Archive for June 25, 2021

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki of Poznań.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic bishops lament European Parliament abortion vote

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki said the vote signaled that the EU was embracing “a culture of death and exclusion.” Read more

The flags of Italy and Vatican City.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Italy’s ‘anti-homophobia’ law: Vatican request sparks Church-state debate

From the prime minister to a famous rapper, Italians are weighing in on the Vatican’s diplomatic intervention. Read more

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican ‘foreign minister’ doubts speaking out on Hong Kong ‘would make any difference whatever’

Archbishop Paul Gallagher said: “Obviously Hong Kong is the object of concern for us.” Read more

Bishop Stefan Regmunt.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Vatican takes action against two more retired Polish Catholic bishops

The measures concerned Bishop Stefan Regmunt and Bishop Stanisław Napierała. Read more

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

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican asks for donations to Peter’s Pence ahead of annual collection

In 2020, Catholics gave $52.7 million to Peter's Pence -- down 18% from 2019. Read more

Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, in tribute to 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found in unmarked graves at the site of a former residential School in Kamloops, June 1, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Saskatchewan bishops call for justice after new discovery of unmarked graves at former residential school

Bishops of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan acknowledged the need for “repentance” and justice, after a new discovery of hundreds... Read more

Pope Francis meets Archbishop Panti Filibus Musa, president of the Lutheran World Federation, at the Vatican, June 25, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis to Lutheran leaders: Jesus feels pain at our divisions

The pope met with representatives of the Lutheran World Federation. Read more

Pope Francis with the flag of Lebanon at a general audience at the Vatican, Sept. 2, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican ‘deeply concerned’ about the potential collapse of Lebanon

Archbishop Paul Gallagher said the pope could visit the country at “the beginning of next year.” Read more

Rubble from partial collapse of the Champlain Towers condominium complex, Surfside, Florida, June 24, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Miami archbishop prays for victims of condominium building collapse

The archbishop of Miami on Thursday prayed for victims of a condominium building collapse in Surfside, Florida. Read more


By CNA Staff

Pro-life leader: Report decrying ‘religious extremist funders’ should spur Catholics to defend life

The report claimed to identify more than 50 “anti-gender actors operating in Europe.” Read more


By CNA Staff

Archbishop Cordileone rebukes legislators' take on Communion debate

On June 23, 2021, First Things published Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s paragraph-by-paragraph response to “Statement of Principles,” a document developed by... Read more

Cardinal Jose Advincula (right) is led to his cathedra inside the Manila Cathedral by Archbishop Charles Brown, papal nuncio to the Philippines, during his installation as new prelate of the Archdiocese of Manila on June 24, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jose Torres Jr.

New Manila prelate vows to be a ‘listening shepherd’ to his flock

Cardinal Jose Advincula, the new archbishop of the Archdiocese of Manila, vowed to be “a listening shepherd” as he starts... Read more

Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in the Courtyard of St. Damaso on June 9, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

US Catholics have favorable view of Pope Francis, according to national survey  

According to a recent online survey released by the Pew Research Center on June 25, Pope Francis’ popularity remains "fairly... Read more

Vice President Kamala Harris (center-back) and Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso (back right) at an immigration roundtable at El Paso International Airport on Friday, June 25, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

What the bishop of El Paso told the vice president on immigration

The bishop of El Paso said the Church must work with the administration on issues that overlap, after attending an... Read more


By Kate Scanlon

How the Biden administration’s expansion of Title IX could end up hurting women

The Biden administration’s expansion of Title IX protections could end up hurting women’s sports and contradicting the purpose of the... Read more

Bishop Eugenio Lira Rugarcía celebrates Mass on June 23?w=200&h=150

‘No more violence!’ cries bishop after crime wave in Mexican border town 

In the midst of the crime wave hitting Reynosa, Mexico, the bishop of Matamoros has cried out “no more violence”... Read more


By Diego Lopez Marina

Church in Venezuela calls for a day of prayer and fasting for the liberation of the country

In commemorating the June 24 centennial of the Battle of Carabobo, the Venezuelan bishops’ conference highlighted on their website a... Read more