Archive for May 24, 2021

The site of the cable car crash on the Mottarone mountain on May 23, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Bishops offer prayers for 14 victims of cable car accident in Italy

Fourteen people died in a cable car crash in northern Italy Sunday after the cable carrying the passengers up a... Read more

St. Dominic Guzman?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Pope Francis prays that the Dominicans' jubilee year will ‘usher in a new springtime of the Gospel’

Pope Francis praised the Dominican charisms of preaching and missionary discipleship in a letter marking the 800th anniversary of the... Read more

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, April 4, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Jerusalem patriarch calls for peace, cooperation in Holy Land

The Patriarch of Jerusalem urged peace, mutual understanding, and cooperation among religious groups in his homily on Saturday, underscoring the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to Italian bishops' conference meeting in Rome on May 24, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis encourages Italian bishops as the conference begins ‘synodal journey’

The pope gave unscripted remarks as he opened the Italian bishops’ spring assembly on May 24, speaking to a conference... Read more

Fr. James Altman?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Controversial La Crosse priest says he will challenge bishop's request to resign

Fr. James Altman, a controversial priest of the Diocese of La Crosse who published a viral video statement last year... Read more


By Kate Scanlon

Democratic Senators warn of court-packing if Roe is altered by Supreme Court

Democratic senators have argued that overturning or otherwise limiting Roe v. Wade would pave the way to change the size... Read more

A basketball court serves as a polling place for voters during the 2018 Mexican general election, in Hermosillo, Sonora. Credit: Harry Thomas Flower/Shutterstock.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

Xalapa archdiocese gives guidelines for 'responsible discernment' in Mexican legislative election

The Archdiocese of Xalapa offered on Sunday four guidelines for  “responsible discernment” when casting a vote in the upcoming legislative... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury?w=200&h=150

Legal assisted suicide bill would mean killing, not caring, UK bishop warns

A true culture of caring protects the sick, the vulnerable, and the elderly, said one English Catholic bishop in response... Read more

Damage in Joplin, Mo., several days after the 2011 tornado. Credit: Bob Webster via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Missouri parish remembers those killed in historic tornado, ten years on

A Catholic parish in Missouri this week held a memorial service for those killed ten years ago when a massive... Read more


New York dioceses update liturgical restriction guidelines

Dioceses in the state of New York updated their COVID-19 guidelines last week, following the recent shift in federal pandemic... Read more

A tent camp in Haiti.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

US bishops welcome resumption of temporary protections for Haitian migrants

The chairs of the US bishops’ committees on migration and international justice and peace on Monday commended the Biden administration’s... Read more

Robert Cardinal Sarah (L) and Archbishop Arthur Roche at a press conference at the Holy See Press Office, Feb. 10, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis hints at imminent changes in the Roman Curia

Multiple sources have told CNA that Pope Francis told the Italian bishops that there will soon be a new prefect... Read more

Fr. Michael Pfleger?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Chicago archdiocese reinstates Father Pfleger after investigating sex abuse allegations  

Outspoken activist priest Father Michael Pfleger will return to the pulpit, after a Chicago archdiocese investigation concluded there was “insufficient... Read more