Archive for October 6, 2021

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 6, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: True freedom flows from the Cross of Christ

The pope was speaking at his weekly general audience. Read more

Pope Francis prays with French bishops before his general audience, Oct. 6, 2021, in the wake of a devastating abuse report.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

‘This is a moment of shame’: Pope Francis expresses sorrow at French abuse report

The report estimated that 216,000 children were abused by priests and religious over 70 years. Read more


By Matt Hadro

Missouri executes inmate after Holy See appealed for clemency

Missouri on Tuesday evening executed Ernest Johnson, 61, an inmate convicted of murdering three people in the 1990s, after the... Read more

The first hearing of the abuse trial takes place at the Vatican court Oct. 14, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican abuse trial: Court clears former altar boy and ex-youth seminary rector of crimes

The Vatican tribunal ruling came at the end of a year-long trial. Read more

A finance trial involving 10 defendants opens at the Vatican on July 27, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican finance trial: Judges order prosecutors to re-do interrogations, hand over evidence

The 10 defendants include Cardinal Angelo Becciu. Read more

Credit: Seasontime/Shutterstock.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Federal government issues guidance on COVID-19 vaccine religious exemptions

New guidance on issuing COVID-19 vaccine religious exemptions for federal employees insufficiently treats the matter of conscience, one Catholic bioethicist... Read more

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy Oct. 4, 2016. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis creates new Vatican foundation for Catholic hospitals facing financial difficulties

The foundation for Catholic healthcare will support institutions worldwide. Read more

Afghan refugees are being processed inside Hangar 5 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Sept. 8, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Alejandro Bermudez

Why stories of rescued Afghan Christians cannot be told

The stories of Afghan rescues are compelling human dramas, filled with miraculous saves, life-threatening dangers, and heroic choices on the... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Rodi of Mobile?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Mobile archbishop tests positive for COVID-19, reminds public to get vaccinated

Archbishop Thomas Rodi of Mobile has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in quarantine, the Archdiocese of Mobile announced on... Read more

The Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan in Zapopan, Mexico.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

100 clerics will make bicycle pilgrimage to honor Our Lady in Mexico

A bicycle pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan will be made this week by 100 clerics, the... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Jersey health minister will vote against legalizing assisted suicide

The health minister of the British channel island of Jersey has expressed opposition to the legalization of assisted suicide, and... Read more


By Giselle Vargas

Pro-life doctors warn against Chilean bill to permit elective abortion 

A group of pro-life Chilean doctors on Monday published a video meant to disprove the falsehoods that arise in the... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Indigenous 'expert' who advised book burnings at Catholic schools in Canada draws scrutiny

A Catholic school district in Canada that decided to burn 30 library books about indigenous people and remove some 4,700... Read more


By Christine Rousselle

Assisted suicide undermines medicine, targets the vulnerable, panel warns

Assisted suicide undermines the practice of medicine and endangers persons with disabilities, a panel of experts argued in an online... Read more

Marchers walk along with an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe during a pro-life Eucharistic Procession Oct. 2, 2021 in Denver.?w=200&h=150

By Alejandro Bermudez

Denver pro-life Eucharistic procession circles state's largest abortion clinic

The Oct. 2 procession, part of the 40 Days for Life movement, began in the garden of the pro-life clinic... Read more