Archive for September 29, 2021

A coffin containing the remains of Fr. Emil Kapaun is taken to the front of St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen, Kan., Sept. 25, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

Watch: Father Emil Kapaun's funeral Mass

The Diocese of Wichita will hold a rosary and vigil for Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun on Tuesday, Sept.... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: ‘It is Christ, with his grace, who makes us just’

At his general audience, the pope reflected on the doctrine of justification. Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, left, and Bishop Robert J. Brennan?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis accepts Brooklyn Bishop DiMarzio’s resignation, names Columbus bishop as successor

With 1.5 million Catholics, Brooklyn is the fifth-largest U.S. diocese. Read more

Pope Francis sends a video message to participants in Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy, Sept. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis to young climate activists: ‘Technical and political solutions are not enough’

The pope sent a video message to the Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: ‘My intuitions, my perceptions and my spirituality’ come from Vatican II

He made the remark in a new book preface. Read more

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle,Joe Bukuras

Transgender students 'unknowingly' admitted to Catholic seminaries, archbishop warns

Bishops should consider requiring DNA tests or physical examinations to ensure that all seminarians are biological men, said Archbishop Jerome... Read more

The Diocese of Wichita held a funeral vigil and rosary for Father Emil Kapaun on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

PHOTOS: Funeral vigil for Father Emil Kapaun

On Tuesday, the Diocese of Wichita held a vigil and rosary for Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun, who died... Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica, pictured on March 19, 2013. Credit: Mazur/

By Hannah Brockhaus

U.S. theologians appointed to Vatican’s International Theological Commission

In addition to 12 new appointments, Pope Francis renewed the terms of 16 members. Read more

Bishop Carl Kemme of Wichita performs the absolution over the coffin of Fr. Emil Kapaun after his funeral Mass at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kan., Sept. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Father Kapaun imitated Christ's love 'throughout his ministry', bishop says at funeral Mass

During Wednesday's funeral Mass for Father Emil Kapaun, the Bishop of Wichita called the U.S. Army chaplain who died in... Read more

Vandalism at Sacred Heart of Mary parish in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 29, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Colorado parish church vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti

A Catholic parish in Boulder, Colorado, with a memorial to aborted babies on its front lawn was desecrated with pro-abortion... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Queensland parliament legalizes euthanasia, assisted suicide

The Australian state of Queensland has voted to become the fifth state in the country to legalize assisted suicide and... Read more

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By Giselle Vargas

Chile's lower house votes to debate bill permitting elective abortions

Chile’s Chamber of Deputies voted Sept. 28 to begin the debate on a bill that would decriminalize abortion up to... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Nuclear disarmament long overdue, Vatican diplomat tells UN

Reluctant states should sign a treaty banning nuclear weapons, Vatican diplomat Archbishop Paul Gallagher told the United Nations on Tuesday.... Read more