Archive for May 3, 2021

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.?w=200&h=150

Major archbishop: ‘Ukraine is expecting the Holy Father to visit’

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said the pope could visit the Eastern European country despite the pandemic. Read more

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe views the reliquary with the blood of St. Januarius in 2009.?w=200&h=150

Blood of St. Januarius liquefies in Naples

Naples archdiocese announced that the miraculous event took place at 5.18 p.m. local time on May 2. Read more

Pope Francis baptizes a child in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 12, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to open event on Italy’s demographic decline

The country’s birth rate has hit a historic low. Read more

Pope Francis holds an Ordinary Public Consistory in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace, May 3, 2021.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis presides at consistory for canonization of blesseds

The vote allows a date to be set for a Mass of canonization. Read more

The icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa, Poland.?w=200&h=150

Polish Catholic shrine leads global prayer marathon for end of pandemic

May 3 marks the Feast of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland, and Constitution Day, a national holiday. Read more

Cathedral of St. Agnes, Rockville Centre, New York?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Reckoning with history, Long Island diocese names 101 clergy accused of sex abuse

The Diocese of Rockvillle Centre has released a list of 101 diocesan clergy it believes to be credibly accused of... Read more


By CNA Staff

Pope Francis to preside at Mass for Rome’s Burmese community

The pope will celebrate Mass for Burmese Catholics in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, May 16. Read more

Venerable Carlo Acutis.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Blessed Carlo Acutis’ 30th birthday celebrated by parishes across world

Acutis, who was born on May 3, 1991, is the first millennial to be beatified. Read more


By Christine Rousselle

Catholic sister: Pro-lifers must be ‘battle ready’ to defend the family

Catholics must be “battle ready” to defend the family and their faith, said Sister Deirdre Byrne, POSC, at an international... Read more


States continue ‘unprecedented’ surge of pro-life bills

A multitude of pro-life bills passed through state legislatures last week, creating new protections for the unborn around the country.  Read more


Biden raises refugee admissions cap to 62,500

President Biden on Monday raised the refugee admissions cap for the current fiscal year, more than quadrupling the current limit. Read more

St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

New online course aims to foster devotion to St. Joseph

A new online course to be offered by the Archdiocese of Denver this summer will aim to teach lessons from... Read more

San Cristobal Cathedral, Havana?w=200&h=150

Church official visits Cuban dissident leader on hunger strike

The chancellor of the Archdiocese of Havana reportedly visited Cuban dissident Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara on April 30, and attempted... Read more