Archive for September 7, 2022

Formerly detained Father Oliver Opara (left) with Ummi Hassan; Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Diocese of Sokoto (not an abductee); Father Stephen Ojapah; and Hassan Fareed Hassan after the four were released from being held captive by terrorists.?w=200&h=150

By Douglas Burton

Freed Nigerian priest recounts details of his kidnapping by insurgents

Father Stephen Ojapah had fallen fast asleep late on May 25 after an exhausting day of parish work when two... Read more

Paige Casey had provided medical care for patients at CVS MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Virginia from 2018 until March 2022, when she was informed that she could no longer claim a religious exemption in order to opt out of a practice that violated her conscience.?w=200&h=150

By Edie Heipel

Debate over whether ‘morning-after pill’ can cause abortion at heart of Catholic nurse’s lawsuit

Paige Casey, a Catholic nurse practitioner, is suing CVS for firing her after she refused to prescribe abortion-inducing drugs to... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Crowd prays rosary at Colombia’s El Dorado airport to demand reopening of Catholic chapel

The private company that manages the airport closed the chapel on Aug. 26 and said it would become a “space... Read more

Pope Francis during the weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, Sept. 7, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: God can speak to us in the unexpected

God can speak to us in the unexpected moments of our lives if we learn to listen well to what... Read more

A meeting of the "Synodal Way" in Frankfurt, Germany in February, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Will the German ‘Synodal Way’ lead to a permanent ‘Synodal Council’?

Shortly before the next assembly of the German “Synodal Way,” one of the founders confirmed the goal of establishing a... Read more

Eduardo Verástegui speaks at the Vitae Summit in Vatican City on Sept. 1, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

How Eduardo Verástegui’s latest film inspired him to fight human trafficking

Catholic actor Eduardo Verástegui has launched a national campaign in Mexico to combat human trafficking. Read more

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By Madeleine Teahan

New UK Health chief, a practicing Catholic, under fire for pro-life views

A Catholic Member of Parliament who was appointed yesterday to the role of Health Secretary in the UK has come... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA praised Servant of God Vincent Capodanno at a memorial Mass marking the 55th anniversary of the death of the heroic chaplain Sept. 6, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop: Despite cause’s setback, Capodanno’s example is ‘uplifting for the whole Church’

A Sept. 6 Mass marking the 55th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Vincent Capodanno took place just... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Ciborium with Eucharist stolen from primatial cathedral of Colombia

A complaint has been filed with authorities, so that a “corresponding investigation” could be conducted, according to a priest at... Read more

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By Walter Sanchez Silva

Archbishop, Carmelite nuns sign agreement after conflict over alleged Marian apparitions

The Discalced Carmelite sisters of the monastery of San Bernardo in Salta, Argentina, signed an agreement with Archbishop Mario Antonio... Read more

Mark Arcand (R), brother of James Smith Cree Nation stabbing victim Bonnie Burns, and Brian (2nd R), husband of Bonnie, pause behind pictures of Bonnie during a news conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Sept. 7, 2022. - One of two brothers who were the target of a massive manhunt in Canada after allegedly carrying out a stabbing spree that left 10 dead and 18 wounded has been found dead, police said on September 5. The killings in the remote James Smith Cree Nation Indigenous community and the town of Weldon in Saskatchewan province in western Canada are among the deadliest incidents of mass violence ever to hit the nation.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown,Carl Bunderson

Prince Albert diocese prays for victims of Canada stabbings

Following a stabbing spree in rural Canada that left at least 10 dead and 18 injured, the local Catholic diocese... Read more

Cara Mund, who was crowned Miss America 2018, on Sept. 6, 2022, petitioned onto the ballot for North Dakota’s only U.S. House seat as an unaffiliated candidate. She supports legalized abortion. Pro-life Democratic candidate Mark Haugen said he “received pressure from many Democratic-NPL [Nonpartisan League] Party leaders and other activists on the far left” to withdraw from the race.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Abortion backers force out pro-life Democratic congressional candidate in N. Dakota

Mark Haugen said he does not see a “viable path forward” to winning without the support of the Democratic-NPL Party,... Read more

Omaha Archbishop George Lucas in a 2011 photo.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Omaha archdiocese to delay and revise new gender identity policy

Under the policy, all students, parents, and employees would have been required to “act toward a person in accordance with... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima was returned to St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Gibbsboro, N.J., Sept. 7, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Our Lady of Fatima statue stolen from Catholic church in NJ found, arrest made

Parishioners at St. Andrew the Apostle in Gibbsboro, New Jersey, wept when they saw their pastor bring the statue, which... Read more

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By Katie Yoder

Court bars California from forcing conscientious objectors to participate in assisted suicide

A federal district court ruled Sept. 2 that California — temporarily — cannot force medical professionals to participate in assisted... Read more