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Anna Fleischer, president of Oxford Students for Life, at Oxford University’s Student Union’s Freshers’ Fair, Oct. 6, 2021.

‘They’re not going to succeed’: Pro-life societies stand firm in face of opposition on England’s campuses

Oct 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

Protesters targeted a pro-life stand at Oxford University’s Freshers’ Fair. Read more

Official portrait of Sir David Amess.

UK lawmakers formally propose ‘Amess amendment’ on last rites to bill

Oct 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

The amendment’s supporters include Hong Kong’s last governor Chris Patten. Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury preaches at St. Columba's Church in Chester, Feb. 15, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Pro-life advocates mustn't lose hope and joy amid struggles, English bishop says

Oct 25, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

There will be many pro-life battles this century, but foes of abortion, assisted suicide, and other crimes against human life... Read more

The beatification Mass of Fr. Juan Elías Medina and 126 companions in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba in Córdoba, Spain, Oct. 16, 2021.

Beatification of 127 Spanish Civil War martyrs in Córdoba shows 'profound spiritual wealth'

Oct 25, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

Fr. Juan Elías Medina and 126 companions, who were martyred during the Spanish Civil War, were beatified this month in... Read more

Angela Wu Howard, a legal scholar with Becket, a nonprofit organization that focuses on religious liberty issues.

Abortion is failing women: An interview with Angela Wu Howard

Oct 25, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Legal scholar Angela Wu Howard is one of the signers of an amicus brief in the Dobbs abortion case that... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chair of the USCCB religious liberty committee

US bishops warn against ‘extreme’ abortion provisions in budget bills

Oct 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Spending bills introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion,... Read more

A mobile health clinic in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 25, 2021.

Mobile heart clinic provides free visits to poor in St. Peter’s Square

Oct 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The rate of heart attacks tripled in Italy in 2020 compared to the previous year. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Patrick E. Kelly, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Oct. 25, 2021.

Pope Francis meets Knights of Columbus leader at Vatican

Oct 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

Patrick E. Kelly took office on March 1. Read more

Blessed Sandra Sabattini.

This new blessed spent her short life loving the poor and marginalized

Oct 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The 22-year-old died when she was struck by a passing car in 1984. Read more

Protests in Granada, Nicaragua, April 29, 2018.

Church asks people to vote their conscience in Nicaraguan general election

Oct 25, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Nicaraguan bishops’ conference called Thursday on citizens to act freely and to vote according to their conscience as the... Read more

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, in St. Peter’s Square, Oct. 10, 2019.

Vatican cardinal visits Syria in 10th year of civil war

Oct 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri will spend eight days in the country. Read more

Economist Jeffrey Sachs.

Pope Francis names Jeffrey Sachs to pontifical academy

Oct 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

Sachs has been a frequent visitor to the Vatican in recent years. Read more

St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, mother church of the Archdiocese of Bangalore.

Indian Catholic archbishop criticizes Christian missionary survey plan

Oct 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

‘There is no good that will come out of it,’ said Archbishop Peter Machado. Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 24, 2021.

Pope Francis appeals that migrants not be sent back to unsafe countries

Oct 24, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis called on the international community to stop deporting migrants to unsafe countries. Read more

Cardinal Eugene Tisserant, who was dean of the College of Cardinals from 1951 to 1972, and has been named Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.

Yad Vashem: Vatican librarian Cardinal Tisserant made heroic efforts to save Jews

Oct 23, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Cardinal Eugene Tisserant was a librarian who knew more than 10 languages, advised multiple popes, and held key Vatican positions. Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Human rights begin in the womb, Cardinal Dolan says

Oct 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The first step to ending all forms of violence in society— whether related to crime, racism, or poverty— is ending... Read more

Alta Fixsler

Alta Fixsler dies in hospice

Oct 23, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Alta Fixsler, the two-year-old British girl whose parents fought to keep on life support, died October 18 after her life... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley. Courtesy photo.

Oklahoma City archbishop issues call to prayer for end to abortion, death penalty

Oct 23, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City has issued a call to prayer for the abolition of the death penalty and... Read more

Michael Madrigal, a lay minister in the Diocese of San Bernardino, recites the “Native American Prayer to the Four Directions” at the beginning of the diocese’s opening Mass for the Synod on Synodality, Oct. 17, 2021 at Holy Angels Church in Riverside, California.

Indigenous prayers, dancing in San Bernardino Synod Mass spark backlash

The Diocese of San Bernardino says its opening Mass for the Synod on Synodality Oct. 17 sought to celebrate the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation at the Vatican on Oct. 23, 2021.

Pope Francis: Our response to injustice must be more than condemnation

Oct 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Denunciation is not enough when it comes to issues of injustice, the pope said this weekend. Read more