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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

Cardinal Péter Erdő at a press conference for the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, June 14, 2021.

International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest unveils official hymn

Jun 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The song is a “refreshed version” of a hymn from 1938, when Hungary last hosted the congress. Read more

Wisconsin Catholic school victorious in reopening case

Jun 14, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Wisconsin state supreme court ruled in favor of a Catholic school last week in its case against a local... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at their headquarters in Rome on Nov. 20, 2014.

Pope Francis: Help the world’s small food producers

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope made the appeal in a message to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Read more

Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Michael Crotty unveils the new sign of Pope Benedict XVI Street in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou.

Burkina Faso names street in honor of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI

Jun 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The thoroughfare in Ouagadougou will be known as Pope Benedict XVI Street. Read more

Credit: sfam_photo/Shutterstock.

Spanish youth launch prayer campaign ahead of euthanasia law taking effect

Jun 16, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

A group of young Catholics have launched "1 Week for Life", a campaign of prayer and fasting for the end... Read more

The 389th Plennary Session of the Polish Bishops’ Conference in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, southern Poland.

Poland’s Catholic bishops look ahead to fall meeting with Pope Francis

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Polish bishops’ ad limina visit to Rome is scheduled for October. Read more

Ireland’s religious education teachers concerned by bullying of practicing Catholic students

Jun 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

The teachers’ concerns are highlighted in an upcoming study. Read more

A September 2015 gathering of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests. Credit: APP via Facebook.

Pittsburgh group calls for same-sex blessings 

Jun 17, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic organization based in Pittsburgh has called on Bishop David Zubik to reject a March note from the Congregation... Read more

Archbishop Leonard Paul Blair of Hartford, chair of the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship

Liturgical translations: What the U.S. bishops will be voting on this week

Jun 16, 2021

By Matt Hadro

This week, the U.S. bishops will vote on proposed translations for prayers in the Liturgy of the Hours, a new... Read more

The Regensburger Domspatzen, a choir based at Regensburg Cathedral in Bavaria, Germany.

Girls’ choir to join 1,000-year boys’ choir at German Catholic cathedral

Jun 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Regensburger Domspatzen choir traces its roots back to the year 975. Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

Abortion is not healthcare, bishops say ahead of European Parliament vote

Jun 17, 2021

A commission of European bishops criticized a report seeking the recognition of a “right to abortion.” Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

The USCCB meeting starts today: 5 items the bishops will consider

Jun 16, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

From June 16-18, 2021, the bishops of the United States will gather for their annual spring meeting, held virtually this... Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., pictured at the Vatican on Oct. 10, 2018 (before he was named a cardinal).

Cardinal: Religious freedom will be Europe’s ‘great problem of the future’

Jun 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We must be on guard,’ said Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich. Read more

Baja California legislature inserts same-sex marriage into state constitution

Jun 19, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Baja California legislature amended the state constitution Wednesday to include same-sex marriage, which pro-life activists have called a "grave... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica. Bohumil Petrik/CNA

Pope Francis appoints ‘ecclesiastical assistant’ for Vatican communications

Jun 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Luigi Maria Epicoco, 40, is the author of more than 20 books. Read more

Bishop Frank Caggiano

Bishop announces launch of new catechetical institute 

Jun 18, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

In a presentation to fellow U.S. bishops on Friday, Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport unveiled a proposal for a new... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US, addresses the USCCB's 2020 Fall General Assembly.

Nuncio urges US bishops to unity in Christ

Jun 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Following the Covid-19 pandemic the Church needs to dialogue with an aim of unity, and emphasize the importance of Christ,... Read more

Religious sisters in Illinois recovering after car crash

Jun 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

Three Catholic religious sisters are on the mend following a multi-car crash in Springfield, Illinois that prompted an outpouring of... Read more

Cardinal Péter Erdő.

Cardinal: International Eucharistic Congress hymn helped Catholics survive war and communism

Jun 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Péter Erdő noted that the official hymn’s lyrics date back to 1938. Read more