Archive for October 19, 2022

Pope Francis at the general audience, Oct. 19, 2022 — and St. Augustine of Hippo in a painting by Philippe de Champaigne, ca. 1650.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Be like St. Augustine and examine the story of your life

Why Pope Francis recommends examining the story of your life like this great doctor of the church. Read more

European Court of Human Rights.?w=200&h=150

By Solène Tadié

European court rules in favor of feminist claiming to ‘abort Jesus’ in a church in Paris

The judges of the European Court of Human Rights ruled unanimously that the woman was exercising her “freedom of expression.” Read more

Pope Francis greeting pilgrims at the general audience, Oct. 19, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to visit relatives in northern Italy

The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis will pay a private visit to his relatives in northern Italy next month. Read more

Bishop Michel Santier in 2013?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Diocese confirms French bishop disciplined by Vatican for sexual abuse

The Diocese of Créteil confirmed last week that its former bishop had been credibly accused of sexual abuse and ordered... Read more

An Iraqi woman holding a rosary.?w=200&h=150

By Rody Sher,Charlotte Evans

Iraqi Christians face uncertain future after eviction from ‘Virgin Mary compound’ in Baghdad

The Chaldean patriarch and an auxiliary bishop of Baghdad recently visited the Baghdad compound in an effort to find alternative... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Pro-life group rejects premise of ad that shows mom’s arrest for having an abortion

“Punishing women is not, nor has it ever been, a mainstream pro-life position,” Katie Glenn, state policy director for Susan... Read more

Five priests, a nun, and three lay people were abducted Sept. 16, 2022, after gunmen attacked their parish in Mamfe Diocese, Cameroon.?w=200&h=150

By Jude Atemanke

Priests abducted in Cameroon last month plead for release in new video

In the video circulated Oct. 19, one of the abductees provides updates about their welfare and pleads with their bishop... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Major survey of Catholic priests finds trust issues, burnout, fear of false allegations

The study claims to be the largest national survey of Catholic priests conducted in more than 50 years. Read more

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, grand chancellor of the Pontifical Institute John Paul II, speaks at a press conference.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

Vatican: Pro-abortion member of Pontifical Academy for Life contributes to ‘dialogue’

The Pontifical Academy for Life issued a statement Wednesday defending the recent appointment of an outspoken advocate for abortion rights. Read more

Dr. José María Simón Castellví?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic doctor criticizes Pontifical Academy for Life’s appointing of abortion advocates

In an article published Oct. 19, Spanish doctor José María Simón Castellví warned that these appointments are “just the opposite... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Cesar Landa, Peru's foreign minister, at the Vatican, Oct. 17, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Vatican to return three pre-Columbian mummies to Peru 

The Vatican on Monday returned three pre-Columbian mummies to Peru, which had been loaned for the 1925 Universal Vatican Exposition. Read more