Archive for April 3, 2023

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By CNA Staff

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week 2023

A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus, Mary, and all the... Read more

Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition speaks with listeners at a March 2023 presentation at St. Nicholas Church in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. “Most people ask for euthanasia because they are going through a difficult time of life,” Schadenberg said.?w=200&h=150

By Nicholas Elbers / The B.C. Catholic

Culture of loneliness meets culture of death in Canada’s MAiD epidemic, speaker says

“The question is not why are they being approved for euthanasia, the question is why are they asking for it?” Read more

Pope Francis greets religious sisters at the end of his general audience on Aug. 10, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis extends time to appeal dismissal from consecrated life

The changes to canon law enter into force on May 7. Read more

Pope Francis meets with executives and employees of the Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale, Italy's main welfare agency, April 3, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis tells Italian welfare agency not to forget foreign workers

“It should not be forgotten that foreign workers who do not yet have Italian citizenship also contribute to the pension... Read more

Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2020. He was the head coach of Auburn University's football team from 1999 to 2008.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Meet the U.S. senator holding the line on Pentagon appointments in fight over taxpayer-funded abortions

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, has blocked 184 promotions for generals and officers over “taxpayer funding for travel and extra pay... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Archbishop Cordileone to hold Holy Hour for Cardinal Zen, Jimmy Lai, and Hong Kong

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco will hold a eucharistic Holy Hour and rosary Monday evening for the people of... Read more

Pope Francis washes inmates’ feet at Rome’s Regina Coeli Prison on Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Pope Francis to wash juvenile prisoners’ feet this Holy Thursday

Less than a week after being released from Gemelli Hospital, Pope Francis will preside over Holy Thursday Mass at Casal... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Church leaders in Jerusalem call for enhanced security during Holy Week

Some churches, funeral processions, and public gathering venues have become “targets of attack,” lamented the group of Catholic, Orthodox, and... Read more

St. Patrick's Church in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Diocese responds after Wisconsin priest urges Catholics to vote against pro-abortion candidate 

The Diocese of Madison clarified late last week that the Church does not endorse nor oppose specific political candidates. Read more

St. Paulinus Catholic Church was vandalized sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning prior to Palm Sunday liturgy 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Another act of vandalism: Nebraska Catholic church’s altar flipped over, statue destroyed

The pastor of a Catholic church in Syracuse, Nebraska, was shocked when he discovered Saturday morning that the altar had... Read more

As Holy Week 2023 processions began in Spain, three wooden carvings of the Virgin Mary were damaged by fire in three separate incidents.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Fire damages three statues of the Virgin Mary in Spain at start of Holy Week

As Holy Week processions began in Spain, three wooden carvings of the Virgin Mary were damaged by fire in three... Read more