Archive for September 22, 2023

Pope Francis led the opening procession of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region from St. Peter's Basilica to the Synod Hall where he led the opening prayer, Oct. 7, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Synod on Synodality: Read the final list of delegates

The Vatican has published the final list of names of those participating in the upcoming Synod on Synodality assembly in... Read more

Aerial view of Saint-Maurice Abbey in the Valais region of Switzerland, Sept. 20, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Anna Kurian

Oldest monastery in the West was built on the spot of St. Maurice’s martyrdom

The Abbey of Saint-Maurice in Switzerland is the oldest monastery in the West to have remained in continuous operation since... Read more

The United Nations General Assembly in New York.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

UN adopts resolution to protect ‘reproductive rights’ during next pandemic

The language, which was supported and endorsed by President Joe Biden’s administration earlier this year, prompted criticism from pro-life legislators. Read more

Father Paul Sanogo (left) and seminarian Melchior Maharini, who were kidnapped from their community of Missionaries of Africa in Nigeria’s Diocese of Minna on Aug. 3, 2023, said the terrifying experience helped their faith grow stronger.?w=200&h=150

By Agnes Aineah

‘We came back stronger’: Priest, seminarian abducted in Nigeria recall three-week ordeal

“When the men took us, I had so much fear in my heart, thinking of the worst that could happen... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Strickland: ‘no communication from Rome’ following apostolic visitation

Bishop Joseph Strickland said if Pope Francis were to remove him from office he would respect the Holy Father’s authority... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with local religious leaders at a memorial dedicated to sailors and migrants lost at sea on the first of a two-day visit to Marseille, France, Sept. 22, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis in Marseille: It’s ‘a duty of humanity’ to save migrants abandoned at sea

“We can no longer watch the drama of shipwrecks, caused by the cruel trafficking and the fanaticism of indifference,” the... Read more

Pope Francis entrusted a meeting of Mediterranean bishops and youth to the Virgin Mary during the first appointment of a two-day trip to Marseille, France, Sept. 22, 2023. The model ships hanging in Marseille's Basilica de Notre-Dame de la Garde are a testament to the faith of the sailors who have relied on the intercession of Our Lady over the centuries.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis entrusts to Mary ‘Mediterranean Encounter’ with youth and bishops

After landing in Marseille, France, Sept. 22, the pope made his way to the Basilica of Notre Dame de la... Read more

“This isn’t 1984, but 2023 —I should never have been arrested or investigated simply for the thoughts I held in my own mind,” Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, who was arrested for praying outside of an abortion clinic, said Sept. 22, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Woman arrested for silent prayer at UK abortion clinics gets police apology

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce has received a police apology and confirmation that she will not face charges for violating a local “buffer... Read more

Dominican Sister Lucía Caram on the television program “Cuentos Chinos” (“Tall Tales”) in Spain.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Dominican nun speaks in favor of homosexuals being able to marry in the Church

“I would be in favor of gays getting married in the Church because God always blesses love,” Dominican Sister Lucía... Read more

Priests celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for two new Canadian Saints in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 12, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Canadian bishops to meet Monday to discuss euthanasia, protection of minors

The 2023 Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will take place Sept. 25–28 just outside of... Read more

A truck traveled through Mexico City in September 2023 with a message against the indoctrination of children in schools.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Colín

Truck circulates in Mexico City with message against indoctrinating schoolchildren

The campaign demands that educational institutions stop using the controversial school textbooks developed for the 2023-2024 school year. Read more