Archive for August 23, 2022

Pope Francis prepares to board an ITA Airlines plane for his approximately 10-hour flight from Rome to Edmonton in western Canada on July 24, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Motto and logo of Pope Francis’ trip to Kazakhstan released

The motto of the Sept. 13–15 visit, “Messengers of Peace and Unity,” is written in Kazakh across the top of... Read more

The Institute for Religious Works, or 'Vatican bank'. (File Photo/CNA).?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis instructs Vatican entities to move all funds to Vatican bank by Sept. 30

Pope Francis has ordered that the Holy See and connected entities move all financial assets to the Institute for Works... Read more

Fr. Stuart Long | Mark Wahlberg as Fr. Stu?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Father Stu honored as Catholic award finalist after Mark Wahlberg movie

Father Stu Long, the Montana boxer-turned-priest known for his dramatic conversion, is the only finalist not alive today. Read more

“Mother Teresa: No Greater Love” is airing in more than 960 theaters across the United States Oct. 3-4.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Film about Mother Teresa to hit theaters in October

A film presenting the life of St. Teresa of Calcutta, commonly referred to as Mother Teresa, will be premiering in... Read more

Faithful Catholics of the Diocese of León, Nicaragua, participate in the annual procession of the image of Our Lady of Mercy, the patroness of the diocese, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Faithful hold Marian procession in Nicaragua despite repression and persecution

Hundreds of faithful Catholics and the clergy of the Diocese of León, Nicaragua, took part in the annual procession of... Read more

Pro-lifers rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Abortion ‘trigger laws’ in three states to take effect this week

“Trigger laws” banning most abortions with limited exceptions are set to take effect in three states — Texas, Idaho, and... Read more

Sr. Johannes Nwodo (R), Sr. Christabel Echemazu (L), Sr. Liberata Mbamalu (C), and Sr. Benita Agu, freed from captivity in Nigeria's Imo State, Aug. 23, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Kidnapped Nigerian religious sisters released

Four religious sisters who were kidnapped while on their way to Mass Aug. 21 have been released, according to their... Read more

Father James Martin, S.J., speaks at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on August 23, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Father Martin apologizes for ‘not being clearer’ about Archbishop Weakland’s ‘sins and crimes’

Father James Martin, SJ, said he was sorry Tuesday for not having been clearer about the “sins and crimes” of... Read more

President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Priests confront dictatorship in Nicaragua: ‘Let us work in peace!’

The priests of the Diocese of Estelí in Nicaragua called on the authorities of the dictatorial regime of Daniel Ortega... Read more