Archive for April 11, 2022

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By CNA Staff

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week 2022

A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary and all... Read more

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By Andrea Gagliarducci

Does the new Vatican document on Catholic schools change anything?

The recent Vatican instruction was in the works for years. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Joe Donnelly, the new U.S. Ambassador to Holy See, at the Vatican, April 11, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis receives new US ambassador to the Holy See

‘I look forward to deepening our ties with the Holy See,’ Joe Donnelly said in a video message. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on April 27, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Parolin says he hopes Vatican-China deal can be tweaked

In Part 3 of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State looks ahead to the deal’s renewal in October. Read more

Pope Francis prays the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, on Good Friday, April 14, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Ukrainian and Russian families to carry cross at pope’s Good Friday Via Crucis

The two families will carry a wooden cross together for the 13th station in the Colosseum. Read more

The damaged statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Major Theological Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Vorzel, Ukraine.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

‘A blow from the devil’: Shattered Fatima statue found in Ukrainian Catholic seminary occupied by Russians

‘This affair struck me as very unusual,’ said seminary rector Father Ruslan Mikhalkiv. Read more

A Christian family in Qaraqosh sporting their traditional dressing for Holy Week in April 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Bashar Jameel Hanna

Joyful Iraqi Christians return to Nineveh Plains to celebrate Holy Week

An estimated 25,000 Iraqi Christians gathered for a joyous Palm Sunday reunion after years of war and displacement. Read more

The office of Caritas Mariupol in Ukraine.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

7 people killed at Caritas office in besieged city of Mariupol

Two female staff members of Caritas Mariupol were said to be among the dead. Read more


By Hannah Brockhaus

PHOTOS: Catholics around the world celebrate Palm Sunday 2022

The festive day is traditionally marked by a blessing of palm branches. Read more

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By CNA Staff

Charleston diocese: Making death-row inmate choose means of execution is 'barbarism'

After the South Carolina Supreme Court set a date for the execution of Richard Moore, the Diocese of Charleston stated... Read more

Official portrait of Sir David Amess.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Guilty verdict for murderer of Catholic MP David Amess

A jury has convicted Ali Harbi Ali for the murder of Catholic Minister of Parliament Sir David Amess and for... Read more

A pro-life eucharistic procession around a Planned Parenthood facility in Denver, Colo., April 9, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By André Escaleira, Jr./Denver Catholic

Pro-Life Eucharistic Procession Draws Hundreds in Denver

Amidst the refrain of Hail Marys in the background, hundreds of faithful took to the streets around the Stapleton Planned... Read more

Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne A. Jones, a Democrat, at a MD Dems Women's Diversity Leadership Council event, Dec. 4, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Maryland law dedicates $3.5 million to 'abortion care' training yearly

A Maryland law set to take effect July 1 will allow non-physicans to perform abortions, and allot $3.5 million per... Read more

American, gay pride, and BLM flags being flown at Nativity School of Worcester in Worcester, Mass.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

College enters fray with bishop over gay pride, BLM flags at Jesuit school

A group of students, staff, and alumni at the College of the Holy Cross are petitioning the administration to disinvite... Read more