Archive for September 17, 2021

Pope Francis visits the elderly priest-residents of Casa San Gaetano in Rome, June 17, 2016.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis tells elderly priests: ‘Aging is a privilege’

He said: ‘Please, pray for me who is a little old and a little, but not too much, sick!’ Read more

A press conference launching a report by a commision of experts on the activities of Polish Dominican priest Paweł M., Sept. 15, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Polish Catholic leader expresses ‘deep pain and sadness’ as report on charismatic priest faults Dominicans

Poland’s Dominican province apologized ‘for the wrong that has been done.’ Read more

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Rino Fisichella in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Sept. 17, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis hopes new ministry of catechist will ‘awaken this vocation’

The pope formally instituted the new lay ministry in May. Read more

Cardinal Jose Advincula kneels to pray after entering the Manila Cathedral at the start of his installation as the 33rd archbishop of the Archdiocese of Manila on June 24, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Philippine cardinal, 130 nuns, convent staff test positive for COVID-19

Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila has tested positive for COVID-19, two days after a religious congregation in the Philippine capital... Read more

Pilgrims from Malaysia.?w=200&h=150

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Malaysian Catholic bishops call for unity, ‘national recovery’ from pandemic  

The archbishop of Kota Kinabalu and the bishop of Keningau, both in Malaysia, called on Malaysians “to rise above” the... Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 25, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Afghanistan’s Christians ‘completely ignored’ in European Parliament resolution

ADF International estimates that 10,000 Christians face danger in Afghanistan. Read more

Claudy bombing memorial statue created by sculptor Elizabeth McLaughlin?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Priest’s rumored involvement in IRA bombings revisited in lawsuit against Derry diocese

After the Northern Ireland government and police agreed to settle a lawsuit with several families of victims of a bombing... Read more


By David Ramos

Mexican episcopate won't cover medical expenses of priests with COVID-19 who aren't vaccinated

The financial assistance service of the Mexican bishops’ conference stated last month that it will not cover the medical expenses... Read more

Google offices in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Senators ask Google why it removed ads for abortion pill reversal

A dozen U.S. senators on Thursday sent a joint letter to Google’s CEO asking why pro-life ads for abortion pill... Read more

An unborn baby at 20 weeks -- well within the second trimester, when dilation and evacuation abortions are commonly performed.?w=200&h=150

By Alejandro Bermudez

Supreme Court poised to hear biggest challenge to Roe v Wade in 48 years

Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic, presented its legal argument Monday for why the U.S. Supreme Court should... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' pro-life committee?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Bishops warn against abortion funding in reconciliation bill

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday warned against abortion funding in a massive spending bill being considered by Congress. Read more

The Virginia March for Life in Richmond, Sept. 17, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Virginia March for Life highlights importance of gubernatorial election

Pro-life Virginians took to the streets of Richmond on Friday as part of the third annual Virginia March for Life. Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

UK woman who regrets teen gender transition sees court victory overturned on appeal

A woman who says she was too young when a gender clinic prescribed her puberty blockers has lamented that a... Read more