Archive for August 2, 2022


By Katie Yoder

Value Them Both: 8 things to know about Kansas’ abortion vote 

Voters in Kansas are preparing to vote on a pro-life amendment later this summer. The state will be the first... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas?w=200&h=150

By Edie Heipel

Clarence Thomas canceled plans to teach class because of post-Roe violence, not student petition

A source close to Thomas told CNA the justice’s decision had nothing to do with a student-led petition calling for... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Nuns help women escape human trafficking along Colombia-Venezuela border

The Adorer Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity in Cúcuta, Colombia, have helped some 4,000 women escape human-trafficking... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Australian bill would allow legalization of assisted suicide, euthanasia in territories

Lawmakers in the Australian Parliament have proposed a bill to allow two of Australia’s ten territories to legalize euthanasia and... Read more

Attendees at a gathering sponsored by the Napa Institute sing the "Salve Regina" to drone out protesters who demonstrated at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California, on July 30, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

Catholics respond with prayer and song when protesters disrupt conference

The incident happened July 30 at a gathering hosted by the Napa Institute in California. Read more

The Church of St. James in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to Medjugorje youth festival: 'Follow the example of Mary'

Pope Francis has urged the thousands of young people gathered at Medjugorje this week to follow the example of the... Read more

Cardinal José Francisco Robles Ortega of Guadalajara?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Guadalajara archbishop: ‘Thorough investigation’ of alleged eucharistic miracle needed

Cardinal José Francisco Robles Ortega recently spoke out about an alleged eucharistic miracle posted on social media. Read more

Police arrive the night of Aug. 1 at Divine Mercy parish in the town of Sébaco in the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. The parish broadcast live on Facebook the arrival of the police at the parish doors as well as their entry by force.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Ortega regime in Nicaragua violently shuts down Catholic radio stations

Nicaraguan police broke into Divine Mercy parish the night of Aug. 1 in the town of Sébaco in the Diocese... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Müller at a penance service in St. Peter's Basilica on March 29, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.?w=200&h=150

By Rudolf Gehrig

Cardinal Müller: ‘The German Synodal Way was over before it even started’

Cardinal Müller sharply criticized the Synodal Way, saying it "was over before it even began," even if the initiators had... Read more

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By Kevin J. Jones

Religious freedom conflicts ahead after Michigan Supreme Court redefines sex

A Michigan Supreme Court decision that state civil rights law bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation may conflict... Read more

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly delivers his first in-person annual report since assuming office in 2021 on Aug. 2, 2022, at the Knights of Columbus' annual convention held in Nashville, Tennessee.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly calls Knights of Columbus to uphold dignity of life

Patrick Kelly, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, said in his annual report on Tuesday that the organization is... Read more

Attorney General Merrick Garland?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

U.S. Department of Justice challenges Idaho abortion ban in court

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Idaho, seeking to block the state’s trigger law which will... Read more

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By Carl Bunderson,Shannon Mullen

Detroit auxiliary bishop denies allegation of sexually abusing minor

The sexual assaults are alleged to have taken place from 1989 to 1990 while Paul Russell was a priest in... Read more

A poll worker helps a voter cast their ballot in the Kansas Primary Election at Merriam Christian Church on Aug. 2, 2022, in Merriam, Kansas. Voters in Kansas were set to decide whether or not the state constitution should include a right to an abortion.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Kansas abortion vote: Pro-life amendment fails, in first post-Roe vote

Kansas citizens rejected a pro-life amendment — known as the “Value Them Both” amendment — during their state’s primary election... Read more