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Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, S.J. (1927-2012).

Cardinal Martini was a ‘prophet,’ says Vatican cardinal

May 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Czerny said that Martini, who died in 2012, ‘anticipated paths that finally involve the universal Church.’ Read more

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Legal scrutiny delays Northern Ireland limits on pro-life outreach at abortion clinics

May 16, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Attorney General for Northern Ireland, Brenda King, has asked the U.K. Supreme Court to rule whether a ban on... Read more

Tetiana Stawnychy, president of Caritas Ukraine, speaks at a press conference in Rome, May 16, 2022.

‘This is going to be a long haul’: Ukraine’s Caritas groups help almost 1.5 million people as war rages on

May 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

The aid offered so far is ‘just the beginning,’ said Caritas Ukraine president Tetiana Stawnychy. Read more

The 8th annual Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage on May 10-16, 2022.

‘Warriors to Lourdes’ pilgrimage brings comfort to wounded souls

May 16, 2022

By Solène Tadié

More than 175 U.S. active-duty personnel and veterans are taking part in a pilgrimage sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Read more

Bishop Krzysztof Zadarko, chairman of the Polish bishops’ council for migration, tourism, and pilgrimages.

Catholic bishop questions lack of EU support as Poland aids millions of Ukrainian refugees

May 16, 2022

By Justyna Galant

More than three million people have fled from Ukraine to Poland since Feb. 24. Read more

Spanish Equality Minister Irene Montero speaks after the Council of Ministers, March 3, 2020.

Spanish bill would allow girls 16 and 17 to get an abortion without parental consent

May 13, 2022

By Marta Gómez de Castro

Spain’s coalition government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez intends to propose a bill that would legalize abortion without parental consent... Read more

Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 13, 2022.

Pilgrims in Fatima offer prayers for peace in Ukraine

May 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

May 13 marks the 105th anniversary of the first apparition of Mary in Fatima. Read more

Pope John Paul II in 1996.

Church leaders and scholars to explore St. John Paul II’s ‘natural law legacy’

May 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

Speakers will include papal biographer George Weigel and Dutch Cardinal Willem Eijk. Read more

Image of Our Lady of Fatima in Lisbon's cathedral.

The modern miracle of Fatima

May 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

While men in the trenches of World War I faced chemical gasses and industrialized weaponry that wrought unprecedented human carnage,... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the closing press conference of the spring plenary meeting of the German bishops’ conference.

German bishops' president asserts 'the need to develop the Church's teaching'

May 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

The president of the German bishops’ conference has expressed his belief that Church teaching needs further development, in response to... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

‘It’s a way to keep people in fear’: Chinese Catholics react to Cardinal Zen’s arrest

May 12, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The 90-year-old cardinal was arrested and bailed under Hong Kong’s national security law. Read more

A statue of Devasahayam Pillai at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Kottar, India.

What you should know about this new Catholic saint from India

May 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Devasahayam Pillai will be canonized in St. Peter’s Square on May 15. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Hong Kong diocese ‘extremely concerned’ about ‘Cardinal Joseph Zen’s incident’

May 12, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘We have always upheld the rule of law,’ the diocese said. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

5 things to know about Cardinal Zen

May 11, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The 90-year-old cardinal was arrested and released on bail on May 11. Read more

Damage at the Major Theological Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Vorzel, Ukraine.

Ukraine war: Catholic charity to fund restoration of looted seminary

May 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘They took everything they could,’ said seminary rector Father Ruslan Mikhalkiv. Read more

The opening night of an exhibition of art by Ukrainian refugee children at St. James' Cathedral in Riga, Latvia, May 8, 2022.

Exhibit of Ukrainian child refugees' art opens at cathedral in Latvia

May 10, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

An exhibition of artwork made by Ukrainian refugee children was opened Sunday at the complex of St. James' Cathedral in... Read more

An icon of Titus Brandsma in Bolsward, the Netherlands.

Titus Brandsma: A new patron saint of journalism?

May 10, 2022

By Courtney Mares

More than 60 journalists have issued an appeal to Pope Francis. Read more

The Catholic University of Erbil in Ankawa, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need.

Catholic charity sees ‘signs of hope’ for Iraq’s beleaguered Christians

May 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘Pope Francis’ visit, I think, really has given them hope,’ said Aid to the Church in Need’s Regina Lynch. Read more

Members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales gathered for their Spring Plenary Assembly in Cardiff, May 5, 2022.

As Covid-19 weakens, time for Catholics in England and Wales to return to Mass, bishops say

May 9, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics in England and Wales should come back to Mass now that the dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic have receded,... Read more

The third Synodal Assembly of the ‘Synodal Way’ in Frankfurt, Germany, on Feb. 4, 2022.

Cost of Germany’s ‘Synodal Way’ remains a mystery

May 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

A spokesman declined to give a breakdown of the costs of the multi-year project. Read more