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Visitors attend mass in the Vitus Church in Hilversum, Netherlands, on Oct. 11, 2020.

Dutch diocese abandons rule to offer Mass in every parish on Sundays

Sep 6, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Due to a shortage of priests and to save on energy costs, the Diocese of Roermond in the Netherlands said... Read more

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer speaks at a press conference on June 22, 2020.

German bishop: Evangelizing secular society requires sharing ‘the reasonableness of faith’

Sep 5, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The director of Benedict XVI Institute says a “healthy defense of the faith” is necessary if Catholics are to credibly... Read more

Shrivelled sunflowers in a field in Spain

Spanish bishop encourages prayer in face of drought

Sep 2, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Bishop Demetrio Fernández González of Córdoba is encouraging the faithful to "lift up prayers to God asking for rain" in... Read more

The Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist, Salford

English diocese committed to protecting threatened mural of the Crucifixion

Sep 2, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Diocese of Salford, UK has reiterated its commitment to preserving and protecting a historic Catholic mural, following increasing concerns... Read more

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Archbishop criticizes Spanish government’s approval of abortion bill

Sep 1, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Archbishop Luis Javier Argüello Garcia of Valladolid criticized Spain’s Council of Ministers Tuesday for approving an abortion bill, stressing that... Read more

Ukrainian refugees at the house of the Capuchin friars in Slovakia with Brother Martin Azzopardi (second from the right).

Ukrainian refugees say they 'found new family' with friars in Slovakia

Sep 1, 2022

By Charlotte Evans

Ukrainian refugees in Slovakia have spoken about their sorrow at the ongoing conflict in their country and voiced gratitude for... Read more

Pavica Vojnović (right) and Lidia Rieder outside the Mannheim court.

German court rules in favor of right to pray near abortion counseling facility

Sep 1, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Silent prayer gatherings near an abortion counseling facility in a German town cannot be prohibited, according to a ruling by... Read more

Almost 200 cardinals answered the call to the extraordinary consistory in August 2022.

Behind the scenes and between the lines: Cardinals debate laity, power, synodality

Aug 31, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

There were no press conferences, reports, or sensational announcements at the end of the extraordinary consistory convened by Pope Francis... Read more

A member of the Dominican Sisters’ Congregation of St. Rose of Lima in northern Italy sells prints at the Santa’s Sanctuary of Lima.

The congregation in honor of St. Rose of Lima where all the sisters are named Rose

Aug 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

After the miracles in Italy worked through the intercession of St. Rose of Lima and her canonization in 1671, a... Read more

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

International website dedicated to Benedict XVI aims to be a ‘beacon in stormy seas’

Aug 30, 2022

By AC Wimmer

After a website dedicated to Benedict XVI received thousands of congratulations in 24 languages on the occasion of his 95th... Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo, where Pope Francis met with priests, religious, and seminarians, June 6, 2015.

The Muslim, the Catholic cardinal, and the church in Bosnia that could help heal deep divisions

Aug 30, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

A prominent Bosnian cardinal has said that “forgiveness can be achieved” following the consecration of a Catholic church in the... Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of Synod of Bishops.

Vatican Cardinal decries criticism of German ‘Synodal Way’ as ‘denunciation’

Aug 29, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The chief organizer of the Catholic Church’s Synod on Synodality has decried as “denunciation" the number of public criticism of... Read more

Students at St. Thomas More School in Austria learn the importance of critical thinking, with an emphasis on logic over sole memorization.

Inside the first Catholic classical school in Austria

Aug 25, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

EWTN News In-Depth Correspondent Colm Flynn recently visited St. Thomas More School in Austria, which offers a unique, classically-based approach... Read more

Students from the Vatican Observatory's summer school at an audience with Pope Francis

Vatican Observatory to reopen summer school for aspiring astronomers

Aug 24, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

The Vatican Observatory will resume its four-week summer school next June following a pause in operations due to the global... Read more

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Theologian at Academy for Life claims one may dissent from Church teaching on contraception

Aug 22, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Pontifical Academy for Life has published an interview with a theologian who says Catholic teaching on contraception is open... Read more

Pope Celestine V was canonized in 1313 and since 1327 has been buried in the Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio in L'Aquila.

Saint Celestine V and the Catholic Church's first jubilee

Aug 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Peter of Morrone was an unusual choice for pope: He was not a cardinal but a hermit living in a... Read more

Bishop Rolando Jose Álvarez Lagos of Matagalpa is monitored by police, August 2022.

Cardinal Zuppi: Nicaraguan bishop’s arrest ‘a very serious act’

Aug 20, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A note from the president of the Italian bishops' conference expresses closeness to the bishops of Nicaragua after the arrest... Read more

The Court of Appeal is based at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Why the Vatican's Secretariat of State is set to face a trial in the UK over the London property deal

Aug 18, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Following a ruling by the British Court of Appeal, the Vatican’s Secretariat of State is set to face a trial... Read more

A fragment on the True Cross on which Jesus was condemned to death

The relics St. Helena brought to Rome from the Holy Land

Aug 18, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The mother of Constantine the Great, St. Helena, is believed to have restored many sites in the Holy Land, where... Read more

Original painting of the Divine Mercy, by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski in 1934 | Pope John Paul II in 1996.

Twenty years ago John Paul II entrusted the world to Divine Mercy with this prayer

Aug 17, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

On Aug. 17, 2002, twenty years ago today, Pope John Paul II entrusted the world to Divine Mercy as he... Read more