Archive for September 26, 2022

Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia's highest-ranking Catholic clerics, arrives at a court for his trial in Hong Kong on Sept. 26, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Zen stands trial in Hong Kong

Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others stood trial in Hong Kong on Monday for failing to properly register a fund... Read more

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral in Broome, Australia.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Vatican opens canonical investigation into Australian bishop

The Vatican has appointed Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane to oversee an investigation into former Bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders. Read more

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça celebrates Mass at Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis names new head of Vatican Dicastery for Culture and Education

The Vatican announced on Sept. 26 that the pope appointed Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça as the prefect of the... Read more


By Katie Yoder

Election 2022: Abortion appears on ballot in 5 states this November

California, Michigan, and Vermont are proposing constitutional amendments to advance abortion, while Kentucky and Montana are voting on pro-life measures. Read more

U.S. Supreme Court building?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Bishop Pfeifer asks Supreme Court to recognize ‘personhood’ of the unborn

In a September statement, Bishop Michael Pfeifer called on the court to recognize the personhood of the unborn under the... Read more

The Catholic chapel in El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia. The airport announced Aug. 26, 2022, that the space would be modified and used as a place “where all religions will be welcome.”?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Authorities reach agreement to reopen Catholic chapel at Colombian airport

The management company that operates the airport had previously announced that the chapel was going to be converted into a... Read more

An FBI agent stands outside the Houck residence in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 23, 2022. Mark Houck was arrested that day and charged with assaulting a Planned Parenthood escort outside an Philadelphia abortion clinic on Oct. 13, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Shannon Mullen,Joe Bukuras

Amid outcry, FBI disputes account of raid at pro-life Catholic family’s home

The alleged circumstances of the Sept. 23 arrest of Mark Houck have led to a public outcry about what many... Read more

Cardinal Francis Arinze.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Cardinal Arinze explains why Belgian bishops can’t bless same-sex couples

The Belgian bishops’ introduction of blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples has drawn rebuke from the former head of the Vatican’s... Read more


By Zelda Caldwell,Courtney Mares

A handful of Catholic leaders and others voice support for Cardinal Zen as his trial begins

These are Catholic leaders, scholars, and human rights activists who have publicly shown their support for Zen as his trial... Read more

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy), speaks at a press conference at the party electoral headquarters overnight on Sept. 26, 2022. in Rome. Italy’s national elections on Sept. 25 saw voters poised to elect Meloni, a Catholic mother, as the country's first female prime minister.?w=200&h=150

By Edie Heipel,Jonah McKeown

7 things to know about Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s likely new Catholic prime minister

A Catholic mother is poised to become the country’s first female prime minister.  Read more