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Pauline Jaricot (1799-1862).

Who is Pauline Jaricot, the Catholic Church’s next blessed?

May 21, 2022

By Jean-Marie Dumont

Some authors have described her as a mystic comparable to St. Catherine of Siena. Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher meets with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv on May 20.

Vatican foreign minister meets Ukrainian counterpart in Kyiv

May 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Paul Gallagher prayed at a former mass grave site in Bucha during his Ukraine visit. Read more

Opening Mass for Archdiocese of Madrid’s Holy Year of St. Isidore on May 15, 2022.

PHOTOS: Madrid launches holy year in honor of St Isidore the Farmer

May 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The jubilee year will last until May 2023. Read more

Pope Francis meets Bono at the launch of the Scholas Occurrentes International Educational Movement at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, May 19, 2022.

Pope Francis joined by Bono for launch of international educational movement

May 19, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope inaugurated the Scholas Occurrentes International Educational Movement. Read more

Richard Johnson, left, and his brother Djay attend the 8th annual Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage on May 10-16, 2022.

‘I felt I completely lost my soul’: Ex-military nurse battling addiction finds solace at Lourdes

May 19, 2022

By Solène Tadié

‘My family grieved me as I was basically gone,’ Richard Johnson said during a pilgrimage to Lourdes. Read more

St. John Paul II (1920-2005).

George Weigel on what the Vatican can learn from JPII’s diplomacy with Russia

May 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The papal biographer said the Vatican ought to realize that ‘appeasement of communist regimes never works.’ Read more

Karol Wojtyla with his parents. Photo courtesy of the Dicoese of Krakow.

John Paul II’s mom chose life after her doctor advised an abortion

May 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Over one hundred years ago on May 18, Emilia Wojtyla gave birth to her second son, Karol, after a difficult... Read more

St. John Paul II in 1978.

St. John Paul II and Blessed Carlo Acutis named among patrons of World Youth Day 2023

May 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Virgin Mary will be the “patroness par excellence” of the youth gathering. Read more

Anselm Bilgri

Pope Francis dismisses prominent German ex-monk from clerical state

May 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

Anselm Bilgri is a well-known figure in the German-speaking Catholic world. Read more

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Exorcists feel isolated — but this course aims to change that

May 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘There is much greater knowledge that the exorcist must have a team,’ said course organizer Father Luis Ramirez. Read more

Andreas Sturm, the former vicar general of the German Diocese of Speyer.

Senior German priest leaves Catholic Church

May 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Andreas Sturm, a former vicar general, will now be a member of Germany’s Old Catholic community. Read more

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, S.J. (1927-2012).

Cardinal Martini was a ‘prophet,’ says Vatican cardinal

May 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Czerny said that Martini, who died in 2012, ‘anticipated paths that finally involve the universal Church.’ Read more

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Legal scrutiny delays Northern Ireland limits on pro-life outreach at abortion clinics

May 16, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Attorney General for Northern Ireland, Brenda King, has asked the U.K. Supreme Court to rule whether a ban on... Read more

Tetiana Stawnychy, president of Caritas Ukraine, speaks at a press conference in Rome, May 16, 2022.

‘This is going to be a long haul’: Ukraine’s Caritas groups help almost 1.5 million people as war rages on

May 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

The aid offered so far is ‘just the beginning,’ said Caritas Ukraine president Tetiana Stawnychy. Read more

The 8th annual Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage on May 10-16, 2022.

‘Warriors to Lourdes’ pilgrimage brings comfort to wounded souls

May 16, 2022

By Solène Tadié

More than 175 U.S. active-duty personnel and veterans are taking part in a pilgrimage sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Read more

Bishop Krzysztof Zadarko, chairman of the Polish bishops’ council for migration, tourism, and pilgrimages.

Catholic bishop questions lack of EU support as Poland aids millions of Ukrainian refugees

May 16, 2022

By Justyna Galant

More than three million people have fled from Ukraine to Poland since Feb. 24. Read more

Spanish Equality Minister Irene Montero speaks after the Council of Ministers, March 3, 2020.

Spanish bill would allow girls 16 and 17 to get an abortion without parental consent

May 13, 2022

By Marta Gómez de Castro

Spain’s coalition government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez intends to propose a bill that would legalize abortion without parental consent... Read more

Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 13, 2022.

Pilgrims in Fatima offer prayers for peace in Ukraine

May 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

May 13 marks the 105th anniversary of the first apparition of Mary in Fatima. Read more

Pope John Paul II in 1996.

Church leaders and scholars to explore St. John Paul II’s ‘natural law legacy’

May 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

Speakers will include papal biographer George Weigel and Dutch Cardinal Willem Eijk. Read more

Image of Our Lady of Fatima in Lisbon's cathedral.

The modern miracle of Fatima

May 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

While men in the trenches of World War I faced chemical gasses and industrialized weaponry that wrought unprecedented human carnage,... Read more