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A Eucharistic document: What the USCCB will be debating and voting on today

Jun 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. bishops are scheduled to debate and vote to begin drafting a teaching document on the... Read more

Thomas Sternberg, president of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), speaks at a ‘Synodal Way’ press conference.

The German Synodal Way: A CNA explainer 

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

The “Synodal Way” – in German: Synodaler Weg – is a controversial discussion process underway in Germany with the declared... Read more

Pope Francis may continue to make changes in the Roman Curia

Jun 18, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

As the completion of curia reform approaches, Pope Francis would be moving towards some changes. The pope's next moves might... 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

Record number of abortions recorded in England and Wales in 2020

Jun 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The statistics showed that 3,083 abortions took place on grounds of disability. Read more

Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary.

Hungary passes law barring pornography, pro-LGBT content for minors

Jun 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

Hungary’s parliament has passed a sex crimes law that includes elements aiming to protect children, barring providing pornography and content... Read more

A statue of the Virgin Mary was unharmed by an attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of Colombia’s National Army.

Marian statue untouched by car bombing at army base in Colombia

Jun 19, 2021

By Harumi Suzuki

A statue of the Virgin Mary was unharmed by an attack carried out against the 30th Brigade of Colombia’s National... Read more

St. Albert Chmielowski.

Thief returns relics of Polish Catholic saint who inspired Pope John Paul II

Jun 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

The perpetrator apologized for stealing the relics of St. Albert Chmielowski. Read more

Bishop Philippe Jourdan, Apostolic Administrator of Estonia. Credit: Rene Riisalu via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Meet the only bishop of the 'least religious' country in Europe

Jun 15, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Bishop Philippe Jourdan leads the Catholic Church in Estonia, which is considered the least religious country in Europe. Nestled between... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis: Coronavirus recovery must have true vision for humanity

Jun 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

Rebuilding after the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to confront the failures of the past, including failures towards God and... Read more

Fr. Peter Johnson celebrates Mass at Carrive Mass Rock in Armagh.

Catholic priests offer Masses ‘for renewal of the faith’ at Ireland’s Mass rocks

Jun 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

Masses were celebrated at Mass rocks in all of Ireland’s 26 dioceses. Read more

A prolife memorial at St. Joseph's church in Port Moody, Canada, that was vandalized June 13, 2021. Credit: St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Churches vandalized in Vancouver archdiocese

Jun 16, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Two parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver were vandalized last weekend. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, June 16, 2021.

Pope Francis: On the cross, Jesus prayed for you

Jun 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The general audience marked the pope’s final catechesis on prayer. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit, center left, celebrates Mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France, June 16, 2021.

Paris archbishop: Notre-Dame Cathedral repairs a symbol of Christian renewal

Jun 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“This cathedral is also the symbol of the restoration of this Church founded 2,000 years ago by Christ himself,” said... Read more

Debris inside Notre-Dame de Paris, April 16, 2019, a day after a fire that devastated the building in the centre of the French capital.

Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral launches appeal for interior restoration

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

The cathedral is scheduled to reopen for worship in April 2024. Read more

Pornography producer sentenced to 20 years for sex trafficking

Jun 15, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

One of the pornographers in the production company GirlsDoPorn was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday for sex... Read more

Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa blesses the congregation at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on April 4, 2021.

Catholic bishops to consecrate Middle East to the Holy Family

Jun 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

The act of consecration will take place June 27 in Nazareth’s Basilica of the Annunciation. Read more

Pope Francis meets with deacons and their families at the Vatican on June 19, 2021.

Pope Francis: The humble service of a deacon tells of the greatness of God

Jun 19, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met with deacons and their families at the Vatican and encouraged them to help their parishes to recognize... Read more

Leah Darrow on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly

Leah Darrow: ‘Babies Do Not Kill Dreams’

Jun 19, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Leah Darrow is calling on society to recognize the beauty of children and to challenge the notion that abortion is... Read more

Memorial in tribute to 215 Indigenous children at the site of the former Kamloops residential school.

First Nation leaders ask Canadian Catholics to skip Mass to protest abuses of Indigenous

Jun 14, 2021

First Nation leaders are encouraging Canadian Catholics to skip Mass in response to historic abuses at Catholic-run schools for Indigenous... Read more