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Denial of clemency to death row inmate disappoints Oklahoma archbishop

Sep 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

One day after a parole board denied clemency to death row inmate Benjamin Cole, the Archbishop of Oklahoma City registered... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito

Supreme Court Justice Alito: faith ‘should affect the way you treat people’ as a judge

Sep 28, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The author of the deciding opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade made his remarks Tuesday to law students at the... Read more

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Afghan refugees reunited with baby thanks to pro-life pregnancy center

Sep 28, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The last time they saw Jasoor was over a year ago — they had been separated from him for more... Read more

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Salvadoran Education Ministry dismisses official who endorsed kids’ TV show with gender ideology

Sep 28, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

El Salvador’s Ministry of Education has dismissed the official responsible for allowing a children’s program with gender ideology to be... Read more

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

Sep 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

The first campaign in Spain since the government criminalized what is deemed harassment at abortion businesses by pro-lifers begins today... Read more

A vehicle drives through the winds and rain from Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28, 2022, in Sarasota, Florida. Ian is hitting the area as a likely Category 4 hurricane.

Florida Catholic schools prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Ian with action and prayer

Sep 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic schools of all levels are taking measures to keep their students safe amid the imminent arrival of Hurricane Ian. Read more

Pope Francis boards his flight to Geneva June 21, 2018.

Pope Francis to visit Kingdom of Bahrain in November

Sep 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican confirmed Wednesday that Pope Francis will travel to the Kingdom of Bahrain, a Muslim island nation in the... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Cardinal Zen’s second day in court: Magistrate rules there is sufficient evidence

Sep 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

On Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Zen’s second day in court in Hong Kong, five witnesses were cross-examined and the magistrate ruled... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 28, 2022

Pope Francis: The first element of discernment is prayer

Sep 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Prayer is the first element of discernment, Pope Francis said in his general audience message on Wednesday. Read more

Mark and Ryan-Marie Houck with their seven children, ages 2 to 13.

Legislators raise concerns about FBI raid at pro-life family’s home

Sep 27, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Twenty-two members of Congress are demanding an explanation from the Department of Justice after the arrest of a Catholic pro-life... Read more

A screenshot of the image at the Synod of Bishops' Facebook page

What’s behind the ‘woman priest’ Facebook post from the Synod of Bishops?

Sep 27, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A social media stir has greeted the image of a “woman priest” posted to the Synod of Bishops’ Facebook page. Read more

A group of volunteers stand in front of a Notre-Dame Cathedral truss replica at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26, 2022.

Catholic University raises replica of Notre-Dame de Paris truss

Sep 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Produced using traditional, 800-year-old methods, the hand-hewn truss was created using blueprints of the original roof supports. Read more

Bishop Emeritus Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs, who died Sept. 27, 2022.

Colorado Springs Diocese mourns death of emeritus Bishop Sheridan

Sep 27, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Michael Sheridan, who led the Diocese of Colorado Springs from 2003 to 2021, died Tuesday. Read more

United States Naval Research Laboratory's infrared-gray satellite image of Hurricane Ian.

Florida bishop calls for prayers ahead of Hurricane Ian

Sep 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

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

Bishop Rolando Álvarez

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

Sep 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

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

Archbishop Luis Argüello of Valladolid, Spain

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

Sep 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

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

Bishop Georg Bätzing

Religion is ‘interruption,’ not continuity, German bishops’ president says

Sep 27, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Bishop Georg Bätzing spoke in a live-streamed Mass on Tuesday on the occasion of the bishops’ plenary assembly in Dulda,... Read more

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

Sep 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Nine international experts have pointed out in an open letter the serious errors contained in a book published a few... Read more

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli to sing in St. Peter’s Square this Sunday

Sep 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Andrea Bocelli will sing at the Vatican this Sunday as a special guest for the inauguration of a new light... Read more

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy), speaks at a press conference at the party electoral headquarters overnight on Sept. 26, 2022. in Rome. Italy’s national elections on Sept. 25 saw voters poised to elect Meloni, a Catholic mother, as the country's first female prime minister.

7 things to know about Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s likely new Catholic prime minister

Sep 26, 2022

By Edie Heipel, Jonah McKeown

A Catholic mother is poised to become the country’s first female prime minister.  Read more