Archive for October 1, 2021

St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Learn from St Joseph’s respect for life, archbishop says

St. Joseph’s ‘faithful trust and courage” provide a powerful pro-life witness, a US bishop has said, marking the start of... Read more

Cardinal Alexandre José Maria dos Santos (1924-2021).?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

First Mozambique-born cardinal dies at age of 97

He is remembered for promoting peace amid Mozambique’s bloody civil war. Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory ordains deacons from Rome’s North American College in St. Peter’s Basilica, Sept. 30, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Gregory urges North American College’s new deacons to have ‘heart for charity’

The ordination Mass was celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

Ratzinger Prize winners Ludger Schwienhorst-Schönberger, left, and Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Old Testament expert and philosopher from Germany win 2021 Ratzinger Prize

Pope Francis will present the award on Nov. 13. Read more

Thomas Sternberg and Bishop Georg Bätzing at the Synodal Way’s second Synodal Assembly in Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 30, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

‘Synodal Way’ members back proposal promoting evangelization after voting mix-up

Organizers initially said that the motion was rejected. Read more


By Joe Bukuras

Catholic school students ask court permanently to bar Vermont from excluding them from tuition program

A religious freedom law firm has filed a motion in federal court asking a judge to make permanent a preliminary... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols at the Red Mass at Westminster Cathedral, London, England, Oct. 1, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Luke Coppen

‘I fully understand Heidi’s cry’: Cardinal praises UK Down syndrome abortion law challenge at Red Mass

The High Court rejected the landmark challenge on Sept. 23. Read more

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs a FY 2022 state budget in Lansing, Mich., Sept. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Michigan governor vetoes funding for abortion alternatives

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday line-item vetoed about $16 million worth of funding for alternatives to abortion, drawing consternation... Read more

Theodore McCarrick outside Dedham District Court, Friday, Sept. 4, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Judge: Newark archdiocese can be held liable for McCarrick's misconduct

A New Jersey federal judge ruled this week that the Archdiocese of Newark can be held financially responsible for the... Read more


By Jose Torres, Jr.

Filipino Catholics launch movement for ‘righteous elections’

Faith-based and civil society groups in the Philippines have launched a movement that aims to work for “clean, accurate, responsible... Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin. Credit: Northern Ireland Office (CC BY 2.0).?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Apologizing 'unreservedly' to sex abuse victims, N Ireland diocese launches compensation fund

In hopes of supporting dozens of victims of sex abuse by Catholic clergy and other representatives, the Diocese of Dromore... Read more

Terrisa Bukovinac speaks at a rally launching the The Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising in Washington, D.C., Oct. 1, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Progressive pro-life group holds first rally outside US Supreme Court

A new pro-life organization aimed at mobilizing progressives and those on the political left launched Friday at a rally outside... Read more