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Gérald Cardinal Lacroix of Quebec speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 7, 2021.

Cardinal Lacroix: The Eucharist is the sacrament of peace

Sep 7, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The COVID-19 pandemic has helped drive home the importance of the Eucharist, Gerald Cardinal Lacroix of Quebec said in a... Read more

Iraqi Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 7, 2021.

Cardinal Sako says Pope Francis’ historic visit changed Iraq

Sep 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

He said that after the papal visit, ‘something has changed in the streets.’ Read more

Thomas Sternberg, president of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), speaks at a ‘Synodal Way’ press conference.

Ahead of key ‘Synodal Way’ meeting, lay leader says: ‘What matters now is the ability to compromise’

Sep 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Participants will votes on draft texts dedicated to hot-button issues. Read more

Karolina Gawrych and Sr. Nulla, healed respectively through the intercession of Mother Czacka and Cardinal Wyszyński.

Miracle recipients to attend beatification of Cardinal Wyszynski and Mother Czacka

Sep 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Karolina Gawrych will carry the relics of Mother Czacka at the beatification ceremony. Read more

The flag of Slovakia, pictured in the country’s capital, Bratislava.

More Catholics to see Pope Francis in Slovakia as COVID rules eased

Sep 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Papal events will no longer be limited to the fully vaccinated Read more

Russian Orthodox leader Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 6, 2021.

Metropolitan Hilarion: Catholics, Eastern Orthodox are united in belief in Christ’s Real Presence

Sep 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Metropolitan Hilarion delivered the opening catechesis at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary. Read more

Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary.

Could the International Eucharistic Congress spark a Catholic revival like Denver's World Youth Day?

Sep 4, 2021

By Domonkos Pulay

“When people are immersed in that for a weekend or for an evening or for a Eucharistic Congress, like you... Read more

The Hungarian capital Budapest at sunrise.

International Eucharistic Congress kicks off Sunday in Budapest

Sep 4, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Here’s what you need to know about the major Catholic gathering. Read more

Frank Duff, founder of the Legion of Mary.

Dublin’s Catholic archbishop praises ‘prophetic’ Legion of Mary founder at centenary Mass

Sep 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

Frank Duff founded the lay movement on Sept. 7, 1921. Read more

The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Goodall, who has resigned as the Anglican bishop of Ebbsfleet, England, to be received into the Catholic Church.

Church of England bishop to be received into the Catholic Church

Sep 3, 2021

By Luke Coppen

The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Goodall said he took the decision ‘after a long period of prayer.’ Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Viktor Orbán take part in a discussion at the Bled Strategic Forum, Slovenia, Sept. 1, 2021.

Cardinal Parolin and Viktor Orban talk migration ahead of papal trip to Hungary

Sep 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis is due to meet with Hungary’s prime minister on Sept. 12. Read more

Bishop Patrick McKinney of Nottingham, England.

English Catholic bishop: Assisted suicide bill sends message ‘some lives are not worth fighting for’

Sep 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bill is the latest in a long line of attempts to legalize assisted suicide in the U.K. Read more

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg, southern Germany.

German Catholic bishop proposes alternative ‘Synodal Way’ text

Sep 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer presented the text on a new website. Read more

Bishop-elect Guido Marini of Tortona, Italy, speaks during an interview.

Msgr. Guido Marini sees God’s providence in his ‘new call’ as bishop

Sep 2, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

He said his time as head of papal liturgies was ‘very grace-filled.’ Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Holy See Secretary of State.

In speech on North Korea, Cardinal Parolin calls for cooperation and friendship

Sep 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He highlighted St. John XXIII as a model for today’s Vatican diplomacy. Read more

A Traditional Latin Mass.

Traditionis custodes: Traditional Catholic institutes appeal to French bishops for ‘mediator’

Sep 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The institutes’ superiors appealed for “a human, personal dialogue.” Read more

An image of Blessed Paul Yun Ji-chung and 123 companions, who were beatified Aug. 16, 2014.

Relics of first Korean Catholic martyrs identified with DNA testing

Sep 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The martyrs were among the first of thousands of Catholics to be tortured and executed. Read more

Archbishop Dermot Farrell prays in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 2, 2021.

Dublin’s archbishop urges Catholics to tackle ‘climate catastrophe’ in 64-page pastoral letter

Sep 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘We are at a critical moment,’ writes Archbishop Dermot Farrell. Read more

Pope Francis receives Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in a private audience at the Vatican on Nov. 18, 2019.

Pope Francis will visit Cyprus in December, says local official

Sep 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Vatican has not confirmed the trip, but the pope said he hoped to visit the island nation. Read more

The Pontifical North American College is a major seminary in Rome that educates seminarians from U.S. diocese and elsewhere.

North American College to cancel teaching and celebrating Masses in the Extraordinary Form

Aug 31, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

In a memo sent to "the Community'' at the North American College (NAC), Rector Fr. Peter Harman announced that all... Read more