Archive for June 2, 2021

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 25, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

European Parliament due to vote on ‘extreme’ abortion report

The report calls on all EU member states to allow access to abortion, promotes a “right to abortion,” and redefines... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 2, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Never forget that Jesus is praying for you before the Father

At his general audience, the pope said: “We must always keep this in mind: Jesus prays for me.” Read more


By CNA Staff

Austria’s Catholic bishops: Provide ‘assistance to live,’ not assistance to suicide

The bishops spoke out after the country’s top court ruled that assisted suicide should no longer be a criminal offense. Read more

The sixth national Walk for Life in Zagreb, Croatia, May 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Thousands take part in Croatia’s annual March for Life

Abortion is legal until the 10th week of pregnancy in Croatia under a law passed in 1978. Read more

Press Conference about amendments to Book VI of the Code of Canon Law on June 1, 2021 at the Holy See Press, Rome.?w=200&h=150

'A welcome necessity': Canon law society praises revisions to Church penal sanctions

The Canon Law Society of America on Tuesday expressed gratitude for the Vatican’s new revisions to Book VI of the... Read more

Pope Francis greets endurance athlete Michael Haddad at the general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 2, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to paralyzed climate activist: ‘Pray for me at the North Pole’

Michael Haddad was told he would never walk again after a jet ski accident. Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore delivers a homily at the Mass for the bicentennial of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, May 31, 2021?w=200&h=150

Six dioceses in Baltimore, Washington provinces reinstate Sunday obligation

Six Catholic dioceses in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware will be lifting the dispensation from the Sunday obligation beginning... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Nuns producing Communion hosts adapt, as pandemic decimates industry

A community of Benedictine nuns known for inventing and distributing low-gluten Communion hosts has seen their business decimated by the... Read more


By Christine Rousselle

Federal court: Vermont can’t exclude religious schools from tuition program

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the state of Vermont cannot refuse to fund tuition for religious institutions... Read more


Lawsuit claims Virginia teacher was suspended for objecting to 'preferred pronoun' policy 

A Virginia teacher sued his school district this week, claiming he was unlawfully suspended for opposing the district’s proposed “preferred... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Mixed 'blessings' as Bishop Stowe attends Catholic dissenters' Pride Month event

Catholic dissenters and LGBT activists on Tuesday hosted an online Pride Month “blessing” in reaction to a Vatican statement reiterating... Read more

Credit: Syda Productions/Shutterstock.?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Prolifers denounce media manipulation favoring legal abortion in El Salvador

Sara Rogel, a woman convicted in El Salvador of murdering her newborn, recently was released from prison on parole, and... Read more

An Eden Invitation backpacking trip in Wyoming's Wind River Range, July 2019. Photo courtesy of Eden Invitation.?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

Eden Invitation offers reflections as an alternative to Pride Month

The month of June is understood in the secular community as Pride Month. Eden Invitation, a movement for young adult... Read more