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American missionaries reported abducted in Haiti

Oct 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A group of 17 missionaries and family members were abducted in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported.... Read more

Carfin Grotto, Scotland’s national shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes, is cleaned after a suspected arson attack on Oct. 17, 2021.

Fire ‘set deliberately’ damages Scotland’s national shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes

Oct 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

It is the latest in a series of incidents that have alarmed the country’s Catholics. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Oct. 20, 2021.

Pope Francis thanks child for impromptu ‘lesson’ at general audience

Oct 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

The boy approached the pope during his weekly catechesis. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during the Angelus prayer.

Pope Francis: To seek status over service is a spiritual illness

Oct 17, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Do good from a spirit of service, not from a desire for personal glory, Pope Francis said on Sunday. Read more

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​​Bible, Quran apps removed from Apple app store for China, legal pressure cited

Oct 18, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Under pressure from Chinese law, a digital Bible company has removed its app from Apple’s app store offerings in China... Read more

A pilgrim attends the canonization of St. John Henry Newman in Rome, Oct. 13, 2019.

Vatican regulates the role of postulator in saints’ causes

Oct 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The new regulations are designed partly to prevent conflicts of interest. Read more

Hispanic pro-life advocate Mayra Rodriguez speaks to a crowd of over 300,000 during Mexico’s “March for Women and Life,” on Oct. 3 2021.

Planned Parenthood whistleblower turned Hispanic pro-life leader details clinic corruption, intimidation

Oct 19, 2021

By ACI Prensa

During her tenure with Planned Parenthood, Mayra Rodríguez said she witnessed falsified abortion records, serious complications from abortions, and experienced... Read more

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez

Nun released nearly five years after kidnapping in Mali thanks God

Oct 19, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti, a missionary who was abducted in Mali in February 2017 and held for nearly five... Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

Catholic congressman charged with lying to federal investigators; denies accusations

Oct 19, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic congressman Jeff Fortenberry on Tuesday was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of making false statements to... Read more

Official portrait of Sir David Amess.

Catholic colleagues pay tribute to slain British lawmaker Sir David Amess

Oct 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

David Alton said: ‘His faith was in his DNA and animated his belief in public service.’ Read more

Pope Francis greets members of the Biomedical University Foundation of the Biomedical Campus University, at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Oct. 18, 2021.

Pope Francis: Catholic healthcare is called to bear witness to human dignity

Oct 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He was speaking on the feast of the patron saint of doctors. Read more

Archbishop Arthur Roche at the Vatican press office on Feb. 10, 2015.

Vatican issues decree clarifying responsibilities for translation of Latin liturgical texts

Oct 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Roche said: ‘The great task of translation ... falls to the bishops.’ Read more

Toledo Cathedral in Toledo, Spain.

Toledo archbishop asks forgiveness for 'negligence' after filming of music video in cathedral

Oct 18, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Archbishop Francisco Cerro Chaves of Toledo carried out a penitential act Sunday at the city’s cathedral, after the filming of... Read more

A statue of Bl. Charles de Foucauld in Strasbourg, France.

When will Bl. Charles de Foucauld be canonized?

Oct 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Only the date is missing,’ his postulator told CNA. Read more

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Missouri Christian church wins settlement over coronavirus restrictions on worship

Oct 20, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Kansas City-area Baptist megachurch has reached a $150,000 settlement with the county over coronavirus restrictions, with the church claiming... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Catholicos Karekin II, the leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church, on Oct. 16, 2021.

The Vatican strengthens ties with the world’s oldest Christian nation

Oct 20, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A week of high-level meetings has brought the Holy See and Armenia ever closer. Read more

Former Washington State University head football coach Nick Rolovich

After Catholic football coach was fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine, lawyer alleges anti-religious animus

Oct 20, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The former Washington State University football coach, a Catholic, intends to sue the school after he was refused a religious... Read more

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How the Chinese Communist Party sees organized religion

Oct 18, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Chinese Communist Party is targeting organized religion as a threat – even seeking to “change” or “transform” it into... Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle speaks at a Vatican press conference presenting the 2021 World Mission Day, Oct. 21, 2021.

Cardinal Tagle: Digital evangelization cannot replace personal encounter

Oct 21, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He was speaking at a press conference presenting World Mission Day 2021. Read more

St. Jose Sanchez del Rio banner in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 16, 2016.

St José Sánchez del Río's witness highlighted at Mexican Martyrs Shrine statue dedication

Oct 18, 2021

By David Ramos

At the dedication of the statue of Saint José Sánchez del Río at Guadalajara’s Martyrs Shrine, the city’s archbishop highlighted... Read more