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Articles by CNA Staff

Tabernacle stolen from Brooklyn parish church

May 29, 2022 / 16:33 pm

A tabernacle has been stolen from St. Augustine Catholic Church in the Park Slope neighborhood of New York City’s Brooklyn borough.

Bishops in US congratulate Bishop McElroy on his elevation to cardinal

May 29, 2022 / 13:50 pm

Archbishops José Gomez of Los Angeles and Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco both welcomed the announcement Sunday that Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego is to become a cardinal.

Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals, including US Bishop McElroy

May 29, 2022 / 05:46 am

The pope made the announcement after the Regina Coeli.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) declares its 'full independence'

May 28, 2022 / 13:45 pm

A council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) on Friday resolved on its “full self-sufficiency and independence,” distancing the Church from Russian Orthodoxy.

UPDATE: These Catholic bishops support Nancy Pelosi ban on Holy Communion

May 27, 2022 / 08:39 am

So far only a small minority of U.S. bishops have come out publicly in support of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s May 20 announcement that he is barring Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving Holy Communion.

Germany’s Bishop Bätzing defends promotion of priest accused of sexual harassment

May 27, 2022 / 06:45 am

The chairman of the German bishops’ conference said he would handle the case differently today.

Armenian patriarch to represent Catholics at Middle East Council of Churches

May 27, 2022 / 03:00 am

Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian has led the Armenian Catholic Church since September 2021.

Bishops lament threats facing Jerusalem's Christians

May 26, 2022 / 18:00 pm

At the end of a trip to the Holy Land, a group of European bishops lamented the threats to Jerusalem’s Christians, noting in particular the attack on mourners at the funeral of Shireen Abu Akleh.

Pope Francis encourages Hispanic ministry in North America

May 26, 2022 / 17:00 pm

In a video message on Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged the Pontifical Commission for Latin America to continue its mission at the service of the Church in Latin American Church and of Hispanic ministry in the United States and Canada.

Ukraine war: Catholics invited to join Pope Francis in praying rosary for peace

May 26, 2022 / 06:42 am

The Vatican said: ‘All the faithful in every part of the world are invited to support Pope Francis in his prayer to the Queen of Peace.’

Nancy Pelosi's Communion ban will apply in Diocese of Arlington, bishop says

May 25, 2022 / 21:21 pm

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone's direction "is not limited to just a geographical area,” Bishop Michael J. Burbidge of Arlington said.

Read Cardinal Sarah's commencement address at Christendom College

May 25, 2022 / 15:15 pm

Addressing the graduates of Christendom College this month, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship, focused on the virtue of practical wisdom, or prudence, "the crown of the virtues."

Pope Francis prays for consolation for injured and bereaved in Texas shooting

May 25, 2022 / 11:24 am

A telegram sent to the Archbishop of San Antonio on Wednesday conveyed Pope Francis' deep sadness over the deaths of 21 people at a school shooting in Texas the previous day.

Pope Francis: ‘Ours is the age of fake news, collective superstitions, and pseudo-scientific truths’

May 25, 2022 / 04:35 am

The pope dedicated his general audience address to the Book of Ecclesiastes.

Pope Francis: ‘My heart is broken’ over Texas elementary school shooting

May 25, 2022 / 03:08 am

The pope was speaking at his Wednesday general audience.

Texas elementary school shooting: US Catholic bishops lament ‘epidemic of evil and violence’

May 25, 2022 / 02:45 am

The USCCB urged citizens to ‘implore our elected officials to help us take action.’

19 children and 2 adults killed in Texas shooting at elementary school

May 24, 2022 / 15:29 pm

A gunman killed 19 students and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, about 90 miles west of San Antonio, on Tuesday.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Gaylord tornado

May 24, 2022 / 14:20 pm

Pope Francis expressed his closeness on Tuesday to the victims of a tornado that struck Gaylord last week, killing two people.

Nancy Pelosi doubles down on abortion support in response to Communion ban 

May 24, 2022 / 12:13 pm

The House Speaker made her first public comments since being banned from receiving Communion in her home diocese because of her advocacy of legalized abortion.

German bishops’ leader expresses disappointment in Pope Francis

May 24, 2022 / 06:45 am

Bishop Georg Bätzing insisted that ‘the teaching of the Catholic Church’ must be ‘changed.’