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Archbishop Domenico Battaglia holds a reliquary containing St. Januarius’ liquefied blood in Naples Cathedral, Italy, Sept. 19, 2021.

St. Januarius’ blood liquefies for the second time in 2021

Sep 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Naples Archbishop Domenico Battaglia said: “We thank the Lord for this gift.” Read more

Pope Francis and Cardinal Sepe hold relic of St. Januarius' blood in Naples cathedral March 21, 2015.

Everything you need to know about the miracle of liquefaction of the blood of Saint Januarius

Sep 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

On Sept. 19, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Januarius, bishop, martyr, and patron saint of Naples, Italy.... Read more

Pope Francis addresses an ecumenical meeting at the apostolic nunciature in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis to Slovakian Jesuits: ‘Some people wanted me to die’ amid health problems

Sep 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope made the comments during his four-day visit to the Central European country. Read more

Coronavirus vaccine, stock image.

Canadian archbishop: Only fully vaccinated can attend Mass

Sep 18, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Unvaccinated Catholics barred from attending Mass in Canada's New Brunswick province, which has had fewer than 50 COVID-19 related deaths... Read more

People use hand sanitizer before entering St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican requires vaccine pass for visitors, employees

Sep 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The change will go into effect Oct. 1. Read more

Cardinal Jose Advincula kneels to pray after entering the Manila Cathedral at the start of his installation as the 33rd archbishop of the Archdiocese of Manila on June 24, 2021.

Philippine cardinal, 130 nuns, convent staff test positive for COVID-19

Sep 17, 2021

By Jose Torres Jr.

Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila has tested positive for COVID-19, two days after a religious congregation in the Philippine capital... Read more

A press conference launching a report by a commision of experts on the activities of Polish Dominican priest Paweł M., Sept. 15, 2021.

Polish Catholic leader expresses ‘deep pain and sadness’ as report on charismatic priest faults Dominicans

Sep 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

Poland’s Dominican province apologized ‘for the wrong that has been done.’ Read more

Facebook screenshot of photo of Maria Cristina Cella Mocellin, an Italian mother who sacrificed her life for the sake of her baby.

A new pro-life saint? This Italian mother sacrificed her life for her unborn baby

Sep 18, 2021

By Katie Yoder

On Aug. 30, Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Maria Cristina Cella Mocellin, who sacrificed her life for the... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Justice Clarence Thomas credits Catholic nuns’ anti-racist example

Sep 18, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic nuns and his grandparents’ example helped instill in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas the belief that all people were... Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

‘The most radical abortion bill of all time’: House to vote this week on codifying ‘right’ to abortion

Sep 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The House this week will vote on a bill that the U.S. bishops’ conference warns would effectively impose abortion on-demand... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Sept. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis: The true measure of success is what you give, not what you have

Sep 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

“Do you want to be first? Serve. This is the way,” the pope said. Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone calls abortion bill ‘child sacrifice,’ urges prayer and fasting

Sep 22, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Archbishop of San Francisco warned that an abortion bill to be voted on in Congress this week amounts to... Read more

Dr. John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America, discusses religious freedom at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 16, 2013

Catholic University president says he will step down next year

Sep 22, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., will be stepping down from his role as... Read more

An unborn baby at 20 weeks -- well within the second trimester, when dilation and evacuation abortions are commonly performed.

Supreme Court poised to hear biggest challenge to Roe v Wade in 48 years

Sep 17, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic, presented its legal argument Monday for why the U.S. Supreme Court should... Read more

Bishop William Byrne of Springfield in Massachusetts

Massachusetts bishop: Clergy can support individuals' own vaccine exemption requests

Sep 20, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop William Byrne of Springfield in Massachusetts said Tuesday that clerics in the diocese should support Catholics who themselves seek... Read more

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Rino Fisichella in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Sept. 17, 2021.

Pope Francis hopes new ministry of catechist will ‘awaken this vocation’

Sep 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope formally instituted the new lay ministry in May. Read more

Bishop Xavier Novell Gomà, Bishop Emeritus of Solsona.

Diocesan administrator: Spanish bishop's resignation 'perplexing', but his person must be respected

Sep 21, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The apostolic administrator of Solsona, Bishop Romà Casanova Casanova of Vic, has addressed in his weekly letter the “anomalous” situation... Read more

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Mexican episcopate won't cover medical expenses of priests with COVID-19 who aren't vaccinated

Sep 17, 2021

By David Ramos

The financial assistance service of the Mexican bishops’ conference stated last month that it will not cover the medical expenses... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace Jan. 27, 2021.

Pope Francis invokes Abraham Lincoln in message to safeguarding summit

Sep 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope referred to Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. Read more

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Supreme Court sets argument date for challenge to Roe v. Wade

Sep 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear arguments in a critical abortion case on Dec. 1. Read more