Archive for June 16, 2021


By Kevin J. Jones

Wealthy donors pour millions into anti-religious freedom efforts, as Catholic adoption agency ruling looms

Grant listings from wealthy philanthropies and strategic political donor networks show that millions of dollars continue to pour into advocacy... Read more

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa blesses the congregation at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on April 4, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic bishops to consecrate Middle East to the Holy Family

The act of consecration will take place June 27 in Nazareth’s Basilica of the Annunciation. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 16, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: On the cross, Jesus prayed for you

The general audience marked the pope’s final catechesis on prayer. Read more

St. Peter's Basilica. Bohumil Petrik/CNA?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis appoints ‘ecclesiastical assistant’ for Vatican communications

Fr. Luigi Maria Epicoco, 40, is the author of more than 20 books. Read more

The Basilica of Fontaine-lès-Dijon, France.?w=200&h=150

By Solène Tadié

Why is a French Catholic archdiocese expelling the FSSP?

For 23 years, FSSP priests have served Catholics in Dijon archdiocese. Now, the archbishop has told them to leave. Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., pictured at the Vatican on Oct. 10, 2018 (before he was named a cardinal).?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal: Religious freedom will be Europe’s ‘great problem of the future’

‘We must be on guard,’ said Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich. Read more

Archbishop Leonard Paul Blair of Hartford, chair of the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Liturgical translations: What the U.S. bishops will be voting on this week

This week, the U.S. bishops will vote on proposed translations for prayers in the Liturgy of the Hours, a new... Read more

Fr. Peter Johnson celebrates Mass at Carrive Mass Rock in Armagh.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic priests offer Masses ‘for renewal of the faith’ at Ireland’s Mass rocks

Masses were celebrated at Mass rocks in all of Ireland’s 26 dioceses. Read more

Kendrick Castillo and his father, John Castillo?w=200&h=150

Kendrick Castillo’s killer convicted of murder

The man who shot and killed Kendrick Castillo was convicted of murder on Tuesday and could face life in prison... Read more

Archbishop Gomez addresses his brother bishops after being elected to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the USCCB's fall meeting in Baltimore, Nov. 11, 2019?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Gomez opens USCCB meeting with passionate call for unity 

In his opening address at the 2021 spring meeting of the U.S. bishops on Wednesday, conference president Archbishop José Gomez... Read more

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By Blanca Ruiz

Spanish youth launch prayer campaign ahead of euthanasia law taking effect

A group of young Catholics have launched "1 Week for Life", a campaign of prayer and fasting for the end... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.?w=200&h=150

By Alejandro Bermudez

The USCCB meeting starts today: 5 items the bishops will consider

From June 16-18, 2021, the bishops of the United States will gather for their annual spring meeting, held virtually this... Read more

Daniel Cameron, Attorney General of Kentucky. Credit: Kentucky Office of the Attorney General.?w=200&h=150

Kentucky attorney general argues he can defend pro-life law in court

Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a brief on Monday in support of his ability to defend his state’s law... Read more

USCCB fall 2019 meeting, Baltimore, Maryland?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

US bishops vote to keep time limits on discussion of Eucharistic document

While some U.S. bishops on Wednesday pushed for no time limits in debating a motion to draft a teaching document... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US, addresses the USCCB's 2020 Fall General Assembly.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Nuncio urges US bishops to unity in Christ

Following the Covid-19 pandemic the Church needs to dialogue with an aim of unity, and emphasize the importance of Christ,... Read more

A pro-life memorial at St. Joseph's church in Port Moody, Canada, that was vandalized June 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Churches vandalized in Vancouver archdiocese

Two parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver were vandalized last weekend. Read more