Archive for May 18, 2022

Karol Wojtyla with his parents. Photo courtesy of the Dicoese of Krakow.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

John Paul II’s mom chose life after her doctor advised an abortion

Over one hundred years ago on May 18, Emilia Wojtyla gave birth to her second son, Karol, after a difficult... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 18, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: ‘God is not afraid of our prayer of protest’

The pope dedicated his general audience address to the Book of Job. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Charles de Foucauld Spiritual Family Association in the study of the Paul VI Hall, May 18, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: St. Charles de Foucauld’s spirituality helped me through a crisis

The pope canonized the French explorer on May 15. Read more

Anselm Bilgri?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis dismisses prominent German ex-monk from clerical state

Anselm Bilgri is a well-known figure in the German-speaking Catholic world. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, May 18, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis changes rules for major superiors of religious orders

The change allows religious brothers who are not priests to lead their religious communities with Vatican permission. Read more

St. John Paul II in 1978.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

St. John Paul II and Blessed Carlo Acutis named among patrons of World Youth Day 2023

The Virgin Mary will be the “patroness par excellence” of the youth gathering. Read more

The body of St. Pio of Pietrelcina?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Padre Pio's relics coming to national shrine in DC

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina never visited the United States during his time on earth, but now his relics — which... Read more

Giovanni Angelo Becciu, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, pictured June 27, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Becciu: Pope Francis responsible for Vatican auditor's ousting

Cardinal Angelo Becciu said Wednesday that he is blameless in the forced resignation of a Vatican auditor, because it came... Read more

Pamela Smith dressed as characters of "The Handmaids Tale" walks with a noose around her neck as she joins pro-choice protesters gather in large numbers in front of the federal building to defend abortion rights in San Francisco on May 3, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

TikTok lifts ban on Ruth Sent Us. Here's what we know about this anti-Catholic group

Ruth Sent Us has no publicly known leaders, spokespeople, or mailing address. Yet its inflammatory rhetoric and provocative, theatrical tactics... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, N.M.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

For sexual abuse victims in Santa Fe archdiocese, $122 million settlement a 'next step'

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe has agreed on a $121.5 million bankruptcy settlement to provide compensation for hundreds of sexual... Read more