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

Dublin archbishop: Government advice to delay First Communions, confirmations seems ‘discriminatory’

Aug 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Dermot Farrell expressed ‘profound regret’ at the lack of government engagement over the guidelines. Read more

Mass for U.S. military personnel at a forward operating base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 23, 2001.

US troop withdrawal poses new challenges to Afghanistan’s Christians

Aug 3, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Catholic community will not leave unless it is ‘obliged to.’ Read more

Spanish Supreme Court rules divorced-and-remarried religion teacher must be reinstated 

Aug 2, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Spain’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a religion teacher whose declaration of suitability to teach religion was withdrawn by the... Read more

Bishop Kevin Doran.

Irish Catholic dioceses to go ahead with First Communions, confirmations after government advises delay

Jul 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘The mission of the Church cannot be put on hold indefinitely,’ a bishop said. Read more

An aerial view of the M7 motorway and N18 national road junction on the outskirts of Limerick, Ireland.

Irish Catholic bishop prays for road users’ protection ahead of August long weekend

Jul 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

More than 70 people have died so far in 2021 on Ireland’s roads. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish Catholic bishops’ conference.

Catholic bishops in Poland express solidarity with Polish community after Glasgow church fire

Jul 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

Flames engulfed St. Simon’s, Partick, in Glasgow on July 28. Read more

Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, S.J., with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Vatican unveils official image of 2022 World Meeting of Families

Jul 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

The image was created by the Slovenian Jesuit Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik. Read more

Belvedere College, Dublin

Irish Jesuits apologize for ‘shameful’ mishandling of abuse case

Jul 28, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Following the leak of the Irish Jesuits’ draft inquiry into sexual abuse committed by a deceased member, the order on... Read more

Catholic bishops: New N Ireland abortion intervention is ‘gravely disquieting’

Jul 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bishops said the British government had imposed an ‘unjust law.’ Read more

St. Simon’s, Partick, in Glasgow, Scotland.

Fire engulfs 163-year-old Catholic church in Scotland

Jul 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

One person was rescued after firefighters were called to the scene. Read more

St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Catholic priest attacked with glass bottle while praying at cathedral in Scotland

Jul 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘The bottle broke on the ground and the man continued using it in his assault,’ the archdiocese said. Read more

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

Dutch Catholic bishop: Traditionis custodes appears to be a ‘declaration of war’

Jul 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Rob Mutsaerts said the pope’s intervention was ‘dictatorial’ and ‘unpastoral.’ Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

Cardinal Marx won’t rule out offering resignation for a 2nd time

Jul 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis declined the archbishop of Munich and Freising’s resignation in June. Read more

Cupola of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

The Vatican finance trial begins today. Here’s what you need to know

Jul 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The first hearing will be the arraignment. Read more

Fr. Jacques Hamel.

Fr. Jacques Hamel: Catholic priest honored 5 years after he was killed at Mass in terrorist attack

Jul 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

Islamic State supporters killed the French priest on July 26, 2016. Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 28, 2010.

Benedict XVI laments lack of faith within Church institutions in Germany

Jul 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope emeritus spoke about faith, worldliness, and the institutional Church. Read more

Fr. Árpád Kanyó in the first Romani, or Gypsy, Greek Catholic church.

Meet the pastor of a Greek Catholic church in Hungary for Romani

Jul 24, 2021

By Katie Yoder

When Fr. Árpád Kanyó first arrived at his current parish, he didn’t know the language or culture of the people... Read more

Tridentine Mass in Strasbourg Cathedral, France.

How French Catholics are responding to Pope Francis’ Traditional Latin Mass restrictions

Jul 24, 2021

By Solène Tadié

A study found traditionalism is growing steadily year on year. Read more

Bishop Jan Szkodoń, auxiliary bishop of Kraków, Poland.

Vatican concludes inquiry into Polish Catholic bishop

Jul 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Investigators concluded that the accusations were “not proven.” Read more