Archive for September 2, 2021

Freed: Msgr. Julius Agbortoko Abbor, vicar general of Cameroon’s Mamfe diocese.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic priest in Cameroon freed after three days in captivity

Msgr. Julius Agbortoko Abbor was released without payment of a ransom. Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Arché Foundation at the Vatican, Sept. 2, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: Foundation helping mothers and children is ‘a sign of hope’

The Arché Foundation is opening a new house in Rome. Read more


By Matt Hadro

Divided Supreme Court rejects challenge of Texas pro-life law

A divided Supreme Court late Wednesday evening declined a petition to block Texas’ ‘heartbeat’ law, allowing the law to stand... Read more

A Traditional Latin Mass.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Traditionis custodes: Traditional Catholic institutes appeal to French bishops for ‘mediator’

The institutes’ superiors appealed for “a human, personal dialogue.” Read more

President Joe Biden?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Biden promises 'whole-of-government' effort to maintain abortion in Texas

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a “whole-of-government” response to “ensure” abortion access in Texas, after the state’s pro-life law... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Holy See Secretary of State.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

In speech on North Korea, Cardinal Parolin calls for cooperation and friendship

He highlighted St. John XXIII as a model for today’s Vatican diplomacy. Read more

Bishop-elect Guido Marini of Tortona, Italy, speaks during an interview.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Msgr. Guido Marini sees God’s providence in his ‘new call’ as bishop

He said his time as head of papal liturgies was ‘very grace-filled.’ Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Springfield, Illinois bishop won't deny Mass to mask-less Catholics

The bishop of Springfield in Illinois is requesting that parishioners wear masks to Mass in compliance with a recent state... Read more

Damage at St. Stephen's Catholic School in New Orleans?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

‘We'll get through it’: New Orleans pastor looks to rebuild after Ida

A New Orleans pastor whose parish school was severely damaged in Hurricane Ida is bracing himself for a “big expense,”... Read more

Theodore McCarrick before his dismissal from the clerical state.?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Theodore McCarrick's court hearing is today: What to expect

Disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is expected to appear in a Massachusetts court on Friday morning for his arraignment. Read more

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By Jonah McKeown

Bishop urges Queenslanders to oppose euthanasia, assisted suicide bill

Catholics in Australia’s Queensland state are being urged to sign a petition asking the parliament not to pass a bill... Read more

Jen Psaki responds to EWTN News Nightly's Owen Jensen question regarding Texas' heartbeat law.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Psaki rebukes EWTN reporter who asked why Catholic Biden opposes Texas abortion law

President Joe Biden, the second Catholic president in U.S. history, believes that abortion is a “woman’s right,” White House Press... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo at the USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Traditional Latin Masses to end in some Houston parishes but continue in others, Cardinal DiNardo says

Several parishes may continue to celebrate Traditional Latin Masses in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, but several others must cease, Cardinal... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Lawsuits bring additional sexual battery allegations against Theodore McCarrick

Theodore McCarrick, a disgraced former cardinal, is facing criminal charges of sexual abuse of a minor, with his first court... Read more