Archive for September 1, 2021

Pope Francis receives Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in a private audience at the Vatican on Nov. 18, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis will visit Cyprus in December, says local official

The Vatican has not confirmed the trip, but the pope said he hoped to visit the island nation. Read more

Pope Francis is interviewed by Carlos Herrera, a journalist at the Spanish radio station COPE.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis says that he hopes Cardinal Becciu is innocent of charges in Vatican finance trial

He made the comment in his first interview since undergoing colon surgery. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 1, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Choose faith in Christ over formalities

At the general audience, the pope continued to reflect on Galatians. Read more

Archbishop Dermot Farrell prays in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 2, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Dublin’s archbishop urges Catholics to tackle ‘climate catastrophe’ in 64-page pastoral letter

‘We are at a critical moment,’ writes Archbishop Dermot Farrell. Read more


By Matt Hadro

‘We are actively helping women’: Pro-life groups pledge action as Texas’ 'heartbeat' law goes into effect  

Pro-life groups on Wednesday said they were ready to assist women facing unexpected pregnancies, as Texas’ pro-life “heartbeat” law went... Read more

Pope Francis greets supporters of the Laudato Si’ Movement at his general audience at the Vatican, Sept. 1, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis asks Catholics to pray that world makes ‘courageous choices’ to protect environment

He made the appeal in his prayer intention for September. Read more

Fr. Kolumban Reichlin, O.S.B., the new chaplain of the Pontifical Swiss Guard.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis appoints Benedictine priest as Swiss Guard chaplain

Fr. Kolumban Reichlin studied at Saint Meinrad Seminary in Indiana. Read more

An image of Blessed Paul Yun Ji-chung and 123 companions, who were beatified Aug. 16, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Relics of first Korean Catholic martyrs identified with DNA testing

The martyrs were among the first of thousands of Catholics to be tortured and executed. Read more

Cross of the Martyrs.?w=200&h=150

By Carl Bunderson

Father Danny Roussel of Baton Rouge remembered as a 'devoted priest'

The Bishop of Baton Rouge has recalled Fr. Danny Roussel, who died by suicide on Monday, as a devoted and... Read more

Joe Biden?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Biden ‘deeply committed’ to legal abortion, after Texas’ pro-life law goes into effect

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said his administration is “deeply committed” to upholding legal abortion, after Texas’ pro-life “heartbeat” law... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Sex abuse claims against Bishop DiMarzio lack 'semblance of truth', Vatican rules

Sexual abuse allegations against Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn did not have “the semblance of truth,” the Congregation for the... Read more

March 26, 2021: The restored image of the Virgin Mary destroyed by ISIS returned to its original parish in Iraq.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Nobel Peace Prize nominee urges Biden to protect Iraqi Christians

After the last U.S. forces left Afghanistan this week, an interfaith coalition implored President Joe Biden to keep American troops... Read more

Central American migrants in Mexico.?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Mexico's bishops oppose measures to contain and return migrants at country's southern border

The bishops of Mexico have reiterated their opposition to the "contain and return measures" implemented by their government to stop... Read more

Father Anthony Bus, host of “Winds of Change” radio program, will air at noon Central Time on WNDZ 750 AM Portage/Chicago, along with a host of other EWTN radio programs, beginning Sept. 1.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

EWTN Global Catholic Radio now available throughout Chicagoland

Starting Sept. 1, Catholics can now tune in from sunrise to sunset Monday through Friday to a new Catholic station.... Read more

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, at the Vatican Press Office on Oct. 12, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Barron: Election of atheist as Harvard chaplain president ‘complete and abject surrender’

Bishop Barron said on Tuesday that the Harvard University chaplains made a “complete and abject surrender” by electing an atheist... Read more

Louisiana National Guardsmen rescue people in LaPlace, Louisiana, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. More than 6,000 members of the National Guard from more than a dozen states were in Louisiana assisting state and federal partners with relief efforts.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Louisiana schools closed amid prayers for survivors in the wake of Hurricane Ida

At least one Catholic church in New Orleans has opened its doors to serve as an emergency shelter amid widespread... Read more

Father Joseph Cao, assisted by Deacon Clarence McDavid, blesses the parts of the church affected by an Aug. 30 break-in, during a Mass of reparation at Curé d'Ars Catholic Church in Denver, Colo., Sept. 1, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

African-American parish in Denver robbed of tabernacle, Eucharist

A historically African-American parish in Denver was robbed Monday night of a number of valuables, most notably the tabernacle and... Read more