Archive for July 15, 2021

Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka.?w=200&h=150

By Luke Coppen

Who is the nun who will be beatified with Cardinal Wyszynski, Poland’s ‘Primate of the Millennium’?

Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka is little known outside of Poland. Read more

The Vatican flag.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Vatican’s financial watchdog highlights ‘increasing trend’ in reports to Promoter of Justice

The agency said the Vatican compared favorably to other jurisdictions. Read more

South African flag, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Southern African bishops call for an end to violence and looting

At least 72 people have died amid rioting. Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the Vatican’s Council for the Economy.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Vatican economy council meets in person to discuss investment policy

The pandemic has increased the pressure on the Vatican’s already tight budget. Read more

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto addresses a dinner of ADF International, "The Crisis of Religious Freedom in Nigeria," at the 2021 International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

'I believe in the Resurrection': Nigerian bishop keeps hope amid rampant violence

As some warn that anti-Christian violence in Nigeria is reaching the level of genocide, the bishop of the Diocese of... Read more

The tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis in the Sanctuary of the Spoliation, part of Assisi’s Church of St. Mary Major.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Blessed Carlo Acutis: Permanent reopening of tomb postponed

Visitors can still pray at the closed tomb in Assisi, Italy. Read more

Four pilgrims from Pelplin, northern Poland, arrive in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, July 14, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Polish Catholics arrive in Rome after 17-day cycling pilgrimage

The group raised funds for a hospice. Read more


By CNA Staff

Senate passes legislation restricting imports from Uyghur forced labor

A bipartisan bill to prohibit goods made by enslaved Uyghurs from entering the United States passed the Senate on Wednesday,... Read more

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), House Pro-Life Caucus co-chair who offered an amendment to restore Hyde Amendment and conscience language to the bill.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Scanlon

Appropriations bill advances without Hyde Amendment 

The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday advanced a funding bill for fiscal year 2022 without including the usual prohibitions on... Read more

The Cuban flag.?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

Seminarian jailed amid Cuba protests

Rafael Cruz Dévora, a seminarian, was arrested on Monday after participating in protests of Cuba’s communist government. Read more

A pupil from Holy Cross Girls' School with a soldier from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

N Irish bishop criticizes UK plan to end inquests, prosecutions related to the Troubles

The British government has announced a plan to halt all prosecutions related to the 20th century religious-fueled conflicts in Northern... Read more

The US capitol.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Knights of Columbus disappointed by advancement of funding bill without Hyde Amendment

The Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus on Thursday registered his sorrow at the advancement by the appropriations committee... Read more

A flooded street in Düsseldorf, Germany, July 15, 2021. Credit: Lensw0rld/Shutterstock.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis upset by Germany floods

The pope sent a telegram of condolence Thursday to the German president, following flooding in the country’s west that has... Read more