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The Sistine Chapel.

The Sistine Chapel was consecrated to Our Lady of the Assumption: 5 things to know

Aug 14, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The chapel derives its name from the man who consecrated it: Pope Sixtus IV, who served as the Roman Pontiff... Read more

Side view of the gilded statue of Joan of Arc at Place des Pyramides in Paris, France.

A ‘non-binary’ Joan of Arc? Theater's spin on Catholic heroine stirs backlash

Aug 12, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The production will portray the French heroine as a “queer” character who refers to herself with “they/them” pronouns. Read more

European Court of Human Rights.

Germany denies refuge to Christian convert from Iran

Aug 12, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed the case of an Iranian convert to Christianity, who is appealing his... Read more

The cross in the Valley of the Fallen is erected over a granite outcrop, 150 meters over the basilica.

Why the world’s largest cross and its custodians are under imminent threat in Spain

Aug 12, 2022

By Estefanía Aguirre

In a move that could destroy the largest cross in the world, Spain’s government wants to turn the world’s longest... Read more

The 2021 March for Life in Berlin, Germany.

Majority of German Catholics don't like Church being against abortion, poll finds

Aug 11, 2022

By AC Wimmer

According to a new representative poll, 58% of German Catholics do not like "the fact that the Pope and the... Read more

Sister Lucia, seer of Fatima (left); detail of the sanctuary of Pontevedra (right)

Spanish shrine where Our Lady of Fatima appeared to Sister Lucía is falling into ruin

Aug 11, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The place where Our Lady called for the first Saturday devotion needs urgent reconstruction work. Read more

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Is Latin more effective in driving out demons? An exorcist responds

Aug 10, 2022

By David Ramos

Father Francisco Torres Ruiz of the Diocese of Plasencia, Spain, said many wonder if an exorcism ritual from 1614 is... Read more

Celtic Cross on the hill at Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland.

Young Catholics in Ireland say their voices have not been heard during synodal process

Aug 10, 2022

By Charlotte Evans

A group of 500 young Catholics in Ireland have signed a letter saying they love the Church’s teaching, but that... Read more

The flag of the Republic of Ireland.

Pro-lifers react with dismay to news that Irish government plans to fine for praying near abortion clinic

Aug 9, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

Pro-life campaigners and advocates for religious freedom in Ireland have expressed dismay following the news that the Irish Government intends... Read more

The community of Trappist monks of the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña in Burgos, Spain.

Why did the floor of a Spanish monastery turn blood red once a year for almost 500 years?

Aug 9, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

On Aug. 6 in the year 953, 200 monks living at the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña in Burgos,... Read more

Bishop Emil Stehle

German bishop, accused of abuse, found to have helped wanted pedophile priests escape to Latin America

Aug 8, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The now-deceased prelate allegedly used money from the German Bishops' Conference to financially support other alleged perpetrators. Read more

Hollie Dance (center left) and Paul Battersbee (center right)), the mother and father of Archie Battersbee, speak to the media as they leave the Royal Courts of Justice on June 29, 2022 in London, England. Archie's parents ultimately lost their legal fight to keep their son on life support. He died on Aug. 6, 2022.

Archie Battersbee, 12, dies after being taken off life support against his parents’ wishes

Aug 7, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Archie had been in a coma since April when he was found unconscious with a ligature around his neck. Read more

Map of Croatia.

12 Polish pilgrims bound for Medjugorje killed in bus crash in Croatia

Aug 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The accident happened at around 5:40 a.m. local time when the bus veered off the A4 road between Jarek Bisaski... Read more

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Spanish bishop: We’re creating ‘monsters’ if youth don’t grow up to be loving and generous

Aug 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Juan Carlos Elizalde of Vitoria, Spain, warned that some young people are “at risk” for self-centeredness because of the... Read more

Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2021.

Anglicans recognize Pope as ‘father of the Church in the West,’ says archbishop of Canterbury

Aug 5, 2022

By Charlotte Evans

In ecumenical discussions at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England, Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, has said that most Anglicans... Read more

Altarpiece of St. Euphemia Church in Terradillos de Sedano (Burgos, Spain)

How a village of 7 residents mobilized hundreds to restore altarpiece of its small church

Aug 5, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

A crowdfunding campaign has raised the necessary funds to restore a 16th-century altarpiece at a church in the small village... Read more

Flag of the European Union

Hostility toward Christian values is growing in European institutions, Polish politician and philosopher says

Aug 5, 2022

By Solène Tadié

The European Commission’s 2022 Rule of Law report has once again singled out Poland and Hungary, accusing both countries of... Read more

European Court.

Archie Battersbee’s legal fight for life at ‘the end,’ says mother

Aug 3, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The mother of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee said that the family is “at the end” of their efforts to keep their... Read more

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Legal abortions fall by 90% in Poland after court eliminates exception for fetal defects

Aug 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

If it had not been for the change in the law about 1,000 children would have lost their lives in... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Müller at a penance service in St. Peter's Basilica on March 29, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal Müller: ‘The German Synodal Way was over before it even started’

Aug 2, 2022

By Rudolf Gehrig

Cardinal Müller sharply criticized the Synodal Way, saying it "was over before it even began," even if the initiators had... Read more