Archive for August 24, 2022

A consistory for the creation of new cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica Nov. 28, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Marco Mancini

Who are the new cardinals created by Pope Francis in 2022?

There will be 16 cardinals under the age of 80 elevated at the next consistory, to be held Aug. 27.  Read more

Flag of the People's Republic of China?w=200&h=150

By Charlotte Evans

Newly elected Chinese Church leaders allied with government vow to proceed with sinicization

Chinese bishops allied with the government have promised to proceed with the “sinicization” of Catholicism in China. Read more

Pope Francis during the weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at Vatican City?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Our destination is heaven:’ Pope Francis speaks about death

Pope Francis spoke about old age and the expectation of death at his general audience Wednesday. Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Oops! Typo-filled Michigan abortion amendment could have used a proofreader

The proposal would establish a “new individual right to reproductive freedom" and invalidate parental consent requirements and other existing abortion... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in the Vatican, Aug. 24, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Six months into Ukraine War, Pope Francis asks Mary to bring peace

Pope Francis made a special appeal for peace between Ukraine and Russia at Wednesday's end of his general audience. Read more

A consistory for the creation of new cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis calls first extraordinary consistory since 2015 — so what will the cardinals talk about?

Since 2015, Pope Francis has not called an extraordinary consistory like the one to be held on August 29-30.  Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in the Vatican, Aug. 24, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis warns about ‘arbitrary and ideological adaptations’ to Church ministries

In a message Wednesday, Pope Francis warned against letting ideology influence the Church’s ordained and lay ministries, and said he... Read more


By Katie Yoder

Are Yelp’s warning labels on pregnancy centers meant to ‘scare women away’ from receiving help?

The notice reads: “This is a Crisis Pregnancy Center. Crisis Pregnancy Centers typically provide limited medical services and may not... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Broad injunction means 'abortion up to birth' in Michigan

A Michigan judge’s injunction against the state’s long-standing abortion law means no protections for the unborn. Read more

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Former Vatican spokesman: Benedict XVI is ready to meet the Lord

Father Federico Lombardi said in an interview with the Italian newspaper Avvenire that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is ready for... Read more

The el Araj archaeological site located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in Israel, believed to be ruins of a church built over the the home of Sts. Peter and Andrew?w=200&h=150

By Edie Heipel

St. Peter’s house believed to have been found on shore of Sea of Galilee 

A team of archaeologists uncovered evidence this month that may be the “smoking gun” confirming the location of the house... Read more

Students from the Vatican Observatory's summer school at an audience with Pope Francis?w=200&h=150

By Leonardo Colon

Vatican Observatory to reopen summer school for aspiring astronomers

The Vatican Observatory will resume its four-week summer school next June following a pause in operations due to the global... Read more

A lethal injection chamber.?w=200&h=150

By Carl Bunderson

Oklahoma City archbishop disappointed by denial of clemency to death row inmate

Shortly after Governor Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma denied clemency to death row inmate James Coddington on Wednesday, the Archbishop of... Read more

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Ortega regime shuts down another Catholic radio station in Nicaragua

Radio Stereo Fe of the Diocese of Estelí lamented Aug. 24 that “almost 28 years of radio evangelization on FM... Read more