Archive for April 21, 2021

A detail from Joseph with the Child and the Flowering Rod, by Alonso Miguel de Tovar (1678–1752). Public Domain.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

'Go to Joseph': What popes from Bl Pius IX to Francis have said about St Joseph

From Blessed Pius IX to Francis, popes have underlined the importance of devotion to St. Joseph. Read more

Pope Francis gives a general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis at the general audience: ‘We can all learn from the perseverance of the Russian pilgrim’

At this morning’s general audience, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to read the 19th-century Russian spiritual classic “The Way of a... Read more

The national flag of Egypt.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Coptic Orthodox Christian executed by ISIS affiliates in Egypt

In a video, 62-year-old Nabil Habashy Salama can be seen being killed by a gunshot Read more

The perpetual adoration chapel in Niepokalanów, Poland.?w=200&h=150

‘This is about freedom’: EWTN Poland’s director thanks Catholics for helping to unblock YouTube channel

The director of EWTN Poland has thanked Catholics worldwide for helping to persuade YouTube to unblock its channel Read more

The modern Bramante Staircase in the Vatican Museums, pictured Nov. 12, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

‘Secrets of the Vatican Museums’ video series brings art masterpieces to YouTube

The museums themselves remain closed to the public due to the pandemic Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis donates ventilators to Colombia after record number of COVID-19 deaths

More than 68,700 people have died from COVID-19 in Colombia since February 2020 Read more

Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Bo and Cardinal Sarah among speakers at Budapest International Eucharistic Congress

The International Eucharistic Congress will take place in the Hungarian capital Sept. 5-12. Read more

Cathedral of St. Mary, Fargo, North Dakota?w=200&h=150

Fargo diocese investigating vandalism outside cathedral

The Diocese of Fargo and the Fargo Police Department are investigating an incident of vandalism outside the cathedral last weekend. Read more


By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican dedicates May to global rosary ‘marathon’ for end of COVID-19

The month-long “prayer marathon” will involve 30 Catholic shrines worldwide Read more


'Cleanse our land': U.S. bishops call for prayer, action to end racism after Chauvin verdict

Bishops across the United States on Tuesday and Wednesday responded to the guilty verdict for former Minneapolis police officer Derek... Read more

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse, New York?w=200&h=150

Syracuse diocese to hold Mass for Healing amid nearly 400 sex abuse claims

The Diocese of Syracuse will hold a Mass for Healing on April 29 after nearly 400 sex abuse claims involving... Read more

Oct. 15, 2020: Demonstrators in Manhattan protest the treatment of Orthodox Jewish communities during COVID-19?w=200&h=150

Report: some countries used pandemic to target religious minorities

Some countries used the COVID-19 pandemic to target religious minorities last year, a federal commission revealed on Wednesday. Read more

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Australian diocese breaks with Sydney archbishop on gender fluidity ban

The Australian Diocese of Parramatta has split with other Catholic leaders in responding to a new bill that would ban... Read more

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Ontario Catholic dioceses adapt to new coronavirus lockdown measures

In response to new and stringent coronavirus lockdown orders in the province, several of the Catholic archdioceses of Ontario, Canada... Read more


By Walter Sanchez Silva

Young mothers respond after pro-life pregnancy center tagged in Colombia

The ProMujer pregnancy help center operated by the Moms 40 Coalition for Life Foundation in Bogota discovered April 16 it... Read more

Ambulances are seen outside the church premises with gathered people and security personnel following a blast at the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo on April 21, 2019.?w=200&h=150

Sri Lankan religious leaders condemn extremism two years after Easter bombing

Numerous religious leaders gathered in Sri Lanka to mark the second anniversary of the 2019 Easter Sunday suicide bombings and... Read more


By Joe Bukuras

Quebec court upholds much of law barring religious symbols for public employees

A Canadian court upheld this week part of a Quebec law that bans government employees from wearing religious symbols at... Read more