Archive for June 14, 2021

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden leave Mass in St Ives, Cornwall during the G7 summit on June 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Joe Biden attends Sunday Mass in English seaside town amid G7 summit

Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attended Mass in St. Ives, which has a population of 12,000 people. Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 9, 2015 for the general audience.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: Marginalizing the poor threatens ‘the very concept of democracy’

In his World Day of the Poor message, the pope appealed for a new global approach to poverty. Read more

Pope Francis addresses the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at their headquarters in Rome on Nov. 20, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: Help the world’s small food producers

The pope made the appeal in a message to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Read more

The 389th Plennary Session of the Polish Bishops’ Conference in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, southern Poland.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Poland’s Catholic bishops look ahead to fall meeting with Pope Francis

The Polish bishops’ ad limina visit to Rome is scheduled for October. Read more

Louisiana state capitol?w=200&h=150

Louisiana poised to create window for sex abuse lawsuits

The Louisiana state legislature last week passed a bill allowing for new lawsuits in old cases of child sex abuse... Read more

Debris inside Notre-Dame de Paris, April 16, 2019, a day after a fire that devastated the building in the centre of the French capital.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral launches appeal for interior restoration

The cathedral is scheduled to reopen for worship in April 2024. Read more

Thomas Sternberg, president of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), speaks at a ‘Synodal Way’ press conference.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

The German Synodal Way: A CNA explainer 

The “Synodal Way” – in German: Synodaler Weg – is a controversial discussion process underway in Germany with the declared... Read more

Shrine of St. Anthony, Radecznica, Poland?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

The story of St. Anthony of Padua’s only approved apparition

Catholics may know St. Anthony of Padua as a Franciscan friar, a Doctor of the Church, and the patron saint... Read more

Memorial in tribute to 215 Indigenous children at the site of the former Kamloops residential school.?w=200&h=150

First Nation leaders ask Canadian Catholics to skip Mass to protest abuses of Indigenous

First Nation leaders are encouraging Canadian Catholics to skip Mass in response to historic abuses at Catholic-run schools for Indigenous... Read more


By CNA Staff

CNA launches daily Catholic news podcast made for smart speakers

Catholic News Agency has launched a new audio news update, designed specifically for smart speakers.  Read more


By Joe Bukuras

Wisconsin Catholic school victorious in reopening case

The Wisconsin state supreme court ruled in favor of a Catholic school last week in its case against a local... Read more

Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in this April 29, 2016.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Update: Meeting between Pope Francis and President Biden did not happen

According to Vatican sources June 15, there is no meeting currently scheduled between Pope Francis and President Joe Biden. Read more