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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany

Retired Albany bishop admits returning accused priests to ministry without notifying law enforcement

Aug 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The bishop emeritus of Albany says that the diocese once handled allegations of sexual abuse against priests without notifying law... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Aug. 1, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘The Lord wants a loving relationship with us’

Aug 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope said that Catholics were called to leave behind self-interest. Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke celebrates a pontifical high Mass  during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014.

Updated: Catholics ask Cardinal Gregory to reconsider cancelation of Tridentine Mass at National Shrine

Jul 31, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The organizers of an Aug. 14 Tridentine Mass in Washington, D.C. – canceled per new papal restrictions on traditional liturgies... Read more

Theodore McCarrick

Theodore McCarrick faces new civil sex abuse lawsuit

Jul 31, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick now faces a fifth civil sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey, after he was criminally charged... Read more

Bishop Kevin Doran.

Irish Catholic dioceses to go ahead with First Communions, confirmations after government advises delay

Jul 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘The mission of the Church cannot be put on hold indefinitely,’ a bishop said. Read more

The flag of Nigeria on a soldier’s arm.

Report: 17 Christians killed every day in Nigeria in first half of 2021

Jul 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

More than 3,000 Christians were murdered in 2021’s first 200 days. Read more

The newly elected Abbess and Council of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Ala., July 2021. Credit: Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration.

Mother Angelica's monastery elects new abbess, asks for 'continued prayers'

Jul 30, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Mother Mary Paschal has been elected the newest abbess of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama, filling... Read more

‘Abortion is not health care’: Members of Congress speak out against proposed abortion billing rule

Jul 30, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

More than 25 Republican senators wrote to the Biden administration this week warning that a proposed rule would allow federal... Read more

Blessed Solanus Casey. Photo courtesy of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph in Detroit.

Thank God ahead of time: What Blessed Solanus Casey teaches about a spirituality of gratitude

Jul 30, 2021

By Gretchen Siegel

Blessed Solanus Casey's childhood was not easy. He contracted diphtheria that permanently damaged his voice. Casey’s family also struggled economically... Read more

August 17, 2017 - A volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen helps a Central American refugee family take a bus to go stay with U.S. family

Catholic Charities in Texas criticizes state order restricting immigration work

Jul 30, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic entities helping migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border responded this week after the Texas governor restricted who could transport migrants... Read more

An aerial view of the M7 motorway and N18 national road junction on the outskirts of Limerick, Ireland.

Irish Catholic bishop prays for road users’ protection ahead of August long weekend

Jul 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

More than 70 people have died so far in 2021 on Ireland’s roads. Read more

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address at the Vatican July 25, 2021.

Pope Francis thanks South Korea’s bishops for $1M COVID-19 vaccine donation

Jul 30, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope praised the ‘gesture of Christian charity, which really touched me.’ Read more

Remains of the statues vandalized at Our Lady of Mercy parish in New York City, July17, 2021. Credit: Diocese of Brooklyn.

Knights of Columbus fundraise to replace vandalized statues at NYC parish

Jul 30, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A Knights of Columbus fundraiser for the replacement of vandalized statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Therese of... Read more

Two weeks after Pope Francis' Traditional Latin Mass restrictions, US bishops continue to respond

Jul 30, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Two weeks after Pope Francis issued his motu proprio restricting the use of traditional liturgies, bishops throughout the United States... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York

US bishops condemn abortion funding in House-passed spending bill

Jul 30, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Leading U.S. bishops on Thursday opposed the House passage of appropriations bills that would fund abortions and exclude conscience protections... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish Catholic bishops’ conference.

Catholic bishops in Poland express solidarity with Polish community after Glasgow church fire

Jul 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Flames engulfed St. Simon’s, Partick, in Glasgow on July 28. Read more

Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, S.J.

Pope Francis mourns ‘authoritative biblical scholar’ Cardinal Albert Vanhoye

Jul 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

The French Jesuit was the world’s oldest cardinal at the time of his death. Read more

Catholic health care giant Ascension to mandate coronavirus vaccines for employees

Jul 29, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catholic health care network Ascension will mandate coronavirus vaccination for its employees, physicians, volunteers, and vendors. It cited a... Read more

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence

Traditional Latin Mass restrictions leave ‘a lot of unanswered questions,’ says Providence bishop

Jul 29, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The bishop of Providence says patience and reflection are necessary from all Catholics while bishops study Pope Francis’ motu proprio... Read more

House passes spending bills without restrictions on abortion funding

Jul 29, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The House this week passed spending bills that would allow funding of abortions both in the United States and abroad.   Read more