Archive for September 15, 2021

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the esplanade of the National Shrine in Šaštin, Slovakia, Sept. 15, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis in Slovakia: Our Lady of Sorrows teaches us compassion for the suffering

The pope celebrated Mass at the national Catholic shrine in Šaštín. Read more

Archbishop Stefan Heße of Hamburg.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis declines resignation of German Catholic archbishop

Hamburg Archbishop Stefan Heße announced in March that he was offering his resignation. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/

By Courtney Mares

On papal flight, Pope Francis tackles debate over Communion for politicians who support abortion

The pope addressed the controversy during an in-flight press conference. Read more


By Matt Hadro

US bishops push for pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants

As members of Congress this week advanced language providing a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, the U.S.... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference.?w=200&h=150

By Pope Francis

Full text: Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference from Slovakia

The pope spoke at the end of his four-day journey to Hungary and Slovakia. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference from Slovakia, Sept. 15, 2021?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis on COVID-19 vaccines: ‘Even in the College of Cardinals there are some deniers’

He added that “one of these, poor guy, is hospitalized with the virus.” Read more

Pope Francis visits Holocaust survivor Edith Bruck at her home in Rome, Feb. 20, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Holocaust survivor thanks Pope Francis for highlighting anti-Semitism on Central Europe trip

Edith Bruck said: “Your words about anti-Semitism ... are more relevant than ever.” Read more

US Attorney General Merrick Garland?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Justice Department asks judge to block Texas abortion law during legal challenge

The US Department of Justice asked a federal judge on Tuesday to issue a preliminary injunction against Texas’ law prohibiting... Read more

Lila Rose, founder of Live Action, addresses the 2021 Live Action Life Awards Dinner at Dana Point, California; Aug. 21, 2021?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Live Action says Google’s removal of pro-life ads ‘unprecedented’

According to the pro-life group Live Action, the search engine Google canceled its advertisements for abortion pill reversal services. The... Read more


By David Ramos

Mexican bishops announce march 'for women and for life'

In response to recent rulings by the nation’s Supreme Court decriminalizing abortion, the bishops of Mexico have called on the... Read more

Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Salvadoran president urged to oppose proposed pro-abortion constitutional changes

Seventy-five pro-life and pro-family organizations on Monday asked the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, to oppose the changes to... Read more

Bishop Kevin Sweeney of Paterson. Photo courtesy DeSales Media Group.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Paterson bishop: Vaccination exemption for clergy 'will be minimal'

Bishop Kevin Sweeney of Paterson wrote to clerics of his diocese Tuesday to ‘strongly encourage’ their vaccination against COVID-19. Non-medical... Read more