Archive for June 3, 2021

Fr. Patrick Peyton. Courtesy of Holy Cross Family Ministries.?w=200&h=150

Why hundreds are still drawn to the powerful legacy of the 'Rosary Priest'

Nearly three decades after his death, Father Patrick Peyton still receives fan mail. Read more


By CNA Staff

Cardinal Collins: Rediscover the 'treasure' of the Sacred Heart devotion this month

The Archbishop of Toronto released a pastoral letter earlier this year offering meditations on and insights into the significance of... Read more

Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso of Nigeria’s Kaduna archdiocese.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Nigerian archbishop prays for killers’ conversion at burial of murdered Catholic priest

Fr. Alphonsus Bello was found dead May 21 after his parish was attacked by armed bandits. Read more

Abbey brewer Fr. Karel Stautemas and master brewer Marc-Antoine Sochon toast the opening of Grimbergen Abbey Brewery in Belgium.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Beer-making returns to Belgian Catholic abbey after 200 years

The Norbertine monastery was forced to abandon brewing after the French Revolution. Read more

The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

IRS recognizes Vatican’s steps to prevent fraud

The IRS says that Vatican City State meets its international standards for customer due diligence. Read more

Human Embryo.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Bioethicists deplore relaxation of 14-day limit on human embryo research

The International Society for Stem Cell Research has dropped the decades-old rule. Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks to members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Region III during their �ad Limina Apostolorum� visit, at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, on Nov. 27, 2019.?w=200&h=150

Archbishop Chaput: Some Catholic bishops were “too compliant” with pandemic restrictions

The Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia last week said that some Catholic bishops were “too compliant” with state and local restrictions... Read more

Pope Francis kisses the flag of Lebanon at his general audience on Sept. 2, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Which Christian leaders are coming to the Vatican’s day of prayer for Lebanon?

The pope has invited leaders of Lebanon’s main Christian communities to the Vatican on July 1. Read more

President Biden addresses the 2021 National Prayer Breakfast?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis and President Biden may meet on June 15, sources say

According to sources from the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, the first meeting between Pope Francis and President Joe Biden might take... Read more

A Mass said for the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome held Oct. 25, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis believed to be preparing restrictions for the traditional Mass

The Congregation for the Divine Worship might soon issue a document modifying some of the provisions of Benedict XVI’s motu... Read more

Former president George W. Bush?w=200&h=150

George W. Bush donates to Catholic Charities’ work with immigrants and refugees

Former President George W. Bush recently donated $100,000 to Catholic Charities USA in recognition of the group’s work with immigrants... Read more

A Corpus Christi procession in Poznań, Poland, June 3, 2021. Credit: Archdiocese of Poznań.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholics in Poland celebrate Corpus Christi amid coronavirus restrictions

Catholics took part in Corpus Christi processions across Poland Thursday.  Read more

Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver. CNA file photo.?w=200&h=150

Vancouver archbishop promises 'tangible actions' after Indigenous graves discovered at Church-run school

The Archdiocese of Vancouver has promised transparency and support for burial and identification efforts, following the discovery of unmarked graves... Read more


By ACI Prensa

Confessed murderer in Spain accused of harassment declares he's a woman and could be sent to a women's prison

Five days after the Canary Islands, an autonomous community of Spain, passed a law recognizing transgender identity, Jonathan Robayna, who... Read more

Vandalized statue of Mary, St. Adalbert parish, Queens, New York?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Parish fundraises to repair vandalized Marian statue

A parish in Queens, New York is raising funds to repair its statue of Mary, which was found knocked over... Read more

Fr. Joe Keke, 75, who was released after spending two weeks in captivity, June 3, 2021. Credit: Fr. Chris Omotosho.?w=200&h=150

By Evans Kipkura

Priest abducted in Nigeria released

Fr. Joe Keke, who was kidnapped along with slain Fr. Alphonsus Bello when a parish of the Diocese of Sokoto... Read more

Officers patrol Tiananmen Square in Beijing, May 2013.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Hong Kong advocacy organization condemns China's refusal to allow commemoration of Tiananmen Square protests

An organization aiming to support the democratic movement and religious freedom in Hong Kong spoke out on Thursday against China’s... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Ottawa archbishop: Some parents say flying LGBT flag ‘hijacks’ Ontario Catholic schools

With multiple Catholic school systems in the Canadian province of Ontario deciding to fly the rainbow LGBT Pride flag in... Read more