Archive for May 13, 2021

Pope John Paul II collapses after being shot on May 13, 1981, in St. Peter’s Square.?w=200&h=150

‘I was in shock’: Polish cardinal recalls assassination attempt on St. John Paul II 40 years on

The Polish pope collapsed into the arms of Msgr. Dziwisz when he was struck by four bullets on May 13,... Read more

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça celebrates Mass at Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

Cardinal at Fatima shrine: World needs ‘spiritual restart’ after pandemic

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça was preaching on the May 13 feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Read more

Pavica Vojnović, who has led pro-life vigils in Pforzheim, southwest Germany.?w=200&h=150

Court hears pro-life challenge to German municipality’s prayer vigil ban

In 2019, the municipality in Pforzheim, southwest Germany, denied pro-lifers permission to hold vigils near a pre-abortion advisory center. Read more

Argentine President Alberto Fernández meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, May 13, 2021?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis meets Argentine president for first time since abortion legalization

Alberto Fernández championed a bill that legalized abortion up to the the 14th week of pregnancy. Read more


U.S. bishops pray for peace as Israel-Hamas conflict rages

The U.S. bishops’ conference offered prayers for peace in the Holy Land on Thursday, as conflict between Israel and Hamas... Read more

Cardinal George Pell at the annual Eucharistic procession at the Angelicum in Rome, May 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

Cardinal Pell leads Eucharistic procession in Rome

The former Vatican finance czar led the annual procession at the Angelicum on May 13, Read more

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By Andrea Gagliarducci

No shrine from China in the 'rosary marathon' against the pandemic

There was some hope that the Marian Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Sheshan, in the People's Republic of... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We took the family for granted’: Leaders grapple with Italy’s accelerating birth crisis

Pope Francis will attend a May 14 event on the country’s demographic decline. Read more

Ngu Quoc “Peter” Tran, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on May 11, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Metuchen seminarian killed in hit-and-run accident in New York City

A seminarian for the Diocese of Metuchen was killed Tuesday evening in a hit-and-run accident in Manhattan.  Read more

Sr. Ann Rose Nu Tawng begs police not to shoot protesters during Myanmar unrest?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Myanmar Catholic nun says Eucharistic adoration gave her strength to kneel before police

The image of Sr. Ann Rose Nu Tawng begging police not to attack protesters went viral. Read more

Jean II Restout's Pentecost (1732)?w=200&h=150

As Pentecost approaches, EWTN publishes Holy Spirit novena e-book

The feast of Pentecost falls May 23 this year, and the Eternal Word Global Catholic Network has made available an... Read more

Former Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

'You don’t negotiate with evil': Former ambassador hopes Vatican reconsiders deal with China

The former U.S. religious freedom ambassador hopes that a new report documenting abuses by the Chinese Communist Party will prompt... Read more


By Matt Hadro

Pelosi says she’s ‘pleased’ with Vatican letter to U.S. bishops on Communion

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday said she was “pleased” with the Vatican’s recent letter to U.S. bishops on... Read more


By Joe Bukuras

Catholic author says new book on tradition asks widely-ignored questions

A Catholic author says his new book on the “wisdom of tradition” is meant to be an antidote to a... Read more


Rhode Island statue of Jesus vandalized

A statue of Jesus was vandalized this past weekend at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Read more


As Catholic school district promotes Pride flag, Toronto archdiocese says cross the best symbol of inclusion

While the Toronto Catholic School District Board has voted to proclaim June as Pride Month and fly the rainbow LGBT... Read more

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By Giselle Vargas

Abortion activists want to eliminate Day of the Unborn Child in Argentine city

A recently adopted municipal measure to observe March 25 as the Day of the Unborn Child in Lomas de Zamora... Read more