Archive for September 16, 2022

The European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

European Parliament condemns growing repression of Catholic Church in Nicaragua, calls for release of bishop

The resolution, passed Sept. 15, criticized the arbitrary “arrest of Bishop Rolando Álvarez” and called “for his and others’ immediate... Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the Seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan, Sept. 13–15, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

A ‘supermarket of religions,’ God’s will, and the wisdom of a tweaked declaration

A sensitive passage in the final declaration of the congress that brought Pope Francis to Kazakhstan Sept. 13–15 appears to... Read more

University of Notre Dame Head Football Coach Marcus Freeman?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell,Jonathan Liedl

Update: Notre Dame football coach calls conversion to Catholic faith ‘a personal decision’

Head football coach Marcus Freeman told members of the press Sept. 15 that he had tried to keep his recent... Read more

President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping during the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Report: Pope Francis sought to meet with Xi Jinping, but China declined

Pope Francis expressed his “availability” to meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping while both men were in Kazakhstan this week,... Read more


By CNA Staff

Pope Francis orders new canonical process in abuse case at Opus Dei school in Spain

Bishop Joseba Segura Etxezarraga of Bilbao has announced that Pope Francis has ordered a new canonical process for an abuse... Read more

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla with volunteers from 40 Days for Life in Spain?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

40 Days for Life in Spain: ‘The more they persecute us, the more we will embrace the Cross!’

Volunteers 40 Days for Life in Spain face for the first time the threat of jail time for praying near... Read more

The United Nations General Assembly in New York.?w=200&h=150

By Edie Heipel

African nations stand alone against abortion rights, gender ideology at the UN 

The resolution includes language stating that countries must provide “access to safe abortion” as a “human right.” Read more

Crowds attend a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/

By Katie Yoder

U.S. bishops hold National Migration Week amid migrant crisis

The U.S. bishops are inviting Catholics to participate in National Migration Week and the World Day of Migrants and Refugees... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher in 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Archbishop Paul Gallagher to represent Pope Francis at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

Pope Francis’ representative at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will be veteran Vatican diplomat Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy... Read more