Archive for September 15, 2023

Our Lady of Sorrows at the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Granada, Spain.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Our Lady of Sorrows: What are Mary’s seven sorrows?

Catholics are invited to contemplate the seven sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a special way on Sept. 15,... Read more

Children's red dresses are staked along a highway near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School where flowers and cards have been left as part of a makeshift memorial created in response to media reports that the "remains" of 215 children have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, on June 2, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Canada bishops address ongoing search for Indigenous graves amid calls for greater accuracy

As investigations continue to unfold, the bishops say they collectively “have chosen to listen rather than respond to every event... Read more

Pope Francis met Maria Campatelli, director of the Aletti Center, at the Vatican on Sept. 15, 2023. The Aletti Center was founded in Rome by the former Jesuit priest Father Marko Rupnik.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis meets close collaborator of Rupnik

In June, Maria Campatelli published a letter defending Rupnik against “a media campaign based on defamatory and unproven accusations.” Read more

Our Lady of Sorrows at the Church of the Holy Cross in Salamanca.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows reminds us of the redemptive and salvific role of suffering

“If [suffering is] going to happen to the Mother of God, it’s going to happen to us all,” Professor Joshua... Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech, who serves as secretary general of the global Synod on Synodality, speaks to EWTN Rome Bureau Chief Andreas Thonhauser for an exclusive interview that aired on EWTN on May 22, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Grech shares blessing for Synod on Synodality to be given after Sunday Mass

The general secretary of the synod has asked for prayers from all Catholics around the world for the upcoming session... Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi pay respect at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat on the sidelines of the G20 summit in New Delhi on Sept. 10, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Anto Akkara

India’s Modi government invites Christian rights watchdog to discuss concerns 

The head of the Christian human rights group had written to the prime minister’s office about three major grievances. Read more

A Dutch church closed because of the global Coronavirus pandemic.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown,Zelda Caldwell

COVID on the rise again: Which states now protect churches from closure?

CNA compiled data on which states now protect houses of worship as “essential” and which do not. Check out our... Read more

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi of Bologna, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Cardinal Zuppi meets with Chinese official to discuss peace in Ukraine

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi met with Chinese Special Representative for Eurasian Affairs Li Hui at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Seriously ill UK teen dies fighting mental competence ruling

“I want to die trying to live,” the young woman told a psychiatrist evaluating her. “We have to try everything.” Read more


By Daniel Payne,Joe Bukuras

Wisconsin Planned Parenthood resumes abortions after ruling against 1840s abortion statute

Planned Parenthood said it made the decision to restore abortion services after “consultation with attorneys, physicians, partners, and other stakeholders.” Read more

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks on the red carpet at the premiere of the film "Route 60: The Biblical Highway" on Sept. 12, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

New movie explores Christian and Jewish perspectives of the Holy Land’s history

The new documentary “Route 60: The Biblical Highway” might be a “road trip” film, but the setting and the characters... Read more

Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Legal group pleads for imprisoned Bishop Álvarez's rights before human rights commission

Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez is serving a prison sentence under the regime of President Daniel Ortega for criticizing the dictatorship. Read more

Chinese flags on barbed wired wall in Kashgar (Kashi), Xinjiang, China.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Chinese priest convicted of ‘fraud’ for refusal to recognize state-sanctioned Church 

Father Joseph Yang Xiaoming was found to have violated the law after he refused to register with the state-sanctioned Chinese... Read more

"Angels Unawares," a work by Timothy Schmalz on The Catholic University of America's campus, depicts 140 immigrants.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Bishops celebrate National Migration Week, highlight overlooked ‘right to remain’

The U.S. Catholic bishops are highlighting the overlooked right to remain in one’s country during its weeklong celebration Sept. 18–24. Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Three more pro-lifers guilty on FACE Act charges, face up to 11 years in prison

The activists were indicted on felony conspiracy against rights and violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, also... Read more