Archive for December 1, 2021

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., pictured at the Vatican on Oct. 10, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

EU Catholic bishops lament ‘anti-religious bias’ in guide discouraging word ‘Christmas’

Cardinal Hollerich said that Christmas was part ‘of European reality.’ Read more


By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: St. Joseph shows engaged couples what real love looks like

‘We need to move from infatuation to mature love,’ the pope said. Read more

Vatican Archbishop Paul Gallagher in 2018.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Vatican archbishop ‘ultimately very optimistic’ about Catholic-Serbian Orthodox relations

Archbishop Paul Gallagher was speaking during a visit to Serbia. Read more

Groups gathered outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 1, ahead of oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Highlights from the Supreme Court's oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health

Activists from both sides of the abortion issue gathered on Wednesday morning outside of the Supreme Court. Read more

The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

How to listen to Supreme Court oral arguments in Dobbs abortion case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today, Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.... Read more

The dome of the Cathedral of St. Bavo in Haarlem, the Netherlands.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Dutch Catholic bishops cancel Christmas Midnight Masses due to COVID-19 pandemic

No Catholic Masses or other parish functions will be allowed to take place after 5 p.m. Read more

Pavica Vojnović, leader of the pro-life prayer vigils in Pforzheim, Germany.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pro-lifers win right to appeal ruling on German municipality’s prayer vigil ban

The challenge was spearheaded by a member of 40 Days for Life. Read more

Jean-Marc Sauvé speaks at the launch of the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church report in Paris, France, Oct. 5, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

French Catholic academy critiques landmark abuse report

The criticisms sparked resignations from the academy. Read more

Stuffed bears sit at a makeshift memorial outside of Oxford High School on December 01, 2021 in Oxford, Michigan. Yesterday, four students were killed and seven injured when a gunman opened fire on students at the school. A 15-year-old sophomore, believed to be the only gunman, is in custody,?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Detroit archbishop 'heartbroken' over Michigan school shooting

Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit said he was “heartbroken” on Tuesday after hearing of the “horrific tragedy” of school shooting... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, outgoing chair of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, presents pro-life initiative Walking with Moms in Need to the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, Nov. 17, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

US bishops respond to Supreme Court arguments in Dobbs v Jackson

Catholic leaders offered statements and prayers leading up to and following the oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson... Read more

Students from Liberty University pray in front of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization abortion case on Dec. 1, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Shannon Mullen

One 'core' issue may decide the Dobbs abortion case. Here's why

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 15-week state abortion ban Wednesday, a high-stakes test... Read more

Pro-life advocates demonstrate in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2021. - The justices weigh whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks and overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Notable moments from the Supreme Court arguments over Mississippi abortion law

Oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization have concluded. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about the constitutionality... Read more

Ultrasound of a baby in the womb.?w=200&h=150

By Alejandro Bermudez

Physician blasts Justice Sonia Sotomayor for 'dead brain people' comment about fetal pain

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor drew criticism from an accomplished physician for comments that appeared to draw a comparison... Read more

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

Pro-life leaders, legal experts speak out after Dobbs arguments at US Supreme Court

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, concerning Mississippi’s... Read more

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 13, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Dobbs v. Jackson: What did Roberts, Kavanaugh, and Barrett say?

As the wait begins for a decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion case, close attention will... Read more

Father Cayetano Giménez Martín, a martyr of the Spanish Civil War who will be beatified along with 15 companionions in Granada, Feb. 26, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Blanca Ruiz

Sixteen martyrs of the Spanish Civil War to be beatified in Granada

The beatification ceremony for sixteen martyrs of the Spanish Civil War will be held in February at the Granada Cathedral.  Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives at the Vatican to meet Pope Francis Oct. 29, 2021?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pro-life leaders react to President Joe Biden's statements about Dobbs abortion case

President Joe Biden reaffirmed his support of Roe v. Wade on Wednesday, in response to a question about the Dobbs... Read more