Archive for October 4, 2021


By Katie Yoder

Do women need abortion to succeed? Women legal scholars say no

In a legal brief in the pivotal Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court,... Read more

Book cover of "Behold the Handmaid of the Lord," by Marian theologian Father Edward Looney, published by Ave Maria Press.?w=200&h=150

By Alejandro Bermudez

Need more of Our Lady in your life? Then this personal retreat is for you

Marian theologian Father Edward Looney new book, "Behold the Handmaid of the Lord," masterfully summarizes the central teachings of St.... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Respect Life: Pope Francis’ 8 strongest statements against abortion

When it comes to abortion, Pope Francis has been a clear defender of the humanity of an unborn child. Read more

Pope Francis addresses participants in the meeting ‘Faith and Science: Towards COP26’ at the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction, Oct. 4, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis, faith leaders issue carbon emissions appeal ahead of UN climate change conference

They signed the message in the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction. Read more

The Court of Appeal is based at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Christian foster agency seeks to appeal to UK Supreme Court after ruling on recruitment policy for carers

The agency asks carers to “abstain from all sexual sins including ... homosexual behavior.” Read more

Cardinal (then Archbishop) Giovanni Angelo Becciu aboard the papal flight to Colombo, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

5 things to know about the Vatican finance trial involving Cardinal Becciu

The second hearing in the historic trial is set for October 5, 2021. Read more

Chilean Cardinal Jorge Medina Estévez (1926-2021).?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis mourns ‘self-sacrificing’ cardinal who announced Benedict XVI’s election

Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez died Oct. 3 at the age of 94. Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, delivers the homily for the 69th annual Red Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 3.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Vatican diplomat warns US leaders not to use God for selfish ends

A leading Vatican diplomat on Sunday exhorted U.S. government officials and justices to not use God for their own selfish... Read more


By Matt Hadro

Biden administration allows funding of abortion referrals, providers under new rule

The Biden administration will allow Planned Parenthood and other clinics providing abortions to once again receive federal family planning funds,... Read more

The March for Women and for Life in Mexico City, Oct. 3, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Hundreds of thousands attend march 'for women and for life' in Mexico City

More than 300,000 people participated in a march in favor of women and of life in Mexico City on Sunday,... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at a Vatican press conference, July 7, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Turkson talks Biden, Holy Communion on HBO

Cardinal Peter Turkson appeared to reject claims that President Joe Biden should be denied Holy Communion over his staunch pro-abortion... Read more