Archive for April 27, 2021


Catholic clerics among 12 arrested after bishop-elect shot in South Sudan

Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare was shot in both legs by two armed men. Read more

The Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, which will offer a diploma course in minor protection in 2016.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Rome’s Center for Child Protection to become Institute of Anthropology

The center was founded in 2012 to provide internet-based training to Catholics anywhere in the world Read more

Bishop Hilary Nanman Dachelem of Bauchi, Nigeria.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Catholic charity to give $9.5 million in aid to Africa’s persecuted Christians

“In no other region have so many priests, religious and church workers been murdered in the last three years.” Read more

The canonizations of St. John Paul and St. John XXIII in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2014.?w=200&h=150

Postulator: St. John Paul II remains a ‘prophetic voice’ seven years after canonization

“At the beginning of this process, Pope Benedict XVI gave me a clear instruction: work fast but work well.” Read more

Statue outside Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland, California?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Two parishes in the Sacramento diocese vandalized 

Two parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento suffered similar acts of vandalism in the past two weeks.  Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, pictured in Rome Feb. 24, 2019.?w=200&h=150

Cardinal Marx renounces honor from German president after abuse survivors’ criticism

Marx asked German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier not to bestow the Federal Cross of Merit on him. Read more


By Joe Bukuras

Catholic dioceses appeal to Supreme Court for protection against New York’s abortion coverage mandate

The dioceses of Albany and Ogdensburg and other Catholic and Christian ministries last week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. Credit: Sulfur via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)?w=200&h=150

Milwaukee archdiocese questions need for attorney general's review of clergy abuse

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee said on Tuesday that it is concerned that the Wisconsin attorney general’s planned review of  reports... Read more

The Cuban flag.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Church in Cuba announces activities for the Year of the Family

The Cuban Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Committee on the Family announced a three month period of activities to celebrate... Read more


White House: Biden ‘respectfully disagrees’ with bishops on fetal tissue research

The White House press secretary said on Tuesday that President Biden “respectfully disagrees” with Catholic bishops on federally-funded fetal tissue... Read more


New nuncio to Benin, Togo consecrated a bishop

The episcopal consecration of Archbishop Mark Miles, who was appointed apostolic nuncio to Benin and Togo earlier this year, was... Read more

St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield, Mass.?w=200&h=150

Alleged Massachusetts abuse victim requests outside judge in suit, citing diocese's influence

Lawyers for an alleged abuse victim in the Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts have asked the state’s chief justice to... Read more