Archive for June 18, 2021


By CNA Staff

Ireland’s religious education teachers concerned by bullying of practicing Catholic students

The teachers’ concerns are highlighted in an upcoming study. Read more

The flag of Burma (Myanmar).?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Myanmar military arrest Catholic priest amid crackdown

Fr. Michael Aung Ling was accused of providing food to a civil resistance group. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Thief returns relics of Polish Catholic saint who inspired Pope John Paul II

The perpetrator apologized for stealing the relics of St. Albert Chmielowski. Read more


By Hannah Brockhaus

Gibraltar to hold referendum vote to legalize abortion

The referendum will take place on June 24. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit, center left, celebrates Mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France, June 16, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Paris archbishop: Notre-Dame Cathedral repairs a symbol of Christian renewal

“This cathedral is also the symbol of the restoration of this Church founded 2,000 years ago by Christ himself,” said... Read more


Freshman congresswoman appointed as Pro-Life Caucus co-chair

The new co-chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus says that her top priority is fighting taxpayer funding of abortion and... Read more

St. Hedwig’s Cathedral, the cathedral of the Berlin’s Catholic archdiocese.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Berlin Catholic archdiocese releases previously unpublished section of abuse report

Part C of the report presents the personnel files of 61 accused clerics. Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Human rights activist to China: Don’t wait till 2025 to lift all birth restrictions

For decades, China has enforced draconian population policies. Read more


Speaker Pelosi won’t answer if unborn child is a human being at 15 weeks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday would not say if an unborn child at 15 weeks was a human... Read more

U.S. bishops meet at their fall general assembly in Baltimore, Maryland, in November 2019?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

USCCB approves drafting of Eucharist document, other action items

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week voted to move forward on several action items, including a draft of... Read more

Bishop James Wall of Gallup greets parishioners following Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Gallup.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishops plan response to Native American Catholics who 'want their voice heard'

Native American ministry was an action item for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Thursday, as the relevant subcommittee... Read more

Aug. 17, 2017 - A volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas helps a Central American refugee family?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

US parishes must better serve hidden migrant communities, bishops hear

Many parishes in the United States are unaware of the immigrant, refugee, and itinerant communities within their boundaries, the chair... Read more


By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis may continue to make changes in the Roman Curia

As the completion of curia reform approaches, Pope Francis would be moving towards some changes. The pope's next moves might... Read more


By Matt Hadro

Pro-abortion Catholic Democrats: Don’t deny us the Eucharist

Dozens of Catholic members of Congress issued a statement on Friday claiming that denial of Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians... Read more


By CNA Staff

Religious sisters in Illinois recovering after car crash

Three Catholic religious sisters are on the mend following a multi-car crash in Springfield, Illinois that prompted an outpouring of... Read more

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By Christine Rousselle

Continue pressing for immigration reform, US bishops told

The Church must continue to push for immigration reform and to address the root causes that make people migrate to... Read more

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By Joe Bukuras

Bishop announces launch of new catechetical institute 

In a presentation to fellow U.S. bishops on Friday, Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport unveiled a proposal for a new... Read more

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$50 million anonymous gift supports students at Los Angeles Catholic schools

An anonymous donor has given more than $50 million to the Catholic Education Foundation of Los Angeles for financial support... Read more

President Biden addresses the 2021 National Prayer Breakfast?w=200&h=150

Biden doesn't expect not to be admitted to Holy Communion

On Friday, US President Joe Biden was asked about a "resolution" of the U.S. bishops to deny him and other... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

'Eucharistic Revival' to begin in 2022: 'We want to start a fire, not a program'

The bishops of the United States discussed on Friday a program of “Eucharistic Revival” which will aim to foster deeper... Read more

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati, outside the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains at the bicentennial Mass for the archdiocese?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Cincinnati archdiocese celebrates 200 years, looks forward 

On June 19, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati celebrated its bicentennial with a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving offered by Archbishop Dennis... Read more