Archive for September 23, 2022

Former Celtics player Enes Kanter Freedom will be the keynote speaker at the March for the Martyrs,?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

This Muslim NBA vet is marching for persecuted Christians on Saturday

Enes Kanter Freedom, a practicing Muslim from Turkey, will be speaking at the Sept. 24 March for the Martyrs in... Read more


By Zelda Caldwell

Which U.S. states rank first (and last) in religious freedom protections?

The states are ranked according to how many laws are on the books that protect the free exercise of religion. Read more

Cardinal Seán O'Malley celebrates Mass in San Giovanni Rotondo for the feast of Padre Pio Sept. 23, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal O’Malley: ‘Padre Pio shows us the power of the cross’

The archbishop of Boston celebrated Mass on Sept. 23 in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, in the Church of Saint Pio... Read more

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

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Benedict XVI writes about ‘inner drama of being a Christian’ in new letter

In a new letter, Benedict XVI praised the story of a woman who lived “the inner drama of being a... Read more

Artist Timothy P. Schmalz touches the hands of Padre Pio in one of his sculptures.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Padre Pio sculptor’s work to be blessed on saint’s feast day: ‘I have to honor him’

Catholic artist Timothy P. Schmalz calls Padre Pio his favorite saint. And so, when he learned that four of his... Read more

Alessandro Diddi addresses Pope Francis during the opening of the Vatican City State court's 93rd judicial year on March 12, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ chief Vatican prosecutor retires; deputy prosecutor promoted

The new head prosecutor, Alessandro Diddi, is also the lead investigator for the Vatican’s major finance trial against defendant Cardinal... Read more


By CNA Staff

Spanish bishop to Belgian bishops: The Church doesn’t have authority to bless gay unions

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla reminded the Belgian bishops that the blessing of gay unions goes against the teaching of the... Read more


By Zelda Caldwell

Pastor and more than 80 others kidnapped in attacks on two Nigerian churches

On Sept. 17, militants raided the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Suleja in Niger state and abducted dozens of worshippers... Read more


By CNA Staff

Pro-life caucus forms in Colombia’s Congress in aftermath of legalization of abortion, assisted suicide

Members of the new pro-life caucus stated that “there is a major commitment to life, family, and religious freedom.” Read more

California State Governor Gavin Newsom.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

‘Unconscionable’: California Gov. Newsom cites Jesus on billboards promoting abortion

Why the strong reaction? The abortion-selling ads include a passage from Scripture. Read more

Planned Parenthood gets millions of dollars in federal support each year.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

FBI raids home of pro-life leader on questionable charges

If convicted, he could face up to 11 years in prison. Read more