Archive for October 18, 2021

Belfairs Methodist Church, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Journalists astounded Catholic priest denied opportunity to give last rites to dying MP

Two journalists express astonishment that a Catholic priest was denied the opportunity to give last rites to British lawmaker Sir... Read more

Bishop Andrew Cozzens.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis names USCCB evangelization chair as new bishop of Crookston diocese

Bishop Andrew Cozzens succeeds Bishop Michael Hoeppner, who resigned in April. Read more

Pope Francis greets members of the Biomedical University Foundation of the Biomedical Campus University, at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Oct. 18, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Catholic healthcare is called to bear witness to human dignity

He was speaking on the feast of the patron saint of doctors. Read more

Cardinal Jose Advincula (right) during the his installation as new prelate of the Archdiocese of Manila on June 24, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Asian Church leaders vow to listen to faithful as synodal process starts  

Church leaders across Asia vowed to listen to the faithful as the diocesan phase of the Synod on Synodality started... Read more

Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican bishop of Rochester, England.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Ex-Anglican bishop: As a Catholic, I want to help the persecuted abroad and marginalized Christians at home

Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali described his reception into the Catholic Church as a ‘bittersweet moment.’ Read more

Pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators at the Supreme Court.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

US Justice Department asks Supreme Court to block Texas heartbeat abortion law

The US Department of Justice on Monday asked the Supreme Court to block a Texas pro-life law, in effect since... Read more

Official portrait of Sir David Amess.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic colleagues pay tribute to slain British lawmaker Sir David Amess

David Alton said: ‘His faith was in his DNA and animated his belief in public service.’ Read more


By Matt Hadro

How the Chinese Communist Party sees organized religion

The Chinese Communist Party is targeting organized religion as a threat – even seeking to “change” or “transform” it into... Read more

Toledo Cathedral in Toledo, Spain.?w=200&h=150

By Blanca Ruiz

Toledo archbishop asks forgiveness for 'negligence' after filming of music video in cathedral

Archbishop Francisco Cerro Chaves of Toledo carried out a penitential act Sunday at the city’s cathedral, after the filming of... Read more

St. Jose Sanchez del Rio banner in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 16, 2016.?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

St José Sánchez del Río's witness highlighted at Mexican Martyrs Shrine statue dedication

At the dedication of the statue of Saint José Sánchez del Río at Guadalajara’s Martyrs Shrine, the city’s archbishop highlighted... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

​​Bible, Quran apps removed from Apple app store for China, legal pressure cited

Under pressure from Chinese law, a digital Bible company has removed its app from Apple’s app store offerings in China... Read more

Aug. 17 rally in support of the Hyde amendment in Raleigh, North Carolina?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Senate committee proposes rollback of pro-life policies

A Senate committee introduced nine budget bills on Monday that would roll back several pro-life provisions, allowing for domestic funding... Read more