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Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in this April 29, 2016.

Update: Meeting between Pope Francis and President Biden did not happen

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

According to Vatican sources June 15, there is no meeting currently scheduled between Pope Francis and President Joe Biden. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Cardinal Zen says possible restrictions to extraordinary form Mass are ‘worrying’

Jun 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Joseph Zen called possible restrictions to the celebration of Mass in the extraordinary form “worrying news.” Read more

Danny and Leila Abdallah

Parents lose three children to tragic accident: ‘If Jesus can forgive me, I can forgive’

Jun 13, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Danny and Leila Abdallah lost three of their children to a tragic car accident last year. They publicly forgave the... Read more

Archbishop Gomez addresses his brother bishops after being elected to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the USCCB's fall meeting in Baltimore, Nov. 11, 2019

Archbishop Gomez opens USCCB meeting with passionate call for unity 

Jun 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

In his opening address at the 2021 spring meeting of the U.S. bishops on Wednesday, conference president Archbishop José Gomez... Read more

The Basilica of Fontaine-lès-Dijon, France.

Why is a French Catholic archdiocese expelling the FSSP?

Jun 16, 2021

By Solène Tadié

For 23 years, FSSP priests have served Catholics in Dijon archdiocese. Now, the archbishop has told them to leave. Read more

A priest distributes Holy Communion.

Eucharistic coherence and the USCCB spring meeting: Five questions you need answered

Jun 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

This CNA explainer goes through the essential background questions about the term eucharistic coherence in preparation for the USCCB spring... Read more

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden leave Mass in St Ives, Cornwall during the G7 summit on June 13, 2021.

Joe Biden attends Sunday Mass in English seaside town amid G7 summit

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attended Mass in St. Ives, which has a population of 12,000 people. Read more

USCCB fall 2019 meeting, Baltimore, Maryland

US bishops vote to keep time limits on discussion of Eucharistic document

Jun 16, 2021

By Matt Hadro

While some U.S. bishops on Wednesday pushed for no time limits in debating a motion to draft a teaching document... Read more

Supreme Court sides unanimously with Catholic Social Services in religious freedom case

Jun 17, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided unanimously in favor of Catholic Social Services in its lawsuit against the city of... Read more

Shrine of St. Anthony, Radecznica, Poland

The story of St. Anthony of Padua’s only approved apparition

Jun 14, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Catholics may know St. Anthony of Padua as a Franciscan friar, a Doctor of the Church, and the patron saint... Read more

US bishops debate extensively a motion to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist

Jun 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

U.S. bishops held extensive debate on Thursday before voting on whether to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist, at... Read more

President Biden reveals his rosary beads during a March 1, 2021 virtual meeting with Mexico’s President López Obrador

Bishops must address Biden's policies that contradict Church teaching, theologians say

Jun 15, 2021

By Matt Hadro

President Joe Biden has advanced policies contrary to Church teaching on life, marriage, and sexuality – and bishops have a... Read more

Father Eric Seitz says Mass, with his father, Deacon Ben Seitz, assisting as deacon. Courtesy photo.

Fargo dad follows his son, a priest, to Holy Orders as a deacon

Jun 15, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Eric Seitz was ordained to the priesthood August 8, 2020 for the Diocese of Fargo. Two months later, his father... Read more

Poll: Regular Mass attendees say politicians who oppose Church teaching on grave matters ‘create confusion’

Jun 15, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

A poll by a Catholic advocacy group released on Tuesday found that, among Catholics who attend Mass regularly, the vast... Read more

Wealthy donors pour millions into anti-religious freedom efforts, as Catholic adoption agency ruling looms

Jun 16, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Grant listings from wealthy philanthropies and strategic political donor networks show that millions of dollars continue to pour into advocacy... Read more

Fr. Joseph Lafleur, whose cause of canonization is one of those that will be considered at the USCCB Spring General Assembly, June 17, 2021. Credit: Andrepont Printing.

Update: US bishops vote in favor of advancing two causes of canonization

Jun 17, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The US bishops voted Thursday that they consider it opportune to advance two causes of canonization, for Father Joseph Verbis... Read more

Amoris laetitia webinar equips leaders to build up sacramental marriages in the Church

Jun 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

Organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, the four-day webinar centered on the question: "Where do we stand... Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is moved as he recalls his grandfather at a Vatican press conference, June 15, 2021.

Cardinal Tagle chokes up while recalling grandfather’s migration story

Jun 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican cardinal said that visiting refugee camps reminded him of his migrant roots. Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis: 'All that is good belongs to God'

Jun 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

"Even the seed of our good works may seem small; yet, all that is good belongs to God and therefore... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 9, 2015 for the general audience.

Pope Francis: Marginalizing the poor threatens ‘the very concept of democracy’

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

In his World Day of the Poor message, the pope appealed for a new global approach to poverty. Read more