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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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

A Church for the poor requires religious freedom

To bring the Gospel to all men and women, not to just the wealthy or intellectuals, Christianity must be incarnated in every aspect of civilization, including...

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]