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Schismatic Spanish nuns have last chance to avoid formal excommunication

Jun 17, 2024

By David Ramos

Three of the Poor Clares had to appear before the ecclesiastical tribunal at the latest on Sunday, June 16. However,... Read more

Calle de Bailén Almudena Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid.

Priest says schismatic Spanish nuns are in state of ‘paranoia’ according to own thesis

Jun 15, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Father Jesús Silva of the Archdiocese of Madrid discusses why the schismatic Poor Clares of the Belorado Monastery are experiencing... Read more

The beatification Mass of Father Michał Rapacz at the Divine Mercy Shrine in Krakow-Łagiewniki, Poland, on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Priest and martyr of communism Father Michał Rapacz beatified in Krakow

Jun 15, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of Father Michał Rapacz in January. The 41-year-old priest was shot twice by communist authorities... Read more

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Top European human rights court rules countries can’t be forced to introduce assisted suicide

Jun 14, 2024

By Martin Barillas

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favor of Hungary’s right to uphold its laws prohibiting assisted suicide,... Read more

Father José María Calderón (left) is Spain's national director of the Pontifical Missions Society. Serafín Suárez (right) is a missionary in Zimbabwe.

Pontifical Missions: Sons and daughters of Spain still leaders in global mission field

Jun 14, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The report reveals that in 2023 Spain fielded more than 6,000 active missionaries in 1,123 mission territories spread across 139... Read more

The cross of the German “Synodal Way.”

German Catholics write letter to Rome over Synodal Way, warn of ‘serious scandal’

Jun 13, 2024

By AC Wimmer

A Catholic committee has turned to the Vatican in an attempt to avoid a permanent Synodal Council to oversee the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to priests of the Diocese of Rome at the Pontifical Salesian University on June 11, 2024.

Pope Francis reportedly again uses derogatory word when discussing gay seminarians

Jun 12, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope said there was “an air of faggotry” at the Vatican, according to reports. Read more

Bearded former punk band guitarist Father Giulio Vannucci and former policeman Father Michele Di Stefano flank Bishop Giovanni Nerbini following their June 8, 2024, ordination to the Catholic priesthood.

Former punk band guitarist, policeman ordained to Catholic priesthood

Jun 12, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The Cathedral of Prato, Italy, was the setting last Saturday for the ordination of a former punk band guitarist and... Read more

A man receives his ballot for the European elections in a polling station in The Hague on June 6, 2024, on the first day of the European Parliament election.

Bishops urge EU leaders to tackle voter disillusionment following elections

Jun 11, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The bishops’ commission underscored the pressing issue of persistent voter disengagement and the alarming rise of nationalist, Euroskeptic parties. Read more

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, exit a polling booth adorned with curtains displaying the colors of the flag of France before casting their ballot for the European Parliament election at a polling station in Le Touquet, northern France, on June 9, 2024.

French euthanasia bill on hold as Macron calls ‘snap election’

Jun 11, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Reims Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort said earlier this year that the measure would “shift our entire health care system toward... Read more

Workers in Rome discovered a centuries-old skeleton during a June 2024 construction dig near the Vatican for one of the building projects for the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee.

Workers discover human skeleton during Jubilee construction dig in Rome

Jun 11, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The skeleton was unearthed during excavations to create an underground motorway that will create a pedestrian-only road to St. Peter’s... Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Wojda was named president of the Polish bishops’ conference on March 14, 2024.

Amid abortion debate, Polish bishops urge protection of the unborn

Jun 11, 2024

By AC Wimmer

A letter issued by the bishops on the protection of life comes amid growing pressure from lawmakers to dismantle Poland’s... Read more

The Archbishop of Burgos, Mario Iceta, was appointed Pontifical Commissioner in the case.

Excommunication looms for renegade group of Poor Clares in Spain 

Jun 10, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Ecclesiastical Court of the Archbishopric of Burgos, Spain, has formally accused the Poor Clare nuns of the Monastery of... Read more

Three attacks against the Rome headquarters of the Italian pro-life center Pro Vita & Famiglia have taken place in the last month alone.

Italian pro-life association suffers spate of attacks against its headquarters

Jun 10, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

The Rome-based pro-life organization Pro Vita & Famiglia has been the target of multiple acts of vandalism. Read more

Cardinals Christoph Schönborn and Gerhard Ludwig Müller.

Cardinals Müller and Schönborn: Ordination of women is impossible

Jun 10, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The two German-speaking cardinals have said publicly that only men can be ordained to the priesthood. Read more

Pope Francis gazes over the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum with Rome Mayor Roberto Gualtieri during a visit to Rome’s historic Capitoline Hill on June 10, 2024.

Pope Francis reflects on Roman Empire in visit to ancient Capitoline Hill

Jun 10, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The pope made the trip to the Capitoline Hill to speak to local government officials on June 10 in the... Read more

Bishop Rob Mutsaerts, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of ’s-Hertogenbosch, in the Netherlands.

Dutch bishop: Fiducia Supplicans too much ‘in tune with zeitgeist’

Jun 7, 2024

By AC Wimmer

Auxiliary Bishop Rob Mutsaerts of the Netherlands warned: “Peace at the expense of morality and truth” is a “most merciless... Read more

Edinburgh city center, Scotland.

Bishops in Scotland react to new data showing majority of Scots have ‘no religion’

Jun 7, 2024

By Madeleine Teahan

Catholic bishops in Scotland have said that new data indicating that the majority of Scots have no religion comes as... Read more

Bishop Mariano Crociata meets with Pope Francis on March 23, 2023.

Bishop exhorts Catholics to ‘build a better Europe’ in EU elections on Sunday

In his exhortation, Bishop Mariano Crociata called on voters to exercise their obligation as citizens “responsibly, choosing candidates and parties.” Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England.

UK Catholic bishop urges Catholics to consider end-of-life issues before general election

Jun 7, 2024

By Madeleine Teahan

Bishop Mark Davies of the Shrewsbury Diocese has issued a letter urging Catholics to consider candidates’ positions on euthanasia and... Read more