Archive for September 30, 2021

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

German Catholic bishop suggests ‘Synodal Way’ is using abuse crisis to reshape Church

The Synodal Way’s supreme decision-making body meets on Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Read more

Kaduna State in northern Nigeria.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Attack on Christians in Nigeria described as a ‘massacre’

An estimated 49 people were killed in a two-hour long attack. Read more

Blessed Carlo Acutis, left, and Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green of Wilcannia-Forbes, Australia.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Catholic school named for Blessed Carlo Acutis will have ‘the Eucharist at its heart’

It will be the first K-12 Catholic school named after the young blessed. Read more

The 2021 March for Life in Berlin, Germany.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Germany records new decline in number of abortions

The number of abortions has fallen by 8.5% year on year. 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: Pray that ‘every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization’

He said: “Jesus asks us all ... to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?” Read more

Saint Junípero Serra.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

St Junipero Serra's example will endure, archbishop says after California governor replaces statue

St. Junipero Serra’s heroism did not change when California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to ensure that his statue... Read more

The bronze statue of St. Peter inside St. Peter’s Basilica.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Limited in-person attendance at 2022 World Meeting of Families due to COVID-19

The meeting will be held in Rome on June 22-26, 2022. Read more

“We are here today to provide for him what was not provided for him 70 years ago, a Mass of Christian burial,” said Bishop Carl A. Kemme during the funeral Mass on Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Park City, Kansas. “And, though we are all praying for his intercession, we must nevertheless pray for his repose as we do for all the dead. This is our Christian duty as we bring him to his new place of rest.”?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

PHOTOS: POW Father Emil Kapaun honored, laid to rest in funeral Mass

On Wednesday, the Diocese of Wichita held a funeral Mass and procession honoring Servant of God Emil Kapaun at the... Read more

Dale Recinella (C) accepts the Pontifical Academy for Life's Guardian of Life Award from Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia (L) and Cardinal Wim Eijk (R), Sept. 28, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Pontifical Academy for Life honors lay Florida death row chaplain

Dale Recinella, a Florida lawyer who has ministered to death row inmates for decades, was given an award honoring his... Read more

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at her weekly Capitol press briefing, Sept. 23, 2021?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Counter Pelosi's abortion stand with roses and rosaries, Archbishop Cordileone says

People should pray especially for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s change of heart on abortion, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Dutch assisted suicide campaigner arrested, accused of assisting with a suicide

A campaigner for assisted suicide in the Netherlands, who is not a physician, has been detained on suspicion of involvement... Read more


By Christine Rousselle

Massachusetts advocates: Assisted suicide disproportionately threatens the poor, disabled, minorities

Legalized assisted suicide in Massachusetts would disproportionately impact the poor, disabled, and communities of color, said a group of physicians... Read more