Archive for April 26, 2022

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis names new Catholic archbishop of Paris

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich succeeds Archbishop Michel Aupetit, who resigned in December. Read more

Suspects in the shooting of Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare appear in court.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Catholic priest among 4 sentenced in shooting of South Sudan bishop-elect

Father John Mathiang Machol was given a 7-year jail sentence. Read more

Pope Francis with participants in a conference on Trinitarian International Solidarity at the Vatican, April 25, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis cancels day’s activities due to knee pain, says Vatican

Knee pain has forced the 85-year-old pope to curtail his activities in recent weeks. Read more

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich.?w=200&h=150

By Jean-Marie Dumont

Will Archbishop Ulrich lead the Catholic archdiocese of Paris in a new direction?

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich has extensive experience of Church governance. Read more

St. Peter holding the keys.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis updates canon law on dismissal from religious institutes

The change follows sweeping reform of the Catholic Church’s penal sanctions. Read more

The lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Bishops in Texas welcome stay of execution for woman on death row

The Texas bishops' conference expressed gratitude Monday that a state court halted the execution of Melissa Lucio over claims she... Read more

Dennis Schroeder at his home in Windthorst, Texas.?w=200&h=150

By Susan Moses / North Texas Catholic

Mercy mission: every encounter with Dennis Schroeder includes a reminder of Jesus' love

Dennis Schroeder’s home is filled with things he loves. More mounted deer heads than you can count on your hands.... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square on June 4, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis has begun a wave of new appointments at the Vatican

The new Vatican constitution will come into force in June. Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Hong Kong. Credit: Volodymyr Dvornyk/Shutterstock?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Hong Kong priest: China trying to control religion in Hong Kong

Speaking publicly under his own name for the first time, a Hong Kong priest says the Chinese Communist Party is... Read more

Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco of Santiago takes possession of his titular church in Rome, June 19, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Giselle Vargas

Killing the innocent by abortion is not mercy, says Chilean cardinal

During his homily at the Mass for the blessing of the foundation stone for the Divine Mercy Shrine in Santiago... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Regina Caeli address, April 24, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Be bridges for peace, Pope Francis urges Hispanic ministry congress

In a video message to the Tuesday opening of a gathering for Hispanic ministry leaders in the US, Pope Francis... Read more

Elon Musk?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder,Joe Bukuras

Elon Musk Twitter takeover: How should Catholics think about free speech?

Elon Musk — the world’s richest man — reached a deal Monday to acquire Twitter for approximately $44 billion. This... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Afghanistan, other countries see worrisome religious freedom trends, USCIRF warns

Afghanistan and four other countries should be added to the ten countries already recognized by the U.S. State Department for... Read more