Archive for August 15, 2023

Assumption of the Virgin Mary, fresco painting in San Petronio Basilica in Bologna, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

The fascinating history of the feast of Mary’s assumption

This feast day is a relatively new one but the history of the holy day and the mystery behind it... Read more

Place of worship in the Alps: Chapel of Trezanne, Trièves, France?w=200&h=150

By Anna Kurian

Priest brings the prayers of Mary to revive small mountain churches in the Alps

The area is vast and the faithful are few, but one priest is confident that bringing the message of the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to the crowd assembled in St. Peter's Square on Aug. 15, 2023, for the recitation of the Angelus on the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Pope Francis calls for a ‘spirit of service’ on feast of Mary’s assumption

In his Aug. 15 Angelus reflection, the pope pointed to the Blessed Mother as a “woman of service” to her... Read more

Charred remains of a burned neighborhood are seen in the aftermath of a wildfire in Lahaina, western Maui, Hawaii, on Aug. 14, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Honolulu bishop details ‘shocking’ devastation on Maui after visit to Lahaina

Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva on Tuesday shared details after visiting the town of Lahaina where he celebrated Mass with about... Read more

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin receives Cardinal Pietro Parolin upon the cardinal’s arrival in Juba, South Sudan, Aug. 14, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Kerbino Kuel Deng

Vatican secretary of state to meet refugees from Sudan in four-day visit to South Sudan

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin arrived in South Sudan on Monday, Aug. 14, to meet people fleeing violence... Read more

Classroom in a Catholic school.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

New Jersey court rules Catholic school can require teachers to follow Catholic teaching

The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously upheld a Catholic school’s ability to enforce an employee code of conduct in line... Read more

Dialogue table between the ELN and the government of Colombia.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

Church to accompany peace talks between Colombian government, National Liberation Army

Among the issues that will be addressed, in addition to pacification, are those of agrarian reform and institutional reform in... Read more

Pakistanis protest Nov. 2, 2018, in Lahore, shortly after the nation's supreme court acquitted Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Pakistan’s legislature passes bill to increase blasphemy penalties to life in prison 

The legislation would set a maximum penalty of life in prison for blasphemy with a minimum sentence of 10 years... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

California Jewish families fight for equal rights in education of disabled children

After a judge dismissed their case, the families are continuing their suit against a law that allows families with disabled... Read more