Archive for June 30, 2021

Pope Francis smiles during the general audience in the Vatican's San Damaso Courtyard on June 30, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: God ‘weaves our history’

Pope Francis said on Wednesday that the dramatic conversion of St. Paul should remind us that God has a plan... Read more

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, in St. Peter’s Square, Oct. 10, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican cardinal: Europeans must ‘reawaken consciences’ after abortion vote

Cardinal Sandri said the vote marked “a dangerous anthropological drift.” Read more

Santa Cruz Chapel on Murdjajou mount in Oran, Algeria.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Africa

Religious freedom advocates warn that church closures are ‘wrong direction’ for Algeria

The closure of several Christian churches in Algeria, as well as court convictions of Christians for undermining Muslim beliefs, are... Read more

The ‘Voice of the Unborn’ bell in Kolbuszowa, Poland.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pro-life bell blessed by Pope Francis tours Poland

The “Voice of the Unborn” bell honors the 42 million children aborted annually worldwide. Read more

Graffiti on wall of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Denver, Colorado?w=200&h=150

Historic Denver church vandalized, motive unclear

A historic Catholic church in downtown Denver was tagged with graffiti on Monday evening, in a possible reference to the... Read more


By Harumi Suzuki

Faith is key in overcoming drug addiction, say former drug users

Young people from the San José Hogar de Cristo (Saint Joseph Home of Christ) in metropolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina highlighted... Read more

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

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican suppresses Catholic movement, says founder’s ‘revelations’ not supernatural

The Movimento Apostolico was founded in Italy in 1979 Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Mackenzie Scott donates millions to controversial group outspoken on Catholic issues, religious freedom

Several million dollars from the Amazon fortune of Jeff Bezos’ former wife Mackenzie Scott have funded a controversial multi-religious advocacy... Read more

Bishop Dermot Farrell is installed as the new archbishop of Dublin in St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 2, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Dublin’s new Catholic archbishop tells flock: ‘I want to hear from you’

Archbishop Dermot Farrell said he wanted to hear from “all Catholics and people of goodwill.” Read more


By CNA Staff

Australian archdiocese to grant $100,000 for pro-life medical research

The Archdiocese of Sydney has once again invited Australian medical researchers to apply for a $100,000 grant for research supporting... Read more

Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort. Credit: Diocèse de Reims.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Catholic archbishop: With new law, foundation of French bioethics ‘has been erased’

The new law gives single women and lesbian couples access to state-sponsored medically assisted reproduction. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on on Oct. 8, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for July is for an end to polarization

“We must flee from social enmity,” the pope said in his monthly prayer video. Read more

Fire destroys St. Jean Baptiste parish, Morinville, Alberta?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Canadian police investigate two more ‘suspicious’ fires at Catholic churches

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating two more fires at Catholic churches in Canada as “suspicious,” after four churches... Read more

Vice President Kamala Harris delivers a virtual address to the Generation Equality Forum, June 30, 2021?w=200&h=150

White House promotes abortion funding, ‘reproductive healthcare’ at international gathering on women

The White House on Wednesday promoted its push for taxpayer-funded abortion as it made commitments on “gender equity” to an... Read more

Bishop Luis Argüello, spokesman for the Spanish bishops’ conference and auxiliary bishop of Valladolid?w=200&h=150

By Blanca Ruiz

Spokesperson for Spanish bishops laments approval of trans law

Following the approval of the so-called “Trans Law” by Spain’s Council of Ministers, Luis Argüello, the spokesman for the Spanish... Read more

Sign at 2021 March for Life?w=200&h=150

By Kate Scanlon

Pro-life groups challenge Louisville buffer-zone ordinance 

Pro-life groups this week challenged a “buffer zone” ordinance approved by the city of Louisville, Kentucky. Read more

Ultrasound of baby at 12 weeks?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Effort underway to legalize abortion on demand in Mexico’s Hidalgo state 

A year and a half after a similar bill was defeated in the Hidalgo state legislature in Mexico, lawmakers belonging... Read more

Cooling center location in Spokane, Washington?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic Charities opens cooling centers amid Pacific Northwest heat wave  

Amid an unprecedented heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, local Catholic Charities agencies are opening cooling centers for the elderly,... Read more

Sign at 2020 March for Life?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Arkansas county committee passes measure declaring itself ‘pro life’

An Arkansas county committee passed measures this week officially declaring the county “pro life.” Read more