Archive for November 18, 2021

Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, one of the venues for the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress.?w=200&h=150

By Shannon Mullen

Why was Indy chosen for the Eucharistic Congress? The archbishop explains

Half of America lives within a day’s drive of Indianapolis. The U.S. bishops hope up to 100,000 of those people... Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, meets Pope Francis, Nov. 11, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Major archbishop thanks Pope Francis for support as Ukraine faces multiple crises

The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said the country faced rising poverty. Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, sends a video message to the U.S. bishops, Nov. 18, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Synod’s chief organizer to US bishops: Don’t be afraid to tell us frankly what you hear

Cardinal Mario Grech sent a 14-minute video message to the USCCB Fall General Assembly. Read more

Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master, pictured on Feb. 18, 2013, at the order’s headquarters in Rome.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master to be buried in Maltese cathedral’s crypt

The funeral will be held on Dec. 3 at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 28, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Sarah calls Catholic priests to spiritual renewal in new book

‘If priests, if society look to God, then I think things will change,’ he said. Read more

The flag of Nigeria on a military uniform.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Religious freedom advocates ‘appalled’ as State Department removes Nigeria from watch list

Rights groups have documented thousands of killings of Nigerian Christians. Read more


By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholic Church in Italy holds 1st national day of prayer for abuse victims

Milan archdiocese marked the day with Eucharistic adoration and Mass. Read more

Eucharistic procession the evening of Nov. 18, 2021 on the campus of the University of South Alabama.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Alabama college students to host school’s first Eucharistic procession

The Catholic student center at the University of South Alabama in Mobile is set to host the school’s first ever... Read more

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley preaching during Mass in the cathedral in 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Oklahoma governor's clemency of Julius Jones took 'tremendous courage,' Archbishop Coakley says

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City praised Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) for his “tremendous courage” in granting convicted murderer Julius... Read more

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has decided to change the name of the process by which individuals enter the Catholic Church.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Forget RCIA, meet OCIA: U.S. bishops approve big name change

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, or RCIA, as it has been more commonly referred to, will have its... Read more

Williams Memorial Chapel at the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri.?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

Christian college argues against co-ed housing requirement in appellate court

Attorneys representing a Christian college in Missouri delivered oral arguments Nov. 17 in federal court, seeking to preserve the school’s... Read more


By Katie Yoder

Leading pro-life bishops: Catholic Church must be prepared if Roe overturned

The Catholic Church must be prepared to act if Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide,... Read more

Barronelle Stutzman, a Christian and florist from Washington state who was sued after declining to create flower arrangements for a same-sex marriage.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Washington florist who declined to serve same-sex wedding will pay settlement, retire

A Christian florist who was sued after declining to create flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding ceremony and subsequently spent... Read more