Archive for June 17, 2021


By Courtney Mares

Vatican diplomat: We must ensure that the internet promotes human dignity

Msgr. Janusz Urbańczyk said the internet must ‘not become a medium that fuels the violation of human rights.’ Read more

The Regensburger Domspatzen, a choir based at Regensburg Cathedral in Bavaria, Germany.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Girls’ choir to join 1,000-year boys’ choir at German Catholic cathedral

The Regensburger Domspatzen choir traces its roots back to the year 975. Read more

Cardinal Péter Erdő.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Cardinal: International Eucharistic Congress hymn helped Catholics survive war and communism

Cardinal Péter Erdő noted that the official hymn’s lyrics date back to 1938. Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s secretary for relations with states.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Religious leaders, scientists to convene at Vatican ahead of climate summit

“Faith and Science: Towards COP26” will take place Oct. 4 at the Vatican Read more


By Kate Scanlon

Pro-life group files complaint with Small Business Administration over Planned Parenthood PPP loan

A pro-life group recently filed a complaint with the U.S. Small Business Administration, alleging that a regional Planned Parenthood affiliate... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 5, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Do not forget workers pushed to the margins by pandemic

Pope Francis was addressing an International Labor Organization summit. Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.?w=200&h=150

Abortion is not healthcare, bishops say ahead of European Parliament vote

A commission of European bishops criticized a report seeking the recognition of a “right to abortion.” Read more


By Kate Scanlon

Supreme Court sides unanimously with Catholic Social Services in religious freedom case

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided unanimously in favor of Catholic Social Services in its lawsuit against the city of... Read more

Fr. Jan Macha (1914-1942).?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Polish Catholic priest guillotined by Nazis to be beatified in November

Fr. Jan Macha will be declared blessed in Katowice, southern Poland, on Nov. 20. Read more


By Matt Hadro

A Eucharistic document: What the USCCB will be debating and voting on today

On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. bishops are scheduled to debate and vote to begin drafting a teaching document on the... Read more

Fr. Joseph Lafleur, whose cause of canonization is one of those that will be considered at the USCCB Spring General Assembly, June 17, 2021. Credit: Andrepont Printing.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Update: US bishops vote in favor of advancing two causes of canonization

The US bishops voted Thursday that they consider it opportune to advance two causes of canonization, for Father Joseph Verbis... Read more

Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Hungary passes law barring pornography, pro-LGBT content for minors

Hungary’s parliament has passed a sex crimes law that includes elements aiming to protect children, barring providing pornography and content... Read more

Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops pray at their fall meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 11, 2019?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Lay advisor urges U.S. bishops to reconcile with all Catholics over clergy abuse

In responding to clergy sex abuse, U.S. bishops must expand their reconciliation efforts to include not only victim survivors, but... Read more


By Christine Rousselle

Supreme Court again upholds Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court once again upheld the Affordable Care Act, in a 7-2 ruling against the latest challenge to the... Read more

The flag of Colombia.?w=200&h=150

By Harumi Suzuki

Colombian diocese condemns car bombing at army base

The Diocese of Cúcuta has condemned Wednesday’s attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of the National Army, and warned... Read more


By Cynthia Perez

Costa Rican bishop calls Catholics to witness to faith in public life

The Bishop of Ciudad Quesada on Tuesday called on the faithful not to hide their faith in private, but to... Read more


By Matt Hadro

US bishops debate extensively a motion to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist

U.S. bishops held extensive debate on Thursday before voting on whether to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist, at... Read more

A September 2015 gathering of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests. Credit: APP via Facebook.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Pittsburgh group calls for same-sex blessings 

A Catholic organization based in Pittsburgh has called on Bishop David Zubik to reject a March note from the Congregation... Read more

Sharonell Fulton?w=200&h=150

‘Overjoyed’ foster moms react to Supreme Court ruling in their favor 

The foster moms at the center of the Supreme Court case Fulton v. City of Philadelphia celebrated the high court... Read more