Archive for April 12, 2022

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By CNA Staff

Bishops sign letter warning that Germany's 'Synodal Path' could lead to schism

An 'open letter' circulating among the world's bishops criticizes Germany's ongoing "Synodal Path" process for looking at the Church and... Read more

Pope Francis boards the papal plane to Iraq on March 5, 2021. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis plans to visit Kazakhstan in September

The pope hopes to take part in the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Parolin says religion is fundamental to promoting peace

In Part 4 of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State speaks about peace, reconciliation and ecumenical challenges. Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis approves canonization of immigrant nurse

Bl. Artemide Zatti was born in Italy, but emigrated to Argentina in 1897. Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis, at the Vatican on Oct. 21, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Tagle laments killing of Caritas workers in Mariupol

‘We honor the sacrifice of humanitarian workers by praying for them and their families,’ he said. Read more

Maria Aristea Ceccarelli.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Woman who endured neglect and abuse declared venerable by Pope Francis

Maria Aristea Ceccarelli’s parents married her off to a man who treated her like an indentured servant. Read more

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk records a video message on March 30, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

‘An untimely idea’: Ukrainian Catholic leader concerned by format of Pope’s Good Friday Via Crucis

Major Archbishop Shevchuk addressed the plan for Ukrainian and Russian families to carry a cross together. Read more


By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: 'Speak out forcefully' against 'abominable actions' in Ukraine

In a message to participants in an interreligious pilgrimage to Ukraine, Pope Francis said “the present moment leaves us deeply... Read more

Emergency personnel crowd the streets near a subway station in New York City on April 12, 2022, after at least 16 people were injured during a rush-hour shooting in the Brooklyn borough of New York.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Bishop 'horrified' by Brooklyn shooting, asks prayers for injured and first responders

Bishop Robert Brennan of Brooklyn urged prayer for those injured in a shooting at a subway station in the New... Read more

Volunteers create Sacred Heart of Jesus badges to be sent to Ukraine.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

Spaniards send Sacred Heart badges to Ukraine's soldiers

The Diocese of Getafe, in collaboration with the Shrine of the Great Promise in Valladolid, has made 10,000 Sacred Heart... Read more

Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

How to live Holy Week? Here are Mother Angelica's tips

Mother Angelica, the foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), offered advice, counsel, and prayers to viewers of her... Read more


By David Ramos

Monterrey archbishop encourages families to share the faith during Holy Week

Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey encouraged the faithful on Sunday to take advantage of Holy Week “to share the... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

As Canada normalizes euthanasia, assisted suicide for mentally ill, doctors voice concerns

Last year, Canadian lawmakers approved legislation that expanded the eligibility for euthanasia and assisted suicide to the mentally ill, and... Read more