Archive for June 22, 2021

Mayor Thomas Koch of Quincy, Massachusetts, speaks at the city's "Night 4 Life" rally on Thursday, June 17.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Massachusetts mayor challenges local pro-abortion Catholic politicians

A Massachusetts mayor called out pro-abortion Catholic politicians last Thursday at a pro-life rally in Quincy.  Read more

Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Argentine Bishop Zanchetta ends Vatican job at APSA

A source said that the bishop finished his service around 10 or more days ago. Read more

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

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican intervenes in proposed ‘anti-homophobia’ law in Italy

The Vatican believes that the law would violate the freedom of the Catholic Church in Italy. Read more

Bishop George A. Sheltz.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis accepts resignation of 75-year-old auxiliary bishop in Texas

Bishop George A. Sheltz has served as an auxiliary bishop of Galveston-Houston since 2012. Read more

Fr. Andrew Small, O.M.I.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis names new secretary of Vatican safeguarding commission

Fr. Andrew Small succeeds Msgr. Robert Oliver as secretary for the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Read more

Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy, Oct. 4, 2016.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis to elderly: The Church needs your prayers like ‘a deep breath’

The pope released a message ahead of the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Read more

Fr. Pierre Najm presents Pope Francis with a crucifix made from debris left by the Beirut port explosion.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis receives crucifix made from wood salvaged after Beirut blast

The blast killed nearly 200 people and injured 600 others. Read more

Texas state capitol?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Texas governor signs 'trigger' abortion ban

The governor of Texas signed two bills last week, to prevent the future closure of churches during disasters and to... Read more

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

By Christine Rousselle

Ottawa archbishop apologizes for Church’s role in Canada’s residential schools

The archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall on June 17 apologized for the role of the Catholic Church in administering the country’s residential... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, Feb. 14, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal clarifies exceptions to ban on private Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica

Cardinal Mauro Gambetti said that requests from groups “with particular and legitimate needs” may be allowed. Read more

Fr. Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Vatican economy secretariat issues regulations on new norms for awarding public contracts

The new regulations “apply to all purchases of services, supplies, and works.” Read more

Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Oakland bishop: Unmasked Massgoers should not be ‘policed’

The bishop of Oakland, California on Monday said that Catholics fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not have to wear masks... Read more

Donation drive for Mary's Homes of Hope?w=200&h=150

By Kate Veik

Catholic teen works toward Gold Award by serving single mothers 

A Catholic teen in Colorado is hoping to earn the Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn,... Read more

Cathedral of St. Peter in Kansas City, Kansas?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Now agreeing with former priest’s victim, Kansas City archdiocese says abuse claim was substantiated

Crediting a sex abuse victim for his challenge of a review board’s ruling in 2002, the Archdiocese of Kansas City... Read more

The European Parliament.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Soros and IPPF-funded EU parliamentarians aim to blacklist reputable Christian groups

The European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (EPF) a group of European parliamentarians committed to compel the recognition... Read more