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Bishop John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster.

Catholic bishop laments appeal court ruling on removing life-support from 5-year-old against mother’s wishes

A Catholic bishop has lamented an English appeal court ruling that life-sustaining treatment can be withdrawn from a five-year-old girl... Read more

Bishop John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster.

Catholic bishop laments appeal court ruling on removing life-support from 5-year-old against mother’s wishes

A Catholic bishop has lamented an English appeal court ruling that life-sustaining treatment can be withdrawn from a five-year-old girl... Read more

German Catholic leader criticizes request to halt public worship in Holy Week

Germany’s leading Catholic bishop has criticized a request to halt public worship during a “hard lockdown” from Holy Thursday to... Read more

Bishop Demetrio Fernández of Córdoba says Mass to mark the close of the diocesan phase of the beatification cause of Pedro Manuel Salado in Córdoba, Spain, March 20, 2021. Credit: Diocese of Córdoba.

Beatification cause advances for missionary who saved seven children from drowning

Bishop Demetrio Fernández Gonzalez of Córdoba closed on Saturday the diocesan phase of the beatification process for the missionary Brother... Read more

Baby Feet. Credit: Morgan via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Catholic bishops condemn plan to impose ‘extreme’ abortion services on N Ireland

Catholic bishops have strongly criticized plans to impose “extreme and discriminatory” abortion services on Northern Ireland. Read more

Then-Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, now prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks at the Holy See press office, Sept. 8, 2015.

More than 200 German-speaking theology professors criticize Vatican ‘no’ to same-sex blessings

More than 200 theology professors in the German-speaking world have signed a statement criticizing the Vatican’s rejection of blessings for... Read more

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Police in Ireland fine Catholic priest for offering public Masses

Police in Ireland have fined a Catholic priest for celebrating public Masses amid a nationwide lockdown. Read more

Irish flag.

Police in Ireland fine Catholic priest for offering public Masses

Police in Ireland have fined a Catholic priest for celebrating public Masses amid a nationwide lockdown. Read more

London.

UK government may push to legislate again on abortion in N Ireland

The British government may push to legislate further on the provision of abortion in Northern Ireland, as it holds that... Read more

Polish windsurfing star Zofia Klepacka

Polish windsurfing star: I convinced a woman not to have an abortion

A Polish windsurfing star has described how she convinced a woman not to have an abortion, saying that “if we... Read more

A pro-life poster campaign in Poland organized by the Our Children Foundation

Catholics in Poland launch week of prayer for protection of life on St. Joseph’s feast day

Catholics in Poland have launched a week of prayer for the protection of life on the feast of St. Joseph. Read more

The National Shrine of St. Joseph in Kalisz, central Poland

Poland to be entrusted to St. Joseph in October

Poland’s Catholic bishops will entrust the country to St. Joseph on Oct. 7. Read more

Spain passes euthanasia, assisted suicide law

Spain’s legislature passed a law Thursday to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. Catholic leaders have decried the measure as “a... Read more

Archbishop Stefan Heße of Hamburg, Germany, makes his announcement on March 18, 2021

German Catholic archbishop offers to resign from office after abuse report findings

A German archbishop has announced that he is offering his resignation to Pope Francis and requesting “immediate release” from all... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne. Credit: www.ewtn.de.

‘We have finally established clarity’: an interview with Cardinal Woelki on the Gercke report

The full text of Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki’s interview with CNA Deutsch, following the publication of an independent report on... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki. Credit: Jochen Rolfes/Archdiocese of Cologne.

German cardinal facing calls to resign welcomes release of independent abuse report

A German cardinal facing calls to resign has welcomed the release of a long-awaited report on the handling of abuse... Read more

On St Patrick's Day, Ireland's religious leaders stress progress and continued engagement

Christianity can shed light on the path forward for the peace process in Ireland, religious and political coexistence, and understanding... Read more

The reliquary of Carlo Acutis in Ełk, Poland

By Courtney Mares

Relics of Carlo Acutis brought to Poland in hope of inspiring young Catholics

Relics of Carlo Acutis can now be found in a cathedral in Poland thanks to the initiative of a youth... Read more

By Hannah Brockhaus

All-Ireland Primate: Pandemic a chance to ‘rescue’ real St. Patrick from shamrocks and green beer

The pandemic is a chance to rescue the real St. Patrick from things like green beer and shamrocks, Archbishop Eamon... Read more

Bishop Dermot Farrell is installed as the new archbishop of Dublin in St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 2, 2021.

By Hannah Brockhaus

On St. Patrick’s Day, Dublin archbishop says public Mass a matter of human dignity

In a St. Patrick’s Day homily, Dublin’s new archbishop has called on authorities to prioritize the right to worship as... Read more