Archive for June 4, 2021

Religious sisters view remains discovered at a site in Gdańsk, northern Poland.?w=200&h=150

By Luke Coppen

Inside the search for Polish Catholic sisters killed by the Red Army and on the path to beatification

The sisters were brutally mistreated by Soviet soldiers in 1945. Have their bodies finally been recovered? Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, pictured in Rome Feb. 24, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Marx offers resignation to Pope Francis

“Without doubt, these are times of crisis for the Church in Germany,” the cardinal wrote to the pope. Read more

Sister Maria Laura Mainetti. Public domain.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Countdown to beatification of martyred Italian nun begins with Eucharistic adoration

Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti was stabbed to death by three teenage girls in the town of Chiavenna, Italy, in 2000. Read more

St. Pio of Pietrelcina?w=200&h=150

Catholic group denied permit for St. Pio chapel sues Michigan town

A Catholic organization is suing a Michigan township after it was denied permission to build a chapel and prayer trail... Read more

Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero.?w=200&h=150

Morocco’s cardinal: Christians should be a ‘sacrament of encounter’ for Muslim neighbors

Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero of Rabat has launched a diocesan synod. Read more


By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: Ecosystem degradation ‘a clear outcome of economic dysfunction’

The pope issued a message marking the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Read more


By CNA Staff

Polish Catholics mark 100 days to beatification of Cardinal Wyszynski

The former Primate of Poland who heroically resisted communism will be beatified on Sept. 12, Read more

The lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Majority of US adults support death penalty

A majority of U.S. adults still support the administration of capital punishment, according to a June 2 Pew Research Center... Read more


By CNA Staff

Boston archdiocese to open first new school in 50 years

The virtual instruction is meant to be “a lot more interactive” for students, he told the Register. The school is... Read more

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee?w=200&h=150

Milwaukee archdiocese refuses 'sealed' records to state abuse investigation

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is refusing to turn over sealed records to a state investigation into clergy sex abuse. Read more

Pro-life prayer outside an abortion clinic.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Judge dismisses Planned Parenthood challenge to Lubbock's abortion ban

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood against a Texas city over new pro-life policies,... Read more


By Walter Sanchez Silva

The clear response of a priest to Fr. James Martin for supporting 'gay pride'

Fr. Nelson Medina, a Dominican priest from Colombia, responded to the June 2 Instagram video posted by Fr. James Martin... Read more

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Archbishop Cordileone: We need 'major effort' to 're-catechize' Catholics on the Eucharist

The Archbishop of San Francisco said this week there must be a “major effort” to “recatechize” Catholics on the Eucharist... Read more

People light candles at a Tiananmen vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, June 4, 2020?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Cardinal Zen, U.S. legislators commemorate Tiananmen Square massacre

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, on Friday prayed for the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre... Read more