Luke Coppen

Luke Coppen

Luke Coppen is Europe editor of the Catholic News Agency. From 2004 to 2020, he edited the U.K'.s Catholic Herald. He is based in England.

Articles by Luke Coppen

Archbishop Cordileone bars Nancy Pelosi from Communion until she ends abortion support

May 20, 2022 / 14:03 pm

Archbishop Cordileone said that the step was ‘purely pastoral, not political.’

What have popes and the Vatican said about Catholic politicians, abortion, and Holy Communion?

May 20, 2022 / 13:10 pm

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco cited papal teaching when explaining why he had instructed that Nancy Pelosi not be admitted to Communion.

Who was Titus Brandsma?

Mar 8, 2022 / 02:05 am

Pope Francis will canonize the World War II martyr in May.

Cardinal Nichols: Traditional rite confirmations no longer permitted

Jan 25, 2022 / 06:55 am

The Latin Mass Society urged the cardinal to reconsider his stance.

Unvaccinated Catholics asked not to attend Mass by English parish

Jan 6, 2022 / 05:00 am

The diocese said vaccination status should not be a “barrier” to attending Mass.

Ireland to follow France in offering free contraception to women under 25

Jan 4, 2022 / 12:00 pm

The move underlines the rapid social changes in Ireland in recent years.

English cardinal grateful to be honored by queen in annual New Year’s list

Jan 4, 2022 / 03:35 am

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald received the award for interfaith work.

Syro-Malabar Catholic Church leaders want a uniform liturgy. Why are they facing resistance?

Dec 8, 2021 / 03:10 am

Pope Francis has intervened in the decades-long dispute.

Catholic priest guillotined by Nazis is beatified in Poland

Nov 20, 2021 / 04:05 am

Fr. Jan Macha was executed in 1942, after serving just 1,257 days as a priest.

As Catholic dioceses across the world embark on the synodal path, experts offer advice

Oct 15, 2021 / 03:00 am

Supporters bill it as one of the most important Catholic events since Vatican II.

Prominent Anglican bishop received into Catholic Church

Oct 14, 2021 / 03:55 am

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali has joined the personal ordinariate.

How does U.S. abortion law compare to those in European countries?

Oct 11, 2021 / 11:24 am

The United States is one of only seven countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and its abortion policy is generally more permissive than most European nations, a fact that Mississippi cites in its legal challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade abortion ruling that legalized abortion on-demand nationwide.

‘I fully understand Heidi’s cry’: Cardinal praises UK Down syndrome abortion law challenge at Red Mass

Oct 1, 2021 / 13:00 pm

The High Court rejected the landmark challenge on Sept. 23.

Cardinal Wyszynski and Mother Czacka beatified in Poland

Sep 12, 2021 / 07:00 am

Cardinal Marcello Semeraro said the new blesseds offered a ‘model of service.’

Church of England bishop to be received into the Catholic Church

Sep 3, 2021 / 11:00 am

The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Goodall said he took the decision ‘after a long period of prayer.’

Catholic bishop in Turkey: Jesus is drawing people to the Church in ‘unthinkable ways’

Jul 17, 2021 / 03:00 am

Bishop Paolo Bizzeti’s precessor as Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia was murdered.

Who is the nun who will be beatified with Cardinal Wyszynski, Poland’s ‘Primate of the Millennium’?

Jul 15, 2021 / 03:40 am

Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka is little known outside of Poland.

The pandemic has hit Catholic parishes hard. It’s also taken a toll on priests

Jun 21, 2021 / 03:25 am

Pastors across England discuss the pandemic’s long-term impact on their parishes.

‘It’s heady stuff’: A composer turns St. John Henry Newman’s much-loved words into music

Jun 9, 2021 / 04:00 am

Sir James MacMillan’s new work “Nothing in Vain” is inspired by a meditation by the English saint.

Inside the search for Polish Catholic sisters killed by the Red Army and on the path to beatification

Jun 4, 2021 / 03:10 am

The sisters were brutally mistreated by Soviet soldiers in 1945. Have their bodies finally been recovered?