Archive for May 26, 2021

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal: Renewal of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre goes deeper than swords

The order’s swearing-in rite will no longer feature a sword. Cardinal Fernando Filoni explains why. Read more

Pope Francis blesses Auschwitz survivor Lidia Maksymowicz in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, May 26, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offers advice for when prayers seem to go unanswered

“To answer this question, we need to meditate calmly on the Gospels,” the pope said at his general audience. Read more

A detail from a portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots by François Clouet, 1560.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Theft of Mary Queen of Scots’ rosary a ‘tragic loss’ for Catholic history

Thieves stole the rosary and other items worth more than $1.4 million from Arundel Castle in southern England. Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols presents a relic of Bl. Carlo Acutis to Fr. Pat Ryall at Archbishop’s House, Westminster, May 21, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

‘We are delighted to have him back’: Carlo Acutis relics arrive in London

A relic was given to the church where the future blessed was baptized in 1991. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, head of the Supreme Sangha Council, in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 29, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Vatican to Buddhists: May the pandemic ‘unite us in service’

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sent greetings for the Buddhist feast of Vesakh. Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Aquila: Germany's synodal path needs repentance, belief, truth

The German Catholic bishops and those involved in the synodal path of the Church in Germany must be the first... Read more

Officers patrol Tiananmen Square in Beijing, May 2013.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Hong Kong Catholic churches plan Masses commemorating Tiananmen victims

The churches will offer a Mass for the Dead on the night of June 4. Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez, USCCB 2019 spring meeting?w=200&h=150

U.S. bishops condemn ‘deeply troubling’ rise in anti-Semitism

Leading U.S. bishops on Wednesday decried a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, and called for prayers. Read more


By CNA Staff

Style and dignity woven together in 'Worthy of Wearing'

Nicole Caruso, professional makeup artist and beauty consultant, invites women to explore their feminine genius with her book Worthy of... Read more

The Cathedral of St. Elias and St. Gregory the Illuminator in Beirut, Lebanon, the cathedra of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate of Cilicia.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Leader of Armenian Catholic Church dies at age 86

Catholicos-Patriarch Gregory Peter XX Gabroyan died on May 25. Read more

Transgender flag?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Male political candidates in Mexican state use gender ideology to file as trans women

To avoid being left out of the 2021 Mexican elections because of a constitutional principle of “gender parity”, 18 male... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki?w=200&h=150

Bishop Paprocki rebukes shut-down tactics: Discussion on eucharistic coherence must proceed

Another U.S. bishop has reproached efforts to delay discussion of “Eucharistic coherence” by the whole conference. Read more


By Kate Scanlon

Florida State University settles lawsuit with Catholic student

Florida State University has agreed to a settlement with a Catholic student who sued the school last year over his... Read more

Bishop James Johnston of Kansas City-St. Joseph?w=200&h=150

More bishops invite Catholics back to Mass, lift dispensations

Two more U.S. bishops have invited Catholics back to Mass, following other dioceses which have lifted dispensations from the Sunday... Read more

Bishop Michael Barber, S.J. CNA file photo.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Oakland's Catholic bishop robbed of cash, episcopal ring while praying near cathedral

A gun-wielding man allegedly robbed Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland of some money and his episcopal ring near the city’s... Read more

Long Beach Convention Center, one of the shelters for unaccompanied migrant children?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Los Angeles clergy celebrate Mass for unaccompanied migrant children

Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been celebrating Masses this month for hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children... Read more


By CNA Staff

USCCB after 9 killed in San Jose shooting: “Something fundamentally broken in our society”

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said on Wednesday, May 26,... Read more