Archive for July 2, 2021

The Iowa capitol. Credit: Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Iowa attorney general releases report on clergy sex abuse

The Iowa Attorney General’s office has released a 30-page report on sexual abuse by members of the clergy, almost exactly... Read more

A tea chest displayed in the "Seton Family Treasures" exhibit at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland.?w=200&h=150

St Elizabeth Ann Seton shrine exhibit displays rarely-seen relics

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland unveiled Thursday an exhibit of rarely-seen relics and artifacts... Read more


By CNA Staff

US Supreme Court rules against California's nonprofit donor disclosure rule

The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that California violated the First Amendment by requiring charitable organizations operating in the state... Read more

Bishop James Sullivan.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Lansing diocese deems credible abuse allegations against deceased Catholic Bishop of Fargo

The Diocese of Lansing released a statement this morning announcing that two allegations of sexual abuse levelled against the late... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his March 28, 2018 general audience in St. Peter's Square.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: ‘There cannot and must not be any opposition between faith and science’

The pope was addressing an international meeting of scientists. Read more

Fr. Hans Zollner.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Safeguarding expert to lead Rome’s new anthropology institute

Fr. Hans Zollner S.J. will serve as director of the institute at the Pontifical Gregorian University. Read more

St. Peter’s Square.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Report: Secretariat of State official paid by Swiss bank for Vatican accounts

Italian media have reported that the bank gave a lay Vatican official a “finder’s fee.” Read more


By CNA Staff

All-Ireland Primate: Government revealed First Communion delay in ‘grossly disrespectful’ way

Archbishop Eamon Martin said the government’s decision marked a “complete reversal.” Read more

The official logo of the 2022 World Meeting of Families in Rome.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: 2022 World Meeting of Families will include local gatherings

The pope said the meeting would be “a worldwide event that can involve all the families.” Read more

An evening procession at Lourdes in southwestern France.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

‘Lourdes Nights’ to draw pilgrims to French shrine after pandemic closure

The initiative will be held throughout July and August. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis discusses protection of Christians with Iraqi prime minister

The pope and Mustafa Al-Kadhimi discussed the importance of protecting the Christian presence in the Middle East. Read more

An anti-Christian slogan graffitied on a Coptic church in Egypt.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Christians' situation in Egypt improves, though many still consider them 'second-class citizens'

While the situation of Christians has improved in Egypt under its current president, many continue to regard the minority as... Read more

Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park.?w=200&h=150

Archbishop Gomez: Catholic missionaries such as St Junipero witness to the 'American creed'

The early Catholic missionaries to what became the United States were witnesses to the American belief that all persons have... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Dolan emphasizes shared goals in appearance with Mormon leader

Appearing alongside the Catholic Archbishop of New York, an elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this... Read more


By CNA Staff

Several pro-life laws take effect in South Dakota

Five pro-life laws went into effect in South Dakota on Thursday. Read more

The US Penitentiary at Terre Haute.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Scanlon

US Justice Department halts federal executions

US Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a moratorium on federal executions while the Department of Justice conducts a review of... Read more

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, in Philadelphia, March 9, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By Alejandro Bermudez

Archbishop Paglia pleads with Catholic critics of Covid vaccines

During a press conference on Friday, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, called Catholics who are... Read more