Archive for May 13, 2022

Image of Our Lady of Fatima in Lisbon's cathedral.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

The modern miracle of Fatima

While men in the trenches of World War I faced chemical gasses and industrialized weaponry that wrought unprecedented human carnage,... Read more

Pope John Paul II collapses after being shot on May 13, 1981, in St. Peter’s Square.?w=200&h=150

By Markus Vögele

‘Everyone was crying’: An eyewitness recalls the attempted assassination of St John Paul II

David DePerro was 9 years old when he saw the shooting in St. Peter’s Square on May 13, 1981. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the First Nations at the Vatican on March 31, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican confirms Pope Francis will visit 3 cities in Canada in July

The pope will visit Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit on July 24-30. Read more

François Asselin | Charles de Foucauld?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Charles de Foucauld: The miracle that paved the way for his canonization

It began with a 50-foot fall inside a French chapel. Read more

The Vatican flag.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican and Moneyval: What’s changed?

A European anti-money-laundering watchdog Moneyval has upgraded the Vatican’s status. Read more

Pope John Paul II in 1996.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Church leaders and scholars to explore St. John Paul II’s ‘natural law legacy’

Speakers will include papal biographer George Weigel and Dutch Cardinal Willem Eijk. Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in an international conference of moral theology in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, May 13, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Family life more tested than ever before

The pope was speaking to moral theologians. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured on July 2, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Parolin hopes Zen arrest will not complicate Vatican-China dialogue

Cardinal Parolin said: ‘I would like to express my closeness to the cardinal who was freed and treated well.’ Read more

Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 13, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pilgrims in Fatima offer prayers for peace in Ukraine

May 13 marks the 105th anniversary of the first apparition of Mary in Fatima. Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC) at the Vatican, May 13, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: Anglicans are ‘valued traveling companions’

The pope was speaking with members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Dialogue Commission (ARCIC). Read more

Spanish Equality Minister Irene Montero speaks after the Council of Ministers, March 3, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Marta Gómez de Castro

Spanish bill would allow girls 16 and 17 to get an abortion without parental consent

Spain’s coalition government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez intends to propose a bill that would legalize abortion without parental consent... Read more


By Eduardo Berdejo

Colombian bishops lament court's approval of assisted suicide

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference said it was deeply pained by the Constitutional Court’s Wednesday ruling decriminalizing assisted suicide, and urged... Read more

Capitol police placed fencing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021, during oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, in an attempt to separate rallies by abortion supports and pro-lifers.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

What is Roe v Wade? Six things to know.

What exactly is Roe v. Wade, and why does it matter whether it's overturned? Read more