Archive for November 19, 2021

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Nov. 17, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Is Pope Francis’ pragmatic approach creating a crisis for canon law?

A new book claims that the Church’s legal framework is being thrown into confusion. Read more

Fr. Marcin Iżycki, director of Caritas Poland, speaks during a press conference on the Belarus border crisis.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Caritas Poland leader: We’ll help those in need for as long as Belarus border crisis lasts

The Catholic Church in Belarus is also aiding migrants at the border. Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in an international conference on eradicating child labor at the Vatican's Consistory Hall, Nov. 19, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: Persistence of child labor is ‘shocking and disturbing’

Around 150 million children are forced to work worldwide. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Swedish Academy at the Vatican's Hall of Popes, Nov. 19, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis to Swedish Academy: Social media promotes monologue instead of dialogue

The Academy awards the annual Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more

Irme Stetter-Karp, the new president of the Central Committee of German Catholics.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Influential German Catholic lay group elects new leader

Irme Stetter-Karp succeeds the high-profile Thomas Sternberg. Read more

A post-plenary press conference at the London headquarters of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Nov. 19, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

English and Welsh bishops urge Catholics to renew commitment to Sunday Mass

But they acknowledged that the pandemic still posed obstacles to regular church attendance. Read more

Vandalism on a door of the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo., Oct. 10, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Denver archbishop, writing in Washington Post, decries vandalism of Catholic property

Incidents include graffiti sprayed on church walls, Catholic statues beheaded or smashed, gravestones desecrated with swastikas, and arson. Read more


By Christine Rousselle,Joe Bukuras,Shannon Mullen

House passes Build Back Better; bishops raise religious liberty, abortion objections

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the Build Back Better Act Nov. 19, voting 220-213 to approve nearly $2... Read more

Kyle Rittenhouse waits for the jury to enter the room to continue testifying during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 10, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three demonstrators, killing two of them, during a night of unrest that erupted in Kenosha after a police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back while being arrested in August 2020. Rittenhouse, from Antioch, Illinois, was 17 at the time of the shooting and armed with an assault rifle. He faces counts of felony homicide and felony attempted homicide.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Pray for and promote peace, Milwaukee archbishop says after Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee is encouraging people to pray for and promote peace following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse... Read more

The Catholic University of America, June 1, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Catholic University says it wasn't aware student health plan covered abortion

The Catholic University of America has acknowledged that its student health care plan has included coverage for certain abortion services... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral in the Diocese of Charlotte.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Lawsuit alleges Jesuit priest committed sex abuse in North Carolina in the 1990s

A new lawsuit alleges that a long-serving Jesuit priest sexually abused a boy at a Catholic school in Charlotte, North... Read more