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Abbé Pierre died at the age of 94 in 2007. He is now accused of sexually assaulting and harassing numerous women.

Famous French priest Abbé Pierre accused of sexual assault and harassment

Jul 19, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

The famous French priest, who died in 2007, has now been accused of sexual assault and harassment by at least... Read more

“The Olympic Games are, by their very nature, about peace, not war,” Pope Francis emphasized, noting that “the five intertwined rings represent the spirit of fraternity that should characterize the Olympic event and sporting competition in general.”

Pope Francis’ desire for Olympics is to foster world peace, which is ‘seriously threatened’

Jul 19, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

In a message addressed to Archbishop Laurent Ulrich of Paris, Pope Francis expressed his fervent desire that the Olympic Games... Read more


Bishop reminds vacationers: Only in God does the soul find rest

Jul 19, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

In a new pastoral letter Bishop Ginés García Beltrán of Getafe, Spain, points out that “rest is good and necessary.” Read more

Roman Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paray-le-Monial and cloister. View from the Bourbince River, 2023.

In France, the great Jubilee of the Sacred Heart at Paray-le-Monial draws crowds

Jul 18, 2024

By Emma Silvestri

From now until June 27, 2025, the small town of Paray-le-Monial in France will be celebrating a jubilee for the... Read more

Luis de la Fuente, Spanish national soccer coach.

Euro 2024: Bishops highlight the faith of the coach of Spain’s victorious soccer team

Jul 15, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Several Spanish bishops have congratulated the country’s national soccer team and highlighted the Catholic faith of their coach, Luis de... Read more

Capella di Santa Rosa, St. Rosalia's Chapel inside of the Palermo Cathedral, Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale della Santa Vergine Maria Assunta in Sicily, Itay. May 5, 2022.

Sicilian city celebrates 400th year of feast of St. Rosalia

Jul 15, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

The July 15 feast marks when tradition holds the hermit girl’s remains were rediscovered in a cave close to Palermo... Read more

Stained-glass window of Blessed Carlo Acutis at St. Aldhelm’s in Malmesbury, England.

Stained-glass window dedicated to Blessed Carlo Acutis creates a stir in English parish

Jul 14, 2024

By Father Thomas Kulandaisamy

St. Aldhelm’s in Malmesbury is proud to be the first parish in England to feature a stained-glass window dedicated to... Read more

The Regensburger Domspatzen, a choir based at Regensburg Cathedral in Bavaria, Germany.

St. Henry II, the German king who became patron of the Benedictine Oblates

Jul 13, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

During his reign, Henry shared his faith by rebuilding churches that had been destroyed, building monasteries, and supporting them with... Read more

Pope Francis travels between the conference center and Unità d’Italia Square in Trieste, Italy, with a golf cart during his pastoral visit to the northern Italian city on July 7, 2024. In Trieste, the pope addressed around 1,200 participants in a Catholic conference on democracy for the annual Social Week of Catholics.

Gun found in abandoned suitcase before papal visit to Trieste, Italy

Jul 12, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

According to Italian press, less than 24 hours after the pope’s arrival, the police discovered a Czech-made semiautomatic pistol inside... Read more

"Without God, nothing in life has meaning," says Spanish national soccer team coach Luis de la Fuente Castillo.

Coach says making sign of the cross before game ‘is not superstition, it’s faith’

Jul 12, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

“I have faith,” said Luis de la Fuente Castillo, coach of the team that will play in the Euro Cup... Read more

A tapestry of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, hangs in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Oct. 16, 2015, in preparation for their canonization.

Church-builders Louis and Zélie Martin: St. Thérèse’s incomparable parents

Jul 12, 2024

By Father Roger Landry

July 12 was chosen as the feast of Louis and Zélie Martin because it was on this day in 1858... Read more

Portrait of St. Benedict (1926) by Herman Nieg (1849–1928); Heiligenkreuz Abbey, Austria; “Exorcism of St. Benedict,” by Spinello Aretino, late 14th century.

The St. Benedict medal: a defense against demonic attacks

Jul 11, 2024

By R. Jared Staudt

St. Benedict, whose feast the Catholic Church celebrates on July 11, endured constant attacks from the enemy throughout his life. Read more

Smoke billows from the spire of Rouen Cathedral in Rouen, northern France, on July 11, 2024.

Firefighters quell blaze at French cathedral

Jul 11, 2024

By AC Wimmer

Rouen Mayor Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol confirmed the incident on social media, sharing an image showing smoke rising from the cathedral’s spire. Read more

Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni speaks during a conference on “The General State of the Birth Rate” in Rome on May 12, 2023.

Italy’s prime minister proposes aid for women in financial straits who reject abortion

Jul 11, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

This initiative offers aid of 1,000 euros (about $1,082) for five years to Italian women who decide to continue with... Read more

Pope Francis greets medical workers administering the vaccine against COVID-19 April 2, 2021.

How can the Catholic Church better prepare for the next pandemic?

Jul 10, 2024

By David Ramos

Regarding preparations for another pandemic, “everything possible must be done to keep the churches open and operational,” said Dr. José... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Linz, Austria, is the largest church building in that country.

Cardinal Müller condemns statue of Virgin Mary giving birth displayed in Austrian cathedral

Jul 9, 2024

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller described the statue as “advertising for feminist ideology that violates the natural sense of modesty.” Read more

Smoke billows into the air behind a Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Kyiv, Ukraine, after a missile attack on July 8, 2024.

Ukrainian Greek archbishop condemns ‘horrifying’ attack on children’s hospital

Jul 9, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said in a video accompanying a Monday press release that the strike was “a sin that cries... Read more

Our Lady of Christendom is an annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Covadonga (Asturias) that takes place around the feast of St. James the Apostle (July 25), patron saint of Spain.

Vatican prohibits customary Traditional Latin Mass for pilgrims in Spain 

Jul 9, 2024

By David Ramos

The organizers of the fourth edition of the pilgrimage announced the prohibition in a July 6 post on X. Read more

The German Parliament building in Berlin.

‘Black day for democracy’: German pro-lifers condemn ‘censorship zones’

Jul 8, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The proposed Pregnancy Conflict Act claims to protect pregnant women from what supporters call “sidewalk harassment” by pro-life activists. Read more

An image of the annunciation and the incarnation — when God became man in the womb of the Virgin Mary — was placed close to the altar during a Mass Pope Francis celebrated on July 7, 2024, in Trieste, Italy. The pope was in Trieste to attend the last morning of a July 3-7 Catholic conference on the topic of democracy.

‘God is hidden in human misery’: Pope Francis highlights dignity of migrants, prisoners

Jul 7, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Sunday highlighted the plight of migrants and prisoners during a Mass in Trieste, Italy, for the closing... Read more