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Father Hans Zollner

Jesuit expert in the fight against abuse: Vatican dicastery must respond regarding Father Rupnik

The statements by Father Hans Zollner mark another development in the widening controversy surrounding Father Marko Rupnik. Read more

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Spanish bishops lament there are families who oppose religious vocations of their children

Dec 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bishops published an annual message in anticipation of Holy Family Day under the theme “The family, cradle of the... Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, following the final vote on the Respect for Marriage Act in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 2022.

House passes same-sex marriage bill in final vote, sending it to Biden’s desk

Dec 8, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A total of 219 Democrats, along with 39 Republicans, voted “yea” to the bill. One hundred sixty-nine Republicans voted against... Read more

Pope Francis visits the statue dedicated to the Immaculate Conception near Rome’s Piazza di Spagna Dec. 8, 2022.

Pope Francis calls on Catholics to entrust themselves to Our Lady, prays for peace in Ukraine

Dec 8, 2022

By AC Wimmer

On Thursday, Pope Francis publicly visited the statue dedicated to the Immaculate Conception near Rome’s Piazza di Spagna for the... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Dec. 7, 2022.

Like a row of dominoes: an analysis of the latest Vatican appointments

Dec 8, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The latest appointment at the Vatican kicks off several changes for the Church, both in Rome and around the world. Read more

Jesuit Father Marko Ivan Rupnik with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Former Jesuit provincial on the Rupnik case: It is a ‘tsunami’ of lack of transparency

Dec 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

A former provincial for the Society of Jesus demanded full transparency from his community in dealing with the current situation... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.

Who is Father Marko Rupnik, the Jesuit priest and artist accused of abuse?

Dec 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

Who is the Jesuit priest and artist that has been accused of abusing at least nine consecrated women in the... Read more

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UK Supreme Court rules in favor of banning prayer, protests at abortion clinics

Dec 7, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The law prohibits “direct” and “indirect” pro-life “influence,” broadly defined, within 100 meters (about 328 feet) of an abortion provider. Read more

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House expected to pass same-sex marriage bill Thursday

Dec 7, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The bill, which would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and recognize same-sex marriages on a federal level, has ... Read more

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U.S. bishops back bill to protect pregnant workers as some warn it’s paid abortion leave

Dec 7, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Senate is currently considering a bipartisan bill that promises protections for pregnant employees. The bill passed the U.S.... Read more

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Reuters exposes massive rape and forced abortion campaigns in Nigeria

Dec 7, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

A Reuters investigative report found that a massive forced abortion program has been carried out by the Nigerian military on... Read more

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Christian pro-family group denied access to Virginia restaurant because of values

Dec 7, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A pro-family organization was told by Metzger Bar and Butchery in Richmond, Virginia, that it would not be allowed to... Read more

'Immaculate Conception' by Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1628.

The miracle that made the Immaculate Virgin patroness of Spain and its infantry

Dec 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

In 1585 a miracle attributed to the Immaculate Conception allowed the Spanish troops to win the Battle of Empel in... Read more

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Michigan church sues state over right to hire staff committed to Catholic teachings

Dec 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The parish is suing the state over a court ruling redefining “sex” discrimination that they argue threatens the parish’s ability... Read more

Iona Abbey and nunnery, established 563 AD on the site of the monastery founded by St. Colmcille, also known as Columba.

St. Colmcille, the Irish saint who went into exile after copying a book

Dec 7, 2022

By Patrick J. Passmore

Born on Dec. 7 in the year 521, this patron saint’s name is etched across the Irish landscape; his legacy... Read more

Pope Francis meeting with Roberto Benigni, Dec. 7, 2022.

PHOTOS: ‘Life is Beautiful’ actor Roberto Benigni meets the pope

Dec 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis enthusiastically greeted Italian actor and comedian Roberto Benigni at the Vatican on Wednesday morning. Read more

St. John Paul II, circa 1992.

Journalists contradict allegations of ‘cover up’ against John Paul II before he was pope

Dec 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

Journalists investigating secular and Catholic Church sources in Poland have called into question allegations by a Dutch writer. Read more

The Council of Cardinals meets with Pope Francis on Feb. 21, 2022.

Pope’s cardinal advisers discuss Church’s efforts to prevent abuse

Dec 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Holy See press office said Dec. 7 that the pope met with his council of advisers for a two-day... Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience, Dec. 7, 2022

Pope Francis: Freedom is found in offering to God what is hardest to give up

Dec 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis spoke Wednesday about how freeing it can be to let go of the things that we are most... Read more

A view of Baltimore's Basilica nestled amid the city's famed row houses

Baltimore seals documents related to clerical sexual abuse report

Dec 6, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A judge in Baltimore this week ordered everything related to the release of a major attorney general’s report on clerical... Read more