Archive for May 17, 2021

Fr. Stephen Chow, S.J.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appoints Fr. Stephen Chow as new bishop of Hong Kong

Chow, 61, has served as the provincial of the Jesuits’ Chinese Province since 2018. Read more


Supreme Court will consider Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a case involving a state 15-week abortion ban. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, on May 17, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis meets with Iran’s foreign minister, speaks to Turkish president about Palestinians

Iran's foreign minister said that he and the pope “exchanged views” on Palestine, interfaith dialogue, and U.S. sanctions on Iran. Read more

The toppled crucifix display at St. Athanasius?w=200&h=150

Crucifixion display vandalized at New York church

A crucifixion display at a church in the Brooklyn diocese was vandalized last week in what is being investigated as... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco?w=200&h=150

Pelosi's archbishop hopes for ‘progress’ in dialogue on ‘most serious matter’ of her abortion support

The Archbishop of San Francisco on Monday responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who said last week she was... Read more


After Supreme Court takes up abortion case, White House signals support for Roe v. Wade

The White House on Monday made statements in favor of legal abortion and the Equality Act. Read more

Theodosios (Atallah Hanna), the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia, delivers a speech during a demonstration in Beit Jala in the West Bank May 17, 2021 to express solidarity with Gaza and Sheikh Jarah. Credit: Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images.?w=200&h=150

By Blanca Ruiz

Gaza's only Catholic priest calls Israel-Gaza violence 'extremely serious'

The sole Catholic priest in the Gaza Strip has warned of the severity of the recent violence between Israel and... Read more

Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif. Credit: Mariusz S. Jurgielewicz/Shutterstock.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

After investigation, priest who presided at Biden inaugural Mass resigns as Santa Clara U president

Santa Clara University president Father Kevin O’Brien, S.J., engaged in questionable behavior at informal dinners with Jesuit graduate students, the... Read more

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, South Carolina?w=200&h=150

Charleston diocese 'extremely disappointed' with law recommencing executions

South Carolina on Monday became the fourth state to officially sanction the use of the firing squad as a method... Read more

Uyghurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Hundreds of Muslim clerics have been detained in China's Xinjiang region

New research has shown that amid a widespread “reeducation” effort in a region of China— which the U.S. has designated... Read more


Dioceses begin easing masking, social distancing restrictions 

Some Catholic dioceses have begun updating their COVID protocols for public Masses, as federal public health officials have introduced new... Read more

Black Elk, daughter Lucy Black Elk and wife Anna Brings White. Public Domain.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Native American Catholics focus of Knights of Columbus documentary

The historical and contemporary witness of Native American Catholics are the subject of a Knights of Columbus-produced documentary set for... Read more