Archive for October 13, 2021

Our Lady of Fatima.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Fatima visionary predicted 'final battle' would be over marriage, family

Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But... Read more

Lucia dos Santos. Public Domain.?w=200&h=150

By Elise Harris

What was Sr. Lucia's advice after Fatima visions? Pray. Everyday.

The niece of Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia dos Santos said her aunt was a normal person like everyone else, but... Read more

Crowds looking at the Miracle of the Sun, occurring during the Our Lady of Fatima apparitions.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

10 things you need to know about how Fatima's 'Miracle of the sun' ended an Atheist regime

October 13, 1917 marked the last Marian apparition in Fatima, and the day in which thousands of people bore witness... Read more

Pope John Paul I in an undated file photo.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

John Paul I, ‘the smiling pope,’ to be beatified after miracle approved by Pope Francis

‘The smiling pope’ died unexpectedly after just 33 days in office. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: The Gospel opens every culture to greater freedom in Christ

He was speaking at his weekly general audience. Read more

Mother María Berenice receives the Eucharist during a period of illness.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis approves beatification of Colombian sister filled with ‘ardent apostolic zeal’

Mother María Berenice died in 1993 at the age of 94. Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese of the Military Services outside the meeting hall during the 2019 USCCB General Assembly, June 12, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Archbishop Broglio: COVID-19 vaccines morally permissible, but troops may conscientiously object

Service members should not be forced to receive a COVID-19 vaccine against their conscience, the archbishop of the U.S. military... Read more

Mass in the chapel of a seminary in Poznań, western Poland, Sept. 15, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Number of new Catholic seminarians in Poland falls by nearly 20% year on year

In 2021, 356 seminarians began their studies. Read more

Pope John Paul I in an undated file photo.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

This is the miracle that paved the way for John Paul I’s beatification

Pope Francis has officially recognized the miracle, which took place in his homeland. Read more

Participants in the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education's Catholic Educator Formation and Credential Program at the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Denver.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

For Catholic school teachers, new credential program promises formation in faith and reason

Catholic schools’ unique goals and qualities are the focus of a new program that aims to provide teachers with the... Read more

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Biden administration pushes death sentence for Boston bomber at Supreme Court  

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday, Oct. 13 concerning whether or not to reinstate a federal death sentence for... Read more

Legatus 2020 Bowie Kuhn Award for Evangelization recipient Mario Costabile (left), with Thomas Monaghan (right), Legatus founder and CEO?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Catholic businessman receives Legatus evangelization award

The organization of Catholic business leaders Legatus International has awarded Catholic producer Mario Costabile with its 2020 Bowie Kuhn Award... Read more


By Fr. Gerald Murray

Analysis: The Church in France must uphold the confessional seal

The French bishops’ conference has seemingly tried to walk back the straightforward comments of the Bishop of Reims, who recently... Read more

The three seminarians (C) who were released Oct. 13, 2021 by their captors, between Fr. Emmanuel Faweh Kazah, rector of the St Albert Institute, and Fr Jonah Yabanad Stephen, rector of Christ the King Major Seminary.?w=200&h=150

By Jude Atemanke

Abducted Nigerian seminarians released

The three seminarians who were abducted Monday night from their seminary in Nigeria's Kaduna state have been released, the chancellor... Read more

Lynn Fitch, the Mississippi Attorney General.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Supreme Court must return abortion debate to voters and legislatures, says Mississippi brief

The Supreme Court’s precedents on legal abortion are so tangled and misguided that abortion law should be returned to the... Read more