Archive for September 13, 2021

Pope Francis meets with authorities, civil society, and the diplomatic corps in the garden of the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis urges Slovakia to follow the Beatitudes to build a just society

He addressed political authorities on his first full day in the country. Read more

Pope Francis addresses bishops, priests, religious, seminarians, and catechists in St Martin’s Cathedral, Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: We need ‘creativity of the Gospel,’ not ‘a defensive Catholicism’

He was speaking to clergy and lay people in Bratislava’s largest church. Read more

Pope Francis visits the Bethlehem Center in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis visits former ‘Bronx of Slovakia’ transformed by Mother Teresa’s nuns

The pope toured the Bethlehem Center, which has helped the homeless since 1997. Read more

Pope Francis attends a meeting with the Jewish community in Rybné Square in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis to Slovakia’s Jewish community: ‘Your sufferings are our sufferings’

He recalled the community’s suffering during the Holocaust. Read more

Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri says Mass at Sacred Heart Seminary, in Sriracha, Thailand, June 13, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Catholic bishops in Thailand prepare for synod on synodality

Church leaders in Thailand are preparing for the 2023 synod on synodality, as the Vatican released a preparatory document for... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco (left) and Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles (right)?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishops criticize ‘outrageous’ claims against St Junipero Serra

A California bill to replace a statue of St. Junipero Serra at the state capitol unfairly slanders the saint’s legacy,... Read more

President Rodrigo R. Duterte.?w=200&h=150

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Filipino bishops condemn country's 'murderous and corrupt public order'

Three archbishops in the Philippines condemned Sunday what they described as “a murderous and corrupt public order” in the country. Read more

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (left) at the 2012 London Paralympic Games?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Former Archbishop of Canterbury opposes proposed UK assisted suicide law

A prominent Anglican archbishop has added his voice to those of several Catholic bishops in England and Wales opposing the... Read more

Pastor of St. Augustine's, Fr. Peter Gori O.S.A. (right) and admissions director Paula O'Dea (left) hand Abby Aguedelo her diploma on graduation day.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

‘A willingness to start with ‘yes’’: How one Catholic school graduated its first student with Down syndrome

Tears flowed down the faces of Abigail “Abby” Agudelo’s classmates, as earlier this year she became the first student with... Read more

The door of St. Peter's Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon, Ca.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Olivera

Bishops report 95 attacks on Catholic churches in US since May 2020

There have been at least 95 reported incidents of vandalism of Catholic churches across the United States since May 2020,... Read more

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

By Angelus News

It's time to start telling the truth about St. Junípero Serra

Misinformation and deliberate disinformation continue to surround the memory of St. Junípero Serra, the Apostle of California.  Read more

Pedro Castillo, who was inaugurated as president of Peru July 28, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Archbishop calls on Peruvian president to rid his administration of ties to Shining Path

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren Anselmi of Piura called Sunday on the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, to rid his cabinet... Read more