Archive for June 8, 2022

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra of Huelva.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Priests back bishop attacked in media for defending life and the family

Bishop Santiago Gómez Sierra encouraged Catholics to vote for those who share Christian values. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in St. Peter’s Square, June 8, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: Don’t hide wrinkles, it’s ‘the heart that matters’

The pope praised the ‘wise Italian actress’ Anna Magnani for refusing to conceal her wrinkles. Read more

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By Maisy Sullivan

U.S. bishops urge prayer during Religious Freedom Week to combat abortion, church vandalism

This year, the bishops are focusing on promoting a culture of life, with the theme "Life and Dignity for All." Read more

Aerial/Drone photograph of a sunset over the Colorado state capital building. Capital city of Denver.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

FULL TEXT: Letter from Colorado bishops to Catholic lawmakers who backed abortion law

The bishops of Colorado on Tuesday issued an open letter asking Catholic lawmakers who recently voted for a new abortion... Read more

The seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

DHS warns that ‘faith-based institutions’ could be targeted amid ‘heightened threat environment’

The DHS alert followed an unconfirmed report that it had notified Catholic bishops of ‘credible threats’ if Roe v. Wade... Read more

112-year-old Venezuelan farmer Vicente Pérez gestures at his home in San Jose de Bolivar, Tachira state, Venezuela, on Jan. 24, 2022. Guinness World Records has officially recognized Pérez as the oldest living man following the death of a Spaniard who was the previous holder of the title,?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The oldest man in the world is 113 and prays the rosary twice a day

His name is Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, he’s Venezuelan, and is passionate about his faith. Read more

Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Ireland’s president condemns Catholic church massacre in Nigeria

Michael D. Higgins spoke out days after a Catholic charity appealed to world leaders to denounce the attack. Read more

Poland’s bishops celebrate Mass in Zakopane on June 7, 2002.?w=200&h=150

By Justyna Galant

Poland’s Catholic bishops: Many Ukrainians ‘will not be able to survive’ without help

More than three million people have fled from Ukraine to Poland since Feb. 24. Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholic bishops’ commission: EU parliament resolution on US abortion law is ‘unacceptable interference’

COMECE said that adopting the resolution would ‘discredit’ the European Parliament. Read more

Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Armed man arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home

A Supreme Court spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that an armed man was arrested after threatening Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. Read more

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

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Here’s what the Vatican finance trial has revealed about the London deal

Italian broker Raffaele Mincione was questioned on June 6-7. Read more

U.S. Capitol viewed through the columns of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder,Joe Bukuras

Man charged with attempted murder of Supreme Court justice

A criminal complaint filed Wednesday charged 26-year-old Nicholas John Roske of Simi Valley, California, with attempted murder of a Supreme... Read more

Argentine retired Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta (R) arrives to court in Oran, Argentina, on March 3, 2022. Zanchetta, considered close to Pope Francis, was sentenced to four years and six months in prison for sexual abuse of two seminarians by a court in the northwestern city of Oran, which ordered his immediate arrest, according to the ruling.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Bishop Zanchetta’s lawyer requests house arrest to serve sentence for sexual abuse due to health problems

Zanchetta’s lawyer is seeking the change so the bishop emeritus of Orán doesn’t have to remain in prison. Read more

Texans on June 5, 2022, visit the memorial at Robb Elementary School dedicated to the victims of the May shooting in Uvalde, Texas.?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Texas school shooting: Answer to cause of massacre lies in the culture of death, archbishop says

The archbishop also lamented that the authorities "don’t want to commit to taking more effective and more radical responses.” Read more

A pro-life pregnancy center in Hollywood, Florida, was defaced with pro-abortion graffiti over Memorial Day Weekend 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Florida pro-life pregnancy center hit with 'Jane's revenge' abortion vandalism

The incident took place over Memorial Day weekend in Hollywood, Florida. Read more

Bishop Joseph V. Brennan of Fresno, California.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Archbishop Cordileone ‘stood up for what’s right’ in actions toward Pelosi, Fresno bishop says

Bishop Joseph V. Brennan expressed his support for Cordileone's Communion ban in a June 6 letter to the diocese. Read more