Archive for June 29, 2021


By CNA Staff

The little-known woman behind the great papal hymn ‘What Fairer Light?’

Written in the fifth century and translated into English by Anglican convert Fr. Ronald Knox, this celestial hymn is sung... Read more

Archbishop Polak, center, at a press conference presenting a report on clerical abuse in Poland, June 28, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic Church in Poland reports 100s of new abuse allegations

The claims relate to abuse reportedly committed by 292 clergy between 1958 and 2020. Read more

The Four Courts in Dublin, the principal seat of Ireland’s High Court.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Call for public inquiry in Ireland as couple settle abortion case

Peadar Tóibín made the appeal as the defendants admitted liability at the High Court in Dublin. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Saints Peter and Paul found freedom in Christ

The Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul saw the largest Mass in St. Peter’s since the pandemic began. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Pope Francis

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul 2021

Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, delivered at Mass... Read more

Oct. 19, 2012: Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks to the media after a press conference?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

‘Everybody is coming together’: Miami archbishop lauds response to building collapse

The Miami community has rallied to respond to the deadly collapse of a condominium building, the archbishop of Miami told... Read more

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis thanks Benedict XVI on his 70th ordination anniversary

Pope Francis called the pope emeritus “the contemplative of the Vatican.” Read more

An editor prepares the final edition of the Apple Daily.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Activist: China’s ‘killing’ of Hong Kong paper has ‘serious implications’ for religious liberty

Benedict Rogers said Apple Daily’s closure was not simply a blow to press freedom. Read more

Attendees of the 2018 March for Life make their way past the U.S. Capitol building.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

US bishops urge Congress to prohibit taxpayer funding of abortions  

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday called on Congress to restore prohibitions on federal funding of abortion, as the House... Read more

Bishop Marcus Stock of Leeds, England, at his episcopal ordination, Nov. 13, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic bishop offers apology ‘from the heart’ as abuse survivors await recognition from order

Bishop Marcus Stock met with members of the Comboni Survivors’ Group. Read more

One of the five Canadian Catholic churches that burned in a week: Sacred Heart Mission Church, Pentincton, British Columbia?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle,Joe Bukuras

Indigenous leaders condemn recent vandalism of churches in Canada

Indigenous and Catholic leaders have condemned a recent spate of church vandalism in Canada, along with five Catholic churches having... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron responds to a question at a press conference.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Bishop Barron: True dialogue impossible if Catholic Dems won’t protect babies who survive abortion

Bishop Robert Barron called out Catholic Democratic lawmakers and others for claiming dialogue with the US Bishops over abortion and... Read more

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Biden's DC parish says it will not deny Communion

President Joe Biden’s regular parish in Washington, D.C. issued a statement on Tuesday that its priests and ministers will not... Read more

Crucifix /?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Springfield bishop appoints co-chairs of sex abuse task force

The bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts has announced the appointment of two social workers to lead an independent task force... Read more

Cupola of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City?w=200&h=150

Canadian bishops, Indigenous leaders will meet with pope in December

Some Canadian bishops, along with Indigenous leaders, will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican in December 2021, according to... Read more


By Blanca Ruiz

Massive pro-life demonstrations to be organized in Spain

The Assembly of Associations for Life, Freedom and Dignity, consisting of more than 140 civil society organizations in Spain, met... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

‘Gender transition’ regret deserves a voice, says former patient

New York woman Grace Lidinsky-Smith said she regrets going through “gender transition” surgery, in a June 25 essay for Newsweek. Read more

Chinese Civil Rights Activist Chen Guangcheng, featured here at a talk at Catholic University of America, will speak at the IRF event July 13-15.?w=200&h=150

By Alejandro Bermudez

Charter ahead of international summit affirms religious freedom "for Everyone, Everywhere, All the Time"

Ahead of the International Religious Freedom Summit 2021 (IRF Summit), co-chairs Samuel Brownback and Katrina Lantos Swett, along with the... Read more