Archive for July 16, 2021

Cardinal Raymond Burke gives the final blessing during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage Mass in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis issues restrictions on extraordinary form Masses in new motu proprio

The motu proprio, Traditionis custodes, makes sweeping changes to Summorum Pontificum. Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Cardinal Dolan emphasizes hope amid global religious persecution

There is reason for hope for global religious freedom, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York told an international gathering of... Read more

A girl with a chapel veil at the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage Mass in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Catholics react to Pope Francis’ sweeping restrictions on extraordinary form Masses

The motu proprio Traditionis custodes is provoking strong reactions. Read more

Ash Wednesday celebration at St. Patrick cathedral in Maiduguri, Feb. 26, 2020?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

‘At every time, you could be a target’: Despite danger, Nigerian priest ministers to refugees of terrorism

A Nigerian priest who ministers to trauma victims in the country’s northeast says he is aware of the danger priests... Read more

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican abuse trial: Prosecution requests jail time for defendants

The tribunal listened to lawyers’ closing arguments. Read more

Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq speaks at Georgetown University on Feb. 15, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Iraqi archbishop: We must ensure ISIS genocide is not repeated

Grateful for aid to Iraqi Christian genocide victims, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil says more must be done to... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish Catholic bishops’ conference.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Polish Catholic Church to hold day of solidarity with Europe’s flood victims as death toll rises

At least 120 people have died in the floods, many of them in Germany. Read more

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

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Cordileone: Traditional Latin Mass will continue in San Francisco

As diocesan bishops consider how to implement Pope Francis’ motu proprio on the use of the Traditional Latin Mass, the... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich, Conn. Credit: Farragutful via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Diocese in Connecticut files for bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

The Diocese of Norwich filed for bankruptcy Thursday amid several dozen sexual abuse lawsuits filed related to a former school... Read more

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Pro-life group urges action after appropriations bill passes without Hyde Amendment

A pro-life group on Friday decried President Joe Biden’s decision not to renew the Hyde Amendment, which has since 1976... Read more

Bishop David Konderla of Tulsa. Courtesy of the Diocese of Tulsa.?w=200&h=150

Tulsa bishop: Eucharistic coherence is about helping people grow in communion with Christ

The controversy over reception of Communion by supporters of abortion is ordered to helping all Catholics to grow in communion... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on July 27, 2016.?w=200&h=150

By Pope Francis

Full text: Traditionis Custodes, Pope Francis' motu proprio about Traditional Latin Mass

This is the official translation published by the Vatican of the apostolic letter issued motu proprio by Pope Francis about... Read more