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Archive for March 19, 2021

St. Joseph Altar on the Feast of St. Joseph. Courtesy photo, Archdiocese of New Orleans.?w=200&h=150

By Perry West

How the Big Easy celebrates St. Joseph

Catholic culture is everywhere in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is the city’s defining celebration. The city’s cathedral is one of... Read more

Fr. Harrison Egwuenu, who was kidnapped Monday, March 15, 2021, in Nigeria’s Warri diocese.?w=200&h=150

Catholic diocese in Nigeria urges prayers for ‘speedy release’ of kidnapped priest

A Catholic diocese in Nigeria has appealed for prayers for the “speedy release” of a priest abducted on Monday. Read more

The National Shrine of St. Joseph in Kalisz, central Poland?w=200&h=150

Poland to be entrusted to St. Joseph in October

Poland’s Catholic bishops will entrust the country to St. Joseph on Oct. 7. Read more

The official logo of the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”?w=200&h=150

Amoris Laetitia Family Year: A CNA Explainer

The Amoris Laetitia Family Year begins today. But what exactly is it? Here’s what you need to know. Read more

The official logo of the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”?w=200&h=150

Amoris Laetitia Family Year: A CNA Explainer

The Amoris Laetitia Family Year begins today. But what exactly is it? Here’s what you need to know. Read more

The official logo of the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Amoris Laetitia Family Year: A CNA Explainer

The Amoris Laetitia Family Year begins today. But what exactly is it? Here’s what you need to know. Read more

A lifesize statue of Blessed Carlo Acutis created by Matteo and Daniela Perathoner?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis blesses Carlo Acutis statue for orphanage in Egypt

Pope Francis has blessed a statue of Carlo Acutis, the first millennial to be beatified, which will be sent to... Read more

A lifesize statue of Blessed Carlo Acutis created by Matteo and Daniela Perathoner?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis blesses Carlo Acutis statue for orphanage in Egypt

Pope Francis has blessed a statue of Carlo Acutis, the first millennial to be beatified, which will be sent to... Read more

A pro-life poster campaign in Poland organized by the Our Children Foundation?w=200&h=150

Catholics in Poland launch week of prayer for protection of life on St. Joseph’s feast day

Catholics in Poland have launched a week of prayer for the protection of life on the feast of St. Joseph. Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis prays St. Joseph will help young adults find their vocations

Pope Francis has said that St. Joseph is a model for all vocations and he prays the saint will help... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Amoris laetitia year: Pope Francis says Church must defend the family

Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to support and defend families by making an effort to be close to them in... Read more

Polish windsurfing star Zofia Klepacka?w=200&h=150

Polish windsurfing star: I convinced a woman not to have an abortion

A Polish windsurfing star has described how she convinced a woman not to have an abortion, saying that “if we... Read more

The Knock Shrine. Public domain.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis: Our Lady of Knock brings a message of hope

Pope Francis said that Our Lady of Knock exemplifies the importance of prayer and hope as he officially designated Knock... Read more

Fr. Kevin O'Brien at a 2014 event at Georgetown University.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Priest who celebrated Biden’s inaugural Mass under investigation

A Jesuit priest who celebrated Joe Biden’s inaugural Mass in January is under investigation for alleged inappropriate behavior, according to... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley prays at installation Mass outside of Risen Christ Cathedral in Lincoln, Nebraska on Nov. 20, 2012 /?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Bishop Conley: St. Joseph helped me through depression, quarantine

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska opened up in a March 19 letter about how in the midst of a... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

In new interview, Archbishop Chaput opens up about new book, cultural challenges, Biden administration

Archbishop Charles Chaput, who retired as Archbishop of Philadelphia last year, has released a new book taking a look at... Read more

Qumran caves near the Dead Sea. Credit: Tamarah via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 2.5)?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Discovery of biblical scrolls shows importance of Greek Old Testament, scholar says

Israeli archaeologists announced this week the discovery of several new sets of Dead Sea Scrolls— ancient fragments of biblical text... Read more

Demonstrators protest Trump rescinding DACA, Berkeley, CA Sept. 5, 2017 Credit: Shiela Fitzgerald/Shutterstock?w=200&h=150

U.S. bishops urge passage of immigration reform bills

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday praised the House of Representatives for passing two immigration reform bills, and urged the... Read more

Children in the diocese of Maroua-Mokolo, Cameroon, which faces threats from Boko Haram. ?w=200&h=150

Survey: Catholics in US more aware of Christian persecution, but blind spots linger

Catholics in the US are showing more awareness of the problems of Christian persecution worldwide, the pastoral charity Aid to... Read more

Sr. Annelvira Ossoli, Sr. Vitarosa Zorza, and Sr. Danielangela Sorti, whose heroic virtues were recognized March 18, 2021. Credit: Congregation for the Causes of Saints. ?w=200&h=150

Sainthood causes of three more religious sisters who died in Ebola outbreak advance

Among the seven clerics and religious whose heroic virtues were recognized by the Vatican on Thursday are three Italian religious... Read more

Planned Parenthood clinic in Newton, NJ    Credit: Glynnis Jones?w=200&h=150

Biden administration moves to resume Title X funding of pro-abortion groups

The Biden administration is expected to allow abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, to once again receive federal family planning funding... Read more

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By Matt Hadro

Cardinals uphold Vatican statement on same-sex unions

Two cardinals on Thursday upheld the Vatican’s recent statement that the Church cannot bless same-sex unions.  Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles preaches during a Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, March 19, 2021. Credit: Isabel Cacho.?w=200&h=150

Archbishop Gomez calls on Catholics to trust in St Joseph

On the feast of St. Joseph, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles encouraged Catholics to reflect on the simple, yet... Read more