Archive for April 12, 2021

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican summit on 'theology of the priesthood' will look at questions raised in recent synods

Cardinal Marc Ouellet announced Monday that the Vatican will host a theological symposium on the priesthood that will touch on... Read more

Police officer on duty at St Peter's square in Vatican City.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Italian judge issues arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, who brokered Vatican property deal

An Italian magistrate has issued an arrest warrant for Gianluigi Torzi, a broker who is under investigation due to his... Read more


Missing El Paso priest found safe

A Catholic priest of the diocese of El Paso who went missing last week has been found safe.  Read more

DS Andy Wadey of the Metropolitan Police addresses parishioners at Christ the King parish, Balham, south London, April 11, 2021. Credit: Mazur/ via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)?w=200&h=150

London police express regret over upset due to halting Good Friday service at Polish parish

The Archbishop of Southwark and representatives of the Metropolitan Police visited London's Christ the King Polish parish on Sunday, expressing... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.?w=200&h=150

Tabernacle, Eucharist desecrated in Mexican chapel

The Diocese of Querétaro, Mexico, reported that Holy Family Chapel in Saint Sebastian Parish was robbed last week, its tabernacle... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court building?w=200&h=150

California’s limit on home religious gatherings too strict, US Supreme Court says

California’s coronavirus restrictions on home-based religious gatherings like Bible studies, worship and prayer meetings were more strict than the constitution... Read more

The Indiana capitol.?w=200&h=150

Indiana bill would make religious services 'essential' during declared emergencies

The Indiana legislature on Thursday sent a bill to the governor which would classify religious services as essential during declared... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption - Cap-Haitien, Haiti?w=200&h=150

Haitian bishops condemn kidnappings of Catholic priests, nuns

Seven priests and nuns were kidnapped in Haiti on Sunday, and are being held for ransom. Read more

People wait outside a distribution point to receive aid rations in Oromia Region, Ethiopia, in February 2018?w=200&h=150

Catholic aid group praises Biden’s proposed boost to foreign assistance

A Catholic aid agency is praising President Biden’s 2022 fiscal year budget request for its focus on fighting poverty. Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone speaks at the San Francisco for Unity prayer service against racism.?w=200&h=150

Archbishop Cordileone calls for ‘inoculation against racism’

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco last week condemned violence against Asian people in the United States, drawing comparisons between... Read more

A protester argues with a Minnesota State Patrol outside the Brooklyn Center Police Station after a police officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minn., April 12, 2021. Credit: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images.?w=200&h=150

St Paul-Minneapolis archbishop prays for peace, caution after Daunte Wright shooting

On Monday, Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis prayed for all parties involved in the police shooting of... Read more

The Portiuncula Chapel on the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville.?w=200&h=150

Priest who served at Franciscan University of Steubenville indicted on rape allegations

A Franciscan priest who once worked in campus ministry at Franciscan University of Steubenville has been indicted in Ohio for... Read more

Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

After school shooting, Knoxville bishop asks for 'positive solutions' to gun violence

Bishop Richard Stika of the Diocese of Knoxville demanded “positive solutions” to gun violence after a fatal shooting at an... Read more