling for a focus on evangelization in the face of the [...]

28
Jun
2019

Benedict XVI: The Church's unity is stronger than internal conflicts

Vatican City, Jun 28, 2019 / 04:51 am (CNA).- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said in an article published Friday that the unity of the Church has always prevailed over internal [...]

28
Jun
2019

Fulton Sheen's remains arrive in Peoria; sainthood cause resumes

Peoria, Ill., Jun 27, 2019 / 04:20 pm (CNA).- Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen�¢??s remains have been transferred from the Archdiocese of New York to Peoria, Illinois [...]

28
Jun
2019

People not politics: Pro-life groups unite to send aid to the border

Brownsville, Texas, Jun 28, 2019 / 03:02 am (CNA).- Reports of children with matted hair, inadequate sleep and no access to showers or clean clothes. A published photo [...]

28
Jun
2019

Pope gives chaplains of sailors same faculties as Missionaries of Mercy

Vatican City, Jun 27, 2019 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- In a meeting with the Apostleship of the Sea on Thursday, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of mercy, and said he was [...]

27
Jun
2019

New Ulm diocese reaches $34m settlement with victims of clergy sex abuse

New Ulm, Minn., Jun 27, 2019 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of New Ulm announced Wednesday it has reached a $34 million settlement with victims of clerical sexual [...]

27
Jun
2019

Abortion is key issue for 2020 voters, new poll says

Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- A new poll has shown that abortion is a top consideration among a large section of voters, indicating the issue may be a [...]

27
Jun
2019

'Sister Strike' nominated for Best Viral Sports Moment

Chicago, Ill., Jun 26, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- Maybe it's the signature bump of the baseball off her bicep before pitching the perfect curve ball. Maybe it's that she does it all in [...]

27
Jun
2019

Pope Francis 'profoundly saddened' at image of drowned migrant father and daughter

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2019 / 08:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis expressed his "immense sadness" upon seeing the image of the migrant father and child who drowned in their [...]

26
Jun
2019

Pope Francis: There is no room for selfishness in Christian life

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2019 / 03:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that there is no room for selfishness in the Christian life, pointing to the example of the lives of the [...]

26
Jun
2019

Trump administration officials promise action for global religious liberty

Washington D.C., Jun 25, 2019 / 05:07 pm (CNA).- With the latest U.S. report on global persecution of individuals and groups based on their religious beliefs, the Trump [...]

26
Jun
2019

Religious freedom laws 'more necessary than ever,' Congress hears

Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2019 / 07:00 am (CNA).- The House Committee on Education and Labor heard testimony June 25 on the Do No Harm Act, a proposed measure to [...]

26
Jun
2019

'Near twin' of Notre Dame clock found in storage

Paris, France, Jun 25, 2019 / 03:10 pm (CNA).- A clock nearly identical to the one destroyed in the fire at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris has been found in storage. [...]

25
Jun
2019

In responding to gender theory, 'forming the formators' is key, educators say

Washington D.C., Jun 24, 2019 / 05:47 pm (CNA).- Amid a flurry of headlines denouncing the Vatican for releasing a document condemning "gender theory," theology [...]

25
Jun
2019

Due to backlash, Pell to live in 'secure compound' if appeal succeeds

Sydney, Australia, Jun 25, 2019 / 12:03 am (CNA).- While Cardinal George Pell of Australia is appealing his sexual abuse conviction in court, he and his supporters are [...]

25
Jun
2019

Austrian women's football team states regret over cancelled game with Vatican club

Vienna, Austria, Jun 24, 2019 / 11:13 pm (CNA).- Vienna's FC Mariahilf football team has issued a statement of regret after a friendly with the Vatican women's football team [...]

24
Jun
2019

Catholic youth group involved in fatal Colorado bus crash

Pueblo, Colo., Jun 24, 2019 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- A charter bus carrying members of a Catholic group from New Mexico crashed Sunday in southern Colorado, killing [...]

24
Jun
2019

US bishops oppose immigration raids, Trump defers

Washington D.C., Jun 24, 2019 / 11:12 am (CNA).- On Saturday US President Donald Trump announced he would delay immigration raids meant to begin that weekend [...]

24
Jun
2019

Pope Francis: God's love can do great things with our littleness

Rome, Italy, Jun 23, 2019 / 11:50 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that the Eucharist exemplifies how God's love can accomplish great things with very little. [...]

23
Jun
2019

Pope Francis: The Eucharist is Jesus alive

Vatican City, Jun 23, 2019 / 05:12 am (CNA).- On the feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis said that Jesus gave the Church the Eucharist for the salvation of the world. [...]

23
Jun
2019

Abortion, LGBT activists disrupt Vatican women footballers' debut

Vienna, Austria, Jun 23, 2019 / 08:10 am (CNA).- The international debut of the Vatican women's football team, which was scheduled to play in a friendly against the Vienna [...]

22
Jun
2019

Pope Francis announces Marian theme of World Youth Day 2022 in Lisbon

Vatican City, Jun 22, 2019 / 04:31 am (CNA).- At the conclusion of the International Youth Forum Saturday, Pope Francis announced the theme of World Youth Day [...]

22
Jun
2019

Wis. Catholic Conference dismayed by veto of abortion bills

Madison, Wis., Jun 21, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- As the Democratic Governor of Wisconsin vetoed Friday four bills regulating abortion, Catholics in the state expressed [...]

21
Jun
2019

SCOTUS Gives Limited Victory to Christian Bakers in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court granted a victory Monday for Aaron and Melissa Klein, bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple due to [...]

21
Jun
2019

In Naples, Pope Francis calls for theological dialogue with Islam, Judaism

Naples, Italy, Jun 21, 2019 / 06:39 am (CNA).- In Naples Friday Pope Francis delivered a speech calling for theological dialogue with Islam and Judaism in pontifical [...]

21
Jun
2019

Planned Parenthood to lose $60 million after Title X ruling

San Francisco, Calif., Jun 21, 2019 / 07:30 am (CNA).- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that new Title X rules, that prohibit funds from going to clinics that [...]

20
Jun
2019

Peace Cross can stay, Supreme Court rules

Washington D.C., Jun 20, 2019 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The Supreme Court declared Thursday that a large, cross-shaped war memorial on public land is constitutional. [...]

20
Jun
2019

Disgraced ex-cardinal 'Mr. McCarrick' remains at Kansas friary, one year later

Denver, Colo., Jun 20, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- One year after credible allegations of sex abuse of a minor led to his public disgrace, the 88-year-old Theodore McCarrick [...]

20
Jun
2019

Unlikely Ally: Feminist Gloria Steinem Joins Fight Against Surrogacy

Over the past few months, Jennifer Lahl has helped organize a coalition of New York groups that prevented the passage of a state bill that would legalize commercial [...]

20
Jun
2019

House Democrats Pass Appropriations Bill with Hyde Amendment Intact

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives passed a combination appropriations bill on Wednesday afternoon that renews the Hyde Amendment, preventing federal [...]

19
Jun
2019

Families are a radical witness to hope in modern society, Archbishop Gomez says

South Bend, Ind., Jun 19, 2019 / 07:30 am (CNA).- The Christian family must become a "radical" sign against a climate of despair and isolation Archbishop Jose Gomez of [...]

19
Jun
2019

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit unites the Church, despite sin and scandal

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2019 / 03:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Holy Spirit unites and grows the Church despite human limitations, sins and scandal. [...]

19
Jun
2019

US Supreme Court will soon decide 'Peace Cross' First Amendment case

Washington D.C., Jun 18, 2019 / 04:10 pm (CNA).- Before the month is out, the US Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision in an establishment clause case with the [...]

18
Jun
2019

Courage's Father Bochanski Addresses Bishop Tobin's Remarks on 'Pride' Month

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, sparked a firestorm of controversy when he tweeted recently that "Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ [...]

18
Jun
2019

Paris archbishop at Mass: Notre-Dame exists to be a place of worship

Paris, France, Jun 17, 2019 / 03:10 pm (CNA).- During Saturday's Mass in a side chapel of Notre-Dame de Paris, the cathedral's first since its April fire, Archbishop Michel [...]

17
Jun
2019

After HHS Decision on Aborted Fetal Tissue, Will Ethical Vaccines Get a Boost?

WASHINGTON - As part of its push to eliminate or greatly restrict federal funds involved with fetal-tissue research, the Trump administration canceled a [...]

17
Jun
2019

Meet the bishop who weaves Gospel verses, art, and Tolkien into his ministry

Baltimore, Md., Jun 17, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- There are bishops who may or may not tweet with any regularity, and then there's "Amigo de Frodo", who provides daily [...]

17
Jun
2019

Amazon Synod to consider possible ordination of married men

Vatican City, Jun 17, 2019 / 07:30 am (CNA).- The working document for the special assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region, released Monday [...]

16
Jun
2019

What's going to bring the 'nones' back to the Church?

Baltimore, Md., Jun 14, 2019 / 02:49 pm (CNA).- As the U.S. bishops gathered in Baltimore this week, primarily to vote on proposals to respond to the clergy abuse crisis [...]

14
Jun
2019

Seminary faculty: Spiritual fatherhood central to priestly identity

Washington D.C., Jun 13, 2019 / 03:09 pm (CNA).- Faculty at US seminaries have emphasized that spiritual fatherhood is an essential component of priestly identity [...]

14
Jun
2019

USCCB passes three measures in response to abuse crisis

Baltimore, Md., Jun 13, 2019 / 10:15 am (CNA).- The U.S. bishops' conference voted Thursday to approve proposals intended to respond to recent scandals involving [...]

13
Jun
2019

Commentary: How to accept criticism: a spiritual exercise

More than 19 million people tuned in to watch the final episode of "Game of Thrones" May 19, making it the most viewed show to ever air on HBO. Yet many were dissatisfied [...]

13
Jun
2019

US bishops authorize reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases

Baltimore, Md., Jun 12, 2019 / 05:04 pm (CNA).- The US bishops voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize a national third-party system for victims confidentially [...]

13
Jun
2019

Notre-Dame's first Mass since fire to be said Saturday

Paris, France, Jun 12, 2019 / 03:28 pm (CNA).- The first Mass in Notre-Dame de Paris since the cathedral's April fire will be said Saturday evening in a side chapel that houses [...]

12
Jun
2019

Catholic 'gender theory' document: clarity for a wounded, oversexed culture?

Washington D.C., Jun 11, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Catholic commentators have welcomed a Vatican document warning that gender theory is a cultural and ideological [...]

12
Jun
2019

Fr. Augustus Tolton, former African American slave, advances toward sainthood

Vatican City, Jun 12, 2019 / 05:03 am (CNA).- Fr. Augustus Tolton advanced along the path to sainthood Wednesday, making the runaway slave-turned-priest one step [...]

12
Jun
2019

US bishops open debate on abuse reforms

Baltimore, Md., Jun 11, 2019 / 11:35 am (CNA).- On the morning of the first day of the USCCBâ??s General Assembly in Baltimore, discussion began on three proposals to [...]

12
Jun
2019

Lay advisers urge US bishops to press for release of McCarrick documents

Baltimore, Md., Jun 11, 2019 / 10:24 am (CNA).- Advisory bodies to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called Tuesday for the bishops to urge the Holy See to make [...]

10
Jun
2019

New Vatican document says gender theory is 'cultural and ideological revolution'

Vatican City, Jun 10, 2019 / 08:35 am (CNA).- A Vatican department has issued a sweeping denunciation of so-called gender theory, and affirmed the principles of human dignity [...]

10
Jun
2019

Archdiocese of Saint Paul-Minneapolis announces synod

St. Paul, Minn., Jun 7, 2019 / 06:04 pm (CNA).- Minnesota's largest diocese will hold a synod- a meeting designed to help the bishop shepherd his local flock- during [...]

10
Jun
2019

Pope Francis on Pentecost: 'Christian life unravels' without the Holy Spirit

Vatican City, Jun 9, 2019 / 03:29 am (CNA).- Without the gifts of the Holy Spirit, Christians lack that which animates them and gives them internal life and harmony [...]

10
Jun
2019

Fulton Sheen remains will move to Peoria, NY archdiocese says

Peoria, Ill., Jun 8, 2019 / 03:14 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of New York will work to help transfer the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a spokesman for the archdiocese [...]

04
Jun
2019

Illinois Senate approves bill declaring abortion a 'fundamental right'

Springfield, Ill., Jun 3, 2019 / 02:56 pm (CNA).- The Illinois Senate has approved an expansive abortion bill that would declare abortion to be a "fundamental right" [...]

04
Jun
2019

Rwandan troops block pilgrims from attending Ugandan martyr celebration

Kigali, Rwanda, Jun 4, 2019 / 11:36 am (CNA).- Some 200 Rwandans were blocked by national troops from crossing the border with Uganda to attend a pilgrimage in [...]

03
Jun
2019

Pope Francis says he draws strength from relationship with Benedict XVI

Rome, Italy, Jun 2, 2019 / 12:30 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that his relationship with Benedict XVI gives him strength and reminds him of the living tradition of [...]

03
Jun
2019

Pope in Romania: Martyred bishops gave their lives for fidelity to the Church

Blaj, Romania, Jun 2, 2019 / 04:06 am (CNA).- Declaring their beatification Sunday in Romania, Pope Francis said seven martyred Greek-Catholic bishops gave their lives [...]

03
Jun
2019

Freedom is a challenge to say yes to God, Pope Francis tells Romanian families

IaÅ?i, Romania, Jun 1, 2019 / 10:00 am (CNA).- At a Marian meeting with young people and families in Romania Saturday, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of [...]

31
May
2019

'Much progress still needed' DiNardo says as bishops release child protection report

Washington D.C., May 31, 2019 / 08:30 am (CNA).- The U.S. bishops' conference has released its annual report on the protection of children. The report records [...]

31
May
2019

Pope Francis will beatify these martyred Greek-Catholic bishops in Romania

Rome, Italy, May 30, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- On Sunday in Blaj, Pope Francis will beatify seven Greek-Catholic bishops of Romania who were killed by the communist [...]

31
May
2019

Manchester bishop welcomes repeal of death penalty in NH

Manchester, N.H., May 30, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- Bishop Peter Libasci of Manchester welcomed Thursday the New Hampshire legislature's override of a veto by [...]

31
May
2019

Pope Francis says Catholics, Orthodox bonded by blood of the martyrs

Bucharest, Romania, May 31, 2019 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics and Orthodox are bonded by a â??shared inheritanceâ?? of suffering for [...]

30
May
2019

'No priest may obey' proposed law, California bishop says

Oakland, Calif., May 29, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Bishop Michael Barber, S.J., of the Diocese of Oakland, California, has said he would sooner accept arrest and prison than [...]

30
May
2019

Pro-life Democrats have key role in party and society, organizer says

Philadelphia, Pa., May 29, 2019 / 03:10 am (CNA).- Pro-life Democrats not only have a place within the Democratic Party today, but can act as a bridge in society during [...]

30
May
2019

Pope encourages jailed Brazilian ex-president 'not to lose hope'

Brasilia, Brazil, May 30, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has written a letter to jailed former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva, encouraging him to respect [...]

30
May
2019

Democratic presidential hopeful: 'Church is wrong on abortion, priests, LGBT'

Des Moines, Iowa, May 29, 2019 / 04:10 pm (CNA).- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has said that she disputes Church teaching on the priesthood, sexuality, and abortion. [...]

29
May
2019

'A giant step forward': Archbishop applauds Missouri abortion ban

St. Louis, Mo., May 28, 2019 / 02:19 pm (CNA).- Banning abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy is a "giant step forward for the pro-life movement," Archbishop [...]

29
May
2019

US bishops pray for tornado victims in Midwest

Washington D.C., May 28, 2019 / 05:19 pm (CNA).- While hazardous weather continues to affect the Midwest, the US bishops have mourned for those killed by the [...]

29
May
2019

French Senate stipulates that Notre-Dame be rebuilt as it was

Paris, France, May 28, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- The French Senate on Monday passed a bill on the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris, the city's cathedral, adding a clause [...]

29
May
2019

Pope Francis: 'I knew nothing about McCarrick'

Vatican City, May 28, 2019 / 10:14 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has said that he did not know anything about accusations of sexual abuse by Theodore McCarrick, the former [...]

25
May
2019

Pope Francis: 'Abortion is never the answer'

Vatican City, May 25, 2019 / 06:25 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion is never the answer to difficult prenatal diagnoses, calling selective abortion of [...]

25
May
2019

How this mom of disabled children is helping others to 'accept the gift'

Berlin, NJ, May 25, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Kelly Mantoan doesn't have a lot of free time. Between mothering 5 children, homeschooling some of them, getting her [...]

24
May
2019

Pro-life activist conceived in rape addresses Alabama abortion law

Washington D.C., May 23, 2019 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey recently signed the Human Life Protection Act into law. The legislation would make performing [...]

24
May
2019

Former airline pilot appointed to lead diocese of Saginaw, MI

Vatican City, May 24, 2019 / 04:53 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Friday named Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Rapid City, South Dakota, the next bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw [...]

23
May
2019

'The Eucharist is only in this Church'- How one 2019 convert found, and embraced, the Catholic Church

Washington D.C., May 23, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Elise Amez-Droz's journey to the Catholic Church began in a place well known for religious fervor, but not exactly [...]

23
May
2019

The generals who marched with 'Warriors' in Lourdes

Lourdes, France, May 22, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- Gen. Jeff Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Europe and Africa, and Lt. Gen Chris Cavoli, commander of [...]

22
May
2019

'Abortion saves lives'? Catholic doctor responds to NYT op-ed

New York City, N.Y., May 22, 2019 / 04:51 pm (CNA).- Following an op-ed in the New York Times claiming that all pregnancies are life-threatening, a Catholic doctor [...]

22
May
2019

'Lust is a monster': Gay porn star quits industry, joins fight against porn

Salt Lake City, Utah, May 22, 2019 / 03:35 pm (CNA).- An actor who has been featured in dozens of homosexual pornographic films has announced his exit from the [...]

22
May
2019

Pivonka appointed Franciscan University president

Steubenville, Ohio, May 22, 2019 / 09:58 am (CNA).- Franciscan University of Steubenville announced that Fr. David Pivonka, TOR, has been appointed the university's [...]

22
May
2019

Pope Francis prays for China invoking Mary Help of Christians

Vatican City, May 22, 2019 / 03:56 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Wednesday asked Our Lady Help of Christians to intercede for Chinese Catholics, whom he said continue to [...]

21
May
2019

Archbishop Gregory pledges openness at 'defining moment' in Washington archdiocese

Washington D.C., May 21, 2019 / 12:51 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Wilton Gregory expressed "deep gratitude and immeasurable joy" as he took charge of the nation's capital [...]

21
May
2019

South Sudan president: I was 'almost trembling' as Pope Francis begged me to make peace

Juba, South Sudan, May 20, 2019 / 04:32 pm (CNA).- In an unprecedented gesture last month, Pope Francis kissed the feet of several South Sudanese leaders, who [...]

21
May
2019

Trump insists abortion laws must allow exceptions for rape, incest

Washington D.C., May 20, 2019 / 03:13 pm (CNA).- President Donald Trump over the weekend admonished pro-life advocates seeking to make abortion illegal in all [...]

21
May
2019

'Mayor Pete' backs no-limits abortion

Washington D.C., May 20, 2019 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg called abortion a "national freedom" on Sunday, and defended the [...]

20
May
2019

Pope: Christ's love helps us love those 'on the other side'

Vatican City, May 19, 2019 / 05:56 am (CNA).- The boundless love with which Jesus Christ loves each and every person is the same love Catholics are compelled [...]

20
May
2019

The 'young man with a big, good heart': STEM hero Kendrick Castillo laid to rest

Denver, Colo., May 17, 2019 / 03:35 pm (CNA).- On a warm Friday morning in May at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado, about 40 Knights of Columbus [...]

20
May
2019

US bishops oppose Trump immigration plan, say families are foundational

Washington D.C., May 19, 2019 / 03:09 am (CNA).- Leaders of the U.S. bishops' conference voiced concern over President Donald Trump's new immigration [...]

20
May
2019

Wisdom, gratitude, healing, fellowship: A military family's journey to Lourdes

Lourdes, France, May 18, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- Every pilgrim to Lourdes has their own motivations and reasons for making the journey. For the Mayors, the International [...]

17
May
2019

The next World Meeting of Families will focus on holiness in married vocation

Vatican City, May 17, 2019 / 03:38 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced Friday that the next World Meeting of Families will focus on the vocation of married life as a path to [...]

17
May
2019

Archbishop of Paris: Notre-Dame restoration donations still needed

Paris, France, May 16, 2019 / 08:00 pm (CNA).- One month after a fire destroyed the roof and spire of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Archbishop of Paris [...]

17
May
2019

'Appeal-proof' abortion ban advances in Missouri

Jefferson City, Mo., May 16, 2019 / 04:15 pm (CNA).- The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would ban most abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy. [...]

16
May
2019

This chemist will be the first beatified Opus Dei numerary

Madrid, Spain, May 16, 2019 / 09:58 am (CNA).- On May 18 in Madrid, Guadalupe Ortiz de Landazuri, a laywoman, will become the first numerary of Opus Dei to be [...]

16
May
2019

Pope Francis urges De La Salle Brothers to bring renewed hope to Catholic schools

Vatican City, May 16, 2019 / 08:20 am (CNA).- On the 300th anniversary of St. John Baptist de la Salle's death, Pope Francis urged the Lasallian Brothers to continue [...]

16
May
2019

Mom demands apology from state Rep. Brian Sims, who doxed her daughters outside Planned Parenthood

Philadelphia, Pa., May 15, 2019 / 02:29 pm (CNA).- A Pennsylvania mother of teenage daughters is demanding an apology from state representative Brian Sims, who [...]

16
May
2019

Detroit archdiocese cancels sporting events on Sundays

Detroit, Mich., May 16, 2019 / 03:05 am (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Detroit has announced that it will no longer hold required sporting events on Sundays, in an effort to refocus [...]

15
May
2019

Pope Francis: Christ liberates us from overwhelming evil

Vatican City, May 15, 2019 / 04:08 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that Jesus gave humanity a precious gift on the cross -- liberation from evil. [...]

15
May
2019

It's time to fight for holiness, Bishop Barron tells 2019 Catholic grads

Santa Paula, Calif., May 15, 2019 / 03:22 am (CNA).- Contemporary America is "mission territory," and young Catholics must step up to respond to the twin crises of Church [...]

15
May
2019

Alabama Senate outlaws abortion, setting up Supreme Court Roe v. Wade challenge

Montgomery, Ala., May 14, 2019 / 08:57 pm (CNA).- The Alabama Senate approved a bill Thursday that will outlaw nearly all abortion in the state. The bill, which is expected [...]

14
May
2019

Sale of consecrated hosts violates Etsy's policies, website confirms

Washington D.C., May 14, 2019 / 12:28 pm (CNA).- An Etsy representative has clarified that the sale of consecrated hosts for the purpose of desecration is a violation of [...]

14
May
2019

Beijing and Rome can work together, Parolin tells Chinese media

Vatican City, May 13, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- In an interview with a Chinese state-run publication, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin welcomed [...]

14
May
2019

Woman who served Brazil's poorest to be canonized

Vatican City, May 14, 2019 / 06:53 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Tuesday gave his approval for eight sainthood causes to proceed, including that of Blessed Dulce Lopes Pontes [...]

13
May
2019

Gunmen kill six during Mass in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, May 12, 2019 / 10:36 am (CNA).- A group of gunmen burned down a Catholic Church during Sunday Mass and killed at least six people [...]

13
May
2019

Pope permits pilgrimages to Medjugorje as apparitions continue to be studied

Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 12, 2019 / 07:46 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has given the green light for Catholics to organize pilgrimages to Medjugorje [...]

13
May
2019

'God weeps': Catholic leaders help community cope with STEM school shooting

Denver, Colo., May 11, 2019 / 03:38 am (CNA).- When Fr. Gregory Bierbaum heard about a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, just two miles up the road [...]

13
May
2019

High school founded by former NFL star aims to make virtuous students

Minneapolis, Minn., May 11, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- Not everyone who goes to high school will go to college, the founders of a new Minnesota high school say, but [...]

10
May
2019

'No greater love' - Denver Catholics remember Kendrick Castillo, who died in STEM school shooting

Denver, Colo., May 9, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- When Sara Haynes heard about the shooting at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on Tuesday, she [...]

10
May
2019

Canadians march for life

Ottawa, Canada, May 9, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Pro-life campaigners from across Canada gathered on Ottawa's Parliament Hill Thursday for the country's annual [...]

10
May
2019

Bishop Olmsted sees 'renewal' in priestly formation, despite scandal

Phoenix, Ariz., May 10, 2019 / 12:08 am (CNA).- Despite the scandals of clerical sexual abuse that the Catholic Church has suffered in past decades, the Church in the [...]

10
May
2019

Dominican scholar: Church crisis calls for renewal of Catholic teaching on freedom

Vatican City, May 9, 2019 / 10:57 am (CNA).- According to a Dominican scholar, the crisis of priestly fidelity is connected to a new cultural conception of human freedom [...]

09
May
2019

Pope Francis issues norms for reports of abuse of minors, seminarians, and religious

Vatican City, May 9, 2019 / 04:01 am (CNA).- New Vatican norms for the Churchâ??s handling of sex abuse, issued Thursday, place seminarians and religious [...]

09
May
2019

Chaput: Rep. Brian Sims' harassment of pro-lifers 'unbecoming of an elected official'

Philadelphia, Pa., May 8, 2019 / 05:15 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia called for broad participation in a pro-life rally this week, scheduled [...]

09
May
2019

Judge rules against Virginia law banning abortions by non-doctors

Richmond, Va., May 8, 2019 / 03:58 pm (CNA).- A federal judge in Richmond, Virginia has ruled against state medical regulations requiring first-trimester abortions be [...]

09
May
2019

After Vatican-China deal, Chinese bishop imprisoned for 23 years is not yet released

Beijing, China, May 8, 2019 / 11:30 am (CNA).- The nephew of a Chinese bishop who was arrested 23 years ago has said he does not know where his uncle is incarcerated [...]

08
May
2019

Jean Vanier, friend of the intellectually disabled and founder of L'Arche, dies at 90

Paris, France, May 7, 2019 / 09:28 pm (CNA).- Jean Vanier died May 7, at the age of 90. He died at a L'Arche home in Paris, where he had entered palliative care several weeks [...]

08
May
2019

Dubuque archbishop hospitalized after heart attack

Dubuque, Iowa, May 7, 2019 / 01:20 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Michael Jackels of Dubuque, Iowa was hospitalized on Friday due to a heart attack. The archbishop was [...]

08
May
2019

Pope Francis: No plans for female deacons, but study continues

Vatican City, May 7, 2019 / 02:45 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis said Tuesday that the Vatican commission exploring the possibility of female deacons continues its study, but [...]

08
May
2019

Why these men walked 24 miles to the 'Rome of the Midwest'

St. Louis, Mo., May 8, 2019 / 03:37 am (CNA).- It can be hard to find time for silent reflection in today's bustling modern society. But a group of men this past weekend found [...]

07
May
2019

Civil appeals court dismisses legal challenge, says Sheen's body can go to Peoria

Albany, N.Y., May 6, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The New York Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal of an earlier judgement allowing Venerable Fulton Sheen's remains [...]

07
May
2019

Hunger for God, feed the poor, Pope Francis urges Macedonian Catholics

Skopje, North Macedonia, May 7, 2019 / 04:17 am (CNA).- Following the example of St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hunger for Jesus, partake in the Bread of Life [â?¦]

07
May
2019

Catholic conference supports Iowa budget cuts to abortion providers

Des Moines, Iowa, May 6, 2019 / 11:01 pm (CNA).- A budget bill became law in Iowa last week, adding restrictions to grants for abortion providers and Medicaid for gender [...]

06
May
2019

Nebraska dioceses: Privacy law impedes providing AG with some records

Lincoln, Neb., May 6, 2019 / 10:50 am (CNA).- At a hearing in Lincoln on Thursday, the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Diocese of Lincoln explained that they have not [...]

06
May
2019

The parish should be 'a home with open doors,' Francis tells Catholics in Bulgaria

Rakovski, Bulgaria, May 6, 2019 / 07:55 am (CNA).- The parish should be at the center of the community, a place where God's presence is felt and hope and love are [...]

06
May
2019

Scientists join call for moratorium on embryonic gene editing

Milwaukee, Wis., May 4, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- A group of 62 doctors, scientists, and bioethicists have issued an open letter urging a global moratorium on [...]

06
May
2019

Pope Francis: Catholics and Orthodox are united by 'ecumenism of blood'

Sofia, Bulgaria, May 5, 2019 / 08:54 am (CNA).- In Bulgaria Sunday, Pope Francis said Catholics and Orthodox are united by the blood of the martyrs and the Christians [...]

03
May
2019

How an Italian basilica was destroyed by fire in the 19th century

Rome, Italy, May 3, 2019 / 12:43 am (CNA).- The partial destruction of Notre Dame basilica in a fire last month elicited mourning from Catholics and non-Catholic alike. [...]

02
May
2019

Public Masses suspended for second week in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 2, 2019 / 02:09 pm (CNA).- Following terrorist attacks and ongoing threats to safety, Masses will be suspended in the Archdiocese of Colombo for [...]

02
May
2019

Equality Act advances amid warnings over religious freedom

Washington D.C., May 2, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has approved a controversial equality bill paving the way for [...]

01
May
2019

Despite ongoing threats, ordination Mass takes place in Sri Lanka

Thannamunai, Sri Lanka, May 1, 2019 / 12:14 am (CNA).- As most Catholic churches remain closed across Sri Lanka, following the Easter bombings that claimed more than [...]

01
May
2019

Satan is real, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, May 1, 2019 / 04:19 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Wednesday reminded those who think belief in the devil is antiquated or outdated that Satan really exists and [...]

30
Apr
2019

Study shows marriage prep can drive down divorce

Washington D.C., Apr 30, 2019 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- States that require some form of marriage preparation see lower rates of divorce, a new study has shown. [...]

29
Apr
2019

'Our country should be better than this' says DiNardo after synagogue attack

Washington D.C., Apr 29, 2019 / 10:30 am (CNA).- The president of the U.S. Bishops' Conference has condemned the shooting at a synagogue near San Diego [...]

28
Apr
2019

Pope Francis: Divine Mercy is found in Christ's wounds

Vatican City, Apr 28, 2019 / 06:06 am (CNA).- On Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on Christ's wounds, which he said contain the difficulties and [...]

28
Apr
2019

The original Image of Divine Mercy: It's not where you might think

Vilnius, Lithuania, Apr 28, 2019 / 03:03 am (CNA).- Among Catholic devotions, the Divine Mercy message is well-known: the iconic image of Christ, with rays of red and white [...]

28
Apr
2019

Quasimodo Sunday: How the Hunchback got his name

Paris, France, Apr 28, 2019 / 04:34 pm (CNA).- As fire ravaged the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris earlier this month, one artist from Ecuador used her skills to express [...]

27
Apr
2019

Self-evident truths now require 'air quotes' senator warns

Washington D.C., Apr 27, 2019 / 11:00 am (CNA).- The founding principles of American politics are at risk, Utah's Senator Mike Lee told CNA April 26. [...]

27
Apr
2019

Second judge issues injunction against pro-life Title X rule

Spokane, Wash., Apr 26, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A federal judge in Washington state issued a nationwide preliminary injunction April 25, blocking a rule which would deny [...]

27
Apr
2019

Pope Francis sends message of peace to the Korean peninsula

Vatican City, Apr 27, 2019 / 04:59 am (CNA).- Pope Francis sent a video message Saturday to the leaders of South and North Korea expressing his hope for a future [...]

26
Apr
2019

Pope Francis: Bible the 'beating heart' of the Church

Vatican City, Apr 26, 2019 / 09:47 am (CNA).- Pope Francis emphasized Friday the importance of the Bible in the life of the Church, echoing Benedict XVI's call for "a new [...]

26
Apr
2019

CUA president applauds students' decision to block porn

Washington D.C., Apr 25, 2019 / 03:40 pm (CNA).- The president of The Catholic University of America has voiced his support for a student government resolution that [...]

26
Apr
2019

Lent is over. Now what?

Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2019 / 03:18 am (CNA).- Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps have graced the shelves of U.S. stores for weeks in anticipation of [...]

26
Apr
2019

'Lay co-agents essential for Church leadership' Detroit archbishop says

Washington D.C., Apr 25, 2019 / 04:10 pm (CNA).- The role of the laity is crucial to the Church's efforts to combat clerical sex abuse, Archbishop Allen Vigneron said [...]

25
Apr
2019

Sri Lanka's Ranjith: 'I would have cancelled' Easter Mass if bomb warnings were passed on

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Apr 24, 2019 / 04:36 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Colombo says that government officials in Sri Lanka should be fired for failing to act on tips that [...]

25
Apr
2019

Abortion language nixed from UN resolution after Trump admin threatens veto

Washington D.C., Apr 25, 2019 / 12:03 am (CNA).- Language referring to abortion was removed from a United Nations resolution on the care of sexual abuse survivors in [...]

25
Apr
2019

Bishop Donald J. Hying appointed to lead Madison diocese

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2019 / 04:04 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Thursday appointed Donald J. Hying the next bishop of Madison, Wis., following the death of Bishop [...]

24
Apr
2019

Pope Francis: To stop evil, give more love than required

Vatican City, Apr 24, 2019 / 04:46 am (CNA).- To stop the spread of evil in the world, Catholics must go above and beyond, loving and forgiving others even when it is [...]

24
Apr
2019

Appeals court: House not required to accept 'secular prayer' at start of work day

Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2019 / 10:59 am (CNA).- A D.C. federal appeals court has ruled that the chaplain for the House of Representatives cannot be forced to allow a [...]

24
Apr
2019

Supreme Court to hear sexual orientation, gender identity employment cases

Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2019 / 03:30 am (CNA).- In a decision that could have potentially far-reaching consequences, the U.S. Supreme Court has said it will hear cases [...]

24
Apr
2019

Now is the time to defend the truth, Phoenix bishop says at prayer breakfast

Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2019 / 04:28 pm (CNA).- Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix called on a gathering of the nation's Catholic leaders to stand up to the heresies of [...]

23
Apr
2019

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast hears call for 'Catholic great awakening'

Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2019 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast heard an uncompromising call to holiness and the defense of every human life [...]

23
Apr
2019

Pope Francis gifts 6,000 rosaries, asks for prayers on name day

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2019 / 10:16 am (CNA).- Pope Francis celebrated the feast of his patron St. George - Jorge in Spanish - by giving away rosaries to 6,000 young [...]

23
Apr
2019

Pope Francis: The resurrection is the most shocking event in human history

Vatican City, Apr 22, 2019 / 05:05 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Monday that the resurrection of Christ is the most shocking event in human history. [...]

23
Apr
2019

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Apr 23, 2019 / 07:09 am (CNA).- The Islamic State claimed responsibility Tuesday for the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least [...]

22
Apr
2019

'Controlled explosion' near St. Anthony's church as Sri Lanka remains on high alert

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Apr 22, 2019 / 08:03 am (CNA).- Police in Sri Lanka have detonated a suspicious package near St. Anthony's church in Colombo on Easter Monday. [...]

22
Apr
2019

Easter brings a 'new world,' Pope Francis says in Urbi et Orbi

Vatican City, Apr 21, 2019 / 04:56 am (CNA).- Christ's resurrection ushers in a new world - one of peace, love, and fraternity, Pope Francis said on Easter Sunday, as he [...]

20
Apr
2019

At Colosseum Stations of the Cross, Pope Francis prays for abused minors

Vatican City, Apr 19, 2019 / 10:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis' prayer at Good Friday's Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum included a plea for abused youth and for [...]

19
Apr
2019

Pro-lifers join Good Friday prayers to abortion clinic witness

Chicago, Ill., Apr 19, 2019 / 06:01 am (CNA).- A pro-life group is coordinating ecumenical Good Friday services and Ways of the Cross outside of abortion clinics in [...]

19
Apr
2019

Wooden church- an 'ephemeral cathedral' could go up as Notre-Dame is restored

Paris, France, Apr 19, 2019 / 08:02 am (CNA).- After a massive fire gutted the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris April 15, the cathedralâ??s rector says a temporary [...]

19
Apr
2019

Jesuit Father James Schall has died at age 91

San Jose, Calif., Apr 18, 2019 / 01:01 pm (CNA).- Father James Schall, S.J., a longtime professor of philosophy at Georgetown University and the author of numerous [...]

18
Apr
2019

After Columbine: How one survivor found faith, and a vocation

Denver, Colo., Apr 17, 2019 / 04:17 pm (CNA).- Many years before she entered religious life, Sister Mary Gianna Thornby was an ordinary high school sophomore at [...]

18
Apr
2019

Pope Francis: Like holy oil, priests must pour themselves out for others

Vatican City, Apr 18, 2019 / 02:57 am (CNA).- The holy oil blessed at the Chrism Mass is a reminder of the priest's call to be close to the People of God, pouring himself [...]

18
Apr
2019

Notre-Dame weathervane comes home to roost

Paris, France, Apr 17, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A copper rooster containing relics and thought to have been destroyed in the collapse of Notre-Dame de Paris has been [...]

18
Apr
2019

Man arrested entering St. Patrick's cathedral with gasoline

New York City, N.Y., Apr 17, 2019 / 08:55 pm (CNA).- A man is in custody after he attempted to bring containers of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City [...]

17
Apr
2019

Omaha artist paints one-of-a-kind Paschal candles

Omaha, Neb., Apr 17, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Caravaggio have blessed mankind with stunning works of art. They gave themselves ample [...]

17
Apr
2019

Saved from the flames: The treasures that survived the Notre Dame fire

Paris, France, Apr 16, 2019 / 08:00 pm (CNA).- When the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris caught fire Monday, most predicted the worst. It seemed unlikely the structure [...]

16
Apr
2019

Commentary: Holy Week and the Notre Dame fire

Paris, France, Apr 16, 2019 / 08:47 am (CNA).- Seeing Notre Dame de Paris burning and threatening to collapse was a shock that left everyone voiceless - including [...]

16
Apr
2019

Pope Francis joins Paris in sorrow after Notre-Dame fire

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2019 / 05:28 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Tuesday expressed his unity with the people of France following a major blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral [...]

16
Apr
2019

Structure of Notre-Dame saved after major fire

Paris, France, Apr 15, 2019 / 05:14 pm (CNA).- Shortly after midnight Tuesday, firefighters said the main structure of Notre-Dame de Paris, the city's cathedral, had been [...]

15
Apr
2019

BREAKING: Fire engulfs Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Paris, France, Apr 15, 2019 / 11:33 am (CNA).- The Cathedrale Notre-Dame is on fire, according to the Paris fire department. Multiple eyewitnesses shared photos and [...]

15
Apr
2019

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday: True triumph is found in Christ's humility

Vatican City, Apr 14, 2019 / 04:37 am (CNA).- On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis warned against the temptation of "triumphalism," encouraging Catholics to follow Jesus's [...]

13
Apr
2019

Chaput: 'Rebuild a Christian society without divided loyalties'

Winona, Minn., Apr 12, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- The once Christian culture of the West has forgotten its roots, Archbishop Charles Chaput said Friday, warning that [...]

12
Apr
2019

Analysis: How Benedict's essay supports Francis' call for 'zero tolerance'

Washington D.C., Apr 11, 2019 / 04:45 pm (CNA).- After the April 11 publication of a new essay by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, commentators are mostly discussing their [...]

11
Apr
2019

Scientific photos of Shroud of Turin published

Denver, Colo., Apr 11, 2019 / 11:45 am (CNA).- A new website aims to make available to Catholics and researchers a collection of photographs of the Shroud of Turin by a [...]

11
Apr
2019

Rome's 'Holy Stairs' uncovered for the first time in 300 years

Rome, Italy, Apr 11, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- The bare, white marble of Rome's 'Scala Sancta,' which are believed to be the stairs trod by Christ on the day of his [...]

11
Apr
2019

Benedict XVI addresses sex abuse scandal

Vatican City, Apr 10, 2019 / 04:10 pm (CNA).- In an essay published Thursday at CNA, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI offered his thoughts about the sex abuse crisis facing the Church. [...]

10
Apr
2019

Pope Francis explains the most dangerous attitude in Christian life

Vatican City, Apr 10, 2019 / 03:49 am (CNA).- Pope Francis warned Wednesday that pride is the most dangerous attitude in the Christian life, pointing out that even [...]

10
Apr
2019

Vatican updates norms for Anglican ordinariates

Vatican City, Apr 9, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- The Vatican updated Tuesday the complementary norms of the constitution governing personal ordinariates, a structure [...]

09
Apr
2019

Abortion reversal hotline sees 'Unplanned' spike in calls

Washington D.C., Apr 9, 2019 / 09:45 am (CNA).- The release and success of the pro-life film "Unplanned" is being credited with an uptick in women seeking information on [...]

09
Apr
2019

Buttigieg takes aim at faith of Trump administration, social conservatives

Washington D.C., Apr 8, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has criticized Vice President Mike Pence for his views on [...]

08
Apr
2019

'No backdoors, no end-runs': Pompeo vows total end to foreign aid for abortion

Washington D.C., Apr 5, 2019 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- Mike Pompeo has said the Trump administration is doing its "level best" to prevent foreign aid dollars reaching [...]

05
Apr
2019

Gregory promises DC Catholics 'I will always tell you the truth'

Washington D.C., Apr 4, 2019 / 11:40 am (CNA).- Archbishop Wilton Gregory made an uncompromising commitment to transparency during his introduction to [...]

04
Apr
2019

How this priest came to celebrate Mass on the set of 'Unplanned'

Stillwater, Oklahoma, Apr 4, 2019 / 12:28 am (CNA).- When a film crew arrived in the small college town of Stillwater, Oklahoma last spring, few residents realized exactly [...]

04
Apr
2019

Pope Francis names Wilton Gregory to follow Wuerl at Washington archdiocese

Vatican City, Apr 4, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Thursday named Archbishop Wilton Gregory the Archbishop of Washington, succeeding Cardinal Donald Wuerl. [...]

03
Apr
2019

St. Paul VI's 'Missale Romanum' Turns 50

This April marks the 50th anniversary of Pope St. Paul VI's Missale Romanum (The New Roman Missal), and, while the 1,600-word document is relatively brief as [...]

03
Apr
2019

House pro-lifers move to bring Born Alive bill to the floor

Washington D.C., Apr 2, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) filed a discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Tuesday. [...]

02
Apr
2019

Don't jump to conclusions about your children's sexuality, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Apr 1, 2019 / 11:40 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that homosexual tendencies are not sins, and that parents who are concerned about tendencies in [...]

01
Apr
2019

Pope Francis: Even in desperation, abortion won't solve problems

Vatican City, Apr 1, 2019 / 11:02 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that abortion is not a lawful way to solve problems, even in extreme and desperate situations, [...]

01
Apr
2019

'Gut-wrenching and heart-warming': Nebraska Catholics count blessings after record floods

Lincoln, Neb., Mar 31, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- If you ask a Nebraskan how the historic floods over the past few weeks have affected them, they are likely to count [...]

29
Mar
2019

Chaput: 'God doesn't lose'

Columbus, Ohio, Mar 28, 2019 / 02:45 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Philadelphia told seminarians March 27 that Catholics are called to renew the Church through [...]

29
Mar
2019

Cardinal Sarah: God never abandons His Church

Vatican City, Mar 28, 2019 / 12:39 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Robert Sarah defended papal primacy and priestly celibacy, and called for unity among Catholics in the face of [...]

28
Mar
2019

New family leave bill will offer 'maximum flexibility,' legislators say

Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2019 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- Congressional lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow parents to access Social Security benefits early [...]

27
Mar
2019

US Secretary of State expands Mexico City Policy

Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2019 / 03:22 pm (CNA).- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday an expansion of the pro-life Mexico City Policy and the slashing [...]

27
Mar
2019

Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis to work with lay advisory board

St. Paul, Minn., Mar 27, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- The Archdiocese of of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is organizing a lay advisory board aimed at bringing input and [...]

26
Mar
2019

Pope Francis changes canon law for religious who desert the community

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis amended canon law Tuesday to create a new mechanism for dismissing a religious [...]

26
Mar
2019

Vintage-style procession photo a snapshot of renewal in Detroit, priest says

Detroit, Mich., Mar 25, 2019 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- Maybe it was the classic sunglasses, the skinny jeans or the flocculent mustache. Maybe it was the vintage-style [...]

25
Mar
2019

Pope Francis: Marriage and family have 'an essential mission'

Loreto, Italy, Mar 25, 2019 / 06:38 am (CNA).- On the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of family and marriage for [...]

25
Mar
2019

Pope Francis tells Catholics to not abuse God's mercy

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2019 / 07:09 am (CNA).- The mercy of God is not an invitation to "spiritual laziness," but requires a sincere and prompt [...]

22
Mar
2019

Catholic priest in Montreal stabbed during Mass

Montreal, Canada, Mar 22, 2019 / 09:38 am (CNA).- A Catholic priest in Montreal is in stable condition after being stabbed during [...]

22
Mar
2019

US Catholics' awareness of Christian persecution increasing

Nearly half of American Catholics say global persecution of Christians is "very severe," a 16 percent increase from a year ago, according to [...]

22
Mar
2019

How this classical Catholic school welcomes children with Down syndrome

Students with Down syndrome study Latin and logic alongside their classmates at Immaculata Classical Academy, a Catholic school in [...]

21
Mar
2019

Chaput to college students: Following God's will is the answer to our dark times

There's a scene in the middle of the Lord of the Rings, a fantasy series written by Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkien, where the quest to destroy [...]

21
Mar
2019

Catholic Charities to host day of reflection Saturday

Tom Parlin, director of the Parish Social Ministry Office of Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota, is offering a day of reflection on the life and dignity of [...]

20
Mar
2019

US bishops: Equality Act will hurt more than help

In a March 20 letter to members of the U.S. Senate, three bishops warned that while the proposed Equality Act purports to address issues of discrimination, it would actually [...]

20
Mar
2019

Amid continued Midwest flooding, Catholic groups step up to help

As devastating flood waters continue to rise in parts of the Midwest, Catholics are working to raise funds for both short-term aid and long-term rebuilding [...]

20
Mar
2019

Reorganization Update

A message from Bishop Quinn as to the current status of the reorganization, reaffirmed commitment to transparency, and ongoing efforts to protect our youth.

19
Mar
2019

Directors speak of 'spiritual warfare' while making pro-life film

The writers and co-directors of the upcoming film "Unplanned" have spoken of how they prepared for a "spiritual battle" to make the pro-life film in the hopes that [...]

19
Mar
2019

How the Big Easy celebrates St. Joseph

Catholic culture is everywhere in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is the city's defining celebration. The city's cathedral is one of its most well-known [...]

18
Mar
2019

Saint Mary's raises nearly $20,000 for Winona boy battling leukemia

Saint Mary's University has nearly reached its goal of raising $20,000 for this year's Taylor Richmond Benefit recipient Joseph Row of Winona. [...]

18
Mar
2019

Study shows cohabiting relationships to be less stable than marriage

A new study found that in 11 countries across the globe, cohabiting couples have more doubts about their relationship lasting and give less importance to their relationship than [...]

16
Mar
2019

Heartbeat Bills Gain State Momentum but Pro-Life Groups Divided on Their Efficacy

Heartbeat bills have been gaining momentum and stirring up controversy in state legislatures across the country. These measures would ban abortion after [...]

16
Mar
2019

On Lenten retreat, Pope Francis reflected on 'Gaudium et spes'

Pope Francis said Friday that he senses resistance to Gaudium et spes, a document the pope said he reflected much upon during [...]

15
Mar
2019

Catholic leaders speak out against 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Catholic leaders released a statement this week in disagreement with the United Statesâ?? expansion of a policy that restricts asylum seekers [...]

15
Mar
2019

What Catholic universities are doing to address the sex abuse crisis

Late last summer, as accusations of abuse against then-cardinal Theodore McCarrick surfaced, a grand jury report from Pennsylvania detailed [...]

14
Mar
2019

Cardinal Pell Trial Observer Calls Guilty Verdict 'Incomprehensible'

A witness to both of Cardinal George Pell's trials says the prefect emeritus of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy is a victim of 'trial by media' [...]

14
Mar
2019

Courage conference to focus on 'Courageous friendship'

A Catholic ministry announced Tuesday the theme for its upcoming conference for people who experience [...]

13
Mar
2019

What's next for Cardinal Pell?

On Wednesday, Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in prison following his conviction on five charges of [...]

13
Mar
2019

Colorado baker asks for true tolerance, and an end to the spotlight

A Colorado baker who became the focus of legal battles over religious freedom and same- [...]

12
Mar
2019

Catholic missionaries, aid workers among victims of Ethiopian plane crash

Pope Francis is offering prayers for the 157 people killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash Sunday, which include a priest, a religious sister, and four [...]

11
Mar
2019

Live in the 'Fast' Lane for Lent

When 9-year-old Peter put "play a board game" on the Guest family's "Countdown Chain," it gave the family [...]

10
Mar
2019

Pope Francis: Martyred seminarians provide a witness for priests, bishops

Pope Francis said Sunday that the nine Spanish seminarian martyrs beatified this weekend provide a witness [...]

08
Mar
2019

Pope Francis: Abuse revelations are purifying the Church

God is purifying his Church through the painful revelations of the abuse scandals, so do not be discouraged [...]

07
Mar
2019

Should fears about climate come before kids?

Catholic academics have said that concerns about climate change should not discourage millennials [...]

06
Mar
2019

Minnesota Catholics promote 'integral human ecology' at state lobbying event

At a time when, to many Catholics, politics in America seem at odds with faith and morals, Catholics in Minnesota gathered [...]

06
Mar
2019

Prayer for an End to Infanticide

The U.S. Senate recently failed to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act-legislation that prohibits [...]

05
Mar
2019

Analysis: The stakes of Pell's Vatican trial

The Vatican has announced that a canonical process against Cardinal George Pell will soon begin [...]

04
Mar
2019

Vatican to open WWII secret archives of Pope Pius XII

Pope Francis announced Monday that the Vatican will open its archives on the pontificate [...]

02
Mar
2019

Thousands of unaccompanied minors allege sexual abuse in government custody

Thousands of migrant children and teens have reported being sexually abused or harassed while in government custody [...]

01
Mar
2019

St. Katharine Drexel's tomb at Philadelphia cathedral named an archdiocesan shrine

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced that the recently constructed tomb of St. Katharine Drexel at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul has been declared [...]

28
Feb
2019

South Korean bishop weighs in on Trump-Kim summit

As U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet in Vietnam this week, a South Korean archbishop sees [...]

27
Feb
2019

After judicial setback, Iowa lawmakers pursue other pro-life goals

An Iowa Supreme Court decision declaring abortion to be a fundamental right bars the way to appeal a ruling against a pro-life bill [...]

27
Feb
2019

Cardinal DiNardo's statement at close of meeting on the Protection of Minors

Cardinal DiNardo issues statement at close of meeting on the protection of minors in the Church

26
Feb
2019

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Bill Fails to Beat Senate Filibuster

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act has failed to achieve the 60 votes necessary to invoke the ending of debate [...]