Archive for April 5, 2022

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the closing press conference of the spring plenary meeting of the German bishops’ conference.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

German Catholic bishops’ leader replies to Nordic bishops’ ‘Synodal Way’ critique

The Nordic bishops cautioned against ‘capitulation to the Zeitgeist.’ Read more

Nativity School of Worcester, a Jesuit middle school in the diocese of Worcester is risking its Catholic status by refusing to remove a gay pride flag and a Black Lives Matter flag from its flag pole, per the request of the local ordinary, Bishop Robert McManus.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop asks Catholic middle school to take down gay pride, Black Lives Matter flags

Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester, Massachusetts, has expressed concerns that flags flying outside a Jesuit-run middle school in support of... Read more

Pope Francis with the flag of Lebanon at a general audience at the Vatican, Sept. 2, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis to visit Lebanon in June, says President Aoun

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun announced the papal trip on Twitter. Read more

Randall Terry (at podium), spokesman for the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, and other members of the pro-life group react to video images and photos of what the group says are the remains of 115 aborted babies it claims to have obtained from the disposed biohazard waste of an abortion clinic in Washington, D.C. The group held a press conference on April 5, 2022, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown,Katie Yoder

Pro-life group says it obtained remains of 115 aborted babies discarded by DC clinic

Anti-abortion activists said Tuesday that they obtained 115 aborted babies from a driver for a medical waste company in late... Read more

Healthcare workers arrive at a check-up camp in Malad, India on June 25, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ April prayer intention: For healthcare workers in poor countries

Healthcare workers “have given their lives during this pandemic to help so many sick people recover,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Sister Suellen Tennyson, a member of the Congregation of the Marianites of Holy Cross, who was abducted in Burkina Faso April 4, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Jude Atemanke

American nun abducted in Burkina Faso

Prayers are being sought for the safe release of Sister Suellen Tennyson, 83, an American Catholic nun who was reportedly... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles preaches during a Mass at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel in San Gabriel, Calif., April 2, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Gomez encourages pilgrims marking jubilee of Christianity in Los Angeles

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles urged those making a pilgrimage Saturday to mark 250 years of Christianity in the... Read more

Colorado governor Jared Polis speaks at a press conference, June 11, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Carl Bunderson

Colorado governor signs bill codifying access to abortion, contraception

Colorado governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law Monday codifying the right to abortion and contraception in the state.  Read more

An anti-Christian slogan graffitied on a Coptic church in Egypt.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Months later, nine Egyptian Christians still detained after protests to rebuild church

Months after protests of the government’s apparent refusal to approve the rebuilding of a damaged church, nine Christian protesters in... Read more