Archive for May 4, 2021

The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, northern Israel.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Rosary marathon: Nazareth’s Basilica of the Annunciation leads prayer for expectant women and unborn

The basilica marks the spot where tradition holds that the Angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. Read more

Phillippine stock market board?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for May is for the regulation of financial markets

“This situation is unsustainable. It’s dangerous,” Pope Francis said in a video message released May 4. Read more

Cardinal Camillo Ruini answers questions at the Vatican press office on June 17, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Ruini sees ‘risk of schism’ in Germany after Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings

“I hope with all my heart that there will not be any schism, and I pray for this,” said the... Read more

The nave of Saint-Ouen Abbey in Rouen, Normandy, France.?w=200&h=150

By Solène Tadié

Why France is losing one religious building every two weeks

France’s religious heritage is in a precarious state. This is why. Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Former altar boy buys Akron church: ‘I’ll make sure it’s still taken care of’

A former altar boy with close family ties to a former Catholic parish in Akron, Ohio, now has a different... Read more


By Christine Rousselle

Vermont diocese says immigration delays forcing the departure of four priests

The Diocese of Burlington, Vermont, says that four immigrant priests will be forced to return to their home countries for... Read more


By Christine Rousselle

USCCB applauds Biden for raising limit on refugee admissions

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday praised the Biden Administration for its decision to raise the refugee ceiling. Read more

The interior of the Church of St. Louis of the French (San Luigi dei Francesi) in Rome, Italy?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

EU to showcase the European history of Rome’s Catholic churches

Weekly walks to 26 of Rome’s churches with historic ties to European nations will take place in May and June. Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice, which houses the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales.?w=200&h=150

Court to hear challenge to UK’s Down syndrome abortion law in July

Heidi Crowter, a woman with Down syndrome, and Máire Lea-Wilson, a mother whose 23-month-old son has the genetic condition, are... Read more


Wealthy corporations back Equality Act stripped of religious freedom protections

Federal LGBT legislation that excludes important religious freedom protections has the backing of over 400 American corporations with trillions of... Read more


By CNA Staff

Court dismisses Catholic school teacher’s employment discrimination claim

A federal district court dismissed the employment discrimination claim of a New Jersey Catholic school teacher last week, ruling that... Read more

Firefighters respond to the fire at Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul church, in Lille, France?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Church fire in Northern France reportedly contained

A fire broke out on Monday evening at Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul church, in Lille, France, and has reportedly been contained. Read more

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven in Mexico City, Mexico?w=200&h=150

Bishops encourage prayers for victims of Mexico City train accident 

Mexican bishops encouraged prayers and solidarity with the victims following a Mexico City Metro accident that took place the night... Read more

Lubbock, Texas?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Texas city votes to become the latest ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’

Citizens in Lubbock, Texas voted this past weekend to declare the city a “Sanctuary City for the Unborn,” drawing praise... Read more