Archive for July 12, 2021

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya (1939-2021).?w=200&h=150

Cardinal who spearheaded democratic process in DR Congo dies at age 81

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya died on July 11. Read more

Pope Francis greets staff at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 11, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis will stay longer in hospital, says Vatican

A Vatican spokesman said the pope would remain “a few more days.” Read more

The flag of Scotland.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis to visit Scotland ‘for a very short time’ in November

He is expected to attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Read more

Fr. Andreas Wollbold, a professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Theologian: Germany’s practicing Catholics need more encouragement

“They are the avant-garde, and not the last of the Mohicans,” said Fr. Andreas Wollbold. Read more


By Matt Hadro

Pro-life groups warn draft spending bill would fund abortion on demand

A House subcommittee on Monday advanced a draft spending bill without the usual prohibitions on abortion funding, legislation that pro-life... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo, N.Y.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Buffalo diocese places retired priest on leave after abuse allegation

After diocesan officials discovered an unreported allegation of abuse, Bishop Michael Fisher of Buffalo has placed on leave an 88-year-old... Read more

A man waves a Cuban flag during a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, July 11, 2021. - Thousands of Cubans took part in rare protests Sunday against the communist government, marching through a town chanting "Down with the dictatorship" and "We want liberty." Credit: Adalberto Roque/AFP via Getty Images.?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Priest beaten, arrested amid Cuba protests

Father Castor Álvarez was beaten and arrested in Camagüey while he was defending young protesters amid protests of Cuba’s communist... Read more

Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago?w=200&h=150

By Kate Scanlon

Federal appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Archdiocese of Chicago

A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a hostile work environment lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago, citing a religious... Read more

Pope Francis greets staff at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 11, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

What’s behind a false rumor about Pope Francis resigning ‘in the next few hours’?

It caused a stir on social media. Here’s where it came from. Read more

Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral in San Bernardino, Calif.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

San Bernardino bishop 'shocked and saddened' after retired priest attempts marriage

The Bishop of San Bernardino says he is “shocked and saddened” at a longtime pastor’s decision to attempt to contract... Read more

"The Chosen" cast, led by actor Jonathan Roumie in the role of Jesus Christ and Shahar Isaac playing Simon Peter.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Funding for fourth season of 'The Chosen’ series expected to begin soon

The internet series “The Chosen,” which dramatizes the life of Jesus and His disciples, has nearly completed its funding for... Read more


By CNA Staff

Former Buffalo auxiliary bishop faces abuse allegation

Bishop Edward Grosz, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Buffalo, faces an allegation, which he denies, that he abused a then-child in... Read more