Archive for October 7, 2021

St. Bartolo Longo?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

How a sworn Satanist became the apostle of the Rosary

The Marian shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompeii (Italy) was founded by a former Satanist "priest" now... Read more

Blessed Emilia Fernandez?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

This pregnant woman who died in a prison in Spain, became a Martyr of the Rosary

A pregnant woman who found her faith in a Spanish prison during the Civil War (1936-1939) refused to give up... Read more

The niece of Lucia Santos, Maria Dos Anjos Rua, praying the rosary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, Portugal on April 6, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Alejandro Bermudez

Our Lady of Victory and why October is the month of the Rosary

October is designated by the Catholic Church as the "Month of the Rosary" because in this month the Church celebrates... Read more

An original manuscript from the Vatican Apostolic Library.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

A 1,200-year-old Vatican Library manuscript is on display at Dubai Expo

The Dubai Expo is the first world’s fair to be held in the Middle East Read more

Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis, and UNESCO’s Audrey Azoulay at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, Oct. 7, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis launches ecology degree course at pontifical university

The course was created with the Ecumenical Patriarch’s cooperation. Read more

A stained-glass window by Lucien Bégule depicting St. Irenaeus at the Church of St, Irenaeus in Lyon, France.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to declare St. Irenaeus a Doctor of the Church with title ‘Doctor of Unity’

St. Irenaeus is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox Christians. Read more


By Matt Hadro

Pro-life leaders slam decision to halt Texas’ ‘heartbeat’ law

Pro-life leaders on Wednesday responded to a federal judge blocking Texas’ pro-life “heartbeat” law, just more than one month after... Read more

Pope Francis attends the concluding ceremony of the Prayer for Peace Meeting organized by the Sant’Egidio Community at Rome’s Colosseum, Oct. 7, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: All religious traditions must resist ‘temptation to fundamentalism’

He was speaking at an interreligious gathering in front of the Colosseum. Read more

Mitchell Rozanski, then-Bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts and current Archbishop of St. Louis, in St. Peter's Basilica, Nov. 7, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Missouri bishops condemn execution of Ernest Johnson

The four bishops of Missouri released a joint statement on Wednesday evening condemning the state’s execution of Ernest Lee Johnson,... Read more

Seminarians from the North American College in Rome, Italy pray the rosary in St. Peter's Square for Pope Francis on March 13, 2016.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

National rosary rally to take place in nation’s capital

A “National Rosary Rally” in Washington D.C. on Oct. 10 will cap a 54 day rosary novena for the “protection... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

California rolls back assisted suicide safeguards

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 380, a law that loosens several safeguarding requirements surrounding assisted suicide.... Read more

Fr. Luis Urriza, O.S.A., at a celebration of his gaining American citizenship in August 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Olivera

Longtime Texas pastor asked to return home to Spain, after celebrating 100th birthday

A centenarian priest in Texas has been recalled to his religious community in Spain, to the dismay of his longtime... Read more

The 2019 USCCB fall general assembly?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

US bishops to elect several new committee heads at November meeting

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the slate of candidates for five committee chair positions to be filled... Read more

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

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Colombian bishop implores ill woman to not be euthanized

The head of the Colombian bishops’ Commission for the Promotion and Defense of Life on Wednesday addressed a video message... Read more