CNA Staff

CNA Staff

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Priest prevented from returning to Nicaragua: It’s ‘not a crime’ to criticize government

Oct 3, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Before Father Guillermo Blandón could take the flight from Miami to Nicaragua, he was informed that the Nicaraguan government had prohibited him from returning.

LGBT organizations in Spain are pressuring the government to pass the ‘trans law’

Sep 30, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Three LGBT organizations have met with the main party of the governing coalition in Spain, seeking the passage of the “trans law” before the close of the legislature next year.

Catholic organizations in Colombia call Bogotá cathedral attack by militants ‘terrorism’

Sep 30, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Catholic organizations condemned the Wednesday night attack by abortion militants on the Bogotá cathedral and demanded authorities arrest those involved.

Caritas Algeria closes at government’s behest

Sep 30, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The Church in Algeria announced Sunday that the country has ordered the Church’s aid organization Caritas Algeria to cease its operations.

Priests reject controversial synod poster: it’s ‘out of bounds and confusing’

Sep 29, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Two Spanish priests recently posted their analyses on social media of a controversial drawing posted to the Synod on Synodality Facebook page.

Nicaraguan dictator Ortega verbally attacks pope, calls Church ‘the perfect dictatorship’

Sep 29, 2022 / 13:54 pm

President Daniel Ortega called the pope a “holy tyrant” and said the Church is “the perfect dictatorship” during a Sept. 28 event in the country’s capital.

Denial of clemency to death row inmate disappoints Oklahoma archbishop

Sep 28, 2022 / 18:00 pm

One day after a parole board denied clemency to death row inmate Benjamin Cole, the archbishop of Oklahoma City registered his disappointment in the decision.

40 Days for Life in Spain announces guidelines amid government harassment of pro-lifers

Sep 28, 2022 / 13:30 pm

The first campaign in Spain since the government criminalized what is deemed harassment at abortion businesses by pro-lifers begins today and ends Nov 6.

Florida bishop calls for prayers ahead of Hurricane Ian

Sep 27, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Bishop Gregory L. Parkes of St. Petersburg asked for prayers for “protection during the storm.”

Church in Nicaragua asks for continued prayers for abducted bishop and priests

Sep 27, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The Diocese of Matagalpa asked for prayers for its bishop, Rolando Álvarez, and others who were arrested and abducted in August.

Archbishop calls on consecrated to wear religious dress as a ‘revolutionary’ gesture

Sep 27, 2022 / 14:00 pm

Archbishop Luis Argüello of Valladolid, Spain, made his remarks in a homily for a diaconal ordination, noting that deacons wear specific vestments.

Church and contraception: Experts expose errors in Pontifical Academy for Life book

Sep 27, 2022 / 10:07 am

Nine international experts have pointed out in an open letter the serious errors contained in a book published a few weeks ago by the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Authorities reach agreement to reopen Catholic chapel at Colombian airport

Sep 26, 2022 / 14:00 pm

The management company that operates the airport had previously announced that the chapel was going to be converted into a “neutral” place of worship.

FBI raids home of pro-life leader on questionable charges

Sep 23, 2022 / 17:56 pm

If convicted, he could face up to 11 years in prison.

Pro-life caucus forms in Colombia’s Congress in aftermath of legalization of abortion, assisted suicide

Sep 23, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Members of the new pro-life caucus stated that “there is a major commitment to life, family, and religious freedom.”

Spanish bishop to Belgian bishops: The Church doesn’t have authority to bless gay unions

Sep 23, 2022 / 14:00 pm

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla reminded the Belgian bishops that the blessing of gay unions goes against the teaching of the Catholic Church.

Ortega dictatorship expels another religious congregation from Nicaragua

Sep 22, 2022 / 16:30 pm

The dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua has expelled the Religious Sisters of the Cross, thus continuing its attacks against the Church in Nicaragua.

Blessed Sacrament found intact in tabernacle of church burned by armed men in Cameroon

Sep 22, 2022 / 14:00 pm

In the aftermath of the fire that gutted a church in Cameroon, Bishop Aloysius Fondong found the sacred Hosts and the ciborium containing them to be intact.

Eight churches damaged by Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico

Sep 21, 2022 / 16:15 pm

A Catholic church in Tangamandapio and seven other Catholic churches were damaged by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on Monday.

Blessed Sacrament chapels at gas stations along highway are ‘oasis’ for Brazil travelers

Sep 21, 2022 / 15:00 pm

Rede Marajó, a chain of highway service stations in Brazil, has built seven chapels at its stations with the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.