Archive for September 16, 2021

Fr. Benson Bulus Luka was kidnapped from his parish residence in Nigeria’s Kafanchan diocese on Sept. 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic diocese rejoices as priest is freed barely 24 hours after kidnapping

“Barely 24 hours after his kidnap, our beloved brother priest was released by his abductors.” Read more

The Swiss Guard swearing in ceremony at the Vatican on May 6, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Will the Swiss Guard allow women soldiers in the future?

Only men are currently eligible for the world’s smallest army. Read more

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Court date set for Finnish MP facing jail after tweeting Bible verse

Päivi Räsänen could be given a two-year prison sentence for the tweet. Read more

Pope Francis addresses the moderators of associations of the faithful, ecclesial movements, and new communities in the Vatican Synod Hall, Sept. 16, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis warns leaders of Catholic movements not to abuse power

The pope said that “true service is free and unconditional.” Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Benedict XVI: Legalization of same-sex marriage is ‘a distortion of conscience’

He made the remark in an introduction to a new anthology of his writings, which has a preface by Pope... Read more

Cupola of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

The Papal Foundation provides $800K in scholarships for studies in Rome

The Papal Foundation awarded nearly $800,000 in scholarships to 96 priests, brothers, sisters, and lay faithful as part of the... Read more

Hon. Beth Robinson, associate justice on the Vermont Supreme Court, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 14, 2021?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Federal judicial nominee grilled over 1990s religious freedom case

Multiple senators accused a judicial nominee of being hostile to religious freedom during her confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives at Massachusetts' Dedham District Courthouse for his arraignment, Sept. 3, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle,Matt Hadro

Theodore McCarrick faces new sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey

Three sex abuse lawsuits, including one naming disgraced former archbishop Theodore McCarrick as the alleged abuser, were filed on Thursday,... Read more


By Kate Olivera

Catholics the most vaccinated religious group for COVID-19, new study shows

Catholics are the religious group most vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States, according to a new national survey by... Read more

Aug. 11, 2021: Then-Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul addresses people of New York at the state capitol building in Albany?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

NY governor vows to help Texas women have abortions in her state

New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday said that if women in Texas are seeking an abortion, she will help... Read more


By Matt Hadro

Weekly COVID-19 testing a 'good' alternative to vaccine mandate, bioethicist says

As the Biden administration prepares to require COVID-19 vaccinations at many workplaces, a Catholic bioethicist urged the administration to keep... Read more