Archive for February 17, 2023

Father Cosimo Damiano Muratori.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Ortega dictatorship in Nicaragua expels Italian priest from the country

Father Cosimo Damiano Muratori was expelled after he called the 26 years and four months prison sentence for Bishop Rolando... Read more

Gene editing in vitro genetic CRISPR genome engineering medical biotechnology health care concept with a fertilized human egg embryo and a group of dividing cells as a 3D illustration. Via Shutterstoc?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Surprising number of Americans would screen embryos for intellectual aptitude, survey says

A significant minority of Americans would favor genetic screening of embryos simply to boost their child’s chance to attend an... Read more

The procession from St. Anselm parish to Santa Sabina preceding Mass for Ash Wednesday in Rome, March 6, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2023: ‘We need to listen to Jesus’

“Lent is a time of grace to the extent that we listen to him as he speaks to us,” Pope... Read more

The minister of equality of Spain, Irene Montero, in the Congress of Deputies.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Spain passes new abortion law even more permissive than one upheld by Constitutional Court

The law’s provisions are even more harmful than those of the law passed in 2010 that was recently upheld by... Read more


By Joe Bukuras

New York Archdiocese to close 12 Catholic schools

The archdiocese cited “detrimental” financial instability “due to shifting demographics and lower enrollment made worse by the pandemic.” Read more

Virginia state capitol.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Virginia Senate Democrats kill bill to protect infants born alive after failed abortions

The Democrat-controlled Virginia Senate committee vote prevents the legislation from moving forward. Read more

A statue of Blessed Stanley Rother at the new shrine in his honor in Oklahoma City.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

‘He was a good shepherd’: Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine dedicated in Oklahoma City

The archbishop of Oklahoma City dedicated and opened a multimillion-dollar, 2,000-seat shrine built in Rother’s honor on Feb. 17. Read more


By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Spain passes transgender law allowing minors treatment without parental consent

The law will allow transgender genital surgery and hormonal treatments from the age of 16 without parental consent. Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

U.S. bishops: FBI document targeting Catholics is ‘religious profiling’

The USCCB responded Thursday to a leaked document from the FBI that appears to reveal an investigation into “radical traditionalist”... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Lawsuit seeks to rescind $250,000 Albuquerque grant to Planned Parenthood

The lawsuit claims that the funding constitutes a “donation,” which the it says is in violation of the New Mexico... Read more