Archive for June 23, 2021

Close up from "The Baptism of Christ" (c. 1482) by Pietro Perugino.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Five Quotes to Bring you Closer to Saint John the Baptist

June 24th is the solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Here are five quotes to help you... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Polish Catholic archbishop urges European Parliament to reject abortion report

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki made the appeal on the eve of a crucial vote. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Catholic priest among five people kidnapped in Mali

Fr. Léon Douyon was abducted by gunmen on June 21. Read more

Mattia Villardita, a 28-year-old Italian who dresses up as Spider-Man, attends the general audience at the Vatican, June 23, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Why was Spider-Man at Pope Francis’ general audience?

The man who met the pope dressed as a superhero has a remarkable story of his own. Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis warns against preachers who sow division online

The pope said that these “new preachers” can be recognized by their “rigidity.” Read more

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By Joe Bukuras

New documentary warns about danger of the abortion pill

A new documentary series warns about the dangers of chemical abortions, as the Biden Administration has recently removed restrictions on... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Christian legal group denounces ‘targeted smear campaign’

ADF International was responding to a European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights report. Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Bill proposing to legalize assisted suicide in Scotland draws criticism

The content of the bill is expected to be discussed later this year. Read more

Teachers protest in Hpa-An, the capital of Karen State, Burma, on Feb. 9, 2021. Credit: Ninjastrikers (CC BY-SA 4.0).?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Catholic missionary priest: ‘This is the hour of confession of faith’ for Church in Myanmar

Burmese protesters are facing a “nightmare of repression and violence,” the priest said. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Chileans to pray ‘Rosary of Hope’ for drafting of new Constitution  

Beginning Wednesday, June 23, Catholics in Chile will pray a rosary every week for the Holy Spirit to guide the... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Leading US bishops praise Biden's global vaccine pledge

Leading U.S. bishops on Wednesday praised President Joe Biden for pledging 500 million COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries, and urged... Read more

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By Blanca Ruiz

Priest ordained in Spanish diocese after almost 11 years without vocations

On June 20, Bishop César Franco of the Diocese of Segovia, Spain, ordained Álvaro Marín Molinera to the priesthood -... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample during Mass at St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, in 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Portland archbishop welcomes ‘Eucharistic Revival,’ emphasizes worthy reception of Communion

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon last week praised a new “Eucharistic Revival” initiative of the U.S.bishops that aims to... Read more

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Louisiana governor vetoes women’s sports bill 

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have prohibited student athletes from competing in... Read more

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By Jose Torres Jr.

Why a bishop in Taiwan resigned only six months after installation

The Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Tainan in Taiwan resigned six months after his ordination and installation on Jan.... Read more

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By Matt Hadro

USCCB Pro-Life Secretariat: Congress must prevent taxpayer-funded abortion

The House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an opportunity to vote on a prohibition of taxpayer-funded abortion. Read more

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By Alejandro Bermudez

Bishop Paprocki: Regarding Communion debate “There should be no unity with iniquity”

In a statement published on June 23, 2021, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois lambasted recent... Read more