Archive for March 16, 2021

The hand of the statue of St. Peter in St. Peter’s Square, pictured Feb. 28, 2013.?w=200&h=150

Synods, doctrine, and changing the Catechism: an interview with Stephan Kampowski

What should we make of recent calls for changes to the Catechism of the Catholic Church? Stephan Kampowski assesses the... Read more

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By Courtney Mares

How a forgotten nun’s visions shed ‘new light’ on the life of St. Joseph

Why a little-known book by an 18th-century visionary could be inspiring reading for the Year of St. Joseph Read more

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Professor: With new president, JPII Institute should be renamed ‘Amoris Laetitia Institute’

A French professor has suggested that under its new president, the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis designates Lateran Palace a museum and cultural site

Pope Francis on Tuesday said the Lateran Palace, the former centuries-long papal residence located in southeast Rome, should now be... Read more

Thomas Sternberg, president of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), speaks at a ‘Synodal Way’ press conference.?w=200&h=150

Catholics and Protestants in Germany announce intercommunion move despite Vatican objections

Catholics and Protestants in Germany have announced that they will press ahead with intercommunion at an event in May despite... Read more

Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, pictured Dec. 18, 2017?w=200&h=150

Portugal’s Catholic bishops welcome presidential veto of euthanasia bill

Portugal’s Catholic bishops applaud President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa’s decision to veto a bill legalizing euthanasia Read more

Pope Francis addresses participants in the plenary assembly of the Congregation for Divine Worship in the auletta of the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Feb. 14, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Visitation at Vatican’s liturgy office before Cardinal Sarah’s successor announced

An Italian bishop is carrying out a visitation at the Vatican’s liturgy office less than a month after Cardinal Robert... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Questions continue over decree ending private Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica

After the Vatican Secretariat of State issued a decree on March 12 banning the practice of private Masses in the... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Teen girl killed in stabbing at Canadian Catholic high school

A 17-year-old girl is dead following a stabbing at a Catholic high school near Edmonton Monday morning. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Arlington diocese seeks 150 new teachers as Catholic school wait list grows

Catholic schools in Virginia’s Diocese of Arlington are open for in-person instruction, and finding demand to be so high that... Read more

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By Matt Hadro

Vaccine hoarding, or pandemic prudence? The ethics of holding onto not-yet-approved vaccines

As the Biden administration refuses to send unused doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to other countries, ethicists discussed Catholic... Read more

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Achel no longer a Trappist beer, after last monks depart abbey

After the last monks left Achel Abbey earlier this year, the beers produced at Achel Brewery no longer bear the... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

Knights of Columbus remove satanic graffiti from outside D.C. church

A D.C. Knights of Columbus chapter removed satanic graffiti from outside a parish on Capitol Hill this past Saturday.   Read more

Joseph M. Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League. Credit: Pro-Life Action League.?w=200&h=150

EWTN to premiere documentary on pro-life icon Joe Scheidler

A Catholic, non-profit law firm has released a documentary highlighting the influence of pro-life leader Joe Scheidler and his journey... Read more


Poll: most Illinois voters want parental notification for abortion, but lawmakers seek repeal

Some Illinois lawmakers want to repeal a law requiring abortion providers to notify parents of a minor who seeks an... Read more