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Both the pastor of nearby San Bernabé parish in El Escorial, Fr. Florentino de Andrés, along with the Archdiocese of Madrid, are considering the deconsecration of the chapel as a result of the ceremony.

Catholic chapel where two men celebrated ‘marriage’ now subject to deconsecration

Feb 28, 2024

By ACI Prensa, CNA Staff

The private Catholic chapel where two Spanish men celebrated their civil “marriage” last weekend is subject to “canonical effects” and... Read more

Flowers and candles are laid out on the sidewalk on Feb. 26, 2024, after a huge fire killed 10 people in a multi-story residential block in Valencia, Spain, on Feb. 22.

God is close, archbishop assures after fire destroys Spanish apartment complex

Feb 28, 2024

By Rachel Thomas

Ten people died in what commentators called the biggest blaze the city of Valencia had ever seen. Read more

A statue of Charles de Foucauld in front of the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune in Strasbourg, France.

Pope Francis appoints new archbishop of historic French archdiocese following resignations

Feb 28, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The Holy See Press Office announced on Wednesday the appointment of 66-year-old Pascal Delannoy as the bishopric’s new archbishop. Read more

The president of the Pontifical Academy of Theology, Bishop Antonio Staglianò, affirms that Freemasonry is incompatible with Catholicism.

Bishop who participated in Freemasonry event affirms its incompatibility with Catholicism

Feb 27, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Bishop Antonio Staglianò told Vatican News that “Freemasonry is a heresy that is fundamentally aligned with the Arian heresy.” Read more

Father Felice Palamara.

Mafia in Italy suspected of poisoning priest’s chalice

Feb 27, 2024

By Marco Mancini

During evening Mass on Feb. 24, Father Felice Palamara noticed a strange smell coming from the chalice. Read more

Father Oleksandr Zelinskyi, the director general of EWTN Ukraine.

Ukraine war: ‘We’re praying for the conversion of Vladimir Putin,’ priest says

Feb 26, 2024

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Feb. 24 marked the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Read more

Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga of Szczecin-Kamien, Poland.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Polish archbishop accused of ignoring abuse

Feb 26, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Church authorities did not provide a reason for the resignation of Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga, which was announced Feb. 24. Read more

A father and son observe pro-natalist billboard campaign in Madrid, Spain.

Large families association launches ‘Save the planet, have more children’ campaign

Feb 23, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Large Families Association of Madrid has launched an advertising campaign featuring the message “Save the planet, have more children.”  Read more

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New Opus Dei program ‘Youth’ hopes to answer young people’s questions

Feb 22, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

The “Youth” initiative is the result of the combined efforts of people from around the world. Read more

Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly, center, and Ukraine State Deputy Youriy Maletskiy give out Easter care packages to Ukrainian refugees in Rava-Ruska, Poland, in April 2022.

‘We are not going anywhere’: Knights of Columbus vow to keep up aid to Ukraine

Feb 21, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

“The founding mission of the Knights of Columbus was to care for the vulnerable,” said Szymon Czyszek, organizer of relief... Read more

Pilgrims gather in St. Peter's Square for the Angelus on the Solemnity of All Saints, Nov. 1, 2023.

St. Peter Damian, the driving force behind the reform of the Church 1,000 years ago

Feb 21, 2024

By ACI Prensa

This doctor of the Church was simple, firm, and honest in the face of error. Read more

An illustration of the topic of Thomas Aquinas and AI created by DALL-E, a text-to-image model native to ChatGPT.

What would Thomas Aquinas make of AI?

Feb 20, 2024

By AC Wimmer

According to one German theologian, the Catholic saint and doctor of the Church can contribute to contemporary discussions about AI’s... Read more

Official portrait of Francisco and Jacinta Marto, designed by Silvia Patricio. Courtesy of the Fatima Shrine.

Francisco and Jacinta: brother and sister saints who were seers at Fatima

Feb 20, 2024

By ACI Prensa

On Feb. 20, the Church celebrates the lives of two children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the seers of... Read more

An archaeological guide provided historical information and answered questions during a visit to the catacombs by delegates of the Synod on Synodality. Early Christians gathered within the catacombs for funeral rites and to honor the martyrs. Rome, Italy. Oct. 12, 2023.

Rome to host 7th Day of the Catacombs, opportunity to reflect on early Christians

Feb 19, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Rome’s catacombs will be open to the public for free guided tours and moments of prayer and reflection on Saturday,... Read more

Cardinal Protase Rugambwa at Santa Maria in Montesanto, Feb. 18

PHOTOS: Cardinal Rugambwa takes possession of Rome’s ‘Church of the Artists’

Feb 19, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The cardinal was joined by priests from the Diocese of Rome as well as by senior prelates. Read more

Celebration in Olaf’s chapel, Stiklestad, St. Olaf’s Day, July 28, 2023.

Norway begins preparations for Jubilee of St. Olaf in 2030 

Feb 18, 2024

By Emma Silvestri

The Church in Norway has begun plans for the millennium celebration of St. Olaf’s death. Read more

The cross of the German “Synodal Way”

German bishops halt move toward establishing a Synodal Council at Vatican’s request

Feb 17, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl

The bishops were poised to vote on the matter at their upcoming plenary assembly Feb. 19–22. Read more

Father Patrick Pullicino, an English Catholic priest and neurologist, has been vindicated after being investigated by a UK medical regulation agency for giving his expert opinion in an emergency end-of-life case.

UPDATE: English Catholic priest vindicated for ‘pro-life’ opinion in end-of-life case

Feb 16, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Father Patrick Pullicino, an English Catholic priest and neurologist, has been vindicated after being investigated by a U.K. medical regulation... Read more

Photographs and flowers are left outside the Russian Embassy in London on Feb. 16, 2024, following the news of the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Russian opposition leader, outspoken Christian Alexei Navalny reportedly dead in prison

Feb 16, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Navalny, 47, had been serving a 19-year sentence for alleged extremism and years of criticism of the authoritarian President Vladimir... Read more

The cross of the German “Synodal Way.”

German Catholics ask bishops to reconsider Synodal Way plans

Feb 15, 2024

By AC Wimmer

Ahead of a high-stakes gathering of the German bishops next Monday, a lay group warned the prelates of moving “further... Read more