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Official portrait of Sir David Amess.

UK lawmaker proposes adding ‘Amess amendment’ on last rites to bill

Oct 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The amendment would ensure that Catholic priests can administer the last rites at crime scenes. Read more

A statue of Bl. Charles de Foucauld in Strasbourg, France.

When will Bl. Charles de Foucauld be canonized?

Oct 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Only the date is missing,’ his postulator told CNA. Read more

A Mass in honor of Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 19. 2021.

Poland commemorates anniversary of Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko’s martyrdom

Oct 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

The blessed was killed on Oct. 19, 1984. Read more

Pope Francis’ with Fr. Peter Harman, rector of the Pontifical North American College, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021.

Rector Fr. Peter Harman to end term at North American College seminary in Rome

Oct 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Peter Harman has led Rome’s American seminary since 2016. Read more

Baptism.

Godfather ban: Sicilian Catholic diocese suspends naming of godparents at baptism for 3 years

Oct 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A decree issued by the archbishop of Catania came into full effect this month. Read more

CNA

Assisted suicide counseling via Zoom an even worse idea, foes tell Scottish lawmakers

Oct 19, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Videophone evaluations are no way to assess someone for assisted suicide, critics have said, also warning that cost-based analyses which... Read more

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez

Nun released nearly five years after kidnapping in Mali thanks God

Oct 19, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti, a missionary who was abducted in Mali in February 2017 and held for nearly five... Read more

Pedro Sánchez, prime minister of Spain, speaks at a press conference in Madrid, April 13, 2021.

Spanish prime minister pledges to outlaw prostitution

Oct 19, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Spain’s prime minister has vowed to end the practice of prostitution in the country, saying it enslaves women.  Read more

Benedict XVI.

‘I hope that I can join them soon’: Benedict XVI sends condolence message after friend’s death

Oct 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

He said that the death of Fr. Gerhard Winkler touched him deeply. Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, pictured on April 4, 2012

Sir David Amess death: Catholic bishop calls for last rites to be recognized as ‘emergency service’

Oct 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Police reportedly turned away a priest who sought to administer the last rites to the Catholic Member of Parliament. Read more

Carfin Grotto, Scotland’s national shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes, is cleaned after a suspected arson attack on Oct. 17, 2021.

Fire ‘set deliberately’ damages Scotland’s national shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes

Oct 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

It is the latest in a series of incidents that have alarmed the country’s Catholics. Read more

Toledo Cathedral in Toledo, Spain.

Toledo archbishop asks forgiveness for 'negligence' after filming of music video in cathedral

Oct 18, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Archbishop Francisco Cerro Chaves of Toledo carried out a penitential act Sunday at the city’s cathedral, after the filming of... Read more

Official portrait of Sir David Amess.

Catholic colleagues pay tribute to slain British lawmaker Sir David Amess

Oct 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

David Alton said: ‘His faith was in his DNA and animated his belief in public service.’ Read more

Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican bishop of Rochester, England.

Ex-Anglican bishop: As a Catholic, I want to help the persecuted abroad and marginalized Christians at home

Oct 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali described his reception into the Catholic Church as a ‘bittersweet moment.’ Read more

Belfairs Methodist Church, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

Journalists astounded Catholic priest denied opportunity to give last rites to dying MP

Oct 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

Two journalists express astonishment that a Catholic priest was denied the opportunity to give last rites to British lawmaker Sir... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke at the March for Life in Rome, Italy, May 10, 2015.

Cardinal Burke says he is recovering from COVID, urges Catholics to pray the rosary

Oct 16, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Cardinal Raymond Burke on Friday said that he is continuing to recover from a bout of COVID-19 and can offer... Read more

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 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