Archive for October 25, 2021

St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, mother church of the Archdiocese of Bangalore.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Indian Catholic archbishop criticizes Christian missionary survey plan

‘There is no good that will come out of it,’ said Archbishop Peter Machado. Read more

Economist Jeffrey Sachs.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis names Jeffrey Sachs to pontifical academy

Sachs has been a frequent visitor to the Vatican in recent years. Read more

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, in St. Peter’s Square, Oct. 10, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican cardinal visits Syria in 10th year of civil war

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri will spend eight days in the country. Read more

Blessed Sandra Sabattini.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

This new blessed spent her short life loving the poor and marginalized

The 22-year-old died when she was struck by a passing car in 1984. Read more

Protests in Granada, Nicaragua, April 29, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Church asks people to vote their conscience in Nicaraguan general election

The Nicaraguan bishops’ conference called Thursday on citizens to act freely and to vote according to their conscience as the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Patrick E. Kelly, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Oct. 25, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis meets Knights of Columbus leader at Vatican

Patrick E. Kelly took office on March 1. Read more

A mobile health clinic in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 25, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Mobile heart clinic provides free visits to poor in St. Peter’s Square

The rate of heart attacks tripled in Italy in 2020 compared to the previous year. Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chair of the USCCB religious liberty committee?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

US bishops warn against ‘extreme’ abortion provisions in budget bills

Spending bills introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion,... Read more

Angela Wu Howard, a legal scholar with Becket, a nonprofit organization that focuses on religious liberty issues.?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

Abortion is failing women: An interview with Angela Wu Howard

Legal scholar Angela Wu Howard is one of the signers of an amicus brief in the Dobbs abortion case that... Read more

The beatification Mass of Fr. Juan Elías Medina and 126 companions in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba in Córdoba, Spain, Oct. 16, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Blanca Ruiz

Beatification of 127 Spanish Civil War martyrs in Córdoba shows 'profound spiritual wealth'

Fr. Juan Elías Medina and 126 companions, who were martyred during the Spanish Civil War, were beatified this month in... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury preaches at St. Columba's Church in Chester, Feb. 15, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Pro-life advocates mustn't lose hope and joy amid struggles, English bishop says

There will be many pro-life battles this century, but foes of abortion, assisted suicide, and other crimes against human life... Read more