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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]