Archive for August 4, 2022


By Walter Sanchez Silva

Could priests in Mexico avoid being killed by wearing a cassock?

Bishop Jesús González Hernández said wearing religious clothing could prevent Catholic priests from being victims of violence. Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd in a wheelchair at his general audience, Aug. 3, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appoints nurse as his ‘personal health care assistant’

The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis has appointed a “personal health care assistant.” Read more

The Hillbilly Thomists perform on Aug. 1, 2022, at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. The bluegrass band, made up of Dominican friars, was the opening act of a concert hosted by the Knights of Columbus in conjunction with the fraternal order's annual convention.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Nashville Dominican Sisters support Hillbilly Thomists on country music’s most famous stage

The band, made up of Dominican friars, played the Grand Ole Opry on Aug. 1. Read more

Pope Francis attends a closed-door meeting with Jesuits in Québec, Canada, July 29, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to Canada’s Jesuits: ‘When there is conflict the liturgy is always mistreated’

Pope Francis told Jesuits in Canada about how his experience in Latin America formed his beliefs about synodality, liturgy, and... Read more

Then-Indiana Congressional candidate Jackie Walorski speaks during the Republican National Convention on Aug, 28, 2012, in Tampa, Florida.?w=200&h=150

By Edie Heipel

Rep. Jackie Walorski, killed in car accident, leaves behind pro-life legacy 

Walorski leaves behind a legacy of devotion to the unborn, evident in both her record as a lawmaker and personal... Read more

Britney Spears (L) and Sam Asghari arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood" at the Chinese Theatre on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California. The couple wed in June 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Britney Spears’ wedding: Who can get married in a Catholic church?

There are four main requirements to have a Catholic church wedding, a priest tells CNA. Read more

Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes of Managua, Nicaragua, in a priestly ordination ceremony.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Archdiocese asks faithful to pray to Curé of Ars for priests in Nicaragua

On the feast day of St. John Mary Vianney, Aug. 4, the Archdiocese of Managua, Nicaragua, called on the faithful... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address in St. Peter's Square, July 31, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for August 2022

Pope Francis has asked the Catholic Church to pray for small businesses during the month of August.  Read more

A poll worker helps a voter cast their ballot in the Kansas Primary Election at Merriam Christian Church on August 02, 2022 in Merriam, Kansas.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Kansas abortion vote: Why did the pro-life amendment fail?

The reason a pro-life amendment — known as the “Value Them Both” amendment — recently failed in Kansas boils down... Read more

A community Carols and Candles event at the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 16, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Public Masses suspended at Chicago's Shrine of Christ the King

A prominent Chicago church which is home to a Traditional Latin Mass religious institute announced the end of all public... Read more