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Archive for May 27, 2021

Fr. Joseph Keke, 75,  was kidnapped on May 21, 2021, in Katsina State, Nigeria.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

‘Our only weapon is prayer’: Nigerian bishop seeks release of kidnapped priest

Fr. Joseph Keke, 75, was kidnapped by gunmen on May 21. Read more

Cardinal Péter Erdő of Esztergom-Budapest, pictured at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Cardinal says intercommunion not an issue in Hungary ahead of International Eucharistic Congress

Cardinal Péter Erdő is hosting the congress in Budapest on Sept. 5-12. Read more

Archbishop Arthur Roche and Cardinal Robert Sarah?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appoints Archbishop Arthur Roche as successor to Cardinal Sarah

The English archbishop has worked in the Vatican’s divine worship congregation since 2012. Read more

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

Archbishop Cordileone supports Archbishop Aquila’s call for repentance for German synodal path

The Archbishop of San Francisco has publicly supported Archbishop Aquila’s response to the German bishops’ “synodal path.” Read more

Bishop Charles Morerod, O.P., of Lausanne, Geneva, and Fribourg.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Swiss Catholic bishop appoints lay people in place of episcopal vicars

Bishop Charles Morerod has chosen two lay people and a deacon as his “lay representatives.” Read more

Cardinal Vinko Puljić in Marija Bistrica, Croatia, in 2012.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Bosnian cardinal: Synodal Way’s ‘exotic ideas’ alien to a Church that survived communism

Cardinal Vinko Puljić said: “We cannot understand a Church in which sacrifice is a foreign word.” Read more

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By CNA Staff

Californians urged to oppose rollback of assisted suicide safeguards

The California Catholic Conference is urging the faithful to speak out against a proposed state law that would remove several... Read more

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By Kate Scanlon

Newspaper edits opinion piece on transgender athletes to remove ‘hurtful language’ 

A religious liberty law firm says a major national newspaper edited a gender description in an opinion piece by one... Read more

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By Joe Bukuras

Toledo pro-life group purchases parking lot across from abortion clinic

A pro life organization in Toledo, Ohio, purchased a parking lot across the street from a local abortion clinic in... Read more

Gerhard Cardinal Müller, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at a penance service in St. Peter's Basilica, March 29, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Müller calls on Pope Francis to intervene with the Church in Germany

Gerhard Cardinal Müller on Monday called upon the Holy Father to intervene in the German situation to correct clerics who... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Catholic pundit responds to 'flawed' Gallup poll on transgender issues

Bill Donohue, the head of an organization dedicated to responding to public slanders against the Church, claimed on Wednesday that... Read more

Mother and her child, at LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home in Springfield, Missouri?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

How one crisis maternity home is building a culture of life

A Missouri crisis maternity home run by Catholic Charities recently celebrated the birth of the 100th baby to its formerly... Read more

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

More prelates reject delays of US bishops' discussion of Eucharistic coherence

More Catholic bishops have spoken out in support of continuing as planned the process to address “Eucharistic coherence,” namely Christian... Read more

People praying at an abortion clinic.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Spanish bill would criminalize pro-life witness near abortion clinics

A bill proposed last week by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party would criminalize “harassment” of women entering abortion clinics. Read more