Archive for September 27, 2021


By Jonah McKeown

Scottish Catholics urged to oppose assisted suicide legalization

Scotland’s Catholic bishops are urging opposition to a measure that would legalize assisted suicide, warning that the government ought to... Read more

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas celebrates Mass at the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Vilnius, Lithuania.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

US-born Lithuanian archbishop elected president of European bishops’ council

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas succeeds Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco. Read more

Baby feet.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

San Marino votes to legalize abortion

The referendum vote ended the microstate’s abortion ban. Read more

Same-sex wedding cake.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Swiss voters back same-sex marriage

Around 64% of voters approved the measure. Read more

Pope Francis addresses young people at Lokomotiva Stadium in Košice, Slovakia, Sept. 14, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

World Youth Day 2021: Pope Francis asks young people to ‘testify joyfully that Christ is alive’

This year’s World Youth Day will be celebrated in local dioceses on Nov. 21. Read more

Sharonell Fulton, one of the plaintiffs in Fulton v. Philadelphia who has fostered more than 40 children through Catholic Social Services?w=200&h=150

By Matt Hadro

Philadelphia Catholic agency can once again help make foster care placements, after settlement with city

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is once again helping make foster care placements, following a legal settlement... Read more

Pope Francis addresses participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Sept. 27, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis decries abortion and euthanasia as treating human life like ‘waste’

“Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? That’s what abortion is,” the pope said. Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory takes possession of Immaculate Conception church in Rome, Sept. 27, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Wilton Gregory takes possession of Immaculate Conception church in Rome

The cardinal said he was “particularly thankful” as the Immaculate Conception is Patroness of the United States. Read more

Brazilian Cardinal José Freire Falcão (1925-2021).?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis mourns Brazilian cardinal who died of COVID-19 complications

Cardinal José Freire Falcão died at the age of 95. Read more

Fr. David Palmer, a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham serving in the Diocese of Nottingham, England.?w=200&h=150

By Carl Bunderson

English university accepts appointment of Catholic chaplain who tweeted about abortion

The University of Nottingham announced Saturday that it will recognize Fr. David Palmer as a chaplain, after having refused recognition... Read more

Screenshot of video footage showing the destruction of Saint Pius X Church in La Palma in the Canary Islands on Sept. 26, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Video: Lava destroys church on La Palma in Canary Islands

Lava from the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands destroyed the church of... Read more

Father Joseph Cao, assisted by Deacon Clarence McDavid, blesses the parts of the church affected by an Aug. 30 break-in, during a Mass of reparation at Curé d'Ars Catholic Church in Denver, Colo., Sept. 1, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Some stolen items from Denver parish church recovered

Several valuable items belonging to a Denver Catholic parish, including the tabernacle and vessels used for Mass, were recovered late... Read more

California State Governor Gavin Newsom.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

'Absurd' pro-abortion laws in California highlight need for parent-child communication, policy expert says

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills Sept. 22 that relate to privacy surrounding abortion, and a policy... Read more

Cardinal Thomas Collins?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Archdiocese of Toronto requires regular testing for unvaccinated clergy, employees

Clergy in the Archdiocese of Toronto who have not received a COVID-19 vaccination must show proof of a recent negative... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, speaks at a press conference in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

World needs action to back COVID vaccines and health care access, Cardinal Parolin tells UN

The failure to provide health care access, testing, and vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic deserves global scrutiny, Cardinal Pietro Parolin... Read more

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Church in Canada pledges funds for healing, reconciliation after residential schools

The Canadian bishops are aiming to raise $30 million (USD 23.8m) over the next five years to support the Indigenous... Read more