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Bishop Xavier Novell Gomà, Bishop Emeritus of Solsona.

Spanish bishop who resigned from office will attempt marriage

Oct 15, 2021

By David Ramos

Bishop Xavier Novell Gomà, who resigned as Bishop of Solsona in August, has applied for a civil marriage license with... Read more

The Martyrs of Zenta.

Argentine bishops welcome Vatican recognition of priests' 1683 martyrdom

Oct 15, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Bishops in Argentina have welcomed the promulgation of a decree by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints that regards... Read more

The late David Amess, Member of Parliament for Southend West

Murdered British lawmaker was Catholic, pro-life

Oct 15, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A British lawmaker died Friday after suffering multiple stab wounds at a Methodist church in southeast England.  Read more

Sister Monica Chikwe, vice president, Slaves No More

Meet the Catholic nuns leading the fight against human trafficking

Oct 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

When a 26-year-old Nigerian girl was first forced out on the streets of Italy by her traffickers, she was told:... Read more

St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni

Knights of Columbus release new documentary on St. Joseph

Oct 15, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Knights of Columbus have released a new documentary on St. Joseph, inspired by Pope Francis’s declaration of the Year... Read more

On Nov. 17, 2019, Pope Francis shared a free lunch with nearly 1,500 poor people invited to dine at the Vatican for the 3rd annual World Day of the Poor

Pope Francis to meet 500 poor in Assisi on Nov. 12

Oct 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The encounter will mark the Catholic Church’s 5th annual celebration of the World Day of the Poor. Read more

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'One million children praying the rosary': Kids join rosary initiative inspired by St. Padre Pio

Oct 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Children from 44 countries have already registered to take part in the rosary campaign. Read more

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary

What is the seal of confession? A Q&A with Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

Oct 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

To learn more about the secrecy of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we spoke to Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the head of... Read more

Cardinals and bishops in the Vatican’s Synod Hall, Oct. 14, 2015.

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

Oct 15, 2021

By Luke Coppen

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

Pro life protesters outsider the Belfast High court, as Northern Ireland abortion laws were being challenged. Belfast, UK. Oct. 3, 2019

Northern Ireland considering abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’ law

Oct 14, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A proposal to require so-called “buffer zones” around abortion clinics - an area where protests would not be allowed -... Read more

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US dioceses prepare to open synod process this month

Oct 14, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Dioceses across the United States are preparing for the consultation process for the Synod on Synodality, a two-year, worldwide undertaking... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles visits the scene of the fire at Mission San Gabriel church, July 11, 2020.

Catholic sites suffered more than 100 acts of vandalism, arson since May 2020, USCCB says

Oct 14, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday reported that churches and Catholic sites have been targeted in more than 100 acts... Read more

Carl Anderson receives the Totus Tuus award at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 9, 2021.

Carl Anderson receives honor from Catholic Church in Poland

Oct 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Totus Tuus award is known as the ‘Catholic Nobel’ in Poland. Read more

Aultman in her first year of private practice, outside her office, which was under construction.

From abortionist to pro-life leader: What changed this doctor's heart?

Oct 14, 2021

By Kate Olivera

Kathi Aultman thought she found her calling as a doctor for Planned Parenthood, but God had other plans. Read more

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Judge again blocks New York medical worker vaccine mandate without religious exemption

Oct 14, 2021

By Carl Bunderson

Medical workers in New York can seek religious exemptions from a state COVID-19 vaccine mandate while a lawsuit challenging the... Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (center) with Pope Francis (right), during their Oct. 9 meeting at the Vatican.

San Francisco archbishop clarifies Pelosi's papal visit not an endorsement of her abortion views

Oct 14, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent meeting with Pope Francis does not signal a papal endorsement of her views on abortion,... Read more

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White House confirms Oct. 29 meeting between Pope Francis, Joe Biden

Oct 14, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The White House has confirmed that President Joe Biden and his wife Jill will meet with Pope Francis on Oct.... Read more

The Supreme Court of Cassation in Rome, Italy.

Italy’s high court overturns arrest warrant against Vatican broker Gianluigi Torzi

Oct 14, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The case has been sent back to Rome’s Tribunal for Review. Read more

Karine Dalle, the communications director of the French bishops’ conference.

France’s Catholic bishops will uphold confessional seal, spokeswoman clarifies

Oct 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

She said: ‘One cannot change the canon law for France as it is international.’ Read more