Archive for June 1, 2022

Pope Francis greets Father John Paul Mary Zeller during a meeting with Missionaries of Mercy at the Vatican on April 25, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Luke Coppen

The Missionaries of Mercy are growing — and their ministry is changing lives

Pope Francis established the Missionaries of Mercy in 2015. Read more

Bishop Gebhard Fürst of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Muslim and Protestant politicians receive Communion at German Catholic event

Organizers of the German March for Life said they were barred from having a stall. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 1, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Do not use wheat as a ‘weapon of war’ in Ukraine

‘Please do not use wheat, a staple food, as a weapon of war,’ he urged at the general audience. Read more

Pope Francis with Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago on Sept. 2, 2015. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis names Cardinal Cupich a member of Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship

In 2021, the Chicago archbishop welcomed the publication of Traditionis custodes. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 1, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Old age is a time to rediscover trust in the Lord

The pope was speaking at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Read more


By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Bring the love of Jesus’ Sacred Heart ‘to the ends of the earth’

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Read more

A hearing in the Vatican finance trial on May 31, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Vatican finance trial highlights pressure to finalize London deal

Two hearings this week turned the spotlight on the purchase of a luxury London property. Read more

Pope Francis attends the funeral Mass of Cardinal Angelo Sodano in St. Peter’s Basilica, May 31, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

With Cardinal Sodano’s death, an era has come to a close

At his peak, the Italian cardinal was arguably the Vatican’s most influential personality. Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the international conference ‘Lines of Development of the Global Compact on Education’ in a room adjacent to the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, June 1, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Guarding ‘dead traditions’ is dangerous for the Church’s life

The pope was speaking to participants in an international conference on education. Read more

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Vatican, April 3, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Here's how Catholics will pray for Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee

As the United Kingdom prepares to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years as monarch, the Catholic Bishops’... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Minors seeking abortion in Illinois no longer need notify parents

Minors in Illinois are no longer required to notify an adult before seeking an abortion, as a repeal signed by... Read more

Uvalde shooting victim Irma Garcia and her husband Joe Garcia, who died two days later of a heart attack.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

San Antonio archbishop: The Garcias 'witnessed to the love that comes from God'

In his homily for the Wednesday funeral Mass commemorating the lives of Uvalde shooting victim Irma Garcia and her husband... Read more

Participants at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

SBA Pro-Life America: Group's new name reflects growing mission

The pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List is embracing a new name: Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America — or SBA... Read more


By Joe Bukuras

Rep. Chris Smith 'hopeful' fetal tissue research at University of Pittsburgh will be investigated

Representative Chris Smith [R-NJ] says he is hopeful that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will investigate the... Read more

Hand wearing gay pride rainbow wristband making a power fist gesture in front of the US Capitol building in Washington, DC  Credit: lazyllama/Shutterstock?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

US embassy to Vatican again flies Pride Flag as Biden administration backs 'LGBTQIA+' advocacy

The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See has again flown a Pride Flag, as President Joe Biden reiterated his commitment... Read more

Police respond to the scene of a mass shooting at St. Francis Hospital on June 1, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At least four people were killed in a shooting rampage at the Natalie Medical Building on the hospital's campus, according to published reports. The shooter is also dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.?w=200&h=150

By Carl Bunderson

Tulsa diocese asks for prayers after Oklahoma hospital shooting

The Diocese of Tulsa has requested prayer for all involved in a mass shooting at a medical office building near... Read more