Archive for July 6, 2021

Food packages are distributed in the Archidiocese of Bhopal in central India.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic archdiocese delivers food to families hit by India’s 2nd COVID-19 wave

Bhopal archdiocese is also helping the poor to pay medical bills. Read more

Rome’s Gemelli Hospital, pictured on July 5, 2021, as Pope Francis convalesces after a surgery.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis recovering in same hospital room where St. John Paul II was treated

The Vatican said that the pope had “rested well overnight.” Read more

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI greet each other at the 65th priestly ordination of Pope Emeritus XVI at the Clementine Hall.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Benedict XVI praying ‘fervently’ for Pope Francis’ recovery from surgery

Pope Francis is recuperating at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital. Read more

European Parliament.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic groups criticize abortion report backed by European Parliament

Fourteen organizations said they stood united in the defense of human life. Read more

Tommaso Di Ruzza, right, speaks at a Vatican briefing alongside Alessandro Gisotti, center, and René Brülhart, left, May 21, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Indicted ex-director of Vatican’s financial watchdog says truth will come out at trial

Tommaso Di Ruzza is one of 10 people facing a Vatican trial. Read more

A liturgy at St. Mary’s Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, Arakuzha, India.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis urges Indian Catholics to commit to uniform Syro-Malabar liturgy

The Syro-Malabar Church is one of the 23 Eastern Catholic Churches. Read more

Main altar of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Burlington, Vermont?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Vermont diocese sees record-low number of priests

The Diocese of Burlington has seen a record-low number of priests this year, with only 50 priests in the entire... Read more

Archbishop Ante Jozić celebrates Mass before the icon of Our Lady of Budslau in Belarus, July 3, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Nuncio prays for peace and harmony in Belarus at renowned Marian shrine

Archbishop Ante Jozić prayed that, with God’s help, divisions would be overcome. Read more

Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina, Canada. Credit: Grahampurse via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).?w=200&h=150

Bishops in Saskatchewan propose fundraising appeal for residential school survivors

The bishops in Saskatchewan on Saturday announced plans for a fundraising effort across the province to support survivors of residential... Read more

Fr. Stan Swamy, S.J.?w=200&h=150

By Jose Torres Jr.

Asian bishops honor Indian Jesuit priest Stan Swamy as ‘martyr of the marginalized’

The Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) on Tuesday mourned the death of Jesuit priest Stanislaus Lourduswamy, and called him... Read more

Ohio state capitol?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Ohio enacts health care conscience protections

Ohio state law now includes conscience protections for medical professionals, after Governor Mike DeWine signed a state budget bill into... Read more

Sister María de Jesús Miranda. Credit: Eduardo Berdejo/ACI Prensa.?w=200&h=150

By Harumi Suzuki

Church in Cuba celebrates nun's 75th anniversary as a religious

The Church in Cuba offered a special Mass of thanksgiving for the 75 years of consecrated life of Sister María... Read more

Former abortion clinic at 72 Ransom Avenue in Grand Rapids, Michigan, turned into headquarters of the pro-life organization LIFE International.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Scanlon

Pro-life leaders: Movement must be ready if Roe is overturned

If the Supreme Court sends the question of legal abortion back to the states, pro-life groups must be prepared to... Read more


By Giselle Vargas

Bolivian archbishop calls for policies respecting the dignity of the human person

The Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra said in his homily on Sunday that the high rate of domestic... Read more


By Jose Torres Jr.

Catholic priests in Burma contracting coronavirus

Several priests in Burma have contracted Covid-19, with at least four priests in one diocese alone dying in just a... Read more